Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 1 2022


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.

From the Principal’s Desk

Kia ora Tātou

Welcome to Term 2 of 2022!

We have had a great start to the term and our amazing staff continue to impress me with their tireless passion for the students and their learning.

Thank you so much for supporting us with our new systems at Orange Level Covid restrictions. It is fantastic to have our classrooms full once again and our learners all super focused.

As you know Mr John Byers is away on sabbatical this term and during this time I have the privilege of standing in for him. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Chris Finucane (who is our Acting Deputy Principal this term) if there is anything that we can help you with. Thanks for being our partners in the education of these fantastic ākonga (students).

Ngā mihi nui

Di Meyler

Welcome to our newest member of Stanley Avenue School

Emanuel Newton

We hope you are enjoying being a Stanley Avenue Learner. It is wonderful to see your smiley face around the school each day.

Upcoming Events

  • 7 May Opening day for Junior Netball 9.45am
  • 12 May NYLD Hamilton for our Student Leaders Year 7/8
  • 23 May BOT Meeting Staffroom 6.00pm
  • 6 June Queens Birthday School closed
  • 7 June Teacher Only day School Closed
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Week One has been a busy week, with the first week of HERO (Student Management System) up and running in the school. We have been introducing the students to this at the upper end of the school. The next step in our journey with HERO is for us all to continue familiarizing ourselves with it as well as introducing you, our community, to it. This system is designed to work on phones, tablets or computers so that you are able to communicate and know what your child(ren) are learning about at any time. As well as report absences, receive notices and many other facets. Obviously, as this is very new this term we are still exploring the many uses that this system has to offer.

It is time to get our parents/caregivers/whānau connected.

Step 1- Download the HERO app onto your phone or search for it on your computer.

Step 2 - Open it and click on new user

Step 3 - Enter the email address that we have registered for you and follow the directions

Step 4 - Make your new password

Step 5 - Have a look around your new app. Please let us know if you have any issues with this.

Contact Di Meyler, Chris Finucane, Hayley Williams or Kim Hayes. Any of us can help you.


As you can see we have been very busy over the break working on finishing our building and painting of the classrooms that were started last year, and having our front fence updated. The school has had a fantastic facelift over the last 6 months and we look forward to you being able to pop in and see it all completed in the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience while we complete the last few projects.


We are so happy to be able to invite you back to school for our weekly assemblies. These are held at 9.15am on Friday mornings and are a chance for us to gather, and celebrate and share in our learning. We look forward to seeing you if you can make it. Please remember to wear your mask.

Change of Clothes

With this term being a colder, wetter term it would be appreciated if your children had a change of clothes in their bag, so in the event that they get wet or muddy they could change into these. We definitely do not want our tamariki to stop playing, however it does make it a lot easier if they can change out of wet and muddy clothes.

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for June- August 2022

The board advises that five spaces for new entrant students and five spaces for Years 1-8 students are likely to be available for the period of 7th June 2022 to 25th July 2022.

Applications close 9 am, 7th June 2022. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held at 10 am, 7th June 2022.


The board advises that five spaces for new entrant students and five spaces for Years 1-8 students are likely to be available for the period of 26th July 2022 to 29th August 2022.

Applications close 9 am, 26th July 2022. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held at 10 am, 26th July 2022.

Application forms are available from our school office.

Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact Di Meyler (Acting Principal) on 027 272 2227


Thank you

Di Meyler

Acting Principal

Thank you once again Rotary Te Aroha

On Thursday, our Year 4 students had a visit from Mr Peter-Tait Jamieson and Mr Martin Nelson. These wonderful gentlemen gave a named Usborne Illustrated Dictionary to each of our Year 4 students to keep as their own. This is a wonderful initiative from Te Aroha Rotary as part of their worldwide goal of 'Literacy Developement' Thank you again Te Aroha Rotary.
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Netball Draw for opening day this Saturday. 9.45am start


Court 6 Year 1-2 Future ferns

Court 5 Year 3-4 Future ferns

Court 3 Year 7/8 Stanley Avenue Blue vs TAPs Tornados

Court 4 Year 5/6 Stanley Avenue Stars Vs Elstow Comets


Court 3 Year 7/8 Stanley Avenue Teal vs Elstow Stars

Court 4 Year 5/6 Stanley Avenue Stars vs St TAPs Mana


Court 3 Year 7/8 Stanley Ave Teal vs Mana Saints

Please remember to have hair tied back and short nails.

STANLEY AVE IS ON DUTY. Please ask if you can help in anyway before you leave the courts

See you all there

Kim Hayes

Winter Olympics fundraising SAUSAGE SIZZLE

Our 2022 Winter Olympics team will be having a Sausage Sizzle each Friday this Term.

They are $2.00 per sausage and you can have Sauce, Mustard and Onions if you wish.

Orders must be in by Thursday each week (so we can order enough for Friday)

A HUGE Thank you to the very generous Garry and Athlene Dufty who have kindly donated the sausages this week. What a great way to kick start our fundraising efforts.

Please also keep an eye out for our Team who are out and about selling chocolates in the next few weeks.

Help......Team Ruru need clean bottle caps!!!

We are going to be producing some wonderful art work later in the year that involves bottle caps. If you have any milk bottle, fizzy drink bottle, any plastic bottle caps of any size and colour, we would appreciate it if you could send these in to the school office. Please get the word out...we are wanting hundreds of bottle caps if we can.

A big THANK YOU from Team RURU

Room 8 Wool Craft in Term 2

The ever creative Room 8 are looking to do Wool Craft in Term 2 (Finger knitting, PomPoms etc). They are on the hunt for any spare wool. Please ask around and if you can help them out, we will gratefully receive any donations at the office. Keep an eye out in the newsletter for their wonderful creations.

Thank you

Miss Trow and Room 8

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

Please make payments to 03 1573 0009816 00 (Use you surname as a reference)

Stanley Avenue School App

Our School App provides our community with many important updates. I strongly encourage you if you haven’t already to download the App either through Google Play or the App Store.