Communication with Whanau


At East Taieri School we aim to provide as much information to our families and whanau as possible. To help you, we have listed all of the different forms of communication that we use. We encourage you to sign up to as many of these as possible.

Forms of Communication:

School Website

Here you can find copies of the the most current and previous newsletters, staff contact details, enrolment and general information and upcoming school events on the Calendar.

East Taieri School Facebook Page

Information about upcoming school events, Home and School fundraisers, the newsletter, requests and emergency/weather related news are all posted on Facebook.

School Newsletter Each week a newsletter is sent out to parents using Hail (an online newsletter format). This is sent via email and also uploaded to Facebook and the school website. There is a lot of important information in the newsletter and we advise that you read this each week.

The newsletter can be opened on any device.

To subscribe to the mailing list, please visit the Newsletter section on the school website –

SkoolLoop Notification App We use an app parent notification system called – SkoolLoop. This is entirely free for you to use. We send out notifications about upcoming events, fundraising reminders and also for emergency contact. We highly recommend that you download and install this app.

To get the app, simply go to your APP store and search for: Skool Loop. Then download and install. Once installed, open the app and you must then choose your school. Find East Taieri School and it is as easy as that. You can notify the school of absences, see the calendar, newsletter and also notices.

NOTE – you must allow notifications to be shown for this app.

See the SkoolLoop section on our website for support:

Teacher/Class Emails Teachers send out weekly class newsletter and notifications. If you are not receiving these, please contact your child’s teacher so that you can be added to their email list.
Phone You can always contact the school office on: 03 4896737 or email:
Radio (in emergencies or weather related events) In the event of an emergency, we notify local radio stations. These are: More FM, Radio Dunedin and The Breeze.
Updating of Details If your contact details (e.g. address, phone number or email) change, please contact the office to let us know.