Monday, 22 August 2016

PEACE WEEK - SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE

WEEK 3 OF TERM 3 - a celebration of PEACE WEEK.



Every team designed activities which promoted peaceful interactions and an awareness of an individual's responsibility around creating and maintaining peaceful relationships in our world. Our Inquiry learning for Term 3 is based on a question of how we can create change to make a healthy community - and healthy relationships is a key focus of Week 3. Look at these wonderful students and their focused attention to their tasks. We had Tai Chi; Pilates; Yoga; Meditation to Music; Peace Banners; Random Acts of Kindness; and a whole lot of innovative recording of quality learning, shared with whanau and families.



Saturday, 23 July 2016

GET THE ACTIVE WEAR OUT - WE'RE OFF!!!

So here we are in 2016 and entering the second half of our year. 

I hope everyone loved the mid-year reports they received at the end of Term 2. I know I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.

Our teachers write wonderful reports that show how much they REALLY know our children - and it is an absolute privilege to read and sign them all. We are now looking forward to seeing you all at the Home School Conferences in Week 2. 

We are looking forward to welcoming the ERO  (Education Review Office) team in Week 5 and are keen to showcase our "picture of progress" in all we have done to continually improve our school.

We are blessed with talented, dedicated Staff, Board of Trustees, Maori Whanau  and Parent Support Group - and together with our student leaders, are excitedly planning new areas of growth.

In Week 7 we are all doing the Adidas Fun Run - so I begin my training with a boot camp membership on Tuesday - never too old to rock the Active Wear I say!!! Our Inquiry is based on the Health and Physical Education curriculum - my absolute passion as a younger teacher - so read more about that on our website home page. 

I look very forward to seeing you all around the school again as our term begins.
Hei konei ra
Ms Hansell



Wednesday, 22 July 2015

LIFE LONG LEARNING IS ALIVE AND WELL AT SRS


Our NZ Curriculum Vision statement is that all students will be……………..
CONFIDENT, CONNECTED, ACTIVELY INVOLVED, LIFE-LONG LEARNERS.
At SRS, our teachers model that vision as adult learners, continuing their learning through ongoing PLD = Professional Learning and Development.
As a Principal, I am very humbled that the BOT has approved my attendance at the International Congress of Principals who are meeting in Finland for a conference on LEADING EDUCATIONAL DESIGN. The global interactions of Principals from across the globe is an inspiring experience
I look forward to sharing our NZ context of education with other Principals, and am thankful that our BOT has vision in supporting Life Long Learning!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

TUAKANA TEINA DAYS

What are Tuakana Teina Days.

An opportunity for our students to practice being  Friends, Learners, Guardians

Tuakana Teina Days happen at SRS to allow for some 

quality learning dynamics to occur.




  • Classes are paired up older to younger (Tuakana/Teina)
  • Teachers are paired up across teams, and this allows for experiences in teaching children of different age groups for the day
  • The learning programme for the day is a Mini Unit of the current Inquiry Learning Topic (in this term it's Strengths in Diversity)
  • As Teachers are paired up (with lots of Support Staff to help out!), this organisation allows for teams of teachers to be released to participate in uninterrupted, professional learning and development in a specific curriculum area.
  • Tuakana / Teina Days are valuable for everyone - it is a WIN-WIN organisation and there is an authentic experience of being
    Friends, Learners and Guardians on these days!

 
 


 These photos are of Room 19 (Year 5/6) working with
        Room  8 (Year 2)
Our older students teach our younger students new things and everyone contributes to an outcome for the day.



Saturday, 14 February 2015

2015 = TWO THOUSAND AND PRISTINE

What an exciting time to be 

Principal of Stanhope Road School.

The school is in a "rebranding stage" and having recently launched the school's new LOGO, it is now time to finalise the new school uniform as well.


The uniform committee is working collaboratively towards finalising the decision - there have been many extra meetings, and contacts with possible distributors for the uniform.  We have samples, and are finalising the combination of colours. When we have several agreed on samples, we will showcase them to families for input.


As well as the Logo and the Uniform changing, we will also be updating the buildings and the grounds of Stanhope Road School - there will be new colours for the buildings, and designs for the landscaping - over the next 2 years, we should see a completely NEW identity as a school - and we will look FLASH!!!! 


The School Charter Goals have been revised, and all learning and teaching systems are in full swing! 


We are blessed at SRS to be fully staffed - and ALL of our staff fit into the EXPERIENCED TEACHER category of the Registered Teachers' Criteria.


It is a great school to come to work in every day - there is always a lovely sense of "Whanau" and we are working hard to achieve our goals for good student outcomes.  

Hei konei ra,

Corinne Hansell (Principal)


Sunday, 30 November 2014

WHANAU FUN NIGHT - FAMILIES TOGETHER


Rocking Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud"
Homai te pakipaki finalist

The Parent Support Group worked tirelessly to bring us another wonderful Whanau Fun Night. We had a huge turnout and families brought picnics, and relaxed together, enjoying each other and the entertainment that was organised. One thing is for sure.......there is an abundance of talent at SRS - we could have filled the stage items 3 times over.....and next year we WILL! Thank you Parent Support Group - you have worked some magic - we are thrilled!!!!

First Time Performers!
Thank You Ms Huntley 

Jaya's Indian Dance Group
Father and Daughter


Whanau Ara Mua - Family Pathway To The Future

Please look at our photos!

Congratulations to all the Mums who graduated on Tuesday at Waipuna Conference Centre. Our WAM group of learners, gained their qualification in Child Development and Family Learning - and have a quality reference to support their future goals of gaining employment. A fantastic night was held on Thursday with all family members - and the children read out accolades to their Mums - and how PROUD were they? Thank you to Vanya Huntley for her co-ordination of this group - and a special thanks to our Nadine (in house tutor). We would LOVE to run this programme again next year, so if you're interested in being a student for a year - please let us know!!!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

HAPPY DIWALI!

HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL OUR SRS FAMILIES

We received this lovely message through the emails - it describes the essence of Diwali which contains some wonderful messages to all of us in terms of participating in our lives with goodness - I thought I would share these sentiments this week, given so many of our families are celebrating Diwali.
WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY DIWALI
Diwali is celebrated as the Festival of Light and Peace
Diwali’s symbols and rituals, and the reasons for celebration are innumerable. The legends connected to the festival are different for different religions.  Sun delivers light and energy on which the very existence of life depends..
LIGHT IS THE SYMBOL OF POSITIVE ENERGY THAT SIGNIFIES THE VICTORY OF:LIGHT OVER DARKNESS,KNOWLEDGE OVER IGNORANCE,GOOD OVER EVIL,AND HOPE OVER DESPAIR.
On this DIWALI- the festival of lights, Let us distribute smiles that are free but very precious and valuable. Let our positive energy strengthen our determination and belief that: Failures will lead to success and War will lead to peace.  Sorrows will lead to happiness.  Unhealthy will lead to healthiness.  Anger will lead to kindness.  Enmity will lead to friendship