Thursday, 25 September 2014

Farewell Laurayne

When we first met Laurayne, there was only one word to describe her: Fire! Two years ago, the school was not in the state that it is now; we were not achieving to the levels that we should have been.
Two years on, and the Fire has consumed the school - setting everything alight. Everyone is learning: students, teachers,  the board, and the parents.

Thank you Laurayne for your amazing enthusiasm for learning, and your guardianship of our school children.
Following are a few of your accomplishments during your time here:
¤ engaging the whole school community in learning using inquiry questions
¤ enhancing teachers' skills using practical professional development and curriculum mentoring
¤ sorting out the finances and managing resources
¤ providing better achievement reporting to the board of trustees and the wider community
¤ encouraging the board of trustees to grow and become more transparent
¤ helping SRS to identify its heart and create the FLaGship values of Friends, Learners and Guardians

We will miss you, but we know that you have set us up well for the future.
All the best in your new role.

Aroha nui

Monday, 15 September 2014

Principal appointment process underway

Thank you to everyone who came along to last week's parent forum, or who provided feedback on what we want in our new principal.

The vacancy was advertised in the online Education Gazette last Friday, and already there is a lot of interest in the role!

For those interested, the Principal Application Pack can be found on the right hand side bar of the SRS home page. Please take this opportunity to look through it - it includes time lines and a person specification for the appointee, as well as a fresh perspective of our school.

Applicant details must remain confidential; however, if you have any questions regarding the process, then they should be directed to David Grant at

Let's talk!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Acting Principal Appointed

As a board, we are very excited to announce that Corinne Hansell has accepted the role of Acting Principal Term 4 2014.

Corinne is exceptionally well qualified, having recently been awarded a Queen's Service Medal for Services to Education. We believe that she will be an excellent fit for the school and will continue to drive the branding and uniform changes that we have begun.

Corrine was the principal of Tamaki Primary School for nine years, ending in December 2013. During this time, and under her leadership, the school underwent a complete rebranding and transformation, that included the absorption of the local intermediate school. She brings valuable leadership experience to our school as we go through our own period of change.

We are very much looking forward to working with her.

The appointment process for the permanent principal role will continue as planned. Our next Board of Trustees parent forum is on Monday the 8th September at 6:30pm in the Whanau Room. Please come along to hear about the process and take this opportunity to help us define the type of person you would like for the role of principal. Alternatively, you may email with your ideas.

Let's talk!