Marriene Langton Principal

Marriene Langton Principal

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Year 6 Leavers' Dinner

Our Year 6 students are leaving. We had dinner together on Tuesday night sponsored by our Board of Trustees. Thank you for your kindness.Many of them started here as 5 year olds. Once you are part of the West Spreydon School Whanau you are always a part of our whanau. We will miss our senior students as they go on to their Year 7 and 8 years in other schools.
Best wishes to all of our lovely children. Our hope is that you go with confidence and the knowledge that you were loved and understood by at least one staff member.

Kahukura Lead Teachers for Performing Arts Meet and Plan at West Spreydon School

It is such a pleasure to be a part of a cluster of schools where we can think beyond what is special for our own  school and take a big picture look at what is best for all of the schools in our cluster.The lead teachers of performing arts across our  schools had their first meeting to look at the possibilities for music, dance and drama in our 7 schools.Watch this space. When you let creative people loose they create. (havoc, trouble, opportunities and dreams)

Donna Addington, Natalie West Spreydon, Kate Addington, Kate Cashmere Primary, Kendal Thorrington, Kim Somerfield, Kate Sth Intermediate, Kath Sacred Heart

Thursday, December 8, 2016


 Our special celebration fono/hui saw more than a hundred people turn up to school. We honoured our students for academic success, cultural competencies, cultural leadership and for being outstanding students of West Spreydon School.Our students and whanau are such a pleasure to lead. It was very obvious that the teachers love the children and that the children love and respect their teachers.
Kia ora everyone.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Passion Projects

Our senior children have been involved in some fabulous opportunities to extend their learning and experiences.They have had the choice of cooking, supporting senior citizens, triathlon, tapa cloth, camping, conservation and pest eradication. 
They have attached some fund raising to many of their projects in order to be able to give something back to community organisations.
They have raised money for The Blind Foundation, RSPCA and George Manning Retirement village (for day games for the residents to play)
I am so proud of the way our teachers go the extra 10 miles for the children and the ways in which the children are learning about being citizens and taking responsibility for the welfare of others. Today was a fundraiser for RSPCA and the Blind Foundation. The are also cleaning staff cars to raise extra dollars to give away. The truth is that Angie ended up doing most of the work because the children had no idea how hard it was to clean a car. I thinkk that she resigned 3 times this afternoon!
When we are asked about character and citizenship we have great examples of what that really looks like in our school.
They raised:

  • $298 for SPCA from a mufti day
  • $35 from a car wash for endangered animals
  • $51.50 for the Vegetation Group from a bake sale
  • $203.60 for Blind Foundation from a bake sale and $40 from independent fundraising