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    Principal Appointment

    Kia Ora

     As you all know, our Principal Denise Sainsbury is retiring from teaching and will be leaving us at the end of Term 3 this year.  Since the beginning of the year, the Board of Trustees have been planning the process to recruit a new Principal to lead our school on its next exciting phase.

     I am delighted to be able to tell you today that Paula Weston has accepted the Board's offer to be our new Principal.  Paula is currently the Principal at Maoribank School in Upper Hutt and is a resident of Stokes Valley here in Lower Hutt.

    Paula already has very deep connections with Dyer Street, having done a teaching section here early on in her career, and her two sons were students at Dyer Street as well.  She understands and values our school and its community and I am confident she will be a great success in carrying on the great work of Denise and her staff.

     Throughout Term 3 we will ensure that Denise's time here at Dyer Street is celebrated and we will work through introducing Paula into our school so she is ready to take the reins in September.

     I am sure you will all join me in welcoming Paula back to Dyer Street as our new Principal


    Peter Hegarty

    Chair, Board of Trustees.


    Empowering Learners for Life


    Our goal is to develop learners who are flexible, confident and competent

    Dyer Street School students focus on:

    Managing Self:

    • Managing their impulsivity

    • Persisting

    • Remaining open to continuous learning

    Relating to Others:

    • Listening to others with empathy and understanding

    • Thinking interdependently

    • Responding with wonderment and awe

    Participating and Communicating:

    • Taking responsible risks

    • Thinking flexibly

    • Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision


    • Creating, imagining and innovating

    • Thinking about thinking

    • Applying past knowledge to new situations

    • Finding humour

    Using Language, Symbols and Text:

    • Striving for accuracy and precision

    • Questioning and posing problems

    • Gathering data through all the senses

    Dyer Street School Charter:

    Dyer Street School Charter 2014-2017

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