Students first day at Methven Primary School for 2022 is Tuesday 1st February.
The Methven Primary School office will be open on Thursday 27th January from 9:00am – 12:00pm for families wishing to enrol their child.
Teacher Only Day – Office Open
On Monday 31st January the school is closed for a MPS Teacher Only Day. Our office will be open on from 8:45am – 3:15pm on this day.
Our Event Calendar has been updated with 2022 dates, including Term Dates and Public Holidays. Information can also be found in the footer of our website.
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
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.
Note: The office has a sample of each size of the NZ Uniform range of uniform items to try on to assist with sizing.
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.
We are once again partnering with Qizzle for ‘Back to School’ Stationery Packs for students. In 2022, we have the following Stationery Packs:
- Mahuri (New Entrant – Year 1 – Year 2) Pack
- Piwakawaka (Year 2 – Year 3 – Year 4) Pack
- Opuke (Year 4 – Year 5 – 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!
- Other items like left hand scissors and pencil cases are also available online from Qizzle if required.
- Not only do Schoolpacks accept credit and debit cards, but you can choose to manage the payment with LayBuy in six easy, interest-free instalments.
- Order $59 or more and delivery is free. For orders under $59 there is a freight and handling fee of $5.95. And you can even pick the delivery date to fit in with when you are home from the bach or beach!
- Free sticker book with every order and your order will reward our school.
- The majority of our stationery books have durable laminated covers and a range of features designed by teachers including student reference material. You do not need to laminate these books or purchase book covers.
- If you have any questions please email Michelle or chat with Qizzle online at www.schoolpacks.co.nz
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
In 2022, 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).
- Login: methvenprimary
- Username: mpbyod
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)
• Utilise their online chat feature