2021 Information

Students first day at Methven Primary School for 2021 is Monday 1st February.

New Enrolments

The Methven Primary School office will be open on Wednesday 27th January from 9:00am – 12:00pm for families wishing to enrol their child.

Office Opening

Our office will be open on Friday 29th January from 8:30am – 3:30pm.

2021 Dates

Our Event Calendar has been updated with 2021 dates, including Term Dates and Public Holidays. Information can also be found in the footer of our website.

Home Class Lists

Class Lists will be available via our school’s Hero app at 3:00pm

Kick Start Breakfast and 2021 Welcome

Our year will start with our Kickstart Breakfast from 8am onwards on Monday 1st February. The Friends of MPS and staff invite parents and students to come and enjoy breakfast as a school community. Join us and have a catch up with friends and whānau.

We welcome you to also visit your child’s new classroom and meet their home teacher between 8:30am and 9:30am. This is an opportunity for all families to pop in, have a chat, ask questions and drop off stationery.

Buses will be in operation at usual times. The bell will go at 9:30am for the start of the school day.

Uniforms

Information on the Methven Primary School Uniform can be found on our Uniform page. As well as ordering uniform supplies online from the NZ Uniforms website, families can also visit their Christchurch store.

Located at 455 Blenheim Road, their opening hours are:

  • 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am – 4pm Saturday

Note: NZ Uniforms are closed from 1pm Thursday 24 December until 9am Tuesday 5 January.

The store’s contact details are and 03 595 5766.

Second hand uniforms may also be available via the Methven Primary School Uniform Buy/Sell Facebook page and the Friends of MPS second hand clothing rack in the school office. In the first few weeks of Term 1 & Term 3 each year, families will also be able to order Merino Wool for School Quarter Zip Jersey.

Stationery

We are once again partnering with Qizzle for ‘Back to School’ Stationery Packs for students. In 2021, we have the following Stationery Packs:

  • Mahuri (New Entrant – Year 1 – Year 2) Pack
  • Piwakawaka (Year 2 – Year 3 – Year 4) Pack
  • Opuke (Year 5) Pack
  • Opuke (Year 6) Pack

Visit www.schoolpacks.co.nz, select ‘Methven School’ from the drop down, choose the appropriate stationery pack and all the required stationery items (including quantities) will appear for you to purchase. Selecting full, part or multiple packs is easy, and their pricing is very competitive!

Notes:

If you have any queries regarding stationery items over the holiday period, please don’t hesitate to email Michelle on .

Additional School Items

Students will also need the below items:

Mahuri (New Entrant – Year 1 – Year 2)

  • School Diary $5.50
  • Digital Technology Contribution $30.00

Piwakawaka (Year 2 – Year 3 – Year 4)

  • School Diary $5.50
  • Digital Technology Contribution $30.00

Opuke (Year 5 – Year 6)

  • Digital Technology Contribution $30.00

These items will be distributed to students on their first week of school, with the cost placed onto family accounts. We would appreciate payment within a week of receiving the invoice please.

All payments to Methven Primary School will need to be made to 02-0868-0013797-000.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

In 2021, we are once again encouraging Year 5 and 6 students at Methven Primary School to bring their own device for their learning. We see the ability to transition from working at school to home as an important step in our students development.

As a Microsoft Office 365 school, having a computer that can have the Office Suite installed is important, especially OneNote. This is a free download from your child’s MPS O365 account, which we can help with at any time.

The computer market is very confusing and is inundated with so many choices. To assist you, Cyclone Computers (our school’s ICT company) have developed a website that promotes a range of devices which fit our school’s criteria covering different price brackets for some guidance. If you visit their website you can view detailed information regarding the below models. (Note: Any changes in pricing will be updated on the website).

Please feel free to shop around for the best price. Cyclone’s advertised pricing includes a 3 year warranty which is important to note. You may be able to find the same device for a cheaper price elsewhere, but you will need to check with the retailer regarding the warranty.

If you have further questions regarding device specifications, we would strongly recommend you talking to Cyclone Computers:

• Phone 0800 686 686 (Christchurch)

• Email

• Utilise their online chat feature