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Jeremy Browne

Kia ora, I'm a recently retrained teacher on a mission to educate our tamariki. We have a big job in Aotearoa to lift educational performance and show our beautiful children through their experiences at school how amazing they really are, and how the World belongs to each and everyone of them.We can and will do this by sharing the journeys of schools, like SPS, that live their community values, educate using best practice, and continually strive to get better.j....

April 5, 2022

Mia Szymanik

Kia Ora, My name is Mia Szymanik, known by the tamariki at SPS as Whaea Mia. I am incredibly lucky to teach in toru classes this year. I am in Ruma tekau mā wha on Wednesdays, Ruma tekau mā whitu on Thursdays and Ruma rua on Fridays. I have been a teacher for 7 years and I have loved every minute of it. I am enjoying teaching at Sylvia Park school because the tauira are so respectful and eager to learn. I am passionate about literacy and the use of te reo Māori in kura. I am currently trainin...

February 23, 2022

Melissa Farquhar

Kia ora everyone! I'm Melissa, and I am super excited to be teaching year 7 and 8's  in Room 26 this year. I was a student teacher at SPS last year, and am absolutely loving being back here for my first year teaching. Outside of school, I love playing netball, cooking and baking, and spending time with friends and family. ...

February 17, 2022

Elizabeth Halapua

Talofa lava, It's Liz Halapua here, the SWiS (Social Worker in Schools) at the coolest school in the motu - SPS! I am Samoan/Pakeha and I love watching sport, hanging out with my whānau, hula dancing, telling bad jokes and singing like no one is listening. This year, I am looking forward to no more lockdowns! More importantly, I am looking forward to supporting the SPS community and encouraging tamariki to be the best versions of themselves....

February 15, 2022

Elizabeth Henry

Kia Orana, I'm Elizabeth Henry. I'm excited to be back at Sylvia Park School. I look forward to all the awesome learning adventures that will happen this year at SPS....

February 11, 2022

Alana Harkness

Kia Ora SPS Whanau, I'm Whaea Alana or Mrs Harkness, and I have the super lucky position to be a part of several classes this year, covering release for some of our fabulous new teaching staff. I'm a mum to four beautiful tamariki, two of which attend Sylvia also. Helping students feel confident and successful in the classroom is of great importance to me, and I love that I get to share my love of learning with your children.   ...

February 11, 2022

Kate Ward

Hi everyone. I'm Kate Ward. This is my first year as a Teacher Aide at SPS. I have a background in Environmental Science, and I am really excited to share my knowledge with the students in Nga Manukura. ...

February 11, 2022

Nive Leuii

Kia ora SPS whānau / Talofa lava SPS aiga My name is Nive Leuii and I am a part of Te Manawa Hub in Room 24. I used to play on the playground (when I would visit my cousins) many years ago to now being a teacher here! This is my first year teaching and I am extremely excited to have begun my journey with Sylvia Park School. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and singing karaoke with my friends. I look forward to meeting you all in 2022!...

February 10, 2022

Esther Casey

Ngā mihi ki a koutou! I work in Te Puna Ngoi and every day I try to get kids more excited about books and reading, and also about information and critical thinking.  I am here to support our teachers, our students and our whānau and I look forward to seeing many of you in Te Puna Ngoi throughout 2022....

February 10, 2022

Francesca Mooney

Ko Kaweka te maunga Ko Tutaikuri te awa Ko Takitimu te waka Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi  Ko Karena te hapu Ko Omahu te marae Ko Mooney toku whanau Ko Francesca toku ingoa Tihei Mauri Ora...

February 9, 2022

Myfanwy Leslie

Ko Myfanwy Leslie tōku ingoaNo United Kingdom ōku tipunaE noho ana au ki Tāmaki-makau-rauHe kaiako au ki te kura o Hīria PakaIn 2022, I am looking forward to helping the tamariki in Room 3 settle and thrive at school....

February 8, 2022

Olivia Hogarth

My name is Olivia and I was lucky enough to be a student teacher last year in Room 7 and loved being at SPS! This year I am looking forward to beginning my teaching career in Room 8. I love being outside, baking and cooking as well as reading a good book....

February 8, 2022

Annie Wills

Kia ora koutou! My name is Annie Wills. SPS is very special to me because I came here myself as a child. I'm so happy to now be a part of the teaching team. When public heath regulations permit, I am looking forward to getting the ukulele club going again!...

February 4, 2022

Enviroschools

Local supermarket and school working together to create sustainability  When Sylvia Park School got kunekune pigs, we wanted to have a sustainable feed supply. We decided to partner with our local supermarket, Pak'nSave, to take their vegetable waste and feed it to our pigs. By feeding it to our pigs, we are stopping it from going to landfill. As we use our local supermarket, we can walk to Pak'nSave and reduce our carbon footprint too. We want to live and breathe kaitiakitanga so taking ca...

August 3, 2021

Amanda Key

Ko Te Moana nui a Kiwa te Moana, No Hamoa au, Ko Don raua Ko Raewyn ōku kaumatua, Ko Sandy tōku whaea, Ko Alailima taku hoa rangatira, Ko Jadynn tōku kotiro, Ko Amanda taku ingoa, Nō reira, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna tātou katoa Talofa Sylvia Park School, It’s Mrs Key here and I am so excited to be back at school for 2022! I have loved seeing everyone’s beautiful faces and catching up with students after the holidays. I had a great holiday with lots of sleep-ins, beach swimming a...

May 12, 2021

Hayden Cleere

Kia orana Sylvia Park whānau, I am Hayden Cleere or Mr C to most. I first became part of the SPS whānau back in 2009 and after teaching around the world. I am proud to return Sylvia Park as the Champion of Kaitiakitanga. I have always shared my passion for the environment through education. As champion for this aspiration, I will oversee the care for the SPS environment and focus on education to build our students' knowledge of how best to look after this beautiful planet of ours. My other res...

May 12, 2021

Dagmar Dyck

Mālō e lelei SPS fanau, My name is Dagmar Dyck and for the last 10 years I have enjoyed many roles at SPS. I started as a reliever before quickly progressing to our full time specialist art teacher which suited the merging of my two passions - the arts and teaching. In 2019 I undertook a sabbatical to complete my Masters and on returning have enjoyed playing a supportive role to the Senior Leadership. My Teaching Council Governance Board role affords me a macro level of our educational landsca...

May 12, 2021

Tessa Leona

Kia ora tatou,No Niue oku tipuna engari i whānau mai au i Aotearoa.E noho ana au i te takiwā o Tāmaki Makaurau. Ko Leona tōku whānau Ko Misiona taku hoa rangatiraKo Tessa Leona tōku ingoa (My name is Tessa) Nō reira, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna tātou katoa  I have been with the SPS whānau for 10 years where I started my teaching career in the junior school. After I finished my practicum here, I never left! Over the years, I have led in many different roles at SPS and&nbs...

May 12, 2021

Mel Noble

Tena koutou katoa SPS Whānau, My name is Mel Noble. I have been at Sylvia Park School for 8 years, spending the past 6 years leading teams in the junior and middle school. In my new role I am championing our school aspiration of Whanaungatanga. I will be supporting assessment and data in the junior school, Mutukaroa, whānau hui and reporting to whānau. You will find me in Room 7 during Term 2 and 3 then the office in Term 4 - please come by and say kia ora! I am excited to drive Whanaungatang...

May 12, 2021

Melissa West

I am a year 4 - 6 teacher in the Totara team. I am an enviro teacher and also a mentor teacher this year.  I enjoyed spending time inside and outside of the classroom working with children and building on their strengths. My background is in art and community work, and teaching provides a special opportunity to bring these together....

February 17, 2021

Six decades of SPS - part three

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September 11, 2020

Six decades of SPS - part two

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September 11, 2020

Notice from the Dental Clinic

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August 19, 2020

Sylvia: Whats in a name?

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May 27, 2020

Device FAQs

What if there’s a problem with the device my child is using?If there is a technical problem with the device, get in touch with your teacher through SeeSaw or email. All the email addresses are on this page.  Between 3 and 6pm, you can contact Whaea Dagmar by email or Google Meet. We asked for a device in the survey and it hasn’t arrived yet.  What should I do?They are being prepared today and will be couriered. They should arrive with you later this week or early next week.  D...

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