Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Final newsletter for 2022

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....from everyone here at Stanley Avenue School

Have a safe and happy holidays with your whānau and friends.

Relax and enjoy the festive season and a wonderful Kiwi Summer.

See you all back in 2023

Farewell 2022

Kia ora tatou,

I wish all members of the Stanley Avenue School Community a wonderful festive season. Due to Covid, I haven't had the chance of a traditional face to face goodbye for the year, but everyone is in my thoughts, especially our Year 8 leavers who are about to embark on their secondary school journey. I would also like to extend my best wishes to school families moving to other parts of the country.

Enjoy special times with family, whānau and friends over the break. We look forward to continuing to nurture, grow and guide our Stanley Ave learners in 2023.

On behalf of the Staff and Board of Trustees,

Meri Kirihimete

John Byers

Upcoming Events

  • 26/27 Jan Uniform Room open 10-2pm
  • 31 Jan 2023 First day of school 2023

Teams, Classes and Year levels for 2023

Year 7/8 Ruru Team

Room 1 Year 7-8 Mrs Angela Valencia (Team Leader)

Room 2 Year 7-8 Whaea Adreena Bishop

Room 3 Year 6-7 Mrs Donnis Harrison/ Miss Lyndsay Oldham (4/1 Split)

Year 5/6 Tūī Team

Room 13 Year 5-6 Mrs Debbie Hamilton (Team Leader)

Room 5 Year 5-6 Miss Paula Klein

Room 4 Year 4-5 Whaea Sammi Dearnley/ Miss Jacquii Malone (4/1 Split)

Year 3/4 Pūkeko Team

Room 6 Year 3-4 Miss Jess Roycroft

Room 7 Year 2-3 Miss Hayley Williams- (Team Leader)

Room 8 Year 2-3 Miss Annmarie Trow

Year 0-2 Pīwakawaka Team

Room 10 Year 0-1 Mrs Christine Finucane (Assistant Principal and Team Leader)

Room 11 Year 1 Mrs Carmel Trebes

Room 9 Year 1-2 Miss Courtney Griffin

Further Waikato Full Primary Athletics Success for Stanley Ave

Following on from our Week 8 newsletter article, I am proud to report that Stanley Ave were Champion School for schools with 100- 300 students. This is the first time we have achieved this award.

Additionally, we are incredibly excited to report that Sahara Gardner- Walker and Xavier Van Kuijk were crowned Overall Year 7 Girl and Boy Champion! This is also a first for Stanley Ave.

To the whole team, a job incredibly well done! A strong example of ‘Whaia Kia U’ - Strive to Succeed.’

Tahi Rua Toru (123 )Tech 2022

The wait is over...........A massive congratulations to our amazing Team Bug Smashers who have been awarded the ITP Choice award at this years National competition.

This is a huge effort and the judges went on to say that their hard mahi had certainly paid off, as the projects and presentations in 2022 were next level and made their decision a very hard one.

Congratulations again to Gaebriel Gamble, Christiaan Kuhn, Jesse Sutherland and Phoenix Barrington. We are so proud of you all.

RSA Colouring Competition Winners

A big shout out to our local Te Aroha RSA who ran a Xmas Colouring Competition, which many of our Stanley Avenue School children entered. Thank you so much for the time and effort to do something for our community. Congratulations to those students who were awarded certificates and to our three main winners Sophie Hazelton, Mason Wright and Mikaera Grace.
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Rainbows end trip

This is how we say thank you to those students who take on the extra resposibility of being leaders in our school. Check out the smiley faces. Well done team, you have done us proud during 2022.
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Class of 2022 Graduation

Last Thursday, our Year 7 and 8 students, along with their family members, put on their dancing shoes and came along to celebrate our Class of 2022. The Rec Centre looked spectacular after being transformed into a Black and Gold Masquerade Ball. A huge thank you to everyone involved , but especially our Ruru teachers, Ange Valencia, Adreena Bishop, Donnis Harrison and Lyndsay Oldham. There is a lot of hard work and planning that goes into an event like this, but it is so worth it to see the smiles on faces on the night. It is always wonderful to send our Year 8s off to college, with a night full of reflection on their years at Stanley Ave, as well as the opportunity to make some final memories with their friends and family. Special mention must go to our Valedictorian, Wynn Williams, for a very funny and thought provoking speech on behalf of his peers.

Thank you to Tristan Thompson for taking awesome photographs once again, and to Jen at Te Aroha Racecourse for the use of the tables and chairs.

Congratulations to the following recipients of annual awards:

General Excellence: Gaebriel Gamble

Runner up: Legend McLaren

Academic Excellence: Wynn Williams

Runner Up: Joe Grason

Citizenship: Gaebriel Gamble

Runner up: Michael Warburton

Principal’s Role Models: Ayden Kumar & Aiva Valencia

Runners up: Legend McLaren & Aneiyah Te Huia

Sports Shields: Legend McLaren & Charlotte Ryan

Runners up: Jeramiah Collier-Tilsley & McKenzie Horner

Excellence in the Arts: Wynn Williams & Trinity Lawrence

Outstanding Achievement Year 7: Xavier van Kuijk

Runner up: Oceane Opie

Yummy chip lunch !!

Last week we had a yummy chippy lunch in Room 12 to say thank you to the many children who step up, week in and week out, and take on extra duties or responsibilities during a school year, including staffroom duty, librarians, road patrol, and sports shed monitors These are the leaders of our future and they play a crucial part in making the school run smoothly. Ka pai team!!

Farewell Mrs Findlay -Enjoy your adventure!!

At our Prizegiving assembly on Monday, we said 'see ya later' to Sally Findlay (Oldfield), who is off on a year long adventure. We hope that you and Gary enjoy this time together and make many wonderful memories, that in turn will mean you have many funny stories to tell us all when you return in 2024. Travel safe!

2022 Final Prizegiving

Well done to the recipients of our End of year Class certificates, celebrating the students who demonstrated Manaakitanga, Hauora, Kaiwhiriwhiri and Strive to Succeed values to the highest standard through out 2022.

Congratulations also to the following cup winners for 2022:

Basketball player of the year - Xavier van Kuijk

Netball player of the year - Ayden Kumar

Intermediate Chess Champion - Jayden Stockley

Senor Chess Champion - Ayden Kumar

House of the Year- Waihou

We also named our 2023 School Leaders, who were awarded their badges by our Graduating 2022 Leaders. We look forward to watching you grow and become wonderful role models at Stanley Avenue in 2023.

Charlie Knight, Sophie Holder, Xavier van Kuijk, Oceane Opie, Connor Wood, Palace Newton and Lydia Reddy.

Magic players at Stanley Ave

Magic players Eraena Mikaere, Claire Kersten and Charlotte Elley visited Te Aroha on Monday and came along to our 2022 Prizegiving to present our sports awards. Erena talked about what 'Striving to Succeed' looks like in everyday life and in the life of a professional sports person. She talked about, being kind, putting in effort and having a good attitude, as the three things that can help you to be the best you possible. After Assembly some of our netballers and parents were lucky enough to practise some drills and skills with these superstars of netball, as well as have photos and autograph signing. Thank you ladies, and thank you Netball Te Aroha and Waikato BOP Magic Netball for making this happen for our tamariki.
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Congratulations to Trilese Large.

Congratulations to Trilese, who is the recipient of the Year 7 Primary Technology prize awarded at Te Aroha College prizegiving on Friday. Well done Trilese. All of your hard work has certainly paid off! We are very proud of you.

Whole School Pools trip

250 very excited Stanley Avenue School students loaded onto the buses and ready to go! That was the scene on Tuesday morning when the whole school went to Morrinsville Pools for a day of fun. What a great way to end 2022...good times and lots of laughter with your friends. Thank you to all the helpers and to our amazing Stanley Ave Staff for making this day possible.

Enrolment scheme 2023

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for the period

The board advises that five spaces for new entrant students and five spaces for Years 1-3 students are likely to be available for the period of 1st February- 2023 to 1st March 2023.

Applications close 9 am, 1st February 2023. 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, 1st February 2023.

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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KIDS CLUB January 2023

Kids club will be operating out of the Rec Centre for the last two weeks of January before school starts for 2023.

16th - 20th January and 23rd - 27th January.

If you wish to book in your child/children please call Elbie on 027 2821191 or 07 8849624

Come along and join us for some holiday FUN!

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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