Covid 19 Update
Monday 23 March 2020
As you may have heard from the Prime Minister this afternoon all schools have been asked to close as of Tuesday 24th March, however children with parents working in essential services (eg health workers, supermarkets, pharmacy, service stations) are able to attend school on Tuesday 24th. We will have teachers available for the Tuesday, please send children to the hall.
We will be informing children that we are going on a four week break as of tomorrow just before home time today.
We will be gathering together online learning and this will be shared with you via your classroom teacher.
Take care and thank you for your support.
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.
Proposed Enrolment Scheme for St Martins School
The Ministry of Education has requested under section 11H of the Education Act 1989 that St Martins School amends its enrolment home zone to manage our growing school roll and our building capacity.
The reason for this is to ensure that schools can manage the numbers of students attending their school and ensure an equitable spread of students between schools. Before amending our enrolment zone we are required to consult with our students, parents and local community, with parents of prospective students of St Martins School and with the Boards of other local schools that may be affected by the amendment.
Because of the significant crossover of our current enrolment home zones, we are working collaboratively with Thorrington School and Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto to develop our proposed amendments to our enrolment home zones. This will allow our schools and the Ministry of Education to effectively manage the capacity of our schools, both for now and the future. Further information can be found on our enrolment zone page or displayed in the school office.
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.