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 –
HERO – School Reporting and Communication APP Hero is designed to reduce the number of places that parents need to check for information about school. Parents and caregivers can log in to their Hero account (even if they have students at multiple schools) and see all their learning stories; assessments; progress data; school notices; pay their school account online … all through one app, Hero.By clicking on the LINK you will be taken to a page that supports you to set up, log into and use some of the features of HERO.

Important – you MUST log in using the email address that you have provided to Annette in the office. If you haven’t provided an email address or cannot remember the email address you have provided, contact Annette MacRae – or 034896737 to check this.

Each parent must use their own email address.

Downloading HERO

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.