Stanley Avenue School Panui

Term 3 Week 8 2021 - Wahanga 3 Wiki 8 2021

Hari Wiki o te Reo Māori - Happy Māori Language Week

WELCOME - Nau mai haere mai

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 -Kaupapa ka whai ake

  • 1 Oct Term 3 ends
  • 1 Oct Teacher Only Day POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
  • 18 Oct Term 4 starts
  • 21 Oct School Photos
  • 3 Nov Stanley Ave Athletics day 8+ Herries Park
  • 10 Nov District Athletics Herries Park

Staffing News

Alana Tissingh

We wish Alana the best of luck as she begins her Maternity Leave. Yesterday staff and students had the chance to farewell ‘Miss T’ by putting on a special morning tea. Alana’s contribution to Stanley Ave is to be acknowledged and we look forward to welcoming her back in some capacity in the future. Arohanui, Alana!

Adreena Bishop

I would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome Adreena Bishop ‘Whaea Adreena’ to Stanley Avenue School. Adreena took over in Week 6 from Alana Tissingh, and had the unfamiliar task of starting her teaching at Stanley Ave in a Lockdown. Adreena has made a strong start and I know the school community will support Adreena in her role. Nau mai haere mai, Adreena!

Board of Trustees News

We are excited to announce that the Stanley Avenue Board of Trustees has made the decision to co-opt Mr Kelvin Forsman until the next election, to assist the board in building governance capacity for successful succession planning. Kelvin has a daughter, Victoria, who is in the Tui Team and has been a strong supporter of Stanley Avenue over the years. Kelvin owns and operates the local Adventure Te Aroha business and is the Chairperson of the Te Aroha Business Association. We look forward to utilising Kelvin’s expertise moving forward!

Property Update

It is exciting to announce that the Room 3 and 4 classroom refurbishment will commence during the first week of the school holidays (4th October). S.J. McCarthy Contractors have won this job. This project involves refurbishing the two classroom spaces, upgrading the toilets and creating a breakout space. Handover back to the school will be on 22nd November. Once the Room 3 and 4 project is complete we will start on the Room 9 and 10 classroom refurbishment. This will involve refurbishing the two classroom spaces, creating a breakout space next to Room 9 and a wet area in the Room 10 foyer, as well as upgrading the existing toilets. This project is due to be completed by the start of the 2022 school year.

  • Additionally, a new deck area will be created starting at Room 1 and extending all the way to Room 4. The existing roof line will be extended out.

  • A new deck area will also be created coming off Room 9 and 10 with the roof line extended also.

  • Three unisex toilets will be added behind Room 10, for Middle School/ Senior School student use.

The senior management team are currently making plans now as to where the affected classrooms will work around the school. The good news is that we anticipate both projects to be completed by the start of the 2022 school year.

Lockdown Learning Survey

Next week we will be sending out a survey using Google Forms to get feedback around our Distance Learning programme during our latest Alert level 3 & 4 lockdown. This will arrive as an email and you just need to click the link to fill it out.

It is always great to reflect on things and look at what we have achieved and what we would like to adjust to achieve even more next time. We would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill it out and give us your feedback. Thank you for your ongoing support in our learning journey as a school community.

Wig Wednesday supporting Child Cancer

Wow. What a great effort Stanley Ave. We have raised $413.00 to put towards this wonderful cause. It brightened all of our day to see the many weird and wacky wigs and all the Waka colours around the school on Wednesday. Thank you to everyone. Ka pai Stanley Ave.
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Self Defence at Stanley Avenue School

What an amazing week it has been with a good number of our girls in Ruru and Tui having a great opportunity to work with Mel Goodin from the 'Women's Self Defence Network - Wāhine Toa' on Self Defence and confident speaking and thinking.

The overall objective was for the girls to uplift each other and empower themselves to live safely. The girls were really motivated and showed great enthusiasm in their learning. It was amazing how much confidence these sessions gave our girls. Thanks Mel!

Its a Girl!!!

Congratulations to Miss Romeyn and Rhys on the arrival of their super cute bundle of joy.

Little Elaina arrived safely on 12th July. We cant wait to meet her and maybe have a little cuddle.

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 26 October 2021 to 15th November 2021.

Applications close 9am, 26 October 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, 26 October 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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Te Aroha Basketball Association 75th Reunion - Nov. 6

Plans are well underway and include Guest Speaker Dillon Boucher who is a past NZ representative and is the newly appointed Chief Executive of NZ Basketball.

We look forward to catching up with past players, coaches, and interested others. To register log onto Te Aroha Basketball Association then go to Events. Click on the reunion details to the registration page, OR go through Facebook

Hats - Potae

In line with our sun shade policy, hats are compulsory during Terms 1 and 4.

Students without hats during break and lunchtime will be asked to remain in a designated shaded area.

Hats can be purchased from the Uniform Room or the School Office for $12.

Notices- Panui

Scholastic Book Orders Issue 5 will be delivered when Auckland reach Lockdown level 2 or lower

First Credit Union Banking will restart in Term 4

First Credit Union offers a School Banking service to schools. This will restart in Term 4 for our students who currently have accounts.

If you wish for your child to take part, they can collect a starter pack from Mrs Hayes at the school office, which contains an application form that you can fill out and return. Banking will be collected from the school on the Thursday of each week.

First Credit Union will monitor the situation and be in touch with us when the time is right, to confirm a start date.

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

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