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6 September – 2018

As the year progresses our roll continues to grow, not only with 5 year olds starting but with many new families moving into our zone, meaning children are joining classes at all year levels. The Ministry of Education has been supportive in light of our building project and have eased the pressure for gaining staffing, especially to cater for New Entrant growth. We have now engaged Charlotte Bates to work with Peta Berry in our New Entrant class, part time initially and becoming full time by the end of this term. If you do have, or know of someone who is in our zone and intending to come to St Martins School, please encourage them to let us know and enrol early. Advance warning really helps with planning. The building is continuing to progress at a rapid rate. The walls are up and next Monday we expect the floor to be poured. This may mean some temporary access and parking issues behind the hall leading to less on street parking, but we will let you know of the developments as they arise. Following the pouring of the floor slab there may also be some other disruptions as the structural steel for the building arrives and is installed. This is all expected to happen before the end of this term. With the road works and the build happening we do encourage parents and caregivers to take extra care and be patient when delivering or collecting children from school in the morning and afternoon. There have been a few very close calls, and also some illegal traffic behaviours. We do need all parents and caregivers to be responsible and lawful in their traffic behaviours. Kind regards Rob Callaghan

Year 0-2 Reporting Conferences – Term 3, 2018

Tuesday 18th September, – from 3.30pm Thursday 20th September, – from 3.30pm Booking Online Website: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz  Event code:  j75zr Online booking will open on Monday 13th August and will close at 2.00pm on Friday 14th September.  Please visit the website above and follow the online instructions. Phone Booking: If you do not have Internet access you can phone the school and a booking will be made for you.  Contact: Phone office on (03) 332 6121 and ask for Michele. About the Conference The Reporting Conference will focus on student progress and achievement within numeracy, literacy, smart learners profile and values.  These are the core areas of learning. Teachers and students together will identify learning needs, next step goals and pathways for success.  During the conference students, with teacher support, will discuss their learning goals, work they are proud of and next steps in their learning.  You will also receive a print version of your child’s report. It is very important that students attend their conference. Crèche  A Crèche will run out of the school library. The Crèche is for other siblings you do not wish to take to the conferences. Parent Participation The aim of the conference is to share and celebrate your child’s achievement sensitively and develop a sense of personal best. If you require more detailed information or wish to discuss sensitive issues please make another time to meet with your child’s teacher outside the conference dates. Our aim is to make the conferences a pleasant and informative experience for all.  If you have any further questions please contact either the classroom teachers or Bernadette May.      

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

Rob Callaghan
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.