Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 2



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.

Upcoming Events

  • 11 Aug Te Aroha College Open Evening 7pm
  • 12 Aug Team Tui Trip to Waitomo Permission slips and $10 due ASAP
  • 16 Aug BOT Meeting Staffroom 6.00pm
  • 16 Aug Scholastic Book orders are due today please.
  • 18 Aug Stanley Ave Cross Country Boyd Park (Saving day 19th Aug)
  • 27 Aug Daffodil day
  • 25 Aug District Cross Country Boyd Park
  • 30 Aug - 3 Sept Winter Olympics Totara Springs Matamata
  • 7 Sept Thames Valley Cross Country Ngatea
  • 9 Sept School Speeches 11.30am Rec Centre
  • 10 Sept Inter Schools Bowls tournament

New Zealand Principal’s Conference Rotorua 2021

From Monday to Wednesday this week, I was lucky enough to attend the 2021 NZPF Conference alongside 800 Principals from across New Zealand. The Conference content was extremely motivating and inspiring as we focused on and debated key issues and national initiatives within the NZ education system. The conference also provided opportunities to build and strengthen relationships and connections with my principal colleagues allowing us to share ideas and come back with a feast of new learning. I’d like to acknowledge my entire staff for the superb job they did in my absence.

Ngā mihi

John Byers

Stanley Ave Fundraising Team

We are looking for Parents/Caregivers of Stanley Ave students to come and join the Stanley Ave Fundraising Team! If you are interested in helping out with school fundraisers, come along and join the fun.

We are having our first meeting Tuesday 10th August, 6:30 pm in the Staffroom.

If you have any questions you can email or talk to Kim at the office for more information.

Mathseeds - going for Gold!!

Over the past 2 weeks, Room 8 and Room 9 have been competing in the Mathseed international competition against 255 other schools from around Australia, South Africa, and NZ ! Competition has certainly triggered an enthusiasm and eagerness to engage in Maths.

Well done to our Pukeko mathmeticians!!! Tino pai te Mahi!

Keep an eye out in next weeks' newsletter for final results and photos.

Stanley Avenue School Science Fair

Ruru team were very busy last term preparing their Science fair projects for public viewing and then judging. After much discussion, the following students' projects will now go on to participate in the NIWA Waikato Science Competition to be judged at the Hamilton Gardens on Friday 20th August:

Manav Patel & Evan Mustart, Corey Farac & Charlie Knight, Isaac Smith & Alexis Broekhals, Rico Smith & Gaebriel Gamble, Avia Valencia & McKenzie Horner, Casey Masters, Kyra Phimester, Wynn Williams, Anahera Roach- Rukuwai & Trinity Lawrence, Saskia Stewart & Greer Gemmell, Imogen Clewlow, Calais Wilson, Neikyla Younger, Amberlee Phillips, Tahlia Thompson, Rocky Jordaan and Xavier Van Kuijk

These students will travel across to Hamilton Gardens, set up their displays and then be interviewed by the judges to show their understanding of their investigation.

Good Luck to all our participants. It is wonderful to see another example of Stanley Ave Kids 'Striving to Succeed'

Attendance Certificates for Term 2

At assembly last week, we presented 59 students certificates for 97-99% attendance in Term 2 followed by a hugely impressive 54 students attaining 100% attendance for Term 2.

Attendance has a huge bearing on our children's learning success as well as an impact on their social interaction amongst their peers, and it is heartening to see so many of our Stanley Ave students striving for excellence in this area.

Well done Stanley Ave!

Room 5 and 8 have an Explosive Afternoon!

On Wednesday Rooms 5 and 8 finally got fine weather to launch their bottle rockets… Here are some descriptive thoughts and photos from of the very explosive event… (Thank you to Mrs Kewell and Room 5 for being fabulicious buddy rocket builders, and Charlotte for the cool photos and videos )

Luie: My rocket went high. We put baking soda and vinegar inside the rocket. Then we shook it up. Then the rocket would blast off!!

Rylee: Yesterday we launched our rockets. Then we ran to see where my bottle rocket landed and we saw it landed by the goalposts.

Olivia: The rockets zoomed across the sky and one of them rolled!! Loena ,Rawinia and my rocket came second.

Courtney: The rocket went CRASH, BOOM and blasted off really high!

Houston: Mine blasted off well in its first launch, but then it didn’t go well on its second try, so it got broken.

Flynn: We went to do bottle rockets and my rocket blasted off with foam.

Braxton: One of the bottle rockets foam hit my face!

Wylie: One of the bottle rockets hit Ms Kewell with foam!

Zyrus: Foam got splashed on my head.

Eden: My rocket went high in the sky. One rocket went not to so far.

Joseph: My rocket blasted off but it didn’t go so far, but it went quite high.

Chaya: Room 5 and Room 8 were excited to blast off their rockets. Victoria and my rocket went the furthest.

Tiana: I had a smashing time when we launched the rockets.

Shivam: My bottle rocket went so far and it almost touched the sky!

2021 Stanley Avenue Cross Country

On Wednesday 18th August we will be running our School Cross Country. (Saving Day- Thursday 19th August). This is a whole school event that takes place at Boyd Park, starting at 1pm.

For the day to be a success we need parent volunteers to assist with being the track marshalls. This will involve being placed at different parts of the Wetlands or Boyd Park to ensure student safety. It can also double as a great spot to watch the races! If you are able to help please contact Di Meyler 027 272 2227 or the office. Keep watching this space for details of the race order, with the approximate times.

Cross Country Training.

Some of our Tui and Ruru team classes are going across to Boyd Park on alternate days for Cross Country training. Could you please make sure these students have a change of clothes suitable for this activity.

Hearing and Vision Checks Monday 16th August

Vision Hearing Technicians from Community and Southern Rural Health will be visiting our school. The objective of the test is to identify previously undetected vision and hearing defects.

If any parents/caregivers do not want their child to be checked, or their child is currently under specialist care for a vision or hearing defect, please let the school office know.

Which children are routinely checked?
-Children who have not completed vision and hearing checks as part of their B4 School Check
-Children absent from the previous visit, require retests or follow up
-In special circumstances, parents, teachers, or others may request a vision or hearing check.

What tests are carried out?

Audiometry (hearing test)
Tympanometry – middle ear function test (only carried out when a hearing test is not within a normal range)

Long distance vision tests – not a complete visual examination, but a simple screening test

NB All of these checks are non-invasive, safe and should cause no discomfort.

Enrolment Zone

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures

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 3rd August 2021 to 6th September 2021.

Applications close 9am, 3rd August 2021. 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 10am, 3rd August 2021.

Application forms are available from our school office.

Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact John Byers (Principal) on 021 138 1983


Thank you

John Byers


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Winter Olympics Fundraising - Last week!!!

Orders in class by Thursday please. $2 per sausage.
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Scholastic Book Orders Issue 5 are due in by 16th August please.

Free confidential counselling for Whanau and Students.

Te Aroha Kaahui Ako has acquired funding to provide counselling for our Tamariki and their whanau. All sessions are confidential and are available in Waitoa on Wednesdays. Please call to book a session. 07 846 6907

Uniform Room is open on Wednesday Mornings 8.30am - 9.30pm. Eftpos available

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