our Vision: to be Active, Engaged, Successful Learners

Message from the Principal 

Welcome to Mt Roskill Primary. 
We are part of the Mt Roskill Campus of Schools where education is valued highly and students achieve.   Our vision is to develop children that are active, engaged, successful learners.  We give them opportunities to achieve in the classroom, on the sports field, in cultural activities and as good citizens.
 Our school is a wonderful mix of diversity, with students from many cultural backgrounds working alongside students with physical disabilities and others with special learning needs.  All have their part to play and all are successfully provided for.
Our community comes from around the world and they all value education and want their child to achieve.  At Mt Roskill Primary School we look forward to working with each of you to make that vision a reality. 

Mike O'Reilly

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – 2016 - Elections

Board of Trustees elections will be held this year. BOT parent representative nominations close Friday 20th May 2016 and the voting closes on Friday the 3rd June 2016. The new Board takes office on Friday10th June 2016. If you feel you can add value to enhancing student achievement, then we would like to hear from you. The Board encourages you to attend a Board of Trustees meeting to understand the process and get a feel for what we do. The next upcoming Board meeting is on Tuesday 17th May 2016 at 5.30 in the school meeting room. If you are interested in joining the MRPS Board, please fill in the nomination form you received by mail, and return it to the School Office.

WHAT is the Board of Trustees?
The Board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders (Government, Communities and Parents) and is accountable for the schools’ performance. The Board of Trustees sets the vision for the school, and ensures that the school complies with all of the legal and policy framework set by the Government. The Board of Trustees are engaged in the Governance level of the school and does not involve itself in the management administrative details of the day-to-day running of the school. The Board of Trustees are encouraged to ask the right questions with the main focus with all decision making is that of enhancing student achievement.

WHO is on the Board of Trustees?

Currently MRPS has 5 elected parent representatives and 1 co-opted parent representative, 1 elected staff representative and the Principal.

HOW Does the Board Work?
Leading up to a Board of Trustees meeting an agenda is issued in advance, along with supporting information/material. Matters will be discussed and wherever possible actions agreed at the meeting. Minutes of each meeting are documented and available on request. There are a wide range of topics for the Board to consider and therefore, in order to make the best use of the time and skills of each Board Member, we have allocated portfolios of responsibility between the Board Members. However, all Board members still have an equal say and right to participate in any Board discussions/activities.

Coming events

Thu 19 May Year 4 Digital Technology Day
Fri 20 May BOT nominations close
Fri 20 May Room 18 moving to Room 24
Mon 23 May Buiding work for Rooms 15-18 starts
Tue 24 May Powhiri for new DP, Rebecca Bishop. 11 am Quad
Tue 24 May MERGE Fia Fia Night at MRI 6:30-8:30pm
Wed 25 May Year 2 trip to Countdown 9-11:30 am
Wed 25 May School Open Day
Thu 26 May School Open Day
Fri 27 May School Open Day
Fri 27 May Year 6 Specialisation at MRI 11:00 am
Tue 31 May Zone Football
Tue 31 May ICAS Science

Welcome to New Deputy Principal

We welcome Miss Rebecca Bishop, our new Deputy Principal, to our school. Rebecca is an experienced leader having been syndicate leader and a curriculum leader at Gladstone Primary School. A powhiri to welcome Rebecca will be held on Tuesday the 24th May at 11 a.m. in our school Quad. We invite parents, caregivers and whanau to attend.

Parent / Teacher Evening Feedback

Thank you to all the parents who met with the class teachers at the end of last term to discuss children's progress in their learning and to work together to decide the children's next goals in reading, writing and maths. We were delighted to have had over 90% of our families attend these meetings. School and home working together will make a difference to children and their learning.

If you were unable to come on the meeting days we would still like to make a time for you to talk with your child's teacher. Please ring the office to arrange a suitable day and time.