Murrays Bay Primary School we use a reporting and communication system called Hero. We are excited to share this ‘real-time’ reporting and communication process with you to further enhance your child’s learning journey.
Our aim has been to implement a robust system that allows teachers, parents, and students to access learning in an online environment that is secure, easy, and effective.
Hero allows teachers to share learning anytime, anywhere and this information can be viewed on any device. We are excited about the potential the software offers. The report area is designed to build year-on-year, so that over time you will have access to written posts, assessments, images, video and helpful resources all in one place. Your child’s School Report will now be available to you via Hero.
The Community Feed page is where all communication from the school will be shared, including our school newsletter, important announcements, notices from your child’s teacher(s), up-coming events, etc.
How will I know when there is a new post for my child?
Parents will receive ONE form of notification when a community post or student learning post is published.
If you log into the Hero mobile app you will receive an in-app notification. If you log into Hero via a web browser you will receive an email notification.
If you have logged in on a phone and a tablet, you will get in-app notifications to both devices. If you log out of one device (e.g. your phone) you will continue to receive in-app notifications on the other device (e.g. your tablet). If you log out of both mobile devices you will receive an email notification.
If a parent has logged into the Hero mobile app previously but is currently logged out on all of their devices they will receive an email notification.
If you would like to have your default set for an email notification at all times, click on the three dots on your profile card, then click notifications, and click on email (instead of default).
How do I get started?
To begin your Hero journey with us, please download the Hero by LINC-ED app from the app store or alternatively open your browser and enter go.linc-ed.com and select ‘new user’.
To login, you will need to enter the email address held by the school. If you need to update this please contact the school office.
Students are not to be dropped off at school before 8:00am.
1:00pm – 1:10pm Lunch eating in class (supervised)
1:10pm – 1:50pm Lunch Play
3:00pm – School Day Ends
Term Dates 2024
01 February – Meet the Teacher Interviews
Term 1 – 02 February – 12 April
Term 2 – 29 April – 05 July
Term 3 – 22 July – 27 September
Term 4 – 14 October – 17 December
Teacher Only Days – Kahui Ako Mid Bays MOE days
Public Holidays 2024
29 January – Auckland Anniversary Day
06 February – Waitangi Day
01 April – Easter Monday
02 April – Easter Tuesday
25 April – ANZAC
03 June – King’s Birthday
28 June – Matariki
23 October – Labour Day
For further information about school dates, please visit the NZ Education website Click Here
Internet Banking is our preferred method of payment.
Our bank account details are:
ASB Constellation Drive Branch
Account No. 12 3042 0251645 00
Please note that we require a reference on all internet payments.
Examples of a reference would be:
“Jones Fees”, “Jones Y4 Miniball”, “Jones Readathon”
BYOD DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS
We are regularly asked to make recommendations on devices, unfortunately we are unable to do this. All devices have their pros and cons and you will need to decide which one suits the needs of you and your child/ren. However, we are able to outline a list of specifications that should be considered when making this decision.
We have listed this information below:
● A device that has a keyboard.
● A device that is a well known brand.
● Avoid a cheaper processor (has limited working cache memory so cannot do multiple things at once).
● 4GB RAM minimum. We use Google applications which are cloud based, but good memory means the device responds faster with other applications.
● A device that is portable and holds its charge (portable battery chargers are an option so that when a device runs out of battery, students can charge them. Then they just need to charge their portable battery each night.
● Preferably a device that is less than two years old.
● A device that has installed a tracking application where possible, in case the device gets lost.
1. Has the school made any enquiries with computer companies to bulk order devices at a cheaper rate than current retail?
Noel Leeming has a deal with schools that they will charge “Cost plus 10%” if you state the school your child attends / will attend. This does not usually apply to Apple products and we recommend that you shop around for the best deal at the time.
2. Can you please advise how the school will ensure that children will not be disadvantaged if parents are unwilling to or unable to purchase a device? Will the school be able to ensure enough devices if a significant number of children across each year are without a device?
The School will provide devices for loan in these situations.
3. I would be interested to know how much time per day the students would spend on their devices?
The teacher will let the student know when it’s okay to use their device. There will be times when it is not appropriate, or when it is not needed for that particular piece of learning.
The teacher has the final say over the use of student devices in the classroom.
It is very IMPORTANT that parents record the serial number of all devices they allow to be used at school. If the device is stolen at school the serial number is vital to establish a police incident report to establish parents insurance claim.
It is also important to note that your personal insurance would cover any damage or loss of a device – not the school’s insurance. While we go to every endeavour to locate any device that goes missing or investigate damage, it is the child’s responsibility to take care of their device.