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Daily Timetable

Medbury School is open between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm. Dayboys are not expected to be in the school grounds outside these hours unless a specific arrangement has been made with the Headmaster or the boys have an organised before-school activity. As Medbury operates a ten day timetable, lessons will vary from week to week. The times of teaching periods however do not change, and are as follows:

• 8.30am – 10.00am Periods 1 and 2
• 10.00am – 10.20am Break
• 10.20am – 12.30pm Periods 3, 4 and 5
• 12.30pm – 1.25pm Lunch
• 1.25pm – 1.50pm Home Room Time
• 1.50pm – 3.20pm Periods 6, 7 and 8 (Years 1 and 2 finish at 3.00pm)
• 3.00pm – 6.00pm After School Care

Attendance

Boys are expected to be at school by 8.20am. Reception to Year 2 finish at 3.00pm. and Years 3 to 8 finish at 3.20pm.

If your son will be absent from school please email absentees@medbury.school.nz giving your son's name, class and a reason for his absence. Alternatively you can telephone the office on (03) 351 6169 between 8.00am and 8.30am or if you call outside office hours please leave a message on our answerphone. Requests for absence from school for any reason other than sickness must be given by emailing the Headmaster at least one week prior to the event. When prolonged leave is undertaken, it is suggested that boys keep a diary of their experiences to share with classmates and teachers upon their return.

Prep

Prep is mandatory four days a week with twenty minutes of recreational reading set for Friday nights. The following are guidelines for the time boys are expected to spend on their prep:

Years 0 to 2 10 – 30 minutes
Years 3 to 4 20 – 40 minutes
Years 5 to 6 40 – 60 minutes
Years 7 to 8 70 minutes

All of these include a 10-15 minute period of reading.

Church Services

Medbury Church Services used to be held at St Barnabas Church, Fendalton Road, on Sunday mornings. However, as St Barnabas Church has been damaged in the earthquakes, services are currently being held in The Medbury Centre on Sundays. Boys are expected to be there 15 minutes before the service time and each boy can expect to attend one or two services a term, in addition to special services at Easter and Christmas. Regular services are planned according to themes, (such as the Musicians' Service), or for year groups. The correct dress for services is heavy grey shorts, long sleeved white shirt and tie, blazer, black shoes and Medbury regulation socks.

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