Welcome to Bohally Intermediate SchoolPrincipal’s Welcome
The structure and philosophy of intermediate schooling enables Bohally Intermediate to combine the best of the primary education experience while also providing an environment that will equip your child for a successful transition into secondary schooling.
Community Code of Conduct
Community Conduct Expectations
Bohally Intermediate School is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, and visitors.
Our Code of Conduct serves as a reminder to all parents, caregivers, and school visitors that their conduct must support everyone’s emotional and physical wellbeing, and not harm it in any way. The school’s board has set this Code of Conduct as a condition of entry.
The Code of Conduct applies:
- to all conduct, speech, and action, and includes emails, texts, phone calls, social media, or other communication
- while on school grounds or at another venue where students and/or staff are assembled for school purposes (such as a camp or sports match).
Standards of conduct
Bohally Intermediate School expects parents, caregivers, and visitors to:
- treat everyone with respect
- work together in partnership with staff for the benefit of students
- respect and adhere to our school values
- set a good example for students at all times
- follow school procedures to handle any complaints
- adhere to school policies and procedures (such as those listed below), and any legal requirements.
Examples of unsuitable conduct include:
- threats, bullying, harassment
- profanity/offensive language
- insulting, abusing, or intimidating behaviour
- discrimination (e.g. based on ethnicity, religion)
- physical aggression
- damaging school property
- smoking, possessing or using alcohol/drugs/other harmful substances on school premises or at another venue where students and/or staff are assembled for school purposes (except possession or use of alcohol in accordance with school policy)
- placing unreasonable and excessive expectations on staff time or resources
- pursuing a complaint or campaign, or making defamatory, offensive, or derogatory comments, regarding the school, its board, or any staff or students on social media or other public forums
- wearing gang insignia on the school grounds. (This is not allowed under the Prohibition of Gang Insignia legislation, and anyone wearing it will be asked to leave.)
Dealing with breaches of the Code of Conduct
How Bohally Intermediate School deals with breaches of our Code of Conduct depends on the nature of the incident and its seriousness, and the process any witness or victim of the behaviour feels most comfortable with. Examples include:
- documenting each instance of behaviour, including the date, time, place, who was present, what was said (verbatim if possible), how any witness or victim felt and/or responded
- holding a meeting with the relevant person, the principal, and/or board chair (or their delegate) or appropriate staff member to discuss the problem and possible resolution
- issuing a warning letter that outlines the problem and required resolution, and reminds them of the possible outcomes of repeated conduct
- arranging a meeting, which may include restorative practices, as an alternative or in addition to the processes above
- informing the police regarding harmful digital communications which is a criminal offence that can result in two years in prison, or a maximum fine of $50,000 for individuals or $200,000 for companies.
Outcomes of breaching the Code of Conduct
If a parent, caregiver, or visitor acts or speaks in a way that contravenes the Code of Conduct, possible outcomes may include:
- The school (principal, board member, or staff member) may ask a person to leave the school premises by revoking their permission to be on the school grounds, then asking them to leave under section 3 of the Trespass Act 1980.
- Unacceptable behaviour of a criminal nature may result in the police being informed. For example, under section 139C of the Education Act 1989, it is a criminal offence to assault, abuse, or intimidate a staff member within the presence or hearing of any student while on school premises or in any other place where students are assembled for school purposes. Other instances of criminal offending may occur where drugs are involved, an assault has occurred, or a person persists after being trespassed off school grounds.
- In the case of behaviour amounting to harassment, a restraining order may be sought.
- In some instances, it may be appropriate to refer behaviour to a third party for resolution. For example, a Facebook comment that contravenes this policy may result in a report to Facebook. If unacceptable behaviour occurs at a sports event or sports venue, then it may be appropriate to involve the governing body of that sport, event, or venue.
- Education Act 1989, section 139C
- Trespass Act 1980, section 3
- Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015
- Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Act 2013
- The summer uniform will become the Bohally uniform for Terms 1 – 4.
- Students will be able to wear navy blue or black track pants, polar fleece and the Bohally jacket.
- Shoes – Students can wear any colour sports shoes.
- Socks – black or white ankle socks.
- Hat – Terms 1 and 4 only. Must be a Bohally cap or any plain blue or black coloured hat.
- No Make-up – No make-up is permitted at Bohally.
- Jewellery – Only one pair of plain studs in the earlobe, the only acceptable other accessory is a watch.
- Hair – to be of natural colour and tied up for technology if long
- Nail Polish – Clear only
- Taonga, religious and significant items may be worn under uniforms.
Uniform can be purchased at the Warehouse/
The Warehouse have forwarded us a link to share with parents. This will take you to a website that allows you to order uniform items online.
The Warehouse have had a good response with people going online to order uniforms, which should make it a lot easier for stock issues. Along the top once you log into the website, it will give you payment options and purchasing options.
Click on the link below.
If you would like to make a payment to the School you can pay in the office or pay to the bank account below.
You must include child’s name and what you are paying for in the reference.
Please click below to download the stationery list for 2021. There will be prepaid packs available from PaperPlus Blenheim from 11th January.
The Ministry of Education, through Ritchies, provide bus transport to and from school for those students who are eligible. Buses travel from Witherlea, Spring Creek and Grovetown.
Any queries regarding if you are eligible or which bus your child will be on, please contact Ritchies bus company on 578 5467
Please see the attached Bus Information notice for more information. Students will be issued the bus notice on the first day on Term 1, 2021.
Vision & Culture
Statement of Purpose
Bohally Intermediate delivers quality learning programmes that promote life-long inquiry and enable students to maximise their potential to participate in diverse communities equipped with competencies for the 21st century.
Manaakitanga – Respect
Ako – Learning to Learn
Resilience – Kia Kaha
We Respect our community and ourselves
We are Responsible for our actions
We are always Ready to learn
Powerful Learning at Bohally
In the diagram below (first photo), Our Vision, ‘Maximising Potential’, is the central hub, surrounded by the Core Beliefs we hold about Powerful Learning. The outer ring represents the Principles that express these beliefs.
The Vision, Values, Beliefs and Principles are further represented by specific practices that we believe to be the actions that will lead to deeper realisation of our Vision.
To view our Term 3, 2018 ERO Report, please see the attached document.