Friday 5 August 2022

Tēnā koutou katoa (Greetings to everyone in the community)

What fantastic news that 11 members of the community have put their nomination forward to become a Board Member (This includes 5 current members). In times when many other schools are struggling to find parent representatives, it is great to have so many talented whānau offering their service to be a steward of the community. 

What happens next: 
Now that we have our 11 nominated candidates for our 2022 Board Elections, it will be time for parents on our roll to vote. 

  • Voting papers will be sent out by post by 10 August 2022. 
  • You must vote on the original voting form, no copies are to be accepted.
  • There are currently 5 spaces available, you may vote for less than but not more than 5, or your vote will be invalid.
  • There will be a box inside the main office of the school for you to enter your voting paper into.   
  • Postal votes are able to be accepted until noon on Monday 12 September 2022.
  • The new Board will take office on Wednesday 14 September 2022.

Class photos, sibling photos and sports photos:
A form for photos was sent home earlier this week. On the reverse side is the sibling form. If you need a copy, please contact the office. Please note, forms must be signed for a sibling photo to take place. Photolife will not accept unsigned forms as part of their policy. 
– Tuesday 9 August: Sports and Team Photos
– Wednesday 10 August: Class, Individual and Sibling Photos.

Year 9 Enrolment for Stratford High School: 
Whānau of Year 8 ākonga can now access 2023 enrolment information via the school website. Click here to view. The Year 7-8 Team will explain the new options with their classes. Ākonga will then need to spend time with their whānau selecting their preferred options for 2023. Forms need to be completed before the interviews later this term. 

ERO Report: 
Click here to view the most recent ERO review that was completed last term. Positive comments were around Stratford Primary School strengths, which include:

  • Leaders’ decisions are aligned to the school’s strategic priorities
  • Inclusive practices ensure all stakeholders are valued contributors in supporting equitable and excellent outcomes for all learners
  • Assessment processes and collaborative teacher inquiry are systematically used to plan for and reflect on the outcomes for learners
  • Professional learning and development (PLD) for teachers and support staff is focused on building shared practice to strengthen the delivery of the writing curriculum
  • Staff foster positive relationships with students that promote a learning environment conducive in promoting the engagement of learners. 
  • Stratford Primary School meets all regularly and legislative requirements around Board Administration, Curriculum, Management of Health, Safety and Welfare, Finance and Assets.

Future Term Dates:
# Tuesday 9 August: Sports and Team Photos
# Wednesday 10 August: Class, Individual and Sibling Photos. Kahui Ako Kapa Haka starts at 3.30pm at Whakaahurangi Marae from 3.30 – 4.30pm
# Thursday 11 August: Kapa Haka from 11.30am
# Friday 12 August: Yr 1-2 Assembly in the Hall at 9am; Yr 5-8 Assembly in the Hall at 9.30am. All whānau are welcome to attend. 
# Friday 2 September: No School (Ministry of Education Teachers Only Day).

Important links:
Year 8 enrolment for SHS
Food in Schools
Covid 19: Orange Traffic Light Guidelines for SPS
Staff contact emails
Enrolment for Out of Zone Students
Notices/Team Newsletters
School Newsletters

Ngā Mihi

Jason Elder
Principal
Stratford Primary School