Health and Safety
Arriving to and going home from school
It is parents’ responsibility to ensure that children arrive safely and are collected from school
each day at 3.00pm. We have a 40 kilometre speed limit surrounding Oranga Primary and
ask that parents be mindful of children hopping in and out of cars particularly on peak hours
of drop off and pick up.
Each day from 3pm - 3.15pm we have road patrollers providing safe crossings on both
Oranga Ave and Rangipawa Rd. We also have road patrol operating on Rangipawa Rd in
the mornings from 8.30am - 8.50am. If you are crossing these roads whilst the road
patrollers are out please help us to set a good example for children and use the crossings
Walking School Bus
Walking school buses are free, parent run and operate in association with Auckland
Transport. All walking school bus routes have been hazard checked by an Auckland
Transport representative and cleared as a safe route to walk to school.
If you live nearby and are interested in either having your child join a walking school bus
and/or assisting as a parent volunteer please email:
When parking on the roads surrounding Oranga Primary please be sure not to park illegally
on yellow lines as these are there for everyone’s safety.
There is a sick bay located behind the school office where children will be attended to if they
have an accident or become unwell while at school. Administration staff are first aid
qualified and attend refresher courses when necessary. (All of our full time teachers are
also first aid qualified). All minor incidents/ accidents will be looked after by the
administration team in the sick bay. If a child needs to be sent home due to illness parents
will be contacted or if very serious an ambulance will be called and parents contacted.
Hearing, Vision and Dental
During the year we have visits from hearing, vision and dental vans. Children are checked
periodically and parents will be advised by these medical agencies if their child requires
further attention or a followup appointment.
Protection from the Sun
During terms one and four it is compulsory for children to wear their school sunhat when
they are outdoors. Parents, we ask that you provide sunscreen for your child during these
We ask that children only bring water to school in their drink bottles. Please do not send
your child to school with juice or fizzy drinks as it will be confiscated and sent back home.
The only exception we make to this is through the Fonterra milk in School programme where
the school provides a carton of milk for every child every day (if children would like to