969 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 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.

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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Where to find your favourite Hot Cross Buns in lockdown?

Catrin Owen Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Who loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling adventurous why not make them.
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8 hours ago

Kava gatherings in our Tongan community

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

We've heard some concerning news of kava gatherings happening in South Auckland during this COVID-19 lockdown.

One our doctor's Viliami Tutone has done a video in English and Tongan to explain why it's important not to hold kava gatherings to ensure we stop further spread of this serious virus. We must unite together to protect our family, our community, and to save lives.

Tongan: vimeo.com...
English: vimeo.com...

1 day ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.