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2023 Term Dates
Term 1: 31st January - 5th April
Term 2: 24th April - 30th June
Term 3: 17th July - 22nd September
Term 4: 9th October - 15th December
136 Cole Street, Masterton 5810
P.O Box 313 Masterton 5840
Phone: (06) 370 0189
Fax: (06) 370 0187
Text: 021 128 3607 (text absence service, name, class and reason)
Welcome to the world of learning and growing at Douglas Park School.
There is something for everyone in our culture of learning, sport, leadership, Enviroschool, art, song, dance and digital experiences. Everyday life is underpinned by the motivational values of PRIDE (Peace, Respect, Independence, Dare to Dream and Excellence).
Tūrangawaewae - I understand where I stand.
At Douglas Park learning starts where we stand. We understand where we have come from, our place, our culture and how we are as a learning community
Kaitiakitanga - I care for people and my place.
The DPS learning community is inclusive, has members that care for themselves, for others and takes action for our community & environment
Pūawaitanga - I flourish ever forward.
Douglas Park’s culture is one of innovation and growth, where all members of the learning community are pushed/developed to reach their potential / have opportunities to fulfil their potential
We’ve been working this year on re-visioning the school, re-setting our direction and thinking about what is most important to us as a learning community. We’ve heard from the staff, the voice of the children and from our parent community.
We’ve come up with a trinity of words that capture what we want as a learning community going forward; Nurture, Explore, Create. These words are rich, cover important parts of our school (like relationships, like play & making) and describe the type of learning we desire as well as the type of young people we look to develop.
Currently the vision statement that captures this is:
Together we Nurture, Explore, and Create a better future
Gareth Sinton (Principal)