Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 6 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.

Reminder...Te Aroha Kahui Ako Teachers Only day - Next Friday 9th September - School closed.

Te Aroha Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day on Friday September 9th. This is a professional development day for our Te Aroha teachers to upskill in their understanding and knowledge around the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum. ANZHC is to be implemented by all schools for the start of 2023. The majority of Te Aroha schools will be taking part in this day. There will be no Kids club running on this day.

Upcoming Events

  • 6 Sept Thames Valley Cross Country Mangatarata Ngatea
  • 7 Sept Wig Wednesday Waka Colours
  • 9 Sept Kahui Ako Teacher Only day School closed
  • 12- 15 Sept Book Fair. PAWS for Books
  • 14 Sept Team Tui trip to Hobbiton
  • 14 Sept Cyber Safety Evening Silver Ferns Event Centre 7pm start
  • 19 Sept Hockey Big Day Out Ngatea
  • 26 Sept Board Meeting 6pm Staffroom
  • 30 Sept Last day of Term 3

Wig Wednesday Supporting Child Cancer next Wednesday 7th September

Next Wednesday, Stanley Avenue School will be getting behind the Wig Wednesday fundraiser for Child Cancer. This is a wonderful cause and one that is dear to Stanley Ave School's heart, so we ask that our students wear a wig, have wacky hair and/or wear their Waka colours for Mufti. Please remember a gold coin donation if possible.

Alternatively you can visit or txt WIGGY to 3547 to donate $3

Stanley Olympics 2022

While some of Our Year 7/8 students are off at Winter Olympics camp, we offer a week long alternative programme for the students at school.

Monday saw the week kick off with the Stanley Olympics opening ceremony. Teams paraded their banners and chants with enthusiasm and gusto, a great way to start a week of fun filled activities and trips.

Teams participated in fun rotations like a STEM challenge to build the highest tower, EPRO8 Electronics challenge to build a Caveman Car and a group performance practice for our performance and prize giving on Thursday afternoon. Along with a fantastic Master Chef session at the College on Tuesday where they created mouth-watering Bacon and Basil Tortellini and a stunning Swiss Roll.

Check out next weeks newsletter for photos of the trip to Ninja Valley!

Te Aroha District Cross Country Results

Last Thursday, 55 of our athletes went on to represent Stanley Avenue at the District Cross Country held at Manawaru School. Bad weather was threatening so the day began at the early time of 10am. Our boys and girls gave their all, some of them for the first time at this level. It is again, so wonderful to see the 'give it all they have got' and 'Strive to Succeed' attitudes from our Tamariki. Stanley Ave certainly performed well on the day (and didn't have to get wet doing it!!!)

Congratulations to the following place getters who will now go on to be part of the Te Aroha team competing at the Thames Valley Cross Country Champs in Ngatea next Tuesday.

8 Year Girls 2nd Leah Mold, 5th Harmione Brown, 6th Codie King

9 Year Boys 5th Loclan Watts

9 Year Girls 1st Tyela van Kuijk, 6th Cheyenne Smith

10 Year Boys 2nd Jesse Sutherland, 3rd Ronnie Horner, 4th Olli McLoughlin,

5th Kalais Manga

10 Year Girls 4th Hannah Corrigan, 6th Ruby Whittle

11 Year Boys 2nd Xavier Van Kuijk, 3rd Lucas Gamble, 4th Charlie Knight, 5th Erik Pollock

11 Year Girls 1st Oceane Opie, 3rd Sophie Holder, 4th Trilese Large

12 Year Boys 1st Blake Watts, 3rd Connor Wood, 5th Legend McLaren,

6th Jerry Collier-Tilsley

Are you missing anything.....

These are all of the items in lost property at present, mostly unamed.

At least 25 pairs of shoes and 25 clothing items , nearly a class lot!

Please come and look if your child has lost something and NAMES help us reconnect items to students.

Zero Waste Educators at Stanley Ave School

This week Zero Waste educators have been working with our Year 0 - 6 students, teaching about the importance of Recycling, Reusing, Reduce and Rot (compost). All students have been learning lots of valuable information about helping to have a 'sustainable tomorrow". Thank you to Vicki and Casey our Educators.

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Book fair 12th to 15th September

We have just over a week until our fabulous 'Paws for Books' Book Fair. The Book Fair Week will see some amazing books on sale, as well as an exciting colouring competition for the students and a 'Cats and Dogs' themed 'Dress Up Day! Also, look out next week for the 'Lucky Book Club' special edition pamphlet which each child will be bringing home. We can't wait to see you there!
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Van Gogh in Room 6

Room 6 have been learning about the famous post-impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent wanted to be known as the painter of sunflowers. Just like other painters working at the time, Vincent made flower still lines. After practicing with different flowers, he chose a specific variety, the sunflower. His fellow painters thought that sunflowers were perhaps somewhat corse and unrefined, but this is exactly what Vincent liked. Here are Room 6's amazing renditions of Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers.
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The power of 'Yet' in Room 9

In Room 9, the students have been learning about the things they can do, and the things they find tricky and can't do yet!

The class has read the book 'Giraffes cant Dance' which explores the 'Power of Yet' and learning from your mistakes, as they help us grow.

They have been talking about how our brain is a muscle, and when we have challenging learning it helps our brains grow stronger.

This all feeds into the Piwakawaka Teams' focus on a growth mindset.

Well done to some of our smallest members of Stanley Avenue School. This is some wonderfully challenging learning that will certainly be growing brains to be positive learners!

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We need your Yummy Apple Stickers and Bags before 23rd of September..Please!!!

This year is the 25th anniversary for the Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion. For the last two terms Stanley Ave has been taking part in this promotion to try and earn some amazing sports equipment!

All you need to do is purchase any of the Yummy apple varieties and bring the stickers to school! Alternatively, if you purchase a bag of these apples, send the cut out from the bag to school.

Every point counts!

1 sticker = 1 point

1 cut out = 10 points

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Williams in Room 7.

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

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Please upload our new Hero App!

The old school app will be deleted in the coming weeks as we have our new and improved Hero App. Please download this using Google Apps or Play store and login using your email address to view your account. If you encounter any problems uploading or logging in, please contact Kim at the office 07 8848479 or Di Meyler. It is vitally important that we have an email address for each parent/caregiver, so you can have independent access to messages and insight into your child's learning at Stanley Avenue. Please contact the office to update details.

Thank you

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Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for October- November 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 17th October to 18th November 2022 .

Applications close 9 am, 17th October 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 17th October 2022.

Application forms are available from our school office.

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


Thank you

John Byers


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Te Aroha Angling Club - Take a Kid Fishing day

The Te Aroha Angling Club is once again, through the generosity of the community and sponsors, in a position to provide another 'Take a Kid Fishing' day on Wednesday 5th October. Please be aware that this is the first Wednesday of the school holidays.

This is for Year 6 to Year 8 Children only (Ages 10-13 years old)

For more information and If your child is interested, please pick up a permission slip/disclaimer from the office and return it NO LATER THAN MIDDAY ON THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER.

Any enquiries about 'Take a Kid fishing' please ring Steven Cox 0297700848

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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