Wednesday, 22 July 2015


Our NZ Curriculum Vision statement is that all students will be……………..
At SRS, our teachers model that vision as adult learners, continuing their learning through ongoing PLD = Professional Learning and Development.
As a Principal, I am very humbled that the BOT has approved my attendance at the International Congress of Principals who are meeting in Finland for a conference on LEADING EDUCATIONAL DESIGN. The global interactions of Principals from across the globe is an inspiring experience
I look forward to sharing our NZ context of education with other Principals, and am thankful that our BOT has vision in supporting Life Long Learning!

Saturday, 23 May 2015


What are Tuakana Teina Days.

An opportunity for our students to practice being  Friends, Learners, Guardians

Tuakana Teina Days happen at SRS to allow for some 

quality learning dynamics to occur.

  • Classes are paired up older to younger (Tuakana/Teina)
  • Teachers are paired up across teams, and this allows for experiences in teaching children of different age groups for the day
  • The learning programme for the day is a Mini Unit of the current Inquiry Learning Topic (in this term it's Strengths in Diversity)
  • As Teachers are paired up (with lots of Support Staff to help out!), this organisation allows for teams of teachers to be released to participate in uninterrupted, professional learning and development in a specific curriculum area.
  • Tuakana / Teina Days are valuable for everyone - it is a WIN-WIN organisation and there is an authentic experience of being
    Friends, Learners and Guardians on these days!


 These photos are of Room 19 (Year 5/6) working with
        Room  8 (Year 2)
Our older students teach our younger students new things and everyone contributes to an outcome for the day.

Saturday, 14 February 2015


What an exciting time to be 

Principal of Stanhope Road School.

The school is in a "rebranding stage" and having recently launched the school's new LOGO, it is now time to finalise the new school uniform as well.

The uniform committee is working collaboratively towards finalising the decision - there have been many extra meetings, and contacts with possible distributors for the uniform.  We have samples, and are finalising the combination of colours. When we have several agreed on samples, we will showcase them to families for input.

As well as the Logo and the Uniform changing, we will also be updating the buildings and the grounds of Stanhope Road School - there will be new colours for the buildings, and designs for the landscaping - over the next 2 years, we should see a completely NEW identity as a school - and we will look FLASH!!!! 

The School Charter Goals have been revised, and all learning and teaching systems are in full swing! 

We are blessed at SRS to be fully staffed - and ALL of our staff fit into the EXPERIENCED TEACHER category of the Registered Teachers' Criteria.

It is a great school to come to work in every day - there is always a lovely sense of "Whanau" and we are working hard to achieve our goals for good student outcomes.  

Hei konei ra,

Corinne Hansell (Principal)