Update about Alert Level 2
Kia ora koutou
We will be watching next Monday's announcement about a possible return to Level 2 with anticipation.
When we are able to, we will be ready to welcome all students and staff back to our school site. At Level 2, school will reopen and operate as normal with a number of new procedures and steps aimed at keeping our students and staff safe and well.
As you are well aware, physical distancing with young children is challenging so we will be asking everyone to continue with good hygiene practices and regular cleaning. This includes coughing into elbows, using hand sanitiser, handwashing and drying and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.
Under Alert Level 2, students who are sick will need to stay at home, and we will send anyone home immediately if they are unwell.
It is important however that not just at school but at home, safe hygiene habits are practised by everyone in our community.
We will be in touch again soon to update you on our plans.
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Welcome to Anchorage Park School in Pakuranga, Auckland, a small ‘country school in the city’, where learning is fun and challenging. We are a contributing primary school (New Entrants to Year 6). Our mission statement is to provide quality teaching and learning in a caring environment. We welcome new enrolments and currently have an open zone.
Term 1 2020
Term 1 2020 starts on 3rd February. Have a great holiday!
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In 2018, Anchorage Park School became an Enviroschool.
In 2017, Anchorage Park School was one of the winners of the TREEmendous Makeover competition, a joint initiative between Project Crimson and The Mazda Foundation, developing outdoor classrooms to teach children about the importance of caring for the environment.
In 2016, the Education Review Office (ERO) reported that Anchorage Park School “has a positive history of ERO reports and is highly regarded by its community.”
The ERO report concluded that Anchorage Park leaders and teachers are are “well placed to achieve and sustain equitable and excellent outcomes for all children.”
You can read the entire report on the ERO website.
In 2015, Anchorage Park School (in partnership with Anchorage Park Kindergarten) was runner up in the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards for our transition to school programme.
This programme allows children who will be attending the school to become familiar with their classroom, teacher, and classmates over a number of weeks.
Our facilities include a purpose-built hall, a library, an adventure playground, a fitness trail, edible gardens, and well-kept grounds.
We are lucky enough to have a solar-heated swimming pool on our grounds.
All classes have daily swimming lessons during terms one and four. School families can rent pool keys over the holidays if they wish.
Anchorage Park School became a ‘Treemendous’ School in July 2018 with the creation of an outdoor learning environment, complete with a native bush walk, bird feeders, weta enclosures, a lizard garden, insect hotels, and a worm farm. This area gives the children amazing opportunities to engage with and learn about the natural world, as well as providing the opportunity for teachers to take their teaching outdoors.
We always welcome the involvement of parents and the wider community. Our latest ERO report mentioned that school families “appreciate the school's small, family-oriented atmosphere.”