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Welcome to Massey Primary School. 

 

We are a Y0 to Y8 Learning Zone.  At our school we have three sayings.


  • He Tangata, He Tangata, He  Tangata
  • Success Crowns Effort.
  • Be the best you can be.                                      

These describe the focus our school community of Students ,Teachers and Parents.

Our core values are:

                                * I Care

                                * I Value

                                * I Respect

                                * I Reflect

                              * I Learn

about my learning, school, community and world.

Following 2021with all its challenges and opportunities we look forward to 2022. We thank all of our school community for their support over this difficult time. We will continue to follow all Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education guidelines.

We believe that when a student leaves our school they are well equipped for whatever journey they start on.

Massey Primary provides a wide range of learning experiences to enable all learners to realise their potential.

We are part of the Governments "Donation  " initiative so we will not be asking for donations from Parents this year. We will be running a range of fundraising events throughout the year.

For 2022 we have employed a Teacher to teach Spanish to our Senior students.

All our classes, including the Junior school will deliver a learning programme on " stage not age".  We continue to develop our "learning through Play" in our Junior school. 

Classes continue to develop Personalised and Self Directed Learning.

We now have a "revamped" Flexible Learning Environment replacing R13 to R16 which will "house" our Y7 and Y8 students and we are looking forward to this new learning environment.

The Board have also , with the aid of our friends of Massey and the Trusts have built a new Playground for our students and community. We are also constructing a "Sensory Garden" for our students.

We take a firm stand on inappropriate behaviour and any incidents of bullying and we ask the students to "tell' either you or staff if they are subjected to any of these events. We believe in empowering our students to cope with any incident. We are also a PB4L and restorative  school.

We believe in Education Outside the Classroom and  we will continue with outside the classroom experiences to enhance  learning. For 2022 our Y7/8 students will be off to Motutapu . 

We acknowledge and  celebrate all the different ethnic groups that make our school the positive learning environment it has become. We are actively seeking to establish a Pacific Fono consultative group to work alongside our Pasific Culture group.

We acknowledge our Maori Whanau and have a supportive Whanau group but can do with more Whanau. We had  a strong Kapa Haka group . All Teams run their own Reo programmes incorporating them in their regular class programmes.

Our Staff, both professional and support, care for all our students and are highly skilled in providing teaching and learning programmes that meet the identified needs of the students. We now have a dedicated Learning Support Co ordinator and if you need help please contact us.

We are a Network for Learning school and this  enhances our blended e-learning programmes. We were the first school in NZ to be connected and the Board are supporting the children's learning by investing in Internet capable devices. We are a BYOD school. This  does not mean you need to provide a device as the school will provide for students.

For  2022 our Year 7 & 8 students will again  be attending Rangeview Intermediate for Technocraft 

All our classes swim at  Massey High School with lessons taken by the Greenwood Swim School.

At Massey Primary we cater for the "whole" child. We have a variety of culture activities including Choir, Kapa Haka , Pasifika and Chess.

 A positive feature of our school is our Library and Librarian, Mrs Gibson. If you have any queries about Holiday reading or access to books call in and see her.

We believe that all our students should be able to participate in all extra curricula events eg shows, trips and so we choose events that are either free or affordable for all. As we are part of the Government Donation scheme there will be no cost for families. This year we will be asking for a non compulsory donation to help with the cost of camp.

Our Orchard and gardens are now flourishing so come and have a taste.

 We are part of the Free Lunch scheme from Monday to Friday but this does not mean you cannot provide your own student with their own lunch.

We welcome Parent/Whanau involvement. If you have any queries or concerns please come and talk to us as we rather we spoke instead of "facebook". We believe you are the most knowledgeable person about your child and we need to work alongside you to make a difference to your child's learning.

We have a most supportive Board of Trustees who ensure we have equatable opportunities for all our students. We are  part of a Community of learning, Tiriwa Kahui Ako, involving ourselves, West Harbour, Colwill, Royal Road, Lincoln Heights , Don Buck and Massey High and our contributing ECE's.

We have a most supportive "Friends of Massey" fundraising group who in 2019 ran a series of fundraisers including the Gala.This helped pay for our new playground. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for events you can support.

If you are passing, drop in, have a coffee and we can share our learning stories.

 

Bruce Barnes

Principal