198 Mahia Road
Wattle Downs
Auckland
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678 days ago

Market Day at South Auckland Middle School

South Auckland Middle School

Join us at South Auckland Middle School this Thursday, September 14th, between 5-7pm for our annual fundraising market where you can grab a bargain! Purchase unique, hand made premium products created by our talented students, enjoy fabulous food and drink and listen to marvelous music and more! … View moreJoin us at South Auckland Middle School this Thursday, September 14th, between 5-7pm for our annual fundraising market where you can grab a bargain! Purchase unique, hand made premium products created by our talented students, enjoy fabulous food and drink and listen to marvelous music and more! Entrance is free. 198 Mahia Road, Wattle Downs, Manurewa.

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692 days ago

Join us for Matthew Syed's 'Mindset in Education'

South Auckland Middle School

Join Villa Education Trust and Ormiston Junior College for an interactive workshop with international accredited consultant Rob Carpenter (UK) from 'Matthew Syed Speaking' delivering Matthew's Mindset for Education - designed for professionals, educators and parents. In addition, 21C… View moreJoin Villa Education Trust and Ormiston Junior College for an interactive workshop with international accredited consultant Rob Carpenter (UK) from 'Matthew Syed Speaking' delivering Matthew's Mindset for Education - designed for professionals, educators and parents. In addition, 21C Skills Lab founders Justine Munro and Faye Langdon will discuss 'Tomorrows skills for today's students'. This workshop will cover what Growth Mindset is, why it is important, the evidence that supports it and the skills to achieve it - in yourself and others. Hosted in conjunction with Ormiston Junior College, the ticket price includes a supporters pack, entrance to an education expo and refreshments. Book early to avoid disappointment - tickets to events in conjunction with Matthew Syed* are limited and costly - this is a fantastic opportunity to attend an international accredited keynote speaker in Auckland and to learn skills to assist in all aspects of life. (*Matthew Syed is the international bestselling author of 'Bounce' and 'Black Box Thinking'. Matthew is one of the world's most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change. He has worked with some of the world's largest organisations to help build a mindset of continuous improvement.) Tickets available on Eventfinder - please see attached advert for link. (www.eventfinda.co.nz...)

706 days ago

Join us at our Open Evening tomorrow.

South Auckland Middle School

Join us for our Open Evening to experience the excellent education available for boys and girls in Years 7-10. With no zone, free uniform and stationery and no donations, South Auckland Middle School (SAMS) removes barriers to learning and offers success for all students (of all abilities). … View moreJoin us for our Open Evening to experience the excellent education available for boys and girls in Years 7-10. With no zone, free uniform and stationery and no donations, South Auckland Middle School (SAMS) removes barriers to learning and offers success for all students (of all abilities). Located on Mahia Road, in Wattle Downs, SAMS has a strong academic focus and keeps class sizes small (no larger than 15 students per class). In addition, students are grouped into villas of 60 each overseen by an experienced Academic Manager who monitors the child's progress and assists in personalizing the curriculum to their personal needs. Our Community Liaison Manager works with students, families and members of the local community to ensure learning is fully supported. Come along on Tuesday, August 15th between 5-7pm and meet our expert educators and see how we can help your child excel in 2018. For further details or to register interest, please contact Fiona on 09 266 695 or email: admin@southauckland.school.nz

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706 days ago

What we do and how we do it

South Auckland Middle School

At South Auckland Middle School we do break down barriers for families by being genuinely free - we provide uniform and stationery and don't ask for donations.

We are unapologetically academic and believe in the growth and development of our students towards tertiary study and the breaking … View more
At South Auckland Middle School we do break down barriers for families by being genuinely free - we provide uniform and stationery and don't ask for donations.

We are unapologetically academic and believe in the growth and development of our students towards tertiary study and the breaking of embedded cycles for many of our families.

We are innovative in terms of our day structure and our Integrated Project Based Curriculum alongside the core subjects.

We know that small classes enhances interaction between students and teachers and enables more differentiated approaches. Hence a class maximum of 15.

That is not the key though.
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The key is that we have been able to attract an outstanding teaching and support staff. While article after article bemoans shortages, lack of quality and teachers leaving Auckland .... we have attracted superb people and involved people moving from far and wide to work with us. They are passionate, qualified and determined to make a huge difference.

Come and see for yourself - Visit us at 198 Mahia Road, Wattle Downs, to meet our staff, view our facilities and see how we can help your child excel.

Places for 2018 are very limited. Please apply without delay.

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831 days ago

A reminder about our teaching and learning model.

South Auckland Middle School

Any good school needs a well thought out foundation for the day to day practices.  This article contains a good explanation of the model for our Villa Education Trust schools.

realcleareducation.com/articles/2015/11/06/what_makes_for_great_education_in_our_schools_a_lesson_from_new_zealand_1240.html

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