Our School

Haere Mai and Welcome to Hinds School

We have a dedicated staff who work hard to foster a love of learning and success for all students and cater for all students' abilities and needs. We have a wonderful group of students, they are passionate, motivated and keen to learn and be challenged. We focus on developing the holistic child and the Hinds School Dispositions, and developing student agency and student voice in their learning.

A special feature of our school is the year 1-8 structure. As seniors our students have a strong voice, a rich learning programme which is completed by the Technology Centre, and lots of opportunity to challenge and explore learning. We aim for our students to leave Hinds School as capable and confident learners, as well rounded individuals who have strong Hinds Dispositions and can embrace challenge and opportunity.

We have a vision that our seniors students will actively drive areas of learning and contribute to making our school a great place through leadership and initiatives. In 2020 our senior students developed the bike track from a concept through to completion, undertaking all the work as part of their learning programme including fundraising. We have areas within our bike track project to continue with, along with other students initiatives in 2021. We are very proud of our students, and proud of our school and what we can offer.

Your child’s schooling is a partnership between the school and home, and we encourage your involvement in your child’s development as their first teacher. We celebrate learning through the see saw platform with parents so you can enjoy the learning success along with your child.

We encourage parents and whanau to be involved with school activities or coming in to offer support in the classroom, or to pop in and join us. Your classroom teacher will talk to you about upcoming events, or parental help activities across the year. If you are keen to be involved during the day, please talk to the office or your classroom teacher as we are always keen to have parents involved. We have a very active Home and School which provide a forum to meet new parents and get involved in our school.

Daily and weekly correspondence between home and school take the format of see saw, facebook, the school newsletter and the school website. We have fortnightly newsletters to parents and regular updates on events on our school facebook page. Please visit the school website from time to time to catch up on school events and photos. We value parents at Hinds School and have a strong commitment to our tamariki. Please contact the school and your classroom teacher if you have any concerns or queries.

Regards

Vicki McIntyre

Principal