We appreciate a phone call before 8.45 (if possible) in the morning if your child will not be attending school that day because the school secretary will ring parents of children who are not at school and from whom we have not heard.


We will call you and ask for you to come and collect your children if they are unwell.  It is really important that you keep your child home if they are sick, as this will ensure they get over their illness a lot quicker and are ready to give 100% to their learning.  

From time to time the Principal will send out an email updating the community on major bugs that are doing the rounds.  These are often accompanied by signs and symptom information and an outline of how long recovery takes.

Before and After School Care:

Our Before and After School Care programme is run by sKids and they can be contacted at SKIDS.  

You can also contact the Programme Manager via phone and email:

P: 027 208 9370

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The costs of the programmes are:

After School Care (Full Session)

3pm to 6pm $18 Part Time: $18 / Casual: $20

After School Care (Early Pick Up)

3pm to 4.00pm $12 Part Time: $13 / Casual: $14

Before School Care (Full Session)

7am to 8.30am $12 Part Time: $13 / Casual: $14

Before School Care (Late drop off)

7.30am to 8.30am $9 Part Time: $10 / Casual: $11


At Crofton Downs Primary School we have devised a programme to support our students when issues arise in the playground.  This system is called Big Buddies. Students receive special training to enable them to act as third party mediators between two or more of their peers, who are caught up in a conflict and want to see it constructively. 

We have also created a Play Buddy system, where seniors organise games for students to play at morning tes time.  

Both of these groups are easily recognisable as they wear hi-vis vests.

Enrolment Scheme:

Crofton Downs Primary School now has an enrolment scheme.  For find out the details of this, CLICK HERE.

Enrolment Scheme Procedure

You can find the link to the Crofton Downs Primary School Zone Procedure HERE.

Prospective parents are welcome to come and talk with Toby Stokes (Principal) and have a look around the school. Please call 04 479 2429, email either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment.

To enrol at Crofton Downs Primary School please complete THIS ENROLMENT FORM (this link will open a new page and you can enter the details directly into this).

You are able to download a Prospectus by clicking the link.

If you have any questions then please contact the school office between 8:30am and 4:30pm during term time.


The amount of homework given will vary depending upon the age of the children. We like to think that everyone is encouraged to read for a short time each night.

Teachers give a varied amount of homework and what is given usually focuses on Spelling, Reading and Maths.  

Please feel free to talk to your child's teacher about what the expectations are for that particular class. 

At times older students - mostly in the Senior Pod - will work on project based homework.  This is done by choice and is negotiated with the student and the teacher.