YEAR 7 START UP INFORMATION FOR 2022

Kia Ora Parents and Whanau of 2022 Year 7 Student. 

We are really looking forward to teaching your child next year. We wanted to reach out and give you some information that you will need before we start up.

Where do we get our stationery?: 
Our stationery lists are available on the OfficeMax on this link https://www.myschool.co.nz/breambay

BYOD; What does my child need? 
Bream Bay College is a Bring Your Own Device School. At Bream Bay College a device is highly recommended. The College recommends a Chromebook for Year 7 students. It is also recommended you bring the chromebook to and from school in a protective case.

What do I need for Uniform?
This is available at The Warehouse, Bethells or our School PTA does have some 2nd hand uniforms for purchase. This is normally open the week before school starts.  See here for our uniform style sheet. http://www.breambaycollege.school.nz/pdf/uniform.pdf.   Shoes are mostly black. Sandals must have back straps ie: No jandals. Hats are to be mostly black, either baseball caps or bucket hats. Small logos are fine.  Please make sure this is named.

How do I know what bus my child needs to catch and at what time?
If you go to this link https://breambay.easybus.nz/home/bream-bay-college/ and choose where you live it will give you bus stop locations and times.  If you need further help Mark Bayer our Deputy Principal who is our bus controller is available via email on mbayer@breambaycollege.school.nz  


What happens on the first day back?: 
Wednesday 2nd February is the Year 7 student’s first day back at school. It gives the Year 7’s a chance to explore the school without the entire student body here. The Year 13 students will be here to greet them and guide them towards the Library. At 8.45 am all new students and staff will report to the Library for a briefing about the Pōwhiri at 9 am. Following the briefing they will be taken to the powhiri at the Whare, parents are welcome. (covid traffic light and protocol dependent). Following the Pōwhiri the Year 7 students will return to the library area where we will get to know our Whānau groups.  We will go over routines, participate in getting to know you activities, and go exploring around the school where things are. We also take them to the bus bay early and make sure each child goes on the correct bus home. 

Who is my child’s teacher? 
Year 7 students don’t just have one homeroom teacher for their learning. In the mainstream classes they have three teachers working with them. In 2022 these teachers are Victoria Foster, Amanda Nearing and Heidi Hinsch.  We will be having an open evening for parents and caregivers to come in and see where we are working and how our programme works. We will let you know the date after 17th January once we know what traffic light level we are in. Unfortunately if we remain in red we are unable to have visitors on site. In the bilingual unit the teachers are Tivaan Doak- Smith and Raewyn Perkins. 

What does my child need to bring on the first day?
Students just need to come ready to have some fun, wearing sunblock, with a named drink bottle. Please can they also bring their togs as they will be having a dip in our school pool that day getting ready for the swim Carnival day on Friday 11th of February. 

If you have any queries or need to contact our staff here are the email addresses.

Victoria Foster HOD Year 7 & 8 vfoster@breambaycollege.school.nz
Amanda Nearing anearing@breambaycollege.school.nz
Heidi Hinsch hhinsch@breambaycollege.school.nz
Tivaan Doak-Smith tdoaksmith@breambaycollege.school.nz