This term our Inquiry is all about developing the enterprising entrepreneur in our students and staff. We are planning for our students to learn about others who have grown their good idea/s into businesses and ventures that have impacted positively on themselves and others. We are looking forward to seeing our students identify their own good ideas and build a business case that will see their good ideas grow!
Some of the key learning outcomes we want our students to know, and act on, are:
Financial literacy and the value of money.
Models that are used to explore, test and evaluate for an innovative outcome.
That technology reflects what people need in a changing environment.
Technology can make positive and negative changes.
People make decisions based on needs and wants.
That consumers make decisions based on need, price, social acceptability, etc.
Prototypes need to be tested, evaluated and modified.
Entrepreneurship grows the economy.
Anyone can invent to solve a problem or fill a need.
If you or anyone in your family has some good ideas and/or experience that might be helpful to support students learning please feel free to come and share it with your child's teacher.
It's worth the fight for equal rights. How can we act to make a dramatic impact? Students answer their inquiry by learning about people who have stood up for their own and others rights. They answer their own question by creating a production to tell their learning story. They designed the costumes, wrote the scripts, designed the sets and performed the stories! This is what we expect of a term's worth of student inquiry at Sylvia Park School.
Our Mission Statement
Setting children on a path of lifelong learning Poipoia ä tätou tamariki ki te hïkoi i te ara o te mätauranga mö ake tonu atu
Our School and Community Vision
When students leave Sylvia Park School we would like them to…
Achieve at or above national norms in literacy and numeracy to maximise all learning.
Demonstrate initiative to contribute positively within a changing society.
Be confident in their own identity.
Show resilience and flexibility to overcome challenges.
Maintain effective relationships based on tolerance, respect and honesty within a diverse community.
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Friday 27th May , 2016
Keahi Nansen, Julian Meteka
Junior Sports Award: Samiu Maropai
Senior Sports Award : Korey Donaldson, JuanPablo Likiafu
This Wednesday we are celebrating 'Wig Wednesday'. We will be all showing our support by wearing a wig or a colourful, wacky hairdo. Our very own Ryu Kireka is a child cancer ambassador and because of this TV 1 will be filming their breakfast programme from our school on the morning!
Please bring a gold coin donation. All funds raised by our school will support Kiwi children and their families.
First day of Term 2 - Monday 2nd May
Last day of Term 2 - Friday 8th July
Student Leaders 2016
I am proud to announce the following students as Sylvia Park School leaders for 2016.
The first stage of The Hub is open! The Hub is a place for all of us - students, teachers and whānau - to learn together and we invite you to come and check it out. Students are now able to borrow books, take them home, enjoy them with their whānau and then bring them back to borrow some more. Please come in and spend some time with your kids to read, to relax and to learn together. We are open between 8.30am and 3.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and you will find us in Room 19.
HIPPY at Sylvia Park School
We have just completed our fourth year of HIPPY and are thrilled to see the children who have now enrolled at school. These children are significantly well prepared for school. We encourage our parents to keep the programme up at home!
Parents who want their preschool children enrolled in HIPPY can contact the school or Ana Manu on 021 163 773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Travelwise reminder to parents
We continue to encourage all parents to park up by the alleyway between Bean and Keate Place. This will help reduce traffic on Longford Street and help make it safe for our students. Check out our Travelwise page for more info.
Here at SPS we have some wonderful blogs written by our teachers. They have great photos and a heap of info on what is happening at SPS.