beating hearts, leaping minds
Sherwood Primary School
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-centred 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.
Developing students who are
internationally minded, who
recognise their common humanity
and shared guardianship of the
planet and help to create a better
and more peaceful world
The IB experience is not just a way to learn, it’s a way of life, and the way to a better world ...
We are a fully authorised
International Baccalaureate (IB) school
We use the Primary Years Programme to help us structure
and implement our NZ curriculum.
The Primary Years Programme places an emphasis on children’s
understanding of the world around them and encourages the values and
attitudes required to become caring and valued citizens of society.
More information about the IB Primary Years Programme can be found
on the IB website: www.ibo.org/pyp
To motivate and prepare our children for a lifetime of learning,
achievement and creativity, in a child centred 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 and more peaceful world. The school, as part of a learning
community, aims to develop learners who are: Inquirers,
Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Openminded,
Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective.
Why Sherwood ?
Sherwood embraces the use of information and communication technology
(ICT). Classrooms are richly resourced e-learning environments with a
range of technology to support learning, including computers, cameras
and projectors. This enables students to transcend physical learning
barriers, like distance and time, exploring other learning environments
and sharing their experiences with others.
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.
Music & Arts
As a part of our cross-cultural appreciation, we encourage students to learn
other languages, extending their linguistic and cultural understanding. From
Year 3, students at Sherwood learn Spanish with a specialist Spanish teacher.
This helps them to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes that equip them
for living in a world of diverse people, languages and cultures.
Spanish Language Teaching
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.
Physical Education & Sports
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, We even have an Enviro Club for students.
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.
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 info ph: 094762594 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before & After School Care (BASC)
All Parents are members of the Sherwood Parents Association (SPA) however
you can choose how involved you want to be. It is a great opportunity to
meet other parents and support the school. The SPA is active in fund-raising
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
Sherwood Parents Association
Enrolments and Zoning
Families living within the school zone have automatic right
to enrolment. At times, depending on class sizes, some
places may be offered to students outside of the school zone.
Parents are encouraged to enrol students on or before their
fourth birthday and before each child turns five a school
interview and orientation visit will be arranged.
For information regarding enrolment, or appointment times,
please contact the school office.
Sherwood offers a number of places to foreign fee-paying
students. International students are integrated into mainstream
classes in order to learn English in a natural way and fully
experience our culture. It is also a wonderful opportunity for
your child to share his or her culture with other students and to
experience the best educational opportunities available.
A member of staff is responsible for the pastoral care of students
and liaising with families. For information regarding enrolment,
or appointment times, please contact the school office.
Come and see more of what is on offer at Sherwood and why it is the best place for your child to
learn. You can make an appointment to visit where we will talk to you more about the school and a
student guide will show you around so you can see us in action.
You can contact the office
by phone: +64 9 478 3024 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And then come and see us at: 40 Sartors Avenue, Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
For more information please visit our website: www.sherwoodprimary.school.nz