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Touch Rugby 2020

Smarttouch 2020 Registrations for term 4 are now open, so it’s time to be getting teams, coaches and managers together. Spaces filled up last year, so get in fast. You don’t need any prior experience to coach touch. We will be holding a coaching workshop at the start of term 4 to give you some ideas around what to coach and how to coach. Information on how the game is played is under the tab: Rules on www.sporty.co.nz/smarttouch. A level 1 coaching course will also be available, details to follow. Steps to register: 1. Get your team together! Find a sign-up sheet in your class and write your name down or talk with your friends and parents. Check with your teacher if you need help. 2. Appoint a team manager and coach. 3. Team manager enters online using the URL address www.sporty.co.nz/smarttouch 4. On the Smarttouch home page go to the Registration page, fill out the touch team sign up form and submit it. 5. You will then receive an email giving you the link to enter your player details. New Touch NZ Policy We are implementing a few changes this season. A basic summary of these are: Year 0-4: No score keeping, modified rules, 5 players on the field, open ratio (any ratio of boys and girls), half field, max of 10 in a team. Year 5/6: scoring, but not recorded, standard rules, 5 players on the field, mixed ratio 2:3, half field, max of 10 in a team. Year7/8: Scoring and recorded, standard rules, 6 players, mixed 3: 3, full field. Helpers: Keep an eye out for the Sign-up genius coming out later in the term. Closing date for entries is Friday 25th September Check website for payment details *Due to covid please do not put any payments through until the 2 nd playing night (29th Oct). We are all looking forward to a great season. From the Smarttouch Team Touch Canterbury Affiliated Module

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 – Manaaki, Caring – Aroha, Responsibility – Haepapa, Personal Best – E Ranga!, and Learning – Ako. 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

Andrew Mouat
Principal

Enrolment Scheme for St Martins School

Kia ora koutou,

I am finally able to update you on the new zone for St Martins School. The Ministry have decided to retain the zone they originally proposed back in February. To this effect, they have directed the Board to adopt the new zone from January 1st 2021. Please see Zone map and details  for details.

The Board’s submission following consultation with the community, to retain the area within the Prossers/Wades Road “loop”, was rejected on the grounds that it would carry a high risk of overcrowding. Our roll was set at 450 by the Ministry in 2019, and we are currently expecting around 530 students by the end of 2021. This means that we will continue to carefully manage enrolments, including no out of zone students for the foreseeable future (we have not accepted out of zone students since 2015). Siblings of students who currently attend St Martins will still be able to attend.

To allow for the transition to 450 students, which will happen over a number of years, the Ministry are currently working with the Board and the school to retain a number of temporary classrooms.

The rezoning will affect St Martins as well as Beckenham and Thorrington schools, who are also implementing their new zone boundaries on January 1st.

We hope to be in touch with a building update in the next week or so.

Ngā mihi nui,

Kate Hodgins

Chair, St Martins Board of Trustees

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.

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