LIFE AT LYTTON STREET SCHOOL

SCHOOL CONTEXT


​Lytton Street School in Feilding has students in Years 1 to 6. The roll of 546 students includes 32% who identify as Māori and 3% Pacific. Since the December 2014 ERO report, the roll has increased by six classes.


The values of ‘Respect, Akohia, Hautoa, Ambition and Ownership’ are integrated throughout the school and displayed in each classroom.
Leaders and teachers regularly report to the board, schoolwide information about outcomes for students in the following areas:

  • reading, writing and mathematics in relation to national and school expectations

  • behaviour and wellbeing

  • learning, presence, participation and respect for cultural identities.

Over the past three years the curriculum has been redeveloped to incorporate an increased focus on relationships, culture, engagement and fostering independent learning. Professional learning and development has focused on teaching philosophy and curriculum development. The board employs facilitators for literacy and mathematics.
The school is part of, and the principal leads, the Feilding Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

Read the full report here: https://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/lytton-street-school-12-12-2017/

View our school Policies and Procedures

KICK START TO SCHOOL 

Lytton Street School offers a "Kick-start-to-School" Programme for those children who are enrolled to attend our school and will be turning 5 years old this year, and a parent or caregiver who must attend with them. This is a once-a-week class and ideally children should have 6 - 8 sessions, prior to starting school. Please contact the school office for information and enrolment form.

REGULAR REPORTING 

Regular Reporting
We will report on your child’s progress in the following ways: 
a) Team and/or class parent-teacher goal-setting meeting at the beginning of the school year (several nights, in the middle of the term).
b) Request interviews at any time.
c) Formal interview (oral report) mid year, in depth 
d) Informal Meetings, as required.
e) End-of-year written report for all children 
f) Week 8 report for new 5 year olds. Parents are reminded that the first point of contact with any queries/concerns regarding their child is with the class teacher. It sometimes can be difficult to directly contact a staff member, so please leave your name, contact number and message at the office. 

OFFICE HOURS


During Term time the school office is open between 8.00am and 4pm

We look after your child's health and Safety 
Road Safety: Children's safety is of vital importance. Wardens are on duty at the following times: 
Kimbolton Road from 8.20am to 8.40am and from 2.50pm to 3.10pm
North & Lytton Streets from 2.50pm to 3.10pm 
During these times the traffic wardens are supervised by a duty teacher. Please encourage your children to use these crossings. Double parking is illegal. Please try to avoid double parking outside the school as it may put smaller children at risk. 
Health Facilities: If you require it, we can request assistance from the Public Health Nurse for your child. Vision and hearing tests are carried out at regular intervals and on requests by ringing 355 0743. A health sheet is filled out on your child’s details at enrolment. 
Dental Facilities: The dental clinic official hours are from 8.30am to 4.15pm, except for some dates when the clinic may close earlier at 3.35pm. If you would like urgent dental assistance, please contact the clinic before 3.45pm. The clinic is closed during school holidays. The Dental Clinic phone number is 323 6686.
Playground: Lytton Street School is a “Cool School” running a Peer Mediation programme in the Playground. Our school is also committed to safe suncare including encouragement of wearing hats, sitting under shade etc. 

sKids

Holiday/Before/After School Care based at Lytton Street School in the school hall is available to book at www.skids.co.nz – sKids provide before school care from 7 am each morning providing breakfast and activities and after school care with afternoon tea and weekly theme based activities daily, open until 6 pm each evening.  We run exciting school holiday programmes with something different every day and awesome outings, open 7-6 each day. Means tested Oscar subsidies available now $5.13 at the highest rate!. Working?, studying?, have a child on the CDA? Care could be free, ask us how! Please register and book at our online parental portal @ http://skids.aimy.co.nz.  Call in and see Maggie at the programme or contact Sonia on 06 364 8852, 027 739 1986 or sonia@skids.co.nz for a copy of our fee schedule. sKids: Kids just love it!

Piano Play 

Carol Sinclair (Whaea Carol) takes Piano lessons at school five days a week. Children (and parents/adults) can learn

through avenues of discovery, fun and reflective thinking (as one would do in "play".) Modern and classical options are

available as well as practical and theory. Students will also have the opportunity to progress through the piano grades

formally by sitting exams. She still has some spots left available. Click the image for more information. 

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