News & Events
July Holiday ProgrammeWed Jun 29 02:58pm
If you are interested in a holiday programme for your child please consider Kelly Sports. I have attached their programme, it really does look pretty cool.
School NewsletterWed Jun 29 02:49pm
The latest newsletter is now up on the school website or school app.
WeChat QR CodeTue Jun 28 11:51am
There seems to be an issue with the code.
Please find attached a QR Code.
Shelly Park WeChatTue Jun 28 11:20am
I have set up a WeChat account for Shelly Park School. This will be used for me to communicate better with our families who use WeChat.
The main reasons for using WeChat will be to:
-Share current information
-Alert parents in an emergency
-To update families of upcoming events
-To share student successes
-Communication in general
If you have questions about your child’s education the best port of call is still your child’s teacher and PTL’s. If you have questions about the school in general or around any school policies, then WeChat could be a forum for your questions.
If you would like to sign up to WeChat please follow the below instructions. I do ask that you give your child’s name and Room number when you request to join the school’s page. I then know that I am only accepting Shelly Park Families.
WeChat allows you to communicate using text, photos, videos, funny stickers, and voice or video calls! It’s available on all mobile platforms and is easy to use!
Download WeChat now
and add me via WeChat ID: wxid_tzmmjek2obkq12.
Fun Fest Mufti DayThu Jun 23 02:58pm
Next Friday we will host our first Fun Fest related mufti day. We are having 4/5 Fun Fest mufti days leading up to the Fun Fest, which is in November this year. These mufti days enable the PTA to run a successful Fun Fest that benefits the school.
Please see the attached flyer.
Teacher Aides WantedMon Jun 20 05:09pm
We are looking for 2-3 Teacher Aides to work in Pod 1 (our Year 1 students). The hours are Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 11:50am).
This position will ideally begin at the start of next week or we could look at a Term 3 start.
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in this position then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newsletter – Week 7 – Term 2Wed Jun 15 02:58pm
This is just to let you know that the newsletter is now available on the school app and on the website.
A reminder about the Shelly Park Craft Fair. This Sunday between 11am and 1pm. Come along and support our young entrepreneur’s.
ParkingThu Jun 09 05:04pm
Im afraid it’s that time again. We have noticed an increase in cars parking on yellow lines and pulling into driveways to pick up and drop off students.
This is a safety issue and my biggest concern is the safety of your children. Please do the right thing, especially when it’s wet. I know it’s busy, especially in the afternoons, but I want all children to arrive and leave school safely.
Thanks for your understanding.
Lockdown PRACTICEThu Jun 09 11:31am
The practice lockdown has been completed.
Lockdown PracticeThu Jun 09 11:16am
Shelly Park School has gone into lockdown as a practice procedure. We will notify you when this is completed. Please DO NOT come into school until the lockdown has been completed.
PRACTICE LockdownWed Jun 08 01:01pm
Tomorrow, at a round 10:15am, we will be conducting a PRACTICE lockdown. You will receive a message tomorrow when the lockdown begins and a message when the lockdown has concluded.
This is just a practice, but it will be how we communicate with you if we were to ever go into a real lockdown. There is no need for you to come into school or to call the school.
Please make sure your notifications are on, so you receive the message tomorrow. If for some reason you don’t get the message tomorrow then can you please let me know via email at email@example.com
Teacher Only DayThu Jun 02 04:27pm
One final reminder about the Teacher Only Day tomorrow. Remember, there is no school tomorrow for your child. We will see them back at school on Tuesday 7th of June after the long weekend.
Acknowledging The Howick Local BoardThu Jun 02 09:45am
Please see attached our acknowledgement to The Howick Local Board for their grant to purchase new football goals for the turf.
School NewsletterWed Jun 01 04:32pm
The School newsletter is now available on the app or school website.
Have a great afternoon
Jumping JuneTue May 31 09:52am
‘It’s Time To Jump For Joy’
Shelly Park School tamariki are supporting the Heart Foundation by participating in Jumping June – a skipping fundraiser for schools. This helps get all kids moving and raises money to support the Heart Foundation in their goal to help everyone in Aotearoa keep their hearts fit for life.
About the programme
Jumping June is all about FUN! Shelly Park tamariki will have the opportunity to skip alongside their classmates and friends.
Our Shelly Park School Jumping June event day is Thursday 23rd June. Classes will spend time outside skipping with their friends and classmates and having fun! It’s as easy as that!
How does my child fundraise?
Firstly, go to jumpingjune.co.nz and create a student profile page. Everything to do with your fundraising revolves around this page. Students who raise just $10 will be able to choose a prize! The more they raise, the better their reward – you will find the full range in your sponsorship form.
The fundraising is all done online which is safe and easy and helps to raise money all to support the Heart Foundation. Children also have the opportunity to earn some pretty cool prizes along the way.
To start fundraising, go to your student profile page at jumpingjune.co.nz and share your fundraising link via email, or social media.
Your child will bring home a Jumping June information brochure telling you how to create your child’s student profile page. Here are the steps:
1 – Head online to jumpingjune.co.nz
2 – Click on the student sign-up link to create your fundraising page.
3 – Share your unique link with your friends and whānau via social media, text & email.
4 – Earn and order your awesome prizes online.
5 – Get prepared and ready for your very own Jumping June event.
For more information on creating a student profile page visit:
Note: Fundraising is optional. Children will still be able to participate and have fun even if you choose not to contribute to the fundraising for the Heart Foundation.
2022 Shelly Park School Leaders and Pod 4 Teachers
Covid UpdateSun May 29 12:32pm
Just to keep you in the loop. Rooms 8 and 9 will be learning from home this coming week. We identified a few case in the two classrooms so we are taking a proactive stance to stop any spread.
We will see the rest of the school on Monday for week 5.
Remember that this Friday is a Teacher Only Day.
TravelwiseThu May 26 04:59pm
‘Walk to school Wednesday’
When – Wednesday 1st June and every week after that
Time – 8.10am
Where – Tennis Court Carpark, Meadowlands Drive
A Travelwise initiative to get our students using ‘active’ modes of transport to get the school. This will help reduce traffic in front of the school during the peak morning time.
A teacher will be walking with the group along with Travelwise team members. If any parents would like to join us, please contact Ms.Woodman.
Next week the children will receive a milo drink and a muffin when we arrive at school.
Covid Update for Shelly Park SchoolThu May 26 10:58am
Shelly Park takes the safety of our students, staff and school community very seriously. As vaccination numbers have increased and current infections start to plateau, MOH rules about how to control the spread of Covid are becoming increasingly relaxed. However, experts predict a further wave of infections and are warning New Zealanders not to become complacent.
Our primary defence against the spread of Covid and other germs in our community is to stay home if you feel unwell. As winter sets in and coughs and colds become more frequent it may become increasingly tempting to send your child to school with “just a sniffle”. Please consider the well-being of families who may have members who are more vulnerable to infection than your own and do NOT send your child to school if they have any cold, flu-like; gastro or other Covid symptoms.
We have put in place measures to ensure our classrooms remain well ventilated but this may mean that they become more chilly so your child should bring their sweatshirt to school each day as the weather becomes colder. Masks remain encouraged, as it is difficult to maintain social distance in class. While this is no longer required as a matter of course, we may strongly suggest that a class or group of classes wear a mask for a period of time if we see an increase in sickness in a particular area. We all know how much time at school our students have missed, so we would rather not face the alternative of home learning again, if we get a large spike in sickness. A decision to take such measures could occur at short notice so please put a spare mask in your child’s school bag – just in case.
Finally thank you for continuing to work with us to remind your child of good hygiene practices – to use their elbow to cover coughs and sneezes and to wash their hands regularly.
Basketball Games for tonightThu May 26 10:34am
Attached is the basketball draw for tonight for those students who are playing.
Kidz In Mind After School Care during next weeks Teacher Only Day – Friday 3rd of JuneTue May 24 03:53pm
TEACHERS ONLY DAY – FRIDAY 3RD JUNE
KIDZ IN MIND AFTER SCHOOL CARE WILL OPERATE 7.30 a.m to 12.00 p.m
ENROLLED MEMBERS: BEFORE SCHOOL CHARGES AT PER NORMAL
9.00 a.m – 12.00 p.m USUAL CHARGES
NON MEMBERS: $25.00 For collection at 12.00 p.m
THIS WILL ONLY GO AHEAD IF WE HAVE THE NUMBERS
PLEASE CONTACT LORENA ENNOR firstname.lastname@example.org TO ENROL.
Newsletter and Mufti DayWed May 18 02:47pm
You can now find the school newsletter on the app or the website.
This Friday is Pink Shirt Day. This will be a mufti day for the school. Please find the attached flyer for your information.
AssemblyThu May 12 03:54pm
Tomorrow we will be holding a whole school assembly at 2:30pm under the canopy.
If you would like to attend the assembly you are more than welcome. However, the students aren’t running the assemblies yet as we are still unable to access our hall.
Room 10 will be performing along to a song using sign language, as this week we recognise sign language in New Zealand. I will also be handing out Principal Awards and ‘welcome to school certificates’ to our new students who started school this term. So ,if you would like to see your child receive their first Shelly Park Certificate, then come along.
Lastly, as I’m sure you’re aware, tomorrow is International Bird Migratory Day, (seriously, it is) so with this in mind your child will be having a different teacher in their classroom. Our teachers are going to experience a new year level and get to know some new students. I think they are excited and it’s great for them to understand what happens at the different year levels and where their current students come from and go to in our school.
Yellow Phone Book DeliveryWed May 11 09:25am
Dear Parents and Whanau
From Friday this week we will be delivering the Yellow Phone Books to our local community. Unfortunately, at this stage, we only have about 20 families that have committed to helping out with these deliveries.
This is one of the schools big fundraisers for the year, last year we raised just under $20,000.
If you are available this Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday, at anytime during the day, we would love your help. All you need is a car and a helper and you can be part of making this a successful fundraiser. Like they say, many hands make light work, and in this case that is so true.
If you can help then please contact Morree Tinson on 0274382050. All families will pick up the phone books from the school and will head out a designated delivery area from there. It is so well organised and it actually is quite a lot of fun.
Get your kids involved, even if you give an hour or two of your time, it will really help.
School Leaders 2022Fri May 06 05:12pm
Introducing our 2022 School Leaders
After a lot of deliberation we have finally been able to name our School Leaders for 2022. Due to lockdown last year we were unable to name our School Leaders at the end of year graduation like we normally do. After a term of reconnecting with the students we have now been able to name the School Leaders for the rest of 2022.
Fletcher du Toit
I’ll upload the video of the presentation to the school website over the weekend.
NewsletterWed May 04 04:49pm
This is just a reminder that the school newsletter has been posted on the app and website.
Enjoy your light reading.
Start of Term 2Wed Apr 27 08:38pm
Dear Parents and Whānau
I hope that you are enjoying the term break with your children. We have had some pretty good weather so I hope that you have been able to get outside and enjoy the warmth before it gets a bit colder.
Just before the term break the Government moved New Zealand to Alert Level Orange. This level doesn’t change much for schools apart from a couple of things that I would like to highlight in this message.
Firstly, we are able to cross group and move more freely between pod groups and year levels. This means that we can be more connected as a school and as a community, great news!
Secondly, we have the opportunity to connect with our local schools through sports and musical activities. This means a return to zoned sports events and other activities that involve students from outside our school.
Lastly, face masks. This is probably the biggest change at Alert Level Orange. It is encouraged that students and teachers wear a face mask while inside the classroom but it is no longer mandatory.
With this in mind we will continue with our sensible approach. While students in Years 4-6 are no longer required to wear face masks they are encouraged to do so. If you decide that you no longer want your child to wear a face mask at school, then that is fine.
Teachers will have the same option. As I’m sure you can imagine, it has been extremely hard for teachers to wear a mask all day while teaching their classes. From the start of Term 2, it will be optional for teachers to wear a face mask.
Parents, it is also no longer a requirement for you to wear a face mask while picking up your child from school. However, like your children and our staff, if you are feeling unwell please stay away from school.
While there is now some relaxation with the guidelines around Covid, we will monitor the situation moving forward. We will continue to keep all indoor areas well ventilated and will continue to monitor our Co2 monitors throughout the day. Our priority will always be to keep our students safe with a sensible and practical approach. Remember, if your child is showing symptoms of Covid please keep them at home, our staff will continue to do the same.
A final reminder that students will need to wear their winter uniform when they return to school. The main difference here is the navy socks and black shoes for the boys and navy stockings and black shoes for the girls.
Enjoy the last few days of the term break and I am look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.
Latest UpdateWed Apr 13 04:19pm
A couple of things before we finish for the term at the end of the day tomorrow.
The Government has announced that we will be moving to the Orange Alert Level as of midnight tonight. Nothing will change for the last day of term but we will be reassessing our protocols for the start of Term 2. All the way through we have taken a sensible approach and we have managed to keep our students and staff safe, while trying to get back to some sort of normality at school. We will continue to take this approach with any measures we add or remove.
We are trying to encourage students to exit the school, at 3pm, via the hill exit up past Room 8. This is to stop students walking through the carpark at the end of the day. If you could have a chat with your child and perhaps meet them at the top exit, that will help us a lot.
Have a great break with your family over the Easter and Term holidays.
Parent/Teacher ConferencesMon Apr 11 12:16pm
This is a reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are taking place tomorrow, Tuesday 12th between 1pm and 8pm. On Wednesday, the 13th of April, the conferences continue between 3:30pm and 5:30pm.
School will finish at 12pm tomorrow and we will finish at the normal time of 3pm on Wednesday. There will be no school bus on Tuesday due to the early closure.
Please make sure you are on time for your conference as teacher need to stick to the 10 minutes time slots.
Week 10 NewsletterWed Apr 06 03:20pm
The latest newsletter has been uploaded onto the school app and website.
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students. The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in classwork.
Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.
Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and post the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.
Download the app or open Seesaw here
Download the School App
Our School App is what we use for general School Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.
To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Shelly Park School in the search bar in the app.
If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.