Behaviour Management Programme and “Cool Schools”

Bell Times

Birthdates and Year Levels

At Milford School, the cut-off birthdate for children to move from Year 1 to Year 2 is the end of Term 1. This means that in general, children who start school in Term 1 will be considered Year 1 and will move into Year 2 in the following calendar year. In general, children who start in Terms 2, 3 or 4 will be considered Year 0 and will move into Year 1 in the following calendar year.

We carefully look at all children’s progress if their birthdays fall within a month either side of the end of Term 1 date to ensure they are suited socially, academically and physically to the Year level their birthday puts them in. We will only move children out of their age group under exceptional circumstances and after full consultation with parents.




Children with Special Needs

Class Placements


If there are any issues you would like to be addressed, please discuss with the teacher/staff member in the first instance. If you do not feel they have been addressed sufficiently, you can email the appropriate Team Leader, or DP. Issues involving these staff members can be addressed with the Principal directly. Our school complaints procedures are on our SchoolDocs site http://milford.schooldocs.co.nz/

The username is milford and the password is schooldocs.

Under the policies tab on this website, there is a easy to follow flowchart which may help.

Electronic Watches

Students are discouraged from wearing these watches to school as they are expensive items.The school is not responsible for any loss, damage or mishap to a watch. Students who become distracted by any functions on the watch will be asked to leave them at home.

In line with our mobile phone policy, no student is to access phone or text capabilities while at school between 9.00am and 3.00pm.

Hearing and Vision Tests/Health


Students in Years 3 – 6 have the opportunity to take part in these International Assessments. They are voluntary and all information is available in Term 1 each year. For past papers in each area, please click here:    ICAS PAPERS

If your child is unwell, please keep them home from school. This is for their own well-being but also to help stop the spread of illness. The Ministry of Health has the following poster which outlines this. They say that a child should stay home until 48 hours after the last event of vomiting or diarrhea. The poster is here.


KidsLink is an online community for connecting young people and families with local expert service providers. It is designed to make finding help for our children quick, and easy. Check out their website.

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Leaving School Grounds (During School Hours)


Lost Property

Lunches and Supervision

Office Hours


All the Milford School policies are located on our SchoolDocs site. Click here to access.

The username is: milford

The password is: milforddocs