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Amanda Key

Talofa lava Sylvia Park Aiga, My name is Amanda Key. I have been teaching at Sylvia Park School for 10 years after completing my practicum here as a student teacher. For many of those years I have taught in the junior school but I have recently moved to years 4 to 6 which is a learning curve but also very exciting! I am passionate about sports and overall wellbeing so I am very excited to be the champion for our Hauora strategic goal this year. I am looking forward to redesigning the Health and ...

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

Fakaalofa lahi atu SPS, Ko au ko Tessa Leona. 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 I am currently teaching Y4-6 in Room 24. I am extremely excited to begin this new role and be the champion for our school aspiration, Ngā Tuapapa o te Ako! I am looking forward to working with whānau to lead our new Mutukaroa programme fo...

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

Kia Ora, My name is Melissa West. I currently teach years 4, 5, and 6. This is my third year at SPS and it really is a great school. The children are amazing and I look forward to a great year ahead. I am an enviro teacher because I enjoy sharing and learning knowledge about being a kaitiaki for our environment....

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

Things get better

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May 27, 2020

Sylvia: Whats in a name?

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May 27, 2020

Te Manawa Music Video

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May 26, 2020

Kowhai Inquiry

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May 26, 2020

Pohutukawa Inquiry

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May 26, 2020

Equality

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May 26, 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...

April 14, 2020

Maths

Maths at our househttps://nzmaths.co.nz/maths-our-houseMaths ideas for activities you can do at home, linked to the New Zealand Curriculum.  Math Playhttp://www.math-play.com/Many of our students are familiar with this website that has lots of games you can play to reinforce maths concepts....

April 1, 2020

Whanau Learning

Kia Ora Whanau, We will be using a combination of Google Classroom and Seesaw for online learning. If you need any assistance with this please contact your child's classroom teacher.   Below are some links you may want to explore in the meantimeLearning From Home - information from the Ministry of Education and at home linksAuckland Libraries - for ebooks, Audiobooks, eMagazines. You can join online (for free)Storytime on RNZ - for listening to picture books and cha...

March 24, 2020

Totara

Kia Ora Whanau, We will be using a combination of Google Classroom and Seesaw for online learning from Wednesday 15th April 2020.  If you need any assistance with this please contact your child's classroom teacher.   Below are some links you may want to explore in the meantimeLearning From Home - information from the Ministry of Education and at home linksAuckland Libraries - for ebooks, Audiobooks, eMagazines. You can join online (for free) Storytime on RNZ - for listening t...

March 24, 2020

Dagmar Dyck

Name: Dagmar Dyck or Whaea DagmarYear level I teach: Whole school artHow long have you worked at SPS? 8 yearsWhat you like the most about SPS? Everything! From the amazing students and their whānau to all the staff. It is always a joy to turn up each day and it never feels like work!Leadership: Senior Leader, Inquiry Team, Kāhui Ako Management team, Whole school arts, Active Sports supportHobbies: I love sports and participate in touch, running and weekl...

March 24, 2020

Inquiry

The Aotearoa History Showhttps://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-aotearoa-history-showThese videos are great to watch together to learn about the story of Aotearoa, or you can listen to them as a podcast.  Together at Home https://www.nzgeo.com/together-at-home/?source=homepage Every day New Zealand Geographic uses one of their articles as a starting point for a whole bunch of great activities you can do together. Mindlab Kids https://www.mindlabkids.com/challengesA variety of Scien...

March 24, 2020

Health and wellbeing

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March 24, 2020

Literacy

This is a great opportunity to enjoy reading together.  Find time to read to your child, listen to stories together and be a reading role model by reading yourself.  Anything works - magazines, books, newspapers.  Some great online resources for finding things to read are:Auckland Libraries - for ebooks, Audiobooks, eMagazines. You can join online (for free)Storytime on RNZ - for listening to picture books and chapter books written in Aotearoa and the PacificTe Puna Ngoi onli...

March 24, 2020

Chromebook rules

Responsible use agreement:I will respect the equipment (my device and power charger) by always looking after it and keeping it safe.I will carry the device with two hands and not eat or drink while using it.I will respect others by always using this device to interact with others in a kind, positive and helpful way.I will make the most of this opportunity to learn lots of new things and to share these with others.I will always be in the right place, at the right time when I am online. If in doub...

March 23, 2020

Te Manawa - Year 5 & 6

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