Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 5


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

  • 7 June Queens Birthday No School
  • 9 June Ripper Rugby Tournament Boyd Park Te Aroha.
  • 16 June NYLD Hamilton
  • 21-24 June Bookfair at Stanley Avenue School
  • 23 June Book Character Dress up day
  • 22 June Tough Guy and Girl Ngaruawahia Year 5-8
  • 2 July Matariki Breakfast

Team Pukeko.....A day at the Waikato Museum

On Wednesday the 2nd of June, we (Pukeko Syndicate) travelled by bus to the Waikato Museum.

Once we were there we were greeted by our fantastic group of parent helpers and our guides for the day, Jennifer and Elaine.

After a quick snack and a briefing in the theatre room, we headed off to our first exhibit of the day, Galileo, Scientist, Astronomer, Visionary.

Each display was explained and demonstrated to us and then we were allowed to explore and play!! The exhibit was very interactive and everyone (teachers and parents too) had so much fun.

After lunch, we split our team into two groups. One group explored the Inventors & Innovations, Waikato Bright Sparks exhibit and the other half of our group jumped into Exscite.

Everybody had such a great time learning through the interactive exhibits, some of our students are even going back again!

A HUGE thank you to our parent helpers, without you this excursion would not have been possible!

Waikato Museum is the first museum in the world to showcase the Galileo exhibit. It is available until the 7th of June - go check it out!

Property Update

The Board of Trustees have shortlisted a group of construction businesses to go through to the pricing stage of our Room 3 and 4 and Room 9 and 10 property refurbishments. From here we will select the successful business.

Playground Closed at Home Time

I would like to thank everyone for their co-operation and support in regard to the playground closing at home time. This week, car parks have been more readily available earlier for parents and caregivers. Let’s keep this up!

Celebrating Matariki at Stanley Avenue School

Keep this date free!

Friday 2nd July from 7.45 till 8.45 am for a shared family breakfast in the Recreation Centre.

All family members are welcome to come along (including siblings and parents) to help us celebrate the Maori New Year.

More details and an attendance/numbers form will be sent home in the coming weeks to help with catering needs.

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 8th June 2021 to 5th July 2021.

Applications close 9 am, 8th June 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 10 am, 8th June 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


Room 8 Pom Pom Monsters

In week 3, Room 8 learned how to make Pom poms. Last week they were very busy transforming their Pom Poms into out-of-this-world Pom Pom monsters. The students have also created some awesome art and produced fantastic writing about their creations.


Winter Olympics Fundraising - Sausage sizzle $2 each. Order in class by Thursday please.

NO Netball this Queens Birthday weekend!!!

Stanley Ave are on duty Saturday 19th June. Please contact Kim at the office 07 8848479 if you can help in the canteen for an hour.

Te Aroha Museum 50th Birthday Matariki celebration

Wednesday 30 June, 6pm @ the Museum.

Official welcome, Karakia, and then a Karanga will call everyone to Future Te Aroha. Zak Scott from Ngati Tumutumu will be doing a presentation on his impressions of Matariki. Entertainment by the Te Aroha Primary School Kapa Haka Group. Followed by light refreshments. Entry is by way of a gold coin donation. ALL WELCOME'.

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

Scholastic Book Fair

To the Book Fair and Beyond! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon, so get ready for some out-of-this-world excitement! You’ll go where no reader has gone before as you explore the coolest array of books in the cosmos.

We’ll be launching this stellar reading celebration in the library on 21st to the 24th June.

Just visit the Fair with your family and you will go in the draw to win FREE BOOKS! This is one far-out event that you won’t want to miss!

First Credit Union School Banking

There are around 100 schools participating in the school banking programme throughout Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Whakatane and Taupo. School banking officers visit each school once a week to pick up deposits.

Children participating in the programme have an account that has an awesome interest rate. It’s a great option for their first savings account and has ZERO account fees.

Application packs are available at the school’s main office.

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