Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 1 Week 11 2021


Hello, Kia ora, Chomreabsour, Mālo ni, Ni hao, Kia orāna, Talofa lava, Namaste, Hola, Hallo, Chào bạn, Bula Vinaka, Kumusta, Guten Tag, Mālō e lelei , An-nyeong-ha-se-yo, greetings to all our School Families.

Message from the Principal, BOT and Staff

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Staff we would like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful students for all of their hard work and endeavours over the first term. It has been pleasing to see strong work habits and positive mindsets established by our students across the school. Our school community continues to provide wonderful support to ensure our students participate in many opportunities both in and out of school. I would personally like to wish all students and family/whānau a wonderful break and look forward to seeing everyone back safe and healthy after the holidays.

Ngā mihi nui

John Byers

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Upcoming Events

  • 16 April Last day of Term 1
  • 25 April Te Aroha Community ANZAC Parade. Please meet at 10am in front of the RSA
  • 3 May First day of Term 2
  • 8 May Opening day Saturday Netball 9am start
  • 21 May Piwakawaka Team visit to Hamilton Zoo $15
  • 2 June Pukeko Team trip to Waikato Museum $10
  • 7 June Queens Birthday No School
  • 9 June Ripper Rugby Tournament Details to be advised.
  • 16 June NYLD Hamilton

Learning about ANZAC Day in Rooms 8 and 9

In Room 8 and 9 we have been doing a mini unit to learn about ANZAC day. On Tuesday we planted poppies and read ANZAC Ted a book by Belinda Landsberry, as well as making origami poppies, poppy wreaths, drawings etc

Students will take their poppies home today and look after them during the holidays.

Room 8 Lantern voting is now open!!

In Week 6, we showed Room 8 making their entries for the 2021 Wellington Lantern Festival. Well, the voting is now open. Room 8 had a cool time researching, learning about sustainability, and planning, and creating some amazing lanterns. They would really appreciate your support so please go to the link below and vote now and ask your family and friends to vote as well.

Voting closes on the 1st of June.

Iron Giant blasts through Room 6!

Room 6 recently read The Iron Man as a class book and decided they would like to make a large one themselves. This involved getting into 6 teams to make 2 legs, 2 arms a head and a torso. Firstly teams had to research characteristics and then plan how they were going to construct the body part they had chosen. Next came the messy but fun step of cutting, bending, scoring, rolling, taping, gluing, and painting. Finally we put all our parts together to make the most magnificent and super charged Room 6 Iron Man.

Come and see him in Room 6!

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Bee u ti ful Miss Malone

Today at our performance Assembly we gave Miss Malone a send off fit for a Queen. A Queen bee that is!!! Miss Malone is getting married in the holidays and we wish her and Josh all the best for a wonderful day. We look forward to welcoming our new Room 5 teacher 'Mrs Kewell' in Term 2.
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EPRO8 Problem Solvers:

This week 2 teams of Y 5/6 students and 2 teams of Y 7/8 students have been competing in the EPRO8 Challenge Qualifying Round.

We have hired the EPRO8 specialist equipment for this week and the students have been amazing with their creative solutions to the Party Popper Challenge.

Our last team competes in the Challenge today. This is over a 4-5 hour period and students must create a structure that represents a famous landmark. The structure must be well built. The longest dimension must be between 1.5 and 2m. The structure must have roughly the same proportions and shape as the real-life structure. More interesting landmarks will earn more points. They then need to become pyrotechnics engineers and build a contraption to launch fireworks (party poppers) from the landmark.

So far we have had the Trig at the top of Mt. Te Aroha, The Te Aroha Memorial Clock Tower, and The Mokena Geyser. The students have embodied our SAS dimensions and been amazing team players. Here are a few photos of the teams.

Trig at the top of Mt. Te Aroha Y5/6 Oceane, Jack, Victoria and Ronnie.

70% Vegan: Te Aroha Memorial Clock Tower Y7/8 Alexis, Gaeb, Rico and Troy.

Expert Engineers: The Mokena Geyser Y7/8 Imogen, Michael, Joe and Aurora.

Bob The Builders: Big Ben Y5/6 Ariana, Enzo, Jackson and Jayden

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Team Tui camp at Waitawheta

Team Tui Camp 2021 was a blast! We did lots of learning, had loads of fun and made new friends.

On the first day of camp, we travelled to Waihi. Half of Team Tui went to the Waihi Museum. There we saw, pickled thumbs, padded cells and learned a lot about the Waihi Mine. The other half of the group went to the Waihi Gold Education Centre, where we had three fun activities to complete. These interactive activities taught us all about the mining process! Back at camp, we spent the afternoon making sock puppets, practising our skits, and playing spotlight.

The next morning before heading to Victoria Battery all the boys had to do boot camp with Miss Klein because they stayed up late and were very loud. At Victoria battery, we explored a cave, went on a little train, looked at the kilns, and explored a museum. After lunch, we went under the road and ended up at Goldfield Railway. Here we boarded a big train that took us to Waihi and back again. When we arrived back at camp, we played colour tag with paint, performed our skits, and roasted s’mores! The winning team for the skits was… Camp Masters!

On the last day, we did a big clean-up and competed in the Team Tui 2021 Top Team. Top Team is where our 12 camp teams complete in 12 outdoor activities. You get points for how well you do each activity and you earn bonus points for demonstrating our Team Player Learner Dimension. The Team Tui Top Team for 2021 was… Galaxy Crew!

After a delicious sausage sizzle, it was time for the tired Tui campers to head back to Te Aroha. We sure can’t wait for Team Tui Camp again in two years' time!

By Trilese Large

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Junior Netball 2021

A notice has been sent home today with details about opening day on 8th May and uniforms etc. Mrs Hayes will organise a training for Year 3/4 players during the first week of Term 2 in preparation for opening day. Any queries please contact your coaches or Kim Hayes at the school office or 027 2588122

Uniform Room

The uniform room is open 8.30 - 9.30am on Wednesday mornngs. Eftpos is available.

Stanley Ave Kids Club Holiday Programme

Tuesday 27th April - Friday 30th April 2021in the Stanley Ave Rec Centre

$20 Half day 8.00am-1.00 pm or 1.00pm-5.30pm

$30 Full day 8.00am - 5.30pm

Morning and afternoon tea provided

Please fill out a booking form available from the school office or Kids Club

Limited spaces. WINZ Subsidy available

All enquiries to Kat Kelsey 0272821191

Under Pressure : An Evening Printmaking Course

Wednesday nights 7pm – 9pm at the Arts Centre

Rewi St Te Aroha, for 5 weeks in Term 2.

Local Printmaker Sue Preston will lead the sessions,

showing a variety of techniques using easily sourced materials.

Contact Sue 0274897317 for more info.

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