Welcome to Excellere College. We are excited that you have chosen Excellere College as the school for your child. We are looking forward to partnering with you to support your child as they begin their next learning journey.
Cohort entry is when new entrants start school in groups through the year rather than on their fifth birthday. Excellere College has adopted a policy of cohort entry where new entrants are able to start school in cohorts but only after they have turned five. There are two entry points per term, one on the first day of term, and one at a mid-point during a term. This link shows the cohort dates for upcoming years: https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/your-child-at-school/cohort-entry/
New entrant school visits will be arranged when your child is given a start date. The visits will fall close to the date that your child is starting school. The visits will help your child transition into school, as they will meet their teacher, peers and can familiarise themselves with the school surroundings prior to their first day.
Student Code of Conduct
A condition of enrolment at Excellere College is a willingness to comply with our uniform regulations. All items of school uniform may be worn during summer or winter as appropriate to weather conditions. Our uniform is supplied by Uniform Hub. Phone 09 435 2576, Address: 577 Kamo Road, Kamo.
- No T-shirts or undergarments must show around the neck or below shirts or blouses
- Shoes must be black and polishable, with no trim of any other colour
- Skirts must be knee length when standing
- In Terms 1 and 4 students in the Junior College must wear a regulation uniform hat when outside
- Students not wearing a hat must stay in a shaded spot. Students in Years 7-13 are encouraged to wear a regulation school hat
- Jewellery is limited to one stud per ear and a watch. Necklaces and rings are only to be worn if they are of cultural or spiritual significance. In this case, a signed letter from home needs to be brought to school and kept on file.
Stationery lists are available from Officemax on their ‘myschool.co.nz’ website at the beginning of the year. To access these follow this link to https://www.myschool.co.nz/ and enter our school name into the school search bar. Lists can also be picked up in hard copy from the office upon request.
School Whānau Groups (House Groups)
The College has a “Whānau” system which divides the students into four groups for competitions and sports events. We have named the Whānau groups after the local mountains. All families are assigned a Whānau group when they enrol.
The Excellere College school bus departs from the Onerahi airport gate at approximately 7:53am. It travels to the Manse Street Bus Terminus via Bank Street. At this point students transfer from buses from other areas such as Maunu, South Whangarei and Whareora. It departs Manse Street at 8.25am and travels to Tikipunga High School via Mill Road. It departs Tikipunga High School at 8:40am to Excellere College via Corks/Station Roads. This route is reversed in the afternoons.
Students who live north, northeast and west of Kamo are eligible to catch the Kamo High School buses which drop and pick them up at the Excellere College school gate. Students who live east along the Tutukaka Coast can catch the THS buses and transfer to the Excellere bus at Tikipunga High School.
All school buses are free of charge to Excellere students, if they are living further than 3.2km (Years 1-8) 4.8km (Year 9+). A transport form does need to be completed and handed into the school office before children can start catching the bus. Students who live outside of the school bus routes may be eligible for a conveyance allowance from the ministry of education. Information can be found on:
School Bell Times
|9:10 –||10:00am||Period One|
|10:00 –||11:00am||Period Two|
|11:20 –||12:20pm||Period Three|
|12:20 –||1:20pm||Period Four|
|2:00 –||3:00pm||Period Five|