Update on Covid @ South Mak

Evening family and whanau, The weather truly has made it very pleasant around school for all those able to attend.  Just as an update, alongside our current number of students and families isolating due to Covid we have been informed of a student who was at school today that has

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Principal's Vlogs

Update on Start of Year managing Covid:

Friday 28th January Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānua, There are exciting times ahead. Come Tuesday the 1st of February we will enter another interesting year for education and for our whole community. I have waited to send information about how we will be starting the year until we have the

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HERO – Our Student Management System

trampolineWe were delighted to launch our new communication and reporting system, Hero, in January 2023.  Hero allows schools to build an online environment that reflects our unique context. It enables teachers, students, and families to view and share content anytime, anywhere on any device. The software is secure, easy to use, and brings together all school-related information in one place. 

We are excited about the features that Hero has to offer families. These include the ability for parents and caregivers to

  • read and comment on posts relating to your child’s learning
  • view information on your child’s progress and goals
  • read and comment on school notices sent to the class or groups your child is part of
  • respond to school notices such as surveys and trip permission requests
  • view school term dates
  • view a school calendar of events
  • notify the school if your child is absent or late
  • navigate to other school-related webpages
  • customise your account by adding a profile image
  • select how you wish to receive notifications

Over the upcoming year, staff and students will be posting rich content to our Hero software and we are looking forward to sharing this with you to include you in your child’s learning journey.  Learning posts combined with curriculum information and goal-setting will form an online report designed to build year on year so that over time you will have access to written posts, images, video, work samples, and helpful resources all in one place.

If you are new to South Mākirikiri School (welcome!), please click here for information on how to log in to Hero for the first time.


Right: Our new trampoline provided by our Friends of the School.