School Information

Welcome to Shelly Park School

On behalf of the Staff, Board of Trustees and the community of Shelly Park Primary School I welcome you and your family to our School Community website. We hope your visit will be worthwhile, rewarding and enjoyable.

Shelly Park is a decile 10 State primary co-educational contributing school widely known for its friendly, family atmosphere. We are fortunate to have a skilled, enthusiastic staff committed to providing the best for every child. Parents are encouraged to work closely with staff to enhance children’s learning.

Parents of our school are welcome to involve themselves in our activities. Helpers work in the classroom with children, in the library, or with our sports programme. Helpers may choose to come on a regular timetabled basis, or just when it suits, by arrangement. The Outdoor Education Camps and organised educational, sports and cultural events are made possible with the committed co-operation and assistance of parent helpers.

Whilst special functions such as sports days, assemblies and concerts are organised for sharing, parents have the opportunity to contact the school everyday and should feel at ease in communicating joys, queries, and concerns. We believe that close contact and cooperation between home and school is vital for effective growth and welcome parental contact and assistance with class work, sporting and cultural activities. The Staff work to make the school effective in its dealings exercising our professional judgement to be helpful, diplomatic and tactful within all relationships.

B.J.Rolfe. B Ed. Dip.Tchg

Principal

The Board of Trustees (BOT) was elected in 2019 and will serve for three years.
The Board currently is:

  • Brendan White
  • Lyn Abba
  • Kim Fox
  • Darren Powell
  • Paul Gahan
  • Danny Yang
  • Brian Rolfe – Principal
  • Coram Bradbury – Staff Representative

Other than the Staff Representative and the Principal, all members are parents of children attending the School.

The School Trustees are obliged to abide by the Local Government Officials Information and Meeting Act 1987. Monthly meetings of The Board of Trustees are open to the public, with copies of the agenda to be made available.

Times and places of Board meetings will be published in the School Newsletters. Minutes of Board and PTA meetings are available in the foyer. The Board of Trustees send home their own newsletters to inform you of their activities and at times to ask your opinions. Each term a BOT newsletter is published. Board of Trustees Community Meetings are organised as the need arises to consult with our parents on the School Charter and School Policies.

If you would like to contact the Board of Trustees please email us on spsbot@shellypark.school.nz

The PTA is elected each March, and meet each month.

The PTA Executive is currently:

  • Jayne Noyce – Chairperson
  • Natalie Chrystal – Treasurer
  • Ali Cromack – Secretary

All parents of the School are deemed to be PTA members and are welcome to attend monthly meetings. Staff attendance is rostered for monthly meetings.

PURPOSE

The PTA committee meet each term and plan their schedule of activities. These activities range through social events, fundraising functions and parent/teacher curriculum based evenings. PTA fundraisers include “Yellow” Telephone Book deliveries – Terms One and Two, a Gala Day each second year and a variety of other activities as the opportunities arise. Social events include: Book Week Parade Day, with a soup and sausage lunch, End of Year Family Barbecue, and Family Picnics.

Bank Account Number for Payment of PTA related expenses

03 0166 0096700 00
ShellyPark School PTA

pta@shellypark.school.nz

Shelly Park School Staff List

Principal Mr Brian Rolfe
Deputy Principal Mrs Wendy Dove
Junior School
Mrs Narrelle Robson Room 2
Mrs Vanessa Hales Room 1
Mrs Derryn Chapman Room 7
Miss Simmy Kaur Room 3a
Mrs Suzi McKay Room 3
Pod 2
Senior Teacher Mrs Smaranda Balais Room 5
Mrs Meghan Wood Room 4
Mrs Rachael Munro/Mrs Rachel Forgie Room 7a
Mrs Sue Hayward Room 6
Pod 3
Associate Principal Mrs Coram Bradbury Room 11
Senior Teacher Mrs Edwina Mills Room 13
Mrs Karen Atkin Room 13
Mr Mark Rijns Room 12
Miss Gwen Garcia Room 10
Mrs Amanda Kirkup Room 9
Miss Brooke Page Room 8
Senior School
Team Leader Mrs Helen Rolfe Room 17
Mrs Kate Allen Room 17
Miss Liz Ene Room 14
Miss Kimberley Higham Room 15
Mrs Chanelle Wansbury Room 16
Mrs Laura Tomlinson Room 18
Mrs Mary Jones Room 21
Part-Time Teachers
Mrs Stacey Arlidge Pod 4
Mrs Elizabeth Thomas Pod 1 & 2
Mrs Nicole McCracken Pod 3
Mrs Amanda Moral Pod 4
Literacy & Maths Mrs Louise Bayly Room 20
Literacy & Reading Recovery Mrs Jenny Brown Room 7
Reading Recovery Mrs Cathy Wessels Pod 2
Administrators Mrs Kathy Martin
Mrs Sue Richards
Property Manager Mr Trevor Corbett

Shelly Park Primary School Zone

The zone starts at Cockle Bay Beach and takes in Shelly Beach Parade and continues on up Churchill Road to John Gill Road, going down John Gill Road to Advene Road. Up Advene Road including all side streets to the corner of Advene Road and Alexander Street.

From this corner the zone boundary crosses to the corner of Meadowland Drive and Sandpit Road including Lastel Place but excluding all homes on Alexander St, Trelawn Place, Reydon Place and houses on Sandspit Road up to the corner of Lastel Place and Meadowland Drive.

From this corner the zone extends down Meadowland Drive taking in both sides of the road and across into Millhouse Drive again taking in both sides of the road until Northpark Ave. The zone includes both sides of Northpark Ave and Orangewood Drive from Northpark Ave to the Whitford Road roundabout. The zone includes both sides of Whitford Road up to Point View Dive. It includes both sides of Point View Drive until Hayley Lane. Point View Drive South of Hayley Lane and all side streets are not included in the zone.

From Hayley Lane the zone goes across country to meet Griggs Road and includes Griggs Road and roads off it. From the corner of Griggs Road and Whitford Road, the zone continues down Whitford Road to the roundabout. From Whitford roundabout, the zone continues out along the Whitford Maraetai Road including all side roads to Henson Road. At Henson Road, the zone goes north to the coast and follows the coastline back to Cockle Bay Beach and Shelly Beach Parade.

Our Vision.

The Shelly Park School community will work co-operatively to provide opportunities for learners to build their sense of identity, to become resilient, self-reliant, critical and creative thinkers, to be team players, to learn to use initiative and engage in on-going learning throughout their lives.

Mission Statement.

Shelly Park School empowers its students to be confident, caring and connected community contributors.

Motto.

Working Together to Succeed.

Charter Undertaking.

In accordance with Section 64 of the Education Act, the Shelly Park Board of Trustees undertakes all reasonable steps to achieve the purpose, aims and objectives in this Charter which have been approved by the Board following consultation with the community in terms of Sections 61 and 63 of the Education Act, and to take full account of the National Education Guidelines and all statutory obligations. The Board has accepted this Charter as its undertaking to the Ministry of Education.


This Charter will be updated annually in December.

School Description

Shelly Park is a State primary co-educational contributing school catering for approximately 440 students and widely known for its friendly, family atmosphere.

There is a high level of expectation in the school and for the children.  There is a strong commitment by parents to give their children the best possible education. Parents see Shelly Park as a safe and friendly community with a good level of caring and support.  They feel that sports, hobbies and interests are well catered for and good amenities are available.

The school has a stable roll and stable staff having undergone a period of rapid growth where the roll  grew significantly over several years.

Shelly Park is of modern design (1979) and has even more recent construction. It has large attractive, open grounds.  Some classrooms are linked together as Pods. Whilst divided into separate rooms they are of a variable space design. Each has ramps, wide doorways and shared facilities. e.g. Art areas, cloak bays and toilets. Other rooms are of relocatable design.
The school currently has twenty one classrooms.  The junior school occupies Pod One and Two and is composed of New Entrant classes and Year  2 classes. In Pod 3 the Year 3 & 4 classes form the middle school team.
Pod 4 consists of Yr 5 & 6 parallel classes which form the senior team .

The staff currently comprises the Principal and eighteen fulltime classroom teachers.  In addition to the full-time staff, we employ part-time teachers and several teacher aides who work in support of teams and in specialist areas.

National Education Priorities

Shelly Park school recognises and is committed to the Government’s National Education priorities.

Success for all
A safe learning environment
Improving literacy and numeracy
Better use of student achievement information
Improving outcomes for students at risk
Improving outcomes for Maori students
Achievement Information Reporting.

The school establishes and maintains close links with its community and parents of the school are welcome to involve themselves in our activities.  EOTC activities are made possible with the committed co-operation and assistance of parent helpers.

Whilst special functions such as sports days, assemblies and concerts are organised for sharing together, parents have the opportunity to contact school every day and are made to feel at ease in communicating joys, queries, and concerns.  We believe that close contact and cooperation between home and school is vital for effective growth, and welcome parental contact and assistance with class work, sporting and cultural activities.  The Staff work to make the school effective in its dealings exercising their professional judgement to be helpful, diplomatic and tactful within all relationships.

Parents are involved in the construction of the sections of this Charter through consultation.
This occurs annually as a strategic forum meeting which involves  key staff, BOT and PTA.
Health curriculum consultation  also occurs biannually  via the school newsletter.

Cultural Diversity

Though there are less than 2% of students identifying as Maori the Board of Trustees takes all reasonable steps to provide instruction in and through Te Reo and Tikanga Maori.

When developing policies and practices for the school every endeavour is made to reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity and the unique position of Maori culture.

The Maori curriculum team reports annually to the board and consults the school community on an annual basis  as part of their reporting commitment
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Teaching staff are encouraged and supported to  integrate elements of Tikanga Maori and Te Reo into their programmes.

If parents of a full time student ask the school to provide instruction in Te Reo Maori, the school will open negotiations with neighbouring schools in order to find a suitable teaching and learning programme that the student can attend.

The school participates in the annual Eastern Districts Koanga festival which occurs over two nights in October.

The achievement of Maori – Pasifika pupils is monitored annually


OUR SCHOOL AIMS

Aims are broad statements of intended outcomes in which the school expects to demonstrate performance in relation to the National Education Guidelines and priorities. All school policies and procedures are guided by these.

NAG 1. Curriculum.

We aim to:

  • Foster student achievement by providing teaching and learning programmes which provide all students with the opportunity to achieve success in all the essential learning and skill areas.
  • Give priority to student achievement in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Gather information through a range of meaningful assessment practises to enable student achievement to be evaluated and use this information to improve student outcomes.
  • Identify students and groups of students:
    • who are not achieving
    • who are at risk of not achieving
    • who have special learning needs and develop programmes that cater for them.
    • Identify aspects of the curriculum which require attention.
    • Takes all reasonable steps to provide instruction in tikanga Maori and te reo Maori for children whose parents ask for this.
NAG 2.  Documentation and Self Review.

We aim to:

  • Document and maintain an on-going programme of self review.
  • Report to BOT, parents and the community on student achievement.
  • Report to BOT, parents and the community on achievement of identified groups of students. E.g. Maori, Asian, Target Groups.
  • Foster community partnership through effective communication to, and consultation with, all community groups/cultures
  • Maintain policies and procedures that reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity and the unique position of Maori culture.
NAG 3. Employer Responsibilities/Personnel and Resources.

We aim to:

  • Promote high levels of staff performance.
  • Use educational resources effectively.
  • Be a good employer by complying with the conditions of the relevant employment contracts.
NAG 4(a). Finance.

We aim to:

  • Allocate funds to reflect the school’s priorities.
  • Monitor and control expenditure.
  • Ensure annual accounts are prepared and audited as required.
NAG 4(b). Property.

We aim to:

  • Follow the conditions of our property and asset management plans.
  • Implement a maintenance plan programme to provide a safe, healthy learning environment for students.
NAG 5. Health and Safety.

We aim to:

  • Comply with relevant legislation
  • Provide a safe physical and emotional environment for students and staff.
NAG 6. Administration.

We aim to:

  • Comply with legislation concerning requirements such as attendance, length of the school day, length of the school year.

OUR SCHOOL’S OBJECTIVES.

Objectives outline how the aims will be implemented through the School Charter –Strategic Plan, Annual Plan, Action Plans and Procedural Information.

NAG 1. Curriculum.

Each year the Board will:

  • Through the Principal and staff will develop, revise or confirm its Curriculum Action Plans and Charter. The Charter will show it is giving consideration to national priorities and the identified learning needs of students.
  • Ensure the Charter sets student achievement targets which specify achievement goals for identified groups of students.
NAG 2.  Documentation and Self Review.

Each year the Board will:

  • Operate an annual programme of Self review in all areas of the curriculum and Board Operation to achieve a self improving cycle.
  • Receive and report on student achievement.
  • Use this information to form the basis for deciding priorities for subsequent annual plans and targets.
  • Communicate meaningfully with the community and consult to ensure partnership links are maintained.
  • Include analysis of student achievement targets and outcomes/variances in Annual reports.
NAG 2A

We are bound as a school to use National Standards to:
(a) report to students and their parents on the student’s progress and achievement in relation to National Standards. Reporting to parents will be in plain language in writing must be at least twice a year;
(b) report school-level data in the board’s annual report on National Standards under three headings:

  1. school strengths and identified areas for improvement;
  2. the basis for identifying areas for improvement; and
  3. planned actions for lifting achievement.

(c) report in the board’s annual report on:

  1. the numbers and proportions of students at, above, below or well below the standards, including by Māori, Pasifika and by gender (where this does not breach an individual’s privacy); and
  2. how students are progressing against the standards as well as how they are achieving.
NAG 3. Employer Responsibilities/Personnel and Resources.

Each year the Board will:

  • Review and revise all personnel policies and procedures to maintain its position as a good employer.
  • Recognise and implement the conditions of employment for all employees.
  • Provide, through the annual budget limitation, resources to meet curriculum priorities and professional development needs.
NAG 4(a). Finance.

Each year the Board will:

  • Prepare an annual budget to fund school operation.
  • Monitor and control income and expenditure on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure preparation, audit and publication of the annual accounts meets required guidelines.
NAG 4(b). Property.

Each year the Board will:

  • Update the 10 year Property plan.
  • Prepare an annual property development plan on the basis of the above for both maintenance and capital works.
  • Maintain an updated Asset register.
  • Implement a programme of inspection for the buildings and grounds to maintain a safe environment.
NAG 5. Health and Safety.

Each year the Board will:

  • Provide a physical and emotionally safe environment for staff and pupils.
  • Develop a positive, caring climate for all by implementing appropriate programmes and procedures.
NAG 6. Administration.

The Board will:

  • Maintain a biannual revision of all school policy and procedures.
  • Ensure the school’s operation complies with legislative requirements.
  • Be informed in regard to changes in relevant legislative requirements.

WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO

  • Develop a positive self esteem
  • Develop to their fullest potential
  • Develop self discipline and independent work habits
  • Demonstrate good manners
  • Show respect for other people’s property and the environment
  • Develop their self confidence so they can use their initiative and build leadership qualities
  • Have respect for themselves, their own cultural identity and other people’s cultures
  • Have respect for people of all ages and for those in authority
  • Carry appropriate responsibilities reliably and carefully
  • Show a feeling of concern for others
  • Be proud of themselves and their part in the school team.

WE WANT OUR STAFF TO

  • Enjoy their work and help make the school a bright, happy and interesting place to attend
  • Respect every pupil’s individuality and remember that they are entitled to personal dignity
  • Be tolerant of young learners by assisting appropriately and involve them in their learning
  • Emphasize courtesy, consideration and cooperation both in classrooms and playgrounds
  • Share ideas and work together positively
  • Gain the respect of the children and parents by handling them sincerely, fairly and firmly
  • Set an appropriate role model in terms of behaviour, dress, speech, tidiness and manners
  • Encourage pupils to succeed at all levels of growth and development
  • Foster the above qualities in our pupils
  • Develop challenging and stimulating learning programmes to meet the identified learning needs of the pupils
  • Aim for positive outcomes by being constructive and offering plenty of praise
  • Stress the good things children are doing, not the bad
  • Provide consistent well defined standards and involve children in developing these.

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO

  • Feel welcome and part of the school community
  • Be positive and proactive in their support of school activity
  • To have input into levels of school decision making
  • Maintain close, open communication links with the school so that they are informed and can be involved in school activities
  • Feel confident about expressing concerns and queries in regard to the children’s management and achievement
  • Feel assured that their involvement and contributions are valued both inside and outside the classrooms.

TOGETHER WE WILL SEEK TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN A WARM, FRIENDLY, SECURE, POSITIVE AND STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT TO ACHIEVE THESE AIMS FOR EACH OTHER

Achievement in relation to National Standards will be reported in writing, twice a year in plain language.

 Yrs 0-3

  1. National Standards Report (OTJ) is to be written to correspond with the anniversary of a student’s 6 – 7 –  8th birthday.

Birthday

6 Years Old

7 Years Old

8 Years Old

Years at School

End of 1 Year = 40 weeks

End of 2 Years = 80 weeks

End of 3 Years = 120 weeks

  1. Parents will be invited by email or letter to meet with classroom teachers to discuss this report in person. This report and meeting is to be held in the Term of a student’s birthday.
  2. Progress Report towards a student’s next National Standards Report will go home 2 terms after a student has started school then 2 terms after they receive a National Standard’s report.
  3. The reporting timeframe is individualised because students begin school in different terms of the year. .

National Standard and Progress Reporting Years 0 – 3

Examples of Reporting Timeframe

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

NS Report

Progress Report

NS Report

Progress Report

NS Report

Progress

Report

NS Report

Progress

Report

Students finishing  3 Years (120 weeks) at school in Year 4

Some students in Year 4 will have 3 reports. These students are the ones that are finishing their Year 3 Year in Year 4.

Students finishing 3 Years at School in Year 4        

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Year 3

NS Report

Year 4 Mid Year Progress

Year 4 NS Report

Yrs 4-6

  1. All students will receive a Mid-Year Progress report, these will be discussed at Mid-Year Parent/Teacher Conferences
  2. All full written National Standard End of Year Report will go home in December. In some cases (especially for students who have dropped a NS) it may be necessary for teachers to organize a conference to go through the Report.

More Information for Parents

There is a lot of information about understanding National Standards online. Please click here if you would like to broaden your understanding.

Enrolment

A Ministry of Education approved enrolment scheme operates to control enrolment.

This School’s Board of Trustees will accept for enrolment all students who are of eligible age (5) or otherwise as determined by the Ministry of Education, who are permanent residents of New Zealand, and who live within the appropriate zoned enrolment area. We require to view the child’s birth certificate (or passport) and in the case of new immigrants, proof of residency permission together with proof of residential address. Prospective parents and students are welcome to make an appointment with the school office to come and view the school.

All enrolments for the school must be approved by the Principal, and any out of area enrolments will be at his absolute discretion.

If you would like to enrol your child please contact the office before the end of the school year.

All enrolments are processed by the school office as outlined in the school policy on Enrolment.

The actual enrolment involves filling in and signing a form which takes about ten minutes. It involves information on the child’s family, pre-school experience (if any) and health details, plus phone numbers and family doctor’s name.

New enrolments may be released prior to 3 p.m. on the request of the parents.

School Uniform

All students are to arrive at school and leave from school, in their full Shelly Park School uniform, including footwear.

All students to wear black sandals with black only soles in summer and closed black school shoes with black only soles in winter – Stomp on Wellington Street in Howick offers a 10% discount.  No Crocs or high tops.

Navy socks or navy stockings are to be worn in the winter months (Term 2 and 3).

The correct school uniform is to be worn clean, neat and tidy.

Thermals should NOT be visible under the school uniform.

Students are encouraged to take pride in their uniform and to wear it well.

Hair is to be off the face, tied back if longer than the bottom of the collar, and be the natural hair colour.

Hair accessories are to be navyjadeblack or white.

Nail polish and cosmetics are not permitted.

Variations in relation to the Human Rights Act may be negotiated with the Principal.

Second-hand uniforms may be available. Please see the noticeboard outside the School Office or the website for details.

All garments must be clearly named.

When representing the school or for senior school graduation it is compulsory for school tunic to be worn

JEWELLERY

Items of jewellery can be easily lost or damaged at school. They may also cause injury to the wearer or other students. For safety reasons these are not to be worn. The school accepts no responsibility in the case of loss, damage or injury.

However, students may wear:

  • One small earring stud per ear.
  • A watch.
  • A necklace of religious or cultural significance – to be worn underneath clothing.
  • A Medical Identification Tag as required.

SUN SENSE

During the summer (Terms 1 & 4), all pupils are encouraged to put on sunscreen at home before school and expected to wear the regulation school hat while outdoors. Our Sun Sense policy is: No hat – stay in the shade.

NEW SHELLY PARK SCHOOL UNIFORM PRICING

  • Unisex Polar Fleece Jacket $ 48.00
  • Boys Cargo Shorts $ 36.00
  • Unisex Cargo Long Pants $ 39.00
  • Long Pants with reinforced knee $ 47.00
  • Girls Culottes $ 43.00
  • House Shirts $ 26.00
  • PE Shorts $ 25.00
  • Hat $ 12.50
  • Unisex Short Sleeve Polo Shirt $ 28.00
  • Unisex Long Sleeve Polo Shirt $ 33.00
  • Girls Tartan Tunic $ 89.00

* When representing the school or for senior school graduation it is compulsory for school tunic to be worn

Extras for warmth such as poly props or singlets must not be showing under clothing

The school uniform is compulsory and is available from Argyle Online

Second hand Shelly Park School uniforms can be bought and sold via Shelly Park School Second Hand Uniform Shop

Girls

SPS Girls Uniform
SUMMER
Unisex Short Sleeve Polo ShirtGirls Tartan Tunic (Compulsory*) – with or without polo shirtGirls Culottes (optional)Unisex Polar Fleece JacketHat – Terms 1 & 4 compulsoryBlack sandals
WINTER
Unisex Polo Shirt – Short or Long SleeveGirls Tartan Tunic (Compulsory*)Girls Culottes (optional)Unisex Cargo Long Pants (optional)Unisex Polar Fleece JacketNavy socks or Navy TightsBlack Footwear

BOYS

SPS Boys Uniform
SUMMER
Unisex Short SleevePolo ShirtBoys Cargo ShortsUnisex Polar Fleece JacketBlack sandals
WINTER
Unisex Polo Shirt-Short or Long SleevesBoys Cargo ShortsUnisex Cargo Long Pants (optional)Unisex Polar Fleece JacketNavy socksBlack Footwear

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

SPS PE Uniform
UNISEXHouse Shirts – House Colour

PE Shorts

School Donation 2019

We request payment of a school donation of $270.00 per child ($67.50 per term). There is a discount if you have 3 or more children attending Shelly Park this year, please see the office staff for more information.

NB.The School Donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Activity Contribution 2019

The Activity Contribution for 2019 has been set at $70.00 per child ($17.50 per term). It covers Education Outside the Classroom, trips and performances at school, and other events to supplement the delivery of the curriculum.

There is car parking at:

  • John Gill Road
  • Sandspit Road
  • Lastel Place
  • Sunnyview Ave (Limited Parking)

Please ensure that you DO NOT Park or Stop on the yellow lines or across driveways,  as this will incur either a fine or possibly having your car towed.

Parking slightly further away and walking is a great start to the kids day, there is also the walking school bus, enquire at the school office for more information.

School Information

Welcome to Shelly Park School

On behalf of the Staff, Board of Trustees and the community of Shelly Park Primary School I welcome you and your family to our School Community website. We hope your visit will be worthwhile, rewarding and enjoyable.

Shelly Park is a decile 10 State primary co-educational contributing school widely known for its friendly, family atmosphere. We are fortunate to have a skilled, enthusiastic staff committed to providing the best for every child. Parents are encouraged to work closely with staff to enhance children’s learning.

Parents of our school are welcome to involve themselves in our activities. Helpers work in the classroom with children, in the library, or with our sports programme. Helpers may choose to come on a regular timetabled basis, or just when it suits, by arrangement. The Outdoor Education Camps and organised educational, sports and cultural events are made possible with the committed co-operation and assistance of parent helpers.

Whilst special functions such as sports days, assemblies and concerts are organised for sharing, parents have the opportunity to contact the school everyday and should feel at ease in communicating joys, queries, and concerns. We believe that close contact and cooperation between home and school is vital for effective growth and welcome parental contact and assistance with class work, sporting and cultural activities. The Staff work to make the school effective in its dealings exercising our professional judgement to be helpful, diplomatic and tactful within all relationships.

B.J.Rolfe. B Ed. Dip.Tchg

Principal

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BOT) was elected in 2019 and will serve for three years.
The Board currently is:

  • Brendan White
  • Lyn Abba
  • Kim Fox
  • Darren Powell
  • Paul Gahan
  • Danny Yang
  • Brian Rolfe – Principal
  • Coram Bradbury – Staff Representative

Other than the Staff Representative and the Principal, all members are parents of children attending the School.

The School Trustees are obliged to abide by the Local Government Officials Information and Meeting Act 1987. Monthly meetings of The Board of Trustees are open to the public, with copies of the agenda to be made available.

Times and places of Board meetings will be published in the School Newsletters. Minutes of Board and PTA meetings are available in the foyer. The Board of Trustees send home their own newsletters to inform you of their activities and at times to ask your opinions. Each term a BOT newsletter is published. Board of Trustees Community Meetings are organised as the need arises to consult with our parents on the School Charter and School Policies.

If you would like to contact the Board of Trustees please email us on spsbot@shellypark.school.nz

The PTA

The PTA is elected each March, and meet each month.

The PTA Executive is currently:

  • Jayne Noyce – Chairperson
  • Natalie Chrystal – Treasurer
  • Ali Cromack – Secretary

All parents of the School are deemed to be PTA members and are welcome to attend monthly meetings. Staff attendance is rostered for monthly meetings.

PURPOSE

The PTA committee meet each term and plan their schedule of activities. These activities range through social events, fundraising functions and parent/teacher curriculum based evenings. PTA fundraisers include “Yellow” Telephone Book deliveries – Terms One and Two, a Gala Day each second year and a variety of other activities as the opportunities arise. Social events include: Book Week Parade Day, with a soup and sausage lunch, End of Year Family Barbecue, and Family Picnics.

Bank Account Number for Payment of PTA related expenses

03 0166 0096700 00
ShellyPark School PTA

pta@shellypark.school.nz

Shelly Park School Staff List

Principal Mr Brian Rolfe
Deputy Principal Mrs Wendy Dove
Junior School
Mrs Narrelle Robson Room 2
Mrs Vanessa Hales Room 1
Mrs Derryn Chapman Room 7
Miss Simmy Kaur Room 3a
Mrs Suzi McKay Room 3
Pod 2
Senior Teacher Mrs Smaranda Balais Room 5
Mrs Meghan Wood Room 4
Mrs Rachael Munro/Mrs Rachel Forgie Room 7a
Mrs Sue Hayward Room 6
Pod 3
Associate Principal Mrs Coram Bradbury Room 11
Senior Teacher Mrs Edwina Mills Room 13
Mrs Karen Atkin Room 13
Mr Mark Rijns Room 12
Miss Gwen Garcia Room 10
Mrs Amanda Kirkup Room 9
Miss Brooke Page Room 8
Senior School
Team Leader Mrs Helen Rolfe Room 17
Mrs Kate Allen Room 17
Miss Liz Ene Room 14
Miss Kimberley Higham Room 15
Mrs Chanelle Wansbury Room 16
Mrs Laura Tomlinson Room 18
Mrs Mary Jones Room 21
Part-Time Teachers
Mrs Stacey Arlidge Pod 4
Mrs Elizabeth Thomas Pod 1 & 2
Mrs Nicole McCracken Pod 3
Mrs Amanda Moral Pod 4
Literacy & Maths Mrs Louise Bayly Room 20
Literacy & Reading Recovery Mrs Jenny Brown Room 7
Reading Recovery Mrs Cathy Wessels Pod 2
Administrators Mrs Kathy Martin
Mrs Sue Richards
Property Manager Mr Trevor Corbett

Shelly Park Primary School Zone

The zone starts at Cockle Bay Beach and takes in Shelly Beach Parade and continues on up Churchill Road to John Gill Road, going down John Gill Road to Advene Road. Up Advene Road including all side streets to the corner of Advene Road and Alexander Street.

From this corner the zone boundary crosses to the corner of Meadowland Drive and Sandpit Road including Lastel Place but excluding all homes on Alexander St, Trelawn Place, Reydon Place and houses on Sandspit Road up to the corner of Lastel Place and Meadowland Drive.

From this corner the zone extends down Meadowland Drive taking in both sides of the road and across into Millhouse Drive again taking in both sides of the road until Northpark Ave. The zone includes both sides of Northpark Ave and Orangewood Drive from Northpark Ave to the Whitford Road roundabout. The zone includes both sides of Whitford Road up to Point View Dive. It includes both sides of Point View Drive until Hayley Lane. Point View Drive South of Hayley Lane and all side streets are not included in the zone.

From Hayley Lane the zone goes across country to meet Griggs Road and includes Griggs Road and roads off it. From the corner of Griggs Road and Whitford Road, the zone continues down Whitford Road to the roundabout. From Whitford roundabout, the zone continues out along the Whitford Maraetai Road including all side roads to Henson Road. At Henson Road, the zone goes north to the coast and follows the coastline back to Cockle Bay Beach and Shelly Beach Parade.

Shelly Park Schools Charter

Our Vision.

The Shelly Park School community will work co-operatively to provide opportunities for learners to build their sense of identity, to become resilient, self-reliant, critical and creative thinkers, to be team players, to learn to use initiative and engage in on-going learning throughout their lives.

Mission Statement.

Shelly Park School empowers its students to be confident, caring and connected community contributors.

Motto.

Working Together to Succeed.

Charter Undertaking.

In accordance with Section 64 of the Education Act, the Shelly Park Board of Trustees undertakes all reasonable steps to achieve the purpose, aims and objectives in this Charter which have been approved by the Board following consultation with the community in terms of Sections 61 and 63 of the Education Act, and to take full account of the National Education Guidelines and all statutory obligations. The Board has accepted this Charter as its undertaking to the Ministry of Education.


This Charter will be updated annually in December.

School Description

Shelly Park is a State primary co-educational contributing school catering for approximately 440 students and widely known for its friendly, family atmosphere.

There is a high level of expectation in the school and for the children.  There is a strong commitment by parents to give their children the best possible education. Parents see Shelly Park as a safe and friendly community with a good level of caring and support.  They feel that sports, hobbies and interests are well catered for and good amenities are available.

The school has a stable roll and stable staff having undergone a period of rapid growth where the roll  grew significantly over several years.

Shelly Park is of modern design (1979) and has even more recent construction. It has large attractive, open grounds.  Some classrooms are linked together as Pods. Whilst divided into separate rooms they are of a variable space design. Each has ramps, wide doorways and shared facilities. e.g. Art areas, cloak bays and toilets. Other rooms are of relocatable design.
The school currently has twenty one classrooms.  The junior school occupies Pod One and Two and is composed of New Entrant classes and Year  2 classes. In Pod 3 the Year 3 & 4 classes form the middle school team.
Pod 4 consists of Yr 5 & 6 parallel classes which form the senior team .

The staff currently comprises the Principal and eighteen fulltime classroom teachers.  In addition to the full-time staff, we employ part-time teachers and several teacher aides who work in support of teams and in specialist areas.

National Education Priorities

Shelly Park school recognises and is committed to the Government’s National Education priorities.

Success for all
A safe learning environment
Improving literacy and numeracy
Better use of student achievement information
Improving outcomes for students at risk
Improving outcomes for Maori students
Achievement Information Reporting.

The school establishes and maintains close links with its community and parents of the school are welcome to involve themselves in our activities.  EOTC activities are made possible with the committed co-operation and assistance of parent helpers.

Whilst special functions such as sports days, assemblies and concerts are organised for sharing together, parents have the opportunity to contact school every day and are made to feel at ease in communicating joys, queries, and concerns.  We believe that close contact and cooperation between home and school is vital for effective growth, and welcome parental contact and assistance with class work, sporting and cultural activities.  The Staff work to make the school effective in its dealings exercising their professional judgement to be helpful, diplomatic and tactful within all relationships.

Parents are involved in the construction of the sections of this Charter through consultation.
This occurs annually as a strategic forum meeting which involves  key staff, BOT and PTA.
Health curriculum consultation  also occurs biannually  via the school newsletter.

Cultural Diversity

Though there are less than 2% of students identifying as Maori the Board of Trustees takes all reasonable steps to provide instruction in and through Te Reo and Tikanga Maori.

When developing policies and practices for the school every endeavour is made to reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity and the unique position of Maori culture.

The Maori curriculum team reports annually to the board and consults the school community on an annual basis  as part of their reporting commitment
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Teaching staff are encouraged and supported to  integrate elements of Tikanga Maori and Te Reo into their programmes.

If parents of a full time student ask the school to provide instruction in Te Reo Maori, the school will open negotiations with neighbouring schools in order to find a suitable teaching and learning programme that the student can attend.

The school participates in the annual Eastern Districts Koanga festival which occurs over two nights in October.

The achievement of Maori – Pasifika pupils is monitored annually


OUR SCHOOL AIMS

Aims are broad statements of intended outcomes in which the school expects to demonstrate performance in relation to the National Education Guidelines and priorities. All school policies and procedures are guided by these.

NAG 1. Curriculum.

We aim to:

  • Foster student achievement by providing teaching and learning programmes which provide all students with the opportunity to achieve success in all the essential learning and skill areas.
  • Give priority to student achievement in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Gather information through a range of meaningful assessment practises to enable student achievement to be evaluated and use this information to improve student outcomes.
  • Identify students and groups of students:
    • who are not achieving
    • who are at risk of not achieving
    • who have special learning needs and develop programmes that cater for them.
    • Identify aspects of the curriculum which require attention.
    • Takes all reasonable steps to provide instruction in tikanga Maori and te reo Maori for children whose parents ask for this.
NAG 2.  Documentation and Self Review.

We aim to:

  • Document and maintain an on-going programme of self review.
  • Report to BOT, parents and the community on student achievement.
  • Report to BOT, parents and the community on achievement of identified groups of students. E.g. Maori, Asian, Target Groups.
  • Foster community partnership through effective communication to, and consultation with, all community groups/cultures
  • Maintain policies and procedures that reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity and the unique position of Maori culture.
NAG 3. Employer Responsibilities/Personnel and Resources.

We aim to:

  • Promote high levels of staff performance.
  • Use educational resources effectively.
  • Be a good employer by complying with the conditions of the relevant employment contracts.
NAG 4(a). Finance.

We aim to:

  • Allocate funds to reflect the school’s priorities.
  • Monitor and control expenditure.
  • Ensure annual accounts are prepared and audited as required.
NAG 4(b). Property.

We aim to:

  • Follow the conditions of our property and asset management plans.
  • Implement a maintenance plan programme to provide a safe, healthy learning environment for students.
NAG 5. Health and Safety.

We aim to:

  • Comply with relevant legislation
  • Provide a safe physical and emotional environment for students and staff.
NAG 6. Administration.

We aim to:

  • Comply with legislation concerning requirements such as attendance, length of the school day, length of the school year.

OUR SCHOOL’S OBJECTIVES.

Objectives outline how the aims will be implemented through the School Charter –Strategic Plan, Annual Plan, Action Plans and Procedural Information.

NAG 1. Curriculum.

Each year the Board will:

  • Through the Principal and staff will develop, revise or confirm its Curriculum Action Plans and Charter. The Charter will show it is giving consideration to national priorities and the identified learning needs of students.
  • Ensure the Charter sets student achievement targets which specify achievement goals for identified groups of students.
NAG 2.  Documentation and Self Review.

Each year the Board will:

  • Operate an annual programme of Self review in all areas of the curriculum and Board Operation to achieve a self improving cycle.
  • Receive and report on student achievement.
  • Use this information to form the basis for deciding priorities for subsequent annual plans and targets.
  • Communicate meaningfully with the community and consult to ensure partnership links are maintained.
  • Include analysis of student achievement targets and outcomes/variances in Annual reports.
NAG 2A

We are bound as a school to use National Standards to:
(a) report to students and their parents on the student’s progress and achievement in relation to National Standards. Reporting to parents will be in plain language in writing must be at least twice a year;
(b) report school-level data in the board’s annual report on National Standards under three headings:

  1. school strengths and identified areas for improvement;
  2. the basis for identifying areas for improvement; and
  3. planned actions for lifting achievement.

(c) report in the board’s annual report on:

  1. the numbers and proportions of students at, above, below or well below the standards, including by Māori, Pasifika and by gender (where this does not breach an individual’s privacy); and
  2. how students are progressing against the standards as well as how they are achieving.
NAG 3. Employer Responsibilities/Personnel and Resources.

Each year the Board will:

  • Review and revise all personnel policies and procedures to maintain its position as a good employer.
  • Recognise and implement the conditions of employment for all employees.
  • Provide, through the annual budget limitation, resources to meet curriculum priorities and professional development needs.
NAG 4(a). Finance.

Each year the Board will:

  • Prepare an annual budget to fund school operation.
  • Monitor and control income and expenditure on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure preparation, audit and publication of the annual accounts meets required guidelines.
NAG 4(b). Property.

Each year the Board will:

  • Update the 10 year Property plan.
  • Prepare an annual property development plan on the basis of the above for both maintenance and capital works.
  • Maintain an updated Asset register.
  • Implement a programme of inspection for the buildings and grounds to maintain a safe environment.
NAG 5. Health and Safety.

Each year the Board will:

  • Provide a physical and emotionally safe environment for staff and pupils.
  • Develop a positive, caring climate for all by implementing appropriate programmes and procedures.
NAG 6. Administration.

The Board will:

  • Maintain a biannual revision of all school policy and procedures.
  • Ensure the school’s operation complies with legislative requirements.
  • Be informed in regard to changes in relevant legislative requirements.

WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO

  • Develop a positive self esteem
  • Develop to their fullest potential
  • Develop self discipline and independent work habits
  • Demonstrate good manners
  • Show respect for other people’s property and the environment
  • Develop their self confidence so they can use their initiative and build leadership qualities
  • Have respect for themselves, their own cultural identity and other people’s cultures
  • Have respect for people of all ages and for those in authority
  • Carry appropriate responsibilities reliably and carefully
  • Show a feeling of concern for others
  • Be proud of themselves and their part in the school team.

WE WANT OUR STAFF TO

  • Enjoy their work and help make the school a bright, happy and interesting place to attend
  • Respect every pupil’s individuality and remember that they are entitled to personal dignity
  • Be tolerant of young learners by assisting appropriately and involve them in their learning
  • Emphasize courtesy, consideration and cooperation both in classrooms and playgrounds
  • Share ideas and work together positively
  • Gain the respect of the children and parents by handling them sincerely, fairly and firmly
  • Set an appropriate role model in terms of behaviour, dress, speech, tidiness and manners
  • Encourage pupils to succeed at all levels of growth and development
  • Foster the above qualities in our pupils
  • Develop challenging and stimulating learning programmes to meet the identified learning needs of the pupils
  • Aim for positive outcomes by being constructive and offering plenty of praise
  • Stress the good things children are doing, not the bad
  • Provide consistent well defined standards and involve children in developing these.

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO

  • Feel welcome and part of the school community
  • Be positive and proactive in their support of school activity
  • To have input into levels of school decision making
  • Maintain close, open communication links with the school so that they are informed and can be involved in school activities
  • Feel confident about expressing concerns and queries in regard to the children’s management and achievement
  • Feel assured that their involvement and contributions are valued both inside and outside the classrooms.

TOGETHER WE WILL SEEK TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN A WARM, FRIENDLY, SECURE, POSITIVE AND STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT TO ACHIEVE THESE AIMS FOR EACH OTHER

Curriculum

Achievement in relation to National Standards will be reported in writing, twice a year in plain language.

 Yrs 0-3

  1. National Standards Report (OTJ) is to be written to correspond with the anniversary of a student’s 6 – 7 –  8th birthday.

Birthday

6 Years Old

7 Years Old

8 Years Old

Years at School

End of 1 Year = 40 weeks

End of 2 Years = 80 weeks

End of 3 Years = 120 weeks

  1. Parents will be invited by email or letter to meet with classroom teachers to discuss this report in person. This report and meeting is to be held in the Term of a student’s birthday.
  2. Progress Report towards a student’s next National Standards Report will go home 2 terms after a student has started school then 2 terms after they receive a National Standard’s report.
  3. The reporting timeframe is individualised because students begin school in different terms of the year. .

National Standard and Progress Reporting Years 0 – 3

Examples of Reporting Timeframe

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

NS Report

Progress Report

NS Report

Progress Report

NS Report

Progress

Report

NS Report

Progress

Report

Students finishing  3 Years (120 weeks) at school in Year 4

Some students in Year 4 will have 3 reports. These students are the ones that are finishing their Year 3 Year in Year 4.

Students finishing 3 Years at School in Year 4        

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Year 3

NS Report

Year 4 Mid Year Progress

Year 4 NS Report

Yrs 4-6

  1. All students will receive a Mid-Year Progress report, these will be discussed at Mid-Year Parent/Teacher Conferences
  2. All full written National Standard End of Year Report will go home in December. In some cases (especially for students who have dropped a NS) it may be necessary for teachers to organize a conference to go through the Report.

More Information for Parents

There is a lot of information about understanding National Standards online. Please click here if you would like to broaden your understanding.

Enrolment

A Ministry of Education approved enrolment scheme operates to control enrolment.

This School’s Board of Trustees will accept for enrolment all students who are of eligible age (5) or otherwise as determined by the Ministry of Education, who are permanent residents of New Zealand, and who live within the appropriate zoned enrolment area. We require to view the child’s birth certificate (or passport) and in the case of new immigrants, proof of residency permission together with proof of residential address. Prospective parents and students are welcome to make an appointment with the school office to come and view the school.

All enrolments for the school must be approved by the Principal, and any out of area enrolments will be at his absolute discretion.

If you would like to enrol your child please contact the office before the end of the school year.

All enrolments are processed by the school office as outlined in the school policy on Enrolment.

The actual enrolment involves filling in and signing a form which takes about ten minutes. It involves information on the child’s family, pre-school experience (if any) and health details, plus phone numbers and family doctor’s name.

New enrolments may be released prior to 3 p.m. on the request of the parents.

School Uniform

All students are to arrive at school and leave from school, in their full Shelly Park School uniform, including footwear.

All students to wear black sandals with black only soles in summer and closed black school shoes with black only soles in winter – Stomp on Wellington Street in Howick offers a 10% discount.  No Crocs or high tops.

Navy socks or navy stockings are to be worn in the winter months (Term 2 and 3).

The correct school uniform is to be worn clean, neat and tidy.

Thermals should NOT be visible under the school uniform.

Students are encouraged to take pride in their uniform and to wear it well.

Hair is to be off the face, tied back if longer than the bottom of the collar, and be the natural hair colour.

Hair accessories are to be navyjadeblack or white.

Nail polish and cosmetics are not permitted.

Variations in relation to the Human Rights Act may be negotiated with the Principal.

Second-hand uniforms may be available. Please see the noticeboard outside the School Office or the website for details.

All garments must be clearly named.

When representing the school or for senior school graduation it is compulsory for school tunic to be worn

JEWELLERY

Items of jewellery can be easily lost or damaged at school. They may also cause injury to the wearer or other students. For safety reasons, these are not to be worn. The school accepts no responsibility in the case of loss, damage or injury.

However, students may wear:

  • One small earring stud per ear.
  • A watch.
  • A necklace of religious or cultural significance – to be worn underneath clothing.
  • A Medical Identification Tag as required.

SUN SENSE

During the summer (Terms 1 & 4), all pupils are encouraged to put on sunscreen at home before school and expected to wear the regulation school hat while outdoors. Our Sun Sense policy is: No hat – stay in the shade.

NEW SHELLY PARK SCHOOL UNIFORM PRICING

  • Unisex Polar Fleece Jacket $ 48.00
  • Boys Cargo Shorts $ 36.00
  • Unisex Cargo Long Pants $ 39.00
  • Long Pants with reinforced knee $ 47.00
  • Girls Culottes $ 43.00
  • House Shirts $ 26.00
  • PE Shorts $ 25.00
  • Hat $ 12.50
  • Unisex Short Sleeve Polo Shirt $ 28.00
  • Unisex Long Sleeve Polo Shirt $ 33.00
  • Girls Tartan Tunic $ 89.00

* When representing the school or for senior school graduation it is compulsory for school tunic to be worn

Extras for warmth such as poly props or singlets must not be showing under clothing

The school uniform is compulsory and is available from Argyle Online

Second hand Shelly Park School uniforms can be bought and sold via Shelly Park School Second Hand Uniform Shop

Girls Uniform

SPS Girls Uniform

Summer
Unisex Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
Girls Tartan Tunic (Compulsory*) – with or without polo shirt
Girls Culottes (optional)
Unisex Polar Fleece Jacket
Hat – Terms 1 & 4 compulsory
Black sandals

Winter
Unisex Polo Shirt – Short or Long SleeveGirls Tartan Tunic (Compulsory*)
Girls Culottes (optional)
Unisex Cargo Long Pants (optional)
Unisex Polar Fleece Jacket
Navy
 socks or Navy Tights
Black Footwear

Boys Uniform

SPS Boys Uniform

Summer
Unisex Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
Boys Cargo Shorts
Unisex Polar Fleece Jacket
Hat – Terms 1 & 4 compulsory
Black sandals

Winter
Unisex Polo Shirt-Short or Long Sleeves
Boys Cargo Shorts
Unisex Cargo Long Pants (optional)
Unisex Polar Fleece Jacket
Navy socks
Black Footwear

P.E. Uniform

SPS PE Uniform

UNISEX
House Shirts – House Colour
PE Shorts

School Donation 2019

We request payment of a school donation of $270.00 per child ($67.50 per term). There is a discount if you have 3 or more children attending Shelly Park this year, please see the office staff for more information.

NB.The School Donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Activity Contribution 2019

The Activity Contribution for 2019 has been set at $70.00 per child ($17.50 per term). It covers Education Outside the Classroom, trips and performances at school, and other events to supplement the delivery of the curriculum.

Parking

There is car parking at:

  • John Gill Road
  • Sandspit Road
  • Lastel Place
  • Sunnyview Ave (Limited Parking)

Please ensure that you DO NOT Park or Stop on the yellow lines or across driveways,  as this will incur either a fine or possibly having your car towed.

Parking slightly further away and walking is a great start to the kids day, there is also the walking school bus, enquire at the school office for more information.