To motivate and prepare our children for a lifetime of learning, achievement and creativity, in a child centred learning environment.
Sherwood Primary aims to develop students who are internationally minded, who recognise their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet and help to create a better more peaceful world. The school, as part of a learning community, aims to develop learners who are: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective.
Sherwood Primary School is a progressive, growing primary school, servicing the educational needs of children aged between 5 ( New Entrants/Year 0) and 11 ( year 6). Sherwood shares one of its borders with Northcross Intermediate, which provides a natural next step for children when they reach Year 7 and 8.
A child -centered learning community, Sherwood’s teaching model aims to provide all children with access to their preferred learning style and encourages a positive and stimulating environment for growth. The school has a strong focus on the use of technology to support children’s education and each classroom is well equipped for this.
Internationally minded and cross-cultural, Sherwood school has a strong tradition of offering excellent education to local students and those from abroad. We have a great mix of teachers with diverse experience teaching in a range of environments.
Classrooms are richly resourced e-learning environments with a range of technology to support learning, including computers, cameras and projectors. The school has a BYOD ( bring your own device) policy that has enables the year 5 and 6 class to have computers for each child. This enables students to transcend physical learning barriers, like distance and time, exploring other learning environments and sharing their experiences with others.
MUSIC & ARTS
Every year, at each level of the school, students take part in a Music programme with a specialist Music teacher. This part of the curriculum combines singing, music appreciation, moving to music and experience with a range of instruments. Senior students also have opportunities to join the choir or Kapa Haka ( cultural dance) groups.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS
In all year levels students are actively involved in regular, quality physical education. Not only do students take part in a skills based Physical Education programme with a specialist PE teacher, they also engage in regular fitness activities with their classroom teacher. Students are encouraged to participate in a range of sports opportunities both through the school and through clubs in the local community.
We are located in Browns Bay on Auckland’s sunny North Shore, surrounded by a stunning natural environment with lots of parks and beaches. We are committed to sustainability and ensure that our curriculum makes the most of natural resources, teaching our students to appreciate the marvels around us. School programmes include a focus on recycling and the growing of plants.
As a “Travelwise” school we are committed to providing our students with safe, sustainable and healthy options for travelling to and from school. We offer information around ‘Park and Walk’ options through safe walkways where there are no roads to cross. This decreases traffic issues around the front gate, ultimately making this safer for everyone.
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE (BASC)
Situated in a purpose built facility on the school grounds, Sherwood’s Before and After School Care ( BASC) programme caters for the supervision of students outside of normal school hours and during the holidays. The programme provides a safe and stimulating environment of care where children can interact with others and share in a variety of fun activities. For more information ph: 094762594 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHERWOOD PARENTS ASSOCIATION
All parents are members of the Sherwood Parents Association ( SPA) however you can choose how involved you want to be. It is great opportunity to meet other parents and support the school. The SPA is active in fundraising initiatives and helps run events through the year, like the fair and social discos. For more info and to get involved, email: email@example.com