Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 2, 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

With the change of weather we are experiencing it is great to see our students wrapping up warm in the mornings. Please make sure all of their clothes are named so that when they peel off those layers we can make sure they get back to their rightful owners.

It was my privilege yesterday to accompany our School Leaders, Waka Captains, and Service Leaders to the National Young Leaders Day in Hamilton. A huge thank you to Lorraine, Aroha, and Eleanor for helping this to happen by being our drivers and chaperones. It was an awesome day and our leaders have been challenged in their resilience and given ideas on how to bounce back. Next week we will include some writing from some of the students so they can share their experience with you.

Stay warm

Ngā mihi nui

Di Meyler

Welcome to our newest members of Stanley Avenue School.

Freya Hendricks-Shands, Dylan Phillips and welcome back to Keyahra Kepa

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

Upcoming Events

  • 20 May Scholastic Book orders due back to school please
  • 23 May BOT Meeting Staffroom 6.00pm
  • 6 June Queens Birthday School closed
  • 7 June Teacher Only day School Closed
  • 8 June Rippa Rugby Qualifying Tournament
  • 23 June Matariki Breakfast (Details to follow)
  • 28 June Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
  • 8 July Last day Term 2

Getting started with HERO

This New 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.

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

Please make sure we have an up to date email address so you can register to use Hero

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 contact Di Meyler, Chris Finucane, Hayley Williams or Kim Hayes if you have any issues. Any of us can help you.

Year 7/8 Robocup challenge 2022

On Wednesday after school our Year 7/8 Robocup teams travelled with Mrs Harrison to Morrinsville Intermediate. We had 2 teams competing in a challenge to make an Alarm clock to get Uncle Albert out of bed. Both teams did extremely well in a very close competition. Team EPrO8 Champs (Alexis Broekhals, Tamati Emery-Te Kani, Oceane Opie and Arden Sutherland) worked hard and showed great teamwork to come 6th place. Impressively, after gaining the most points on the night, Team Flipper Blobbers (Gaebriel Gamble, Britney Madden, Justin Andrew and Christiaan Kuhn) were awarded 1st place and took away the trophy. Congratulations and well done to you all. We are extremely proud of your efforts. Thank you to the parents who provided transport, and to Mrs Harrison, who continues to share her passion for robotics and coding, engage our students and encourage them to 'Strive to Succeed'.

Please take the time to watch the video of the final moments of competition for the Flipper Blobbers! Keep an eye out next week for our Year 5/6 results!!!!!

EPRO8 Winners School Round 2022

There are Humpty Dumpty's everywhere in Room 11!

On Wednesday our Year 1, Room 11 students followed their very first instructional step by step video on You Tube. We had to listen very carefully and watch what the man was doing. Then Mrs Trebes stopped the video while we drew what he had said and then we carried on with each step until we completed our Humpty Dumpty. They look awesome and we are very proud of them.

Ka Pai Room 11.

Check out Humpty Dumpty's drawn by Eva Dromgool, Shara Worsell, Rhythm Baker and Sterling Dufty.

Team Ruru - Stem Challenge

This week Team Ruru started their STEM challenge to design, build, and launch a bottle rocket. The Wonder Projects ambassador, Steve, came in to introduce himself and the challenge.

Over term 2, students will explore Newtons laws of motion, and apply the design and engineering process to build a prototype bottle rocket, ready for launch.

Whose rocket will go the highest? The furtherest? Or have the best overall design?....Watch this space!

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

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Team Tui - Under the Lens

Team Tui have been learning about microscopes. Peter Jager from Te Aroha College was kind enough to lend us some microscopes so we could investigate different things at a microscopic level. We looked at sand, salt and onion, and explored how they looked under the microscope. We were blown away by what could be seen! We are looking forward to exploring more things under the lens in coming weeks. A big thank you to Mr Jager and Te Aroha College for the opportunity to use their microscopes. A big thank you, also, to Greta Dromgool who inspired this science journey and lent us equipment to help aide us in our learning. Check out our foyer display in the office for some of our drawings of under the lens!

Netball draw for 14th May


Court 6 Year 1-2 Future ferns

Court 5 Year 3-4 Future ferns

Court 4 Year 7/8 Stanley Avenue Blue Vs Stanley Avenue Teal


Court 3 Year 5/6 Stanley Avenue Stars vs Mixed Skycats


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

Please remember to have hair tied back and short nails.

Waka Wednesday with Piwakawaka students

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Junior Golf Coaching

Junior Golf coaching has just started on Sundays at Te Aroha Golf Club for any interested children. It runs from 9.30 – 10.30am and parents are welcome to join in as well. All equipment is provided…and it is FREE!

If you have any questions please phone Steve Hancock on 027 2425518 or just turn up on Sunday and have some fun.

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 Nalisha Dufty who has kindly donated the sausages this week. Again, what wonderful supportive families we have in our school community.

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

Yes...Team Ruru still want more 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

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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.