Byers, John

Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to Stanley Avenue School.

It is an absolute honour  to  be Principal of  Stanley Avenue School. Stanley Avenue School is a values based school that encourages our learners to ‘strive to succeed- whaia kia u’ in all areas. We are fortunate  to have such a dedicated, passionate and motivated staff that are committed to supporting students to reach their potential in a range of areas across the curriculum.

We are proud to present our newly created collaborative  Vision Statement…

S- Supportive Community of Learners

A- Aspiring to be our best

S- Self-motivated achievers

So… you may ask what the Vision actually means?

Here is a brief overview.

Supportive Community of Learners: looks at the range of supportive communities within our context from classroom communities, syndicates, school, our recently formed Te Aroha (Community of learning.) These communities are all designed to support the Stanley Avenue learner.

Aspiring to be our best: Focuses on high expectations and consistently putting in our best effort in all areas of school life.

Self – motivated achievers: identifies students taking increased responsibility for their learning, displaying initiative and identifying their learning pathways. This links in with our Professional Development based on ‘Learner Agency’ – focusing on learners taking charge of their learning.

At Stanley Avenue School we offer a wide range of opportunities to help students realise their potential. Some examples include Chess Club, Kapa Haka, School Band, Stanley Avenue TV, Stanley Avenue Radio, plus a wide range of sporting opportunities. Whilst core curriculum areas are our  major focus, we value the importance of individuals being given the opportunities to explore their passions and talents.

Professional Development opportunities focusing on  Learner Agency and Restorative Practice (as part of our Kahui Ako)  will continue to empower our learners capability and capacity in 2019 and beyond.

If you would like to find out more about our fantastic school, check out our website, class blogs or come and visit!

Kind regards

John Byers (Principal)

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