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Message from Bernadette May and Jo Malcolm

Kia ora family and whānau It is with a combination of sadness and excitement that I let you know that I have accepted the role of  Principal at Tai Tapu School. It is with sadness that I leave behind valued colleagues, friends and the wonderful tamariki of St Martins School. I have really valued my time at St Martins School, it is a very special place.  I will always treasure the positive memories that I have of the people. On the other hand, it is extremely exciting to be taking this next step in my career pathway. As you know, I’m passionate about learning and working with families and whānau to achieve the best outcome for our tamariki. I will take this passion and drive into my new role and look forward to getting to know my new learning community. Ngā mihi Bernadette May   Kia ora koutou, On behalf of the St Martins School Board of Trustees, I would like to congratulate Bernadette on her appointment as Principal at Tai Tapu School. We are very excited for her and we wish her all the best. Bernadette has been integral to growing the high quality teaching and learning culture that continues at St Martins School and the systems and processes that she has put in place will continue for our children.  We will look to appoint an Acting Deputy Principal to learn from her before she leaves at the end of Term 3 and to provide continuity in the transition to welcoming Andrew Mouat as our new Principal starting at the beginning of Term 4.  Exciting times ahead for everyone at St Martins School. Ngā mihi, BOT Chairperson Jo Malcolm

Welcome Naumai

St Martins Primary School delivers high quality, child-centred education in a friendly and inviting learning environment. We aim to ‘Inspire a Passion For Learning’ through instilling our School’s Values and Beliefs: Respect, Caring, Responsibility, Personal Best, and Learning. It is our goal to develop confident, connected actively involved, life long learners.

We believe that a strong and open partnership between school, family and the wider community is essential if we are to empower our students to create their own pathways to success. We acknowledge the unique individuals that our children are, their diverse abilities, their distinct personalities, their interests and their cultures, and we aim to provide exciting and engaging learning programmes that will meet their needs today, and prepare them for tomorrow.

We are fortunate to be served by a committed Board of Trustees, supported by an energetic and creative S’MART Community. We encourage our parent community to be involved in our school in whatever ways they can, and because they play an important role in developing the strategic direction of our school, and as this is a community school.

Enjoy your visit to our website, and if you would like to know more about St Martins School please feel free to make an appointment to meet with me.

Kind regards

Bernadette May
Acting Principal

The St Martins Way – Our Learning Model

The St Martins Way (the S’MART Way) plays a significant role in the delivery of the curriculum at St Martins School. The S’MART Way represents the St Martins School learning model and has been developed in consultation with the school community and the school staff. It incorporates special branding that brings to life our special learning model.