A to Z of getting started
Welcome to the St Cuthbert’s family. If your daughter is about to start with us, you’ll no doubt have questions about her day to day school life. The Getting Started Guide below provides an outline of how to prepare for St Cuthbert’s. Of course, if you have specific questions, please feel free to get in touch. We’re here to help.
After School Club
The After School Club runs every afternoon of the school year. For busy parents rushing from work, collecting other children and negotiating heavy traffic, knowing that their child is in a happy safe environment is invaluable.
Experienced teacher Sandy Thomas makes the children very welcome. They have afternoon tea waiting straight after school along with a great variety of games and creative activities. On fine days the girls go out to play before beginning homework.
We welcome girls on a regular or casual basis. Many girls come before or after sport, music or drama practice, some while waiting for buses or on parent interview days.
For further information please download the brochure.
After School Club
Phone: +64 9 520 8250 ext 7692
St Cuthbert’s offers a huge range of co-curricular activities. Whether she’s into sports, arts or drama, there’s something for everyone.
Prior to your daughter’s first day at St Cuthbert’s your daughter will be able to sign up for any music or speech and drama itinerant lessons offered at her year level. Sports teams, music ensembles and performance groups can be joined once she has started. Girls are regularly informed about co-curricular opportunities available to them.
Girls from Year 5 onwards will require their own digital technology.
- Year 5 and 6 students will need an iPad Pro, with keyboard and Apple Pencil.
- Years 7 to 8 the requirement is for an Apple laptop.
- Senior School girls have the choice of bringing either an Apple or Windows-based laptop.
The school’s preferred supplier of ILT equipment to parents is Imagetext. Please visit their site to view bundles of Apple laptops, iPads and HP notebooks with insurance and warranty policies.
You’ll have access to our parent portal, MyCollege. This provides details on everything from upcoming events, notices, forms, and your daughter’s key information including her timetable, co-curricular activities, and much more.
For our Junior School our school hours are 8.30am to 3pm each day, except for Tuesdays when the girls finish at 2.45pm. For our Year 7-13 girls, our school hours are from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Girls have a break each day for morning tea, and another break at lunchtime from 12:55pm – 1:50pm. The school day is structured into 6 periods (or lessons) per day. Many girls participate in co-curricular activities such as arts or sports either before or after school. There also may be sports games, special music performances and Chapel services held over the weekend.
Junior School. Stationery for Junior School students is provided by the school at the beginning of each year. Your daughter will receive her stationery pack on her first day of school whether she starts at the beginning of the school year or part-way through. The cost will be charged to your school account.
Middle and Senior School
Students are responsible for purchasing their own stationery. Thanks to our stationery partner, OfficeMax MySchool, we now provide a digital ordering system that enables you to purchase your daughter’s Middle or Senior School stationery requirements online. Simply visit the OfficeMax website and order your daughter’s stationery online. Alternatively, you can download your daughter’s stationery lists, based on year level, below.
Please note that the OfficeMax MySchool ordering system will be available from 10 December 2018.
Please see our calendar of term dates
Please see all public and private transport options
St Cuthbert’s uniform is available exclusively from Black Watch House, the on-campus uniform shop located on the lower ground floor of the Robertson Building. New and pre-loved school uniforms and accessories can be purchased from here. We recommend making an appointment for a uniform fitting for new enrolments.
See full College uniform requirements at each School level:
HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS
Black Watch House will be open from 9.00am until 4.30pm on:
Tuesday 15 January – Friday 18 January
Tuesday 22 January – Friday 25 January
Tuesday 29 January
Black Watch House will then be open from 8.00am until 4.30pm on Wednesday 30 January (the first day of Term 1) and Thursday 31 January. Normal term time opening hours will resume on Friday 1 February.
TERM TIME OPENING HOURS
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Thursday: 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Saturday morning: 10.00am – 12 noon (Term 4 only)
Black Watch House Manager
Phone: +64 9 520 9389