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Athletics Day - Year 4 to 8

Athletics Day!Year 4-8 It is that time of year again! Soon we will be having our Athletics Day for Years 4 - 8 but it will be slightly different this year as we will be going to Mt Smart Stadium! Here are a few details to let you know about the day:  Where are we going?   Mt Smart Stadium           When are we going?   Wednesday 23rd OctoberWhat time are we going?   9.00am         Please note: students must...

October 17, 2019

How do we solve conflict?

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September 4, 2019

Whānau Hui

Kia Ora e te Whānau o SPS,  We are planning whanau hui, for each term, so we can share important things about your wonderful children and what happens at school. We are looking forward to a korero / talanoa about the following: Hearing from you about what you would like from these huiStudent learningUpcoming events and key dates  Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you and your whānau. Nau Mai Haere Mai  SPS staff Each hui will be from 3pm ...

August 28, 2019

Kowhai Trip to MOTAT

Kowhai (Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) are learning about "The Future of Learning". As part of our learning experience we are going on a trip to MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology). MOTAT will offer our children a rich opportunity to explore history, technology and science in a unique environment.Date of Visit: 30th August 2019  Be at school: 08:55Cost of Trip: $14On the day of trip please ensure your child has both a packed lunch and closed shoes....

August 26, 2019

Sing out for change

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August 26, 2019

Step up, Step out. Why Dance?

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August 23, 2019

Van Lolesio

Year level I teach: Year 3-8 How long have you worked at SPS? 10 years What you like the most about SPS? Ngā tamariki! Leadership: Te Puna Waiora Team Leader Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and family, reading Something interesting about me: I speak three languages :)...

August 22, 2019

Lydia Shoebridge

Kia Ora! I’m Lydia Shoebridge and I am lucky enough to be a part of the amazing Nga Manukura teaching team at Sylvia Park School. I was born in Auckland but have lived in almost all four corners of the world, I am very certain when I say NZ will always be my home. This is my first year teaching and I couldn’t think of anything I would rather be doing. SPS is such a friendly, welcoming whanau and I’m very lucky to be a part of it. I look forward to seeing what the rest of 2019 has to offer....

August 21, 2019

Betty Tafa

Talofa Lava,  My name is Betty Tafa and I am one of 4 teachers working with the year 7 & 8 students and also the Nga Manukura team leader. I have been teaching for 5 years and have been a part of the SPS whanau since 2018.  Family and culture are very important to me and being welcomed and a part of the diverse SPS whanau feels like home. I am a proud Samoan; born and raised in Strathmore, Wellington and Mt Roskill, Auckland. My family comes from the beautiful villages of Mulifanua and...

August 21, 2019

Caroline Shum

Ni Hao,I’m Caroline Shum one of the year 7 & 8 teachers in Nga Manukura and I have had the privilege of working at Sylvia Park School with our amazing students since 2016.  Originally I am from the sunny Bay of Plenty where I got to live the ‘Kiwi dream,’ in Tauranga, spending my summers with my family and friends at the beach or going for hikes.  As I have spent the last 17 years in Auckland, I now call it home. I love living in Auckland because I get to learn about all of the d...

August 21, 2019

Ambrose Timo

Kia orana everyone! I am Ambrose Sebastian Timo, one of the four fantastic teachers working with our amazing year 7 & 8 students in Nga Manukura. This is my 7th year of teaching, all of which have been at Sylvia Park School. I was born and raised in Blockhouse Bay, which is considered to be the west side of Auckland city. Growing up in Auckland I played many sports with Rugby union and Rugby league being my favourites where I have really enjoyed coaching both codes here at SPS. I am Cook Island,...

August 21, 2019

Tessa Leona

Kia ora! My name is Tessa Leona and I enjoy swimming, horse riding, eating Korean food and playing football. My favourite holiday spots in New Zealand are Kai Iwi lakes and Ahipara. I love being part of the SPS whanau!...

August 21, 2019

Tania Fu

Hi, I'm Tania Fu originally from Hamilton. I am passionate about education, learning and people. Outside of school, I love swimming, reading and painting. I would love to see you around! ...

August 21, 2019

Duncan Preston

I came to New Zealand in 2018 to study to be a teacher and am delighted to now be part of the SPS Whanau. I am originally from Manchester, England and am a keen performer, being part of a community theatre group on the North Shore. As a first year teacher, I am looking forward to many years to come at SPS and really enjoy the creative, collaborative and friendly atmosphere the school creates....

August 21, 2019

Sarah Badcock

Kia Ora, Hello my name is Sarah Badcock and I currently teach year 5/6. I has been teaching at a SPS for 4 years now and I have enjoyed being apart of the SPS Whanau. I enjoy singing and I coach a hockey team and the weekends. ...

August 21, 2019

Mel Noble

Greetings Whānau My name is Mel Noble, I am the Te Manawa 1 Team Leader and you can find me teaching a Yr3/4 class in Room 11.  I enjoy travelling overseas in the holidays and spending time with my daughter Quinn.  I love rugby league and passionately follow the NZ Warriors....

August 21, 2019

Selvom Naidoo

My name is Selvom Naidoo and I have grown quite attached to the SPS community over the number of years that I have taught in this community. I am passionate about teaching students and I'm especially enthralled when I see their eyes light up when understanding has dawn in them. I have taught in a variety of year levels over the years but my favourite level is the  middle school ....

August 20, 2019

Rauhoto Isaacs

Ka ū ki matanuku, Ka ū ki matarangi, Ka ū ki tenei whenua hei whenua!Mau e kai te manawa o tauhou. Ko Tauhara toku MaungaKo Taupo-nui-a-tia toku MoanaKo Waikato toku AwaKo Waipahihi toku MaraeKo Hinerau me Hineure oku HapuKo Te Arawa toku WakaHe uri tēnei no Ngāti Tuwharetoa.Ko Rauhoto Isaacs ahau.  Kia Ora!My name is Rauhoto Isaacs. I am Māori.  I hail from a place I like to call the center of the universe but to others they just call it Taupo. I was born and raised in Taup...

August 20, 2019

Alaina McMillan

Hi, I’m Miss Mac. I love to read and do crossword puzzles. My favourite thing to do is snuggle up with my cat Nelly-Belly on a cold day....

August 20, 2019

Yeolisha Naidoo

Kia Ora, my name is Yeolisha Naidoo. I used to come to Sylvia Park School when I was 5 years old. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and reading. I have 3 dogs that keep me very busy....

August 20, 2019

Amanda Key

Hey, my name is Mrs Key. I am the very proud mum of Jadynn. I love playing all sports, especially netball and squash. I love anything to do with fitness and I recently completed my first half Ironman (except for the swim part, the water was polluted!). I love spending time with my family and friends and I LOVE having fun!!!! ...

August 19, 2019

Laura Buchan

My name is Laura Buchan. I like to read and go for hikes in the weekend. I love spending time with family and friends....

August 19, 2019

Shannon Swainston

Year level I teach: Year 1-2 How long have you worked at SPS? 3 years What you like the most about SPS? The fantastic tauira! Leadership: Enviroschools, Mutukāroa Hobbies: Swimming, dancing and hiking Something interesting about me: I used to be a journalist!...

August 19, 2019

Deepika Lingam

Year level I teach: Year 1 How long have you worked at SPS? 5 months  What you like the most about SPS? SPS team (Staff, children and whanau). Hobbies: Singing, Reading, Cooking, Driving and Listening to different music.  Something interesting about me: I have lived in Fiji for 20 years, I can speak in Indian and understand Fijian too....

August 19, 2019

Kapa Haka Kmart Opening

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