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A Message From The Rector

Richard Hall —

Our school has been working with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures.

School policies are the way in which a school community has a say in how the school operates.  Alongside the community input are the legislative requirements that every school must follow. It can be daunting for any Rector and School Board to maintain all policies and procedures to the highest level.

If we consider the significant changes to Health and Safety legislation and the compliance now put upon schools to meet these requirements, you quickly begin to understand why it is important to involve experts.

In 2018, I began working with a New Zealand company SchoolDocs who specialise in this area and now we are excited to announce that the site is now live and available to our school community. 

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our board of trustees has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. We will advise you when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review.

We invite you to visit the site at https://obhs.schooldocs.co.nz/ (note that there's no "www"!). Our username is obhs and password 9016 .