Welcome to

SHELLY PARK SCHOOL

I am proud to be the third Principal of Shelly Park School. Here, at SPS, we 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 ongoing learning throughout their lives.

Our three values Respect, Responsibility and Determination are ingrained in everything we do. Students are not required to be the best but they are expected to give their best. We provide students with a range of new experiences and there is an expectation for students to give these new experiences their best effort.

Learning should be fun. When students are engaged and in an environment that fosters new learning experiences, great things will happen. We have a committed staff that recognises students learn in different ways, they also understand at different speeds and all students are capable of more than they think. It’s our job to uncover every child’s personal best.

Welcome to Shelly Park School where we work together to succeed.

Ed Roper – Principal

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Latest Notifications

Parking reminder

Tue Feb 07 02:07pm

Dear Families

This is just a reminder that the opposite side of the road to school, on Sunnyview Avenue, has either yellow lines or is a no parking zone between, 8:15am – 9:15am and 2:30pm and 3:30pm. 

We have noticed a few cars pulling up onto the grass and parking there. Please do not park on this side of the road as it does prevent cars from being able to move in both directions. 

Thank you for your help with this matter.

Regards

Ed Roper

Teacher Aide Position is Filled

Fri Feb 03 11:39am

The position of Teacher Aide for Year 2 has now been filled.

Thanks so much to all the people that registered their interest in this position. 

Coram Bradbury

Teacher Aide Wanted – Year 2

Thu Feb 02 10:57am

Dear Parents

We are looking for one Teacher Aide to work in Pod 2 (in Year 2). The hours are Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 11:50am. 

This position will start as soon as the applicant is able to – our other Teacher Aides are starting on the 7th of February. 

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in this position then please contact me at coramb@shellypark.school.nz.  

Kind regards

Coram 

Stationery

Wed Feb 01 03:03pm

Dear parents

If you have not yet collected your stationery please make your way into the school office from 8:30am tomorrow, Thursday 2nd of February.

Kind regards

Ed Roper

First Day of School – Friday 3rd of February

Wed Feb 01 02:57pm

Dear Parents and Whānau

Today, at 1:45pm, the Ministry of Education lifted their Power of Directive over schools which forced all Auckland schools to close until Tuesday, February 7. The Ministry has now handed back authority to the school Board and schools can now make the best decision as to when they open back up. 

In an ideal world, all schools (especially local) would open on the same day and there would be consistency across the board. Unfortunately, due to the nature of some communication, schools read directives slightly differently and we are now in the situation we find ourselves in. 

As I said in my previous alerts home, we are super keen to get the students back onsite and to start the school year. However, in the initial directive from the Ministry they stated that staff were not to be onsite this week unless it was completely necessary, so I have not allowed staff to be in their classrooms since receiving this directive. Staff have been working from home planning and rearranging timetables and calendar events due to the disruption. Unfortunately, there is still some prep needed to finish setting up classrooms and having everything ready onsite for our students first day of school.

With this in mind the Board has decided that school will open for students on Friday the 3rd of February. Students can be on site from 8:15am. Remember that there is a new 30k zone down Sunnyview Avenue.

We look forward to welcoming our students back to school and beginning the year in a positive way. 

See you all on Friday.

Ngā mihi 

Ed Roper

Update – Tuesday 31 January

Tue Jan 31 12:25pm

Dear Parents and Whānau

At this stage the first day of school will still be Tuesday 7th of February. However, I would like to front foot some information that has been moving through the media. 

There has been talk about assessing the road situation, in combination with the predicted weather, on a daily basis with the possibility of school potentially being allowed to open earlier than Tuesday the 7th. While I don’t want to cause confusion, I want you to know that each day I will hear from the Ministry, and if necessary, make a decision that is best for our school.

If there is any change to the start date I will certainly let all families know as soon as possible. At this stage however, the first day of school is still Tuesday 7th of February.

Kind regards

Ed Roper

Stationery

Mon Jan 30 08:08pm

One more thing.

Due to the school being closed stationery will not be sold tomorrow. Please don’t panic, we will make a plan tomorrow and let you know how this will be arranged moving forward. 

Ed 

Update:

Mon Jan 30 08:04pm

Dear Parents and Whānau

I’m am yet to receive any further information from the Ministry but I wanted to update you before the evening gets too late.

Firstly, we are all gutted. Our staff were so much looking forward to having our students back onsite this Wednesday and starting the year normally. If we were allowed to open the school on Wednesday we would, we really were raring to go. 

However, school will be closed until Tuesday 7th of February. We have been directed to stay off site and to have the school closed for onsite instruction. 

I will be meeting with the senior leadership team tomorrow and we will be unpacking any further directives from the Ministry. We will look at all options then and seek advice about the best way forward. 

I understand there will be frustration out there, please be assured it is shared.

We know you love your children dearly, but if you’re anything like me I’m sure you were looking forward to them getting back into school and continuing their learning. 

I will be in touch tomorrow. 

Ngā mihi

Ed Roper

Delayed start to the 2023 school year.

Mon Jan 30 04:48pm

Dear Parents and Whānau

I’m sure a number of you have read in the news that Auckland schools have been instructed to remain closed until Feb 7. Here is a section from the communication I received only a few minutes ago from the the Ministry of Education…

Earlier today the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) asked us to take action to help minimise traffic movement on Auckland roads while vital infrastructure is urgently repaired.

With the possibility of further weather damage leading to more disruption, the Secretary for Education has directed that schools, kura, early learning services and Tertiary institutions in the Auckland region (Wellsford to Pukekohe) must close for physical attendance and instruction until 7 Feb.

Shelly Parks grounds and classrooms have come through the weather just fine, but at this stage we can only go on what directives we are receiving from the Ministry.

Schools have requested more specific details about this delay and have been assured that further clarification will be sent to principals later this evening.

Kind regards

Ed Roper

School Stationery

Fri Jan 27 08:40am

Dear Parents

Firstly, welcome back to another school year. I hope you have had a great summer and your kids are excited about the school year ahead. 

Due to the awful weather today, please don’t feel like you have to rush in to get your child’s stationery. The office ladies will be in at school on Tuesday, before school starts, so if you would like to purchase the stationery on that day then that’s fine. 

It looks like a bit of a movie day today, but don’t worry your kids will be back at school soon 🙂

Regards

Ed Roper

Book Cover Requirements

Wed Jan 25 03:15pm

Please find attached the 2023 book cover requirements for all pods. Apologies for the delay in getting these out to you.


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AT Speed Limit Changes

Wed Jan 25 01:31pm

Hi everyone

From Thursday 26th of January road speed limits around Shelly Park School are reducing from 50kmph to 30kmph.

The roads that affect the school the most are Sunny View and John Gill Roads but there are other roads effected as well.

Please see attached map for changes. 

Thanks

Shelly Park Admin


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2023 Stationery Packs

Tue Jan 24 02:31pm

Stationery Packs for 2023 will be available from the school office on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of January from 9am to 12 noon.

 

Cost for Pod 1,2 & 3 pack is $55.00. Pod 4 is $60.00

Payment can be made by cash, eftpos or Visa/Mastercard. Please note if you wish to make payment by credit card there will be an additional charge of 2.5% on your transaction. 

Thanks

Office Admin

School Uniform Reminder

Tue Jan 24 08:14am

Hi everyone

As some of you will be getting your children ready for school we thought it was timely to send out a reminder about our school uniform.

There is sometimes some confusion especially around shoes and hair accessories. Shoes are black sandals with black only soles and hair accessories need to be navy, jade, black or white. Also jewellery is limited to small studs, a watch, necklaces of cultural significance and medical identification tags. 

Here is a link to the uniform page of our website for your reference. 

Enjoy your last days of the holidays.

SPS Admin

 

AT Speed Limit Changes

Tue Jan 17 01:11pm

Hi everyone

From Thursday 26th of January road speed limits around Shelly Park School are reducing from 50kmph to 30kmph.

The roads that affect the school the most are Sunny View and John Gill Roads but there are other roads effected as well.

Please see attached map for changes. 

Thanks

Shelly Park Admin


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Passing of SPS Founding Principal – Tom Beals

Fri Jan 13 12:40pm

Hi everyone,

Today we received a message from the family of the founding Principal of Shelly Park School -Tom Beals. The message was to inform us that Tom passed away yesterday at Middlemore Hospital, aged 92. 

Tom was Principal at SPS before the school opened in 1979 and was Principal until 1994. He was very proud to have established the school from it’s beginning and had a long association with the school, returning for many years for school functions after his retirement. Tom was warmly regarded by parents and students alike.

His memorial service is on Monday 16 January at 1.30 pm at Beauford House, 90R Wairere Rd, The Gardens. 

As a school we have sent our sincere condolences to the family.

Year 6 clap out

Wed Dec 14 09:37am

Shelly Park Parents! The year 6 leavers will be clapped out of school today, by all the classes as is Shelly Park tradition, parents are welcome to join the ”clap out” on the hill (from outside pod 2) up to Sunnyview Ave! This is a really special way for our leavers to leave school for the final time and we welcome ALL parents to join this! Parents can meet around 11.40 on the hill / Sunnyview Ave. Please come and join us in clapping out the year 6 kids! 

Pool Key Sales Finish Today at 12pm

Wed Dec 14 08:29am

Hi everyone

A reminder that pool key sales will close at 12pm today.

Happy holidays

Office Admin Team

 

University Students from the USA needing home stays

Tue Dec 13 11:38am

Dear Parents

We quite often have university students come over from America to do a student teacher placement at our school. 

In either May or August next year, there is a group of 15-20 university aged students coming to New Zealand for 10 days. They will not be placed at our school but the company who organises these groups has asked me to see if anyone at our school would like to home stay a student.

You will be paid $300 per week and you would be expected to feed the student too. All students are from Montana State University. 

If you are interested in doing this, can you please contact Judy – judy@jcledu.co.nz

Kind regards

Ed

Greta’s Choice Candles

Tue Dec 13 08:44am

Hi everyone

Hayley Gahan will be selling candles outside of the school hall at 12pm tomorrow. 100% of the profits will go towards Greta Thomas’s (one of our SPS parents) cancer treatment. Candles are priced at $22. Hayley will have a small float but internet banking is preferred. 

Please also see the link to Great’s give a little page which will give you more information.

The Thomas’s (Mark, Greta, Olivia and Matthew) are a wonderful Shelly Park family and your support would be much appreciated.

Kind regards

Ed


Give a little page

2023 Stationary Pack Prices

Mon Dec 12 03:09pm

Prices for the 2023 Stationary Packs are:

Pod 1, 2 & 3 – $55.00

Pod 4           – $60.00

 

Thanks

Office Admin

2023 Stationary Packs

Mon Dec 12 02:26pm

Stationary Packs for 2023 will be available in the hall on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of January from 9am to 12 noon.

Payment can be made by cash, eftpos or Visa/Mastercard. Please note if you wish to make payment by credit card there will be an additional charge of 2.5% on your transaction. 

Thanks

Office Admin

School Pool Keys Still Available

Mon Dec 12 09:03am

Hi everyone

We have a limited number of pool school keys available. They are $80.00 for school families and you keep then until the end of Term 1. For non-school families they are $150.00.

Sales will be available until the morning of Wednesday the 14th of December. 

Thanks

School Admin 

Newsletter

Wed Dec 07 10:47am

Dear Parents

I have just uploaded a newsletter to the app and website. This newsletter explains the staff movement for 2023.

Kind regards

Ed Roper

Reminder for City Mission Christmas Food & Gift Drive – Auckland Angels

Mon Dec 05 03:21pm

Reminder.

Shelly Park School is supporting the Auckland City Mission with their Christmas Food & Gift Drive. Thank you to the many families who have already donated. 

The City Mission is asking for donations of non-perishable food, toiletries or gifts. Attached is a pdf with suggestions for donations. This is a voluntary donation – please do not feel that you have to donate.  Donations are going to be picked up on Thursday the 8th of December and can be dropped off at the office. 

Note: any gifts are to be unwrapped.


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Cell Phone found

Mon Dec 05 11:04am

Hi everyone

If you have lost a cell phone please come into the office to collect it. It was found outside the school and handed in this morning.  

Thanks

Office Staff

Parent helper thank you

Fri Dec 02 04:14pm

A reminder about our Board of Trustees BBQ for anyone that has helped at the school this year, big or small. Festivities will bring at 5:30pm and conclude at 7:30pm.

It will be great to see you.

Kind regards

Ed Roper

Lost Property

Fri Dec 02 12:42pm

Dear Parents

Lost property will be displayed for the last time this year outside the hall on Monday afternoon from 2:30 – 3:15pm .  Please come and look through the items.

Thank you.

Newsletter

Wed Nov 30 10:13am

The school newsletter has now been published on the school app and school website .

Enjoy your Wednesday.

Ed Roper

Reminder: BOT Thank You Friday 2nd December

Wed Nov 30 07:43am

Hi everyone,

A reminder that the SPS BOT are hosting their annual thank you in the staffroom this Friday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. If you have helped our school in any way, big or small, please come along.

The SPS Board will be providing food and refreshments. It is a fun and relaxed way to connect and celebrate the year with your school community. Children are welcome. 🙂 

 


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City Mission Christmas Food & Gift Drive – Auckland Angels

Thu Nov 24 02:31pm

With the holiday season drawing near, Shelly Park School would like to support the Auckland City Mission with their Christmas Food & Gift Drive. The City Mission is asking for donations of non-perishable food, toiletries or gifts. Attached is a pdf with suggestions for donations. This is a voluntary donation – please do not feel that you have to donate.  Donations are going to be picked up on Thursday the 8th of December and can be dropped off at the office. 

Note: any gifts are to be unwrapped.


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PTA Wine and Cheese

Thu Nov 24 10:24am

We need your input at our next PTA meeting where we plan our Event Calendar for 2023!     

Wine and cheese on us, plus some awesome spot prizes!  Monday 28th Nov 7.30pm in the staff room. 

Please RSVP to the event and comment your wine of choice, so we have you covered!  

Event

Wine and Cheese

Regards

The PTA

Movember

Tue Nov 22 01:37pm

There are three MoBros on the staff, bet you can’t guess who they are:)

Have a look at the SPS page if you’re interested in finding out what it’s all about.

Movember

Regards

Ed Roper

Do you know this dog?

Tue Nov 22 11:05am

Very cute and friendly dog found wandering around school this morning. Looks like some sort of terrier. If you recognise her or better still if it is your dog, she can be collected from the school office. 

Board Of Trustees End of Year Thank You to the Helpers of SPS

Thu Nov 17 02:37pm

Hi everyone, if you have helped in some way at school this year (a camp helper, helped in the classroom, helped with sports teams, went to the zoo, went to Kelly Tarltons etc.) we would love you come and celebrate with the SPS Board of Trustees in the staffroom on Friday the 2nd December from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.


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School Jackets

Thu Nov 17 11:11am

Dear Parents

We have some samples of the new school jackets in the office if you would like to bring your child in to try one on.

Remember this is an optional item of school uniform.

Kind regards

Ed

School Newsletter

Wed Nov 16 11:50am

Dear Parents

The school newsletter is now available on the school app and school website. 

Kind regards

Ed Roper