Week 7: This weeks message from Mr Elder

Kia ora whānau We had a positive first week back with approxiamntely 340 (82%) students attending.  This week we are focusing on kindness. Students should also be looking after their clothing and putting scooters away in the correct place.  The important Health and Safety reminders are:1. If parents need to come onto the school grounds they must register outside the Junior Block or outside the office. 2. Parents can also register on the school app by:a. Clicking the three lines on the home screen.b. Clicking COVID-19 check in.c. Record your personal details and push the check in button.d.…continue reading →

Newsletter No.7 2020

NEWSLETTER NO.7 is available now. If we have your email address you would have received an email from mailchimp, with the newsletter in it. Please note the email should have read Friday 15 May. Click here for the latest newsletter.continue reading →

Monday 18 May: We are open for learning

Tuesday 12 May 2020 Kia Ora Whānau The good news is we are ready to welcome all students and staff back to our school site on Monday 18 May. The key Public Health approach is to minimise the risk that someone gets infected in the first place, and second to ensure we can identify and contact anyone who has been in close contact with a person, if someone in a school is infected. Click the link to read the full newsletter that was sent home to parents and caregivers today. Click here.continue reading →

Home Learning Update 4: Monday 4 May 2020

Week 4: Message on the school app Home Learning and Onsite Learning for Week 4: View the important video message from Jason Elder for this week's key messages. Message from Jason Elder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd6y13LEltw&feature=youtu.be Important school contact details are: Teachers email addresses can be found hereEmail Jason Elder: principal@sps.kiwi.nzSchool Helpline: 0800-000-352 Key Messages: 1. The newsletter was pushed out using a new programme called Mail Chimp. Make sure you read the newsletter from the School App or check out the school website.  2. SPS School devices were sent out to students last week. 3. Year 5-8 students:…continue reading →

Newsletter No.6 2020

NEWSLETTER NO.6 is available now. If we have your email address you would have received an email from mailchimp, with the newsletter in it. Click here for the newsletter:continue reading →

Home Learning Update 3: Monday 27 April 2020

Week 3: Message on the school app Home Learning and Onsite Learning for Week 3: View the important  video message from Jason Elder for this week's key messages. Message from Jason Elder: https://youtu.be/3i1NAh8Hp0o Important school contact details are: Teachers email addresses can be found hereEmail Jason Elder: principal@sps.kiwi.nzSchool Helpline: 0800-000-352 Key Messages:1. Monday is a holiday: Anzac Day observed2. Tuesday is a Government imposed Teachers Only Day. This day will be used by staff to prepare for ongoing Home Learning and Onsite Learning. There will be no Home Learning with teachers on Tuesday.…continue reading →

Home Learning Update 2: Monday 20 April

Earlier today, Jason Elder sent out an important update on the SPS School app. Click here to see his video message: https://youtu.be/oTfmEF3oMek Important school contact details are:Teachers email addresses: Can be found hereEmail Jason Elder: principal@sps.kiwi.nzSchool Helpline: 0800-000-352 Switch on safety: When children learn from home, it’s important to make sure they stay safe online. Here’s a simple, FREE way to block the worst of the web. To Switch on Safety, you need to change the ‘DNS’ setting on your child’s device. Simple instructions on how to do this are outlined below. Just…continue reading →

Newsletter No.5 2020

Friday 17 April 2020 (No. 5) Kia ora whānau A big focus this week for teachers has been to connect with students and help students to connect with each other. Parents can be reassured that learning can occur at the pace that suits your household.  Here are a couple of tips to support whānau: Newsletter No.5 Friday 17 April 2020Downloadcontinue reading →

Home Learning Update 1: Monday 13 April 2020

Kia ora whānau I hope everyone is well and making the most of the time together in your bubble. As we prepare for Learning from Home this Wednesday, our focus as a staff is to connect with students. I know the Leadership Team are also conscious of checking in on the wellbeing of families during this challenging time. Click here for the key messages for this week.continue reading →

Newsletter No.4 2020

Friday 13 March 2020 (No. 4) Dear Parents, Whanau, and Caregivers There has been a lot of media attention around COVID-19/Coronavirus. The best preventative steps are: ● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry thoroughly ● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands ● Avoid sharing anything that has come in contact with saliva, whether in your living or social environments ● Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the rubbish ● Have adequate sleep and…continue reading →