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Term 2 School Disco 2017

On the 16th of June, we had our first school disco! Pod 1 & 2 had their disco first and Pod 3 & 4 followed on. There were glowsticks on sale, light-up glasses and funky hair extensions which lit up in the dark. The DJ played our favourite songs and even got us to act like zombies. We got the chance to do the limbo and some students were really good! The teachers joined in for a few dances and when we got tired of dancing, we hung out in the 'Chill Zone'. We all had a fun filled night and at the end, some people got to enjoy a sausage sizzle!

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Shave for a Cure 2017

Each year thousands of Kiwis are sponsored to shave their heads in support of people living with blood cancer and leukaemia. This year Mr Rolfe and Mr Lyford joined Miles and Benj, as well as six Year 5 & 6 students to shave their heads in support of this cause. They raised over $5,000 for Shave for a Cure.

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Space Mufti 2017

Pod 1 & 2 have been learning about our Solar System in Topic and decided to have a 'Space' dress up day. There were amazing costumes and even the teachers dressed up! Aliens, universes, suns, stars, astronauts and even Star Wars characters were on display and all the students got to walk around the school to show off their colourful costumes.

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Rugby Sevens 2017

Mr Lyford and Mr Rolfe took 24 students to Lloyd Elsmore Park on Monday the 29th of May to play rugby at the East Auckland Rugby Field Day, where the Shelly Park players played against 7 other local schools. There were 2 teams from Shelly Park, and those teams were: U35 & U45. The U35 team won their 7 games and the U45 team won 5 of their games. All the boys had a lot of fun and were exhausted by the end of the day.



I Love Sports Mufti 2017

On Thursday 24th of May we had an 'I love sports' mufti organised by the school council. People dressed up in their favourite sports clothes or as their favourite sports person. There were dancers, gymnasts, and lots of rugby players. Even the teachers dressed up! It was good to be in comfortable clothes for the day and everyone had lots of fun.

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Kelly Tarltons Sleepover 2017

This year, Pod 3 had the opportunity to go to Kelly Tarltons for a sleepover! Room 8 and Room 13 went together on the 5th of May, Room 9 and 10 on the 12th and finally Room 11 and 12 on the 19th. There were so many amazing fish to see and lots of cool stuff to do. We visited the penguins, fed the fish, watched the turtles, played on the playground and looked at all the other cool things you could do at Kelly Tarltons. It was such an awesome experience.  We got to sleep in sleeping bags and in the morning we all had breakfast together. Did you know that it was a man called Kelly Tarlton (a marine archaeologist) who founded the aquarium in 1985?    

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Triathlon 2017

On Tuesday 11th April 2017, Shelly Park School held their annual triathlon. Pod 4 was in the first block, in middle block it was Pod 3 and then lastly Pod 1 & 2. In Pod 3 & 4 there was a Champs group and a Novice group.  Everyone started with a swim, quickly put on their house coloured shirt and running shoes, donning a nit cap on the way to the bikes or scooters, and then finished off with a run. The Champs did three laps of biking, two lengths of swimming and then ran down through the gully, up to the dentist and back down to the finish line in the middle of the field. In Novice group, you did two laps of biking, one length of the pool and the same run as champs but going straight to the finish line from the gully. In Pod 1 & 2 there were Angel fish, Marlins and Dolphins.  The Angelfish did one lap of the pool, 2 laps on  a scooter around the small courts and then ran twice around the big field.  Marlins did a width of the pool, two laps on a the scooter and then ran twice around the big field. Dolphins and Pod 1 students did a width of the pool and a lap on a scooter then ran around the field once. Parents came to cheer their children on and the school council worked hard to ensure things ran smoothly for Pod 1, 2 and 3. The weather was on our side and everyone was proud of their efforts.

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Going Blue for Autism 2017

On the 6th of April Shelly Park School dressed up in blue to raise funds for Autism. An Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental disability affecting social and communication skills. People who have autism find it harder to think and learn in some ways, and have difficulty making sense of the world. Everyone wore their favourite blue clothes and we raised $583.00 with gold coin donations.

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Aqua Fun day 2017

On the 21st of March Pod 1 & 2 participated in their Aqua Fun Day. The activities were set up on the small field with lots of different stations all around.  The school councillors helped out so the day could run smoothly and parents joined in to help too.  School counsellor Hayley was chosen to ring the horn every 15 minutes which meant each group had to move on to the next station.  There were fun things like catching bubbles, collecting marbles with your toes and slipping and sliding down a waterslide.  One of the favourites was throwing sponges at faces. The obstacle course was tricky and everyone got sopping wet doing the water challenges. Terry heated the pool so it was extra warm and no one wanted to get out.  It was an awesome day and luckily the rain didn’t ruin it.

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Cricket Field Day

In February this year a small group of Shelly Park students took part in the annual Cricket Field Days at Lloyd Elsmore Park. The group of ten students was organised by Mr Rolfe and Mr Lyford who were there to support them for the two days.  There were 6 games in total, and they won three and lost three!  Neena was the only girl who went and Mr Lyford was really pleased with how well she played!

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Pod 3 & 4 Swimming Sports 2017

Pod 3 & 4 had their Swimming Sports Day on Tuesday 7th of March 2017.  It was a bit cloudy and the water was freezing but everyone was really excited.   Pod 3 & 4 swimmers sat in their house colour areas and the house leaders kept them going with cheers and chants.  The groups were Dolphins, Marlins and Angelfish.  Each group had different races and challenges.  Parents braved the weather and came to support their kids.

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This year Shelly Park School held our first ever Powhiri to welcome the new teachers, Mr Rijns, Miss Cullum and Mrs Robson to our school. We had two very special guests - Whaea Taini and Whaea Mania who came from Te Whare o Matariki (the Marae in Howick). After the official speeches, the whole school sang Te Aroha and Tutiro Mai and the new teachers sang E Toru Nga Mea. Mr Rolfe welcomed everyone in English and Maori and Mr Stratford represented the Board of Trustees. Mr Rijns did us proud when he spoke in Maori and English to represent the new teachers. It was really special watching all the teachers being welcomed into Shelly Park School.

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Pod 1 & 2's Healthy Lunch

This term, Shelly Park School is looking at Hauora as part of our Topic. Hauora is a Maori concept all about well-being and healthy living. Pod 1 & 2 had a healthy shared lunch which helped us learn about healthy food. Parents came to join us to share the yummy food.

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This term the theme in Topic is Hauroa and the students at Shelly Park School are currently learning about being healthy and keeping safe.  So far, we have had Nikolai from St John’s Ambulance service visit to teach us how to bandage someone up, what to do when some is unconscious.  We learnt about DRAB – check for Danger, Response, Airway and Breathing.  Amby the ambulance was there too and we all had a lot of fun.

Next up was Fireman Matt, who came to make sure we are firewise.  Matt taught us to get down, get low and get out FAST if there was a fire.  He showed us a clip of how fires start and how fast they form and grow.  We learnt that every bedroom in the house should have a fire alarm, as well as the living areas, and how you should always have a safe meeting place – which is usually at the letter box.  It is also important to make two safe escape plans and remember never to head towards a fire.  We also learnt how the firestations work when people call 111 to get help.


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School Council 2017

We would like to present the 2017 Shelly Park School Council.

The School Council is made up of School Leaders and House Captains, and these students work alongside Mrs Rolfe to provide support and assistance in all areas of school life.

This year the school leaders are George, Charlotte, Sophie, Neena, Saul, Hayley, Sam, Alisa, Lydia and Luca.

Our house captains are Mackenzie & Connor (Kikorangi), Marcus & Sara (Whero), Katelyn & Charlie (Kakariki), Shayla & Ryan (Kowhai).

We wish them all the best for their last year at Shelly Park School!


School Council 2017 website