Partnerships - Keeping In Touch
We encourage the closest possible communication between parents or caregivers and our school. We appreciate being informed of problems at home that may affect a student's learning at school. Likewise, we will contact you if we need to.
Parents and caregivers can make interview appointments with either the Principal or staff by phoning the School Office (03 325 2121).
Reports To Parents
A brief report is issued just prior to the Parent-Teacher interviews which take place late in the term.
Detailed reports, reviewing student learning to date, are issued at the end of the term.
Parent-Teacher interviews are held early in the term to enable parents or caregivers to discuss reports with teachers. Students are encouraged to attend. At the end of the term reports for students in Years 11, 12 or 13 are issued.
Students in Years 9 or 10 receive their reports at the end of the year.
We post newsletters home to parents/ caregivers two or three times each term. Details of coming events and news of school activities are contained in the newsletter. You can also access the newsletter here.
Our school hours are from 8.45am to 3.05pm. On Wednesday school finishes at 2.15pm to allow students to participate in sporting activities in Christchurch.
The School Office is open from 8.00am to 4.20pm.
While our annual School Donation is voluntary, it is essential if the school is to provide a full range of equipment and educational, cultural, sporting and social activities.
We ask every parent or caregiver signing the application form to pay this donation. It is tax deductible, and we issue receipts following payment.
For 2012 the amounts are:
The charges indicated in the Course Booklet for some subjects cover the cost of materials used, paper and booklets issued to students, field trips, etc. We will inform you of these charges each year.
- $130 for one student
- $210 for two or more students
Students pay for their computing costs through their accounts. They need a credit in their account before they are able to print off material.
Board Of Trustees
Lincoln High School is governed by its Board of Trustees who are responsible for matters of policy. It consists of five members, who are elected by parents and caregivers, up to four co-opted members, a member elected by the staff, a member elected by the students, and the Principal. The Board meets about once each month. Its meetings are open to the public.
Parent Teacher Association
Our Parent Teacher Association usually meets on the first Monday of each month throughout the year. We warmly welcome parents and caregivers to become involved. The Association provides support for parents and caregivers in parenting teenagers and enables communication between parents on a wide variety of issues. It also provides valuable assistance in fund-raising and runs a second-hand uniform shop. More information is available here.
Each year students and staff select a School Council from Year 13 students. It represents students in a wide variety of ways and is consulted frequently. Sub-Councils in Arts, Services and the Environment, Sports, and Social Events raise funds and organise activities for students.