Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 4 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

We are already four weeks into our term and everyone is working hard. Last week we celebrated Pink Shirt Day and looked at children speaking out, being proud and being kind.

I was chatting with some children this week about social media and the effects that it has on the way they interact with each other. It is so easy to say something we think is funny when we are behind a keyboard or fingertips on our device. If we are not privy to the way that our young people talk to each other then we are not fully aware of their social interactions. It is definitely time in this world to make sure that our young ākonga, our future leaders, are learning the importance of social interactions and learning to build each other up, not tear each other down as a joke. A joke is only funny if both people think so!

I implore you to have a close look at what your children are doing online and monitor it. Even though they will see this as an intrusion at first, in the long run it will strengthen your conversations and relationships if you all know what is happening. All of our children are beautiful people working hard to learn how to be grown up in this crazy topsy turvy world.

We want all our children to feel like they can speak out and ask for help!

Ngā mihi nui

Di Meyler . 😊

Upcoming Events

  • 6 June Queens Birthday School closed
  • 7 June Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day School Closed
  • 8 June Rippa Rugby Qualifying Tournament
  • 20 June EPro8 Year 7/8
  • 21 June EPr08 Year 5/6
  • 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.

SAS News Term 2

SAS News Term 2

Chill Zone

The Chill Zone has been created and set up by the peer mediators. It’s a place where children can come and play, chill out and get help from peer mediators. We were really excited to have ‘Giant Jenga’ added to the activities that students can take part in during lunch times.

Pink T-shirt day May 20th 2022- “Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!”

Last Friday we dressed in pink, wore pink accessories, had pink hair...all for a good cause. We were supporting Pink T-Shirt day which is committed to preventing Bullying and creating a more inclusive Aotearoa where everyone feels safe, valued and respected regardless of age, faith, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or cultural background.

It was wonderful to see such support from our community.

We also ran a 'design a t-shirt' competition. Students were given a template of a t-shirt and they put a lot of thought into the colours and design, to get their message across.

Check out the winning designs below.

Congratulations to Ivy Green, Annabel Mead, Kimchen Lim, Calais Wilson, Oceane Opie and Kyra Phimester. Well done ladies, beautiful designs with wonderful messages.

Room 1 Pink Shirt day Video

Pink Shirt Day - Room 1

Piwakawaka...Getting out and about and enjoying our beautiful wetlands.

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Yummy Apple School Sticker competition

This year is the 25th anniversary for the Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion. For the next two terms Stanley Ave will be 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.

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

Please consider a donation to the Waikato Westpac Helicopter appeal today.

We have a donation bucket at the front gate for anyone who wishes to help this very worthy cause. It was only on Wednesday that the helicopter landed in Te Aroha to provide a critical emergency service for our town. The children have been busy completing a colouring competition and we will send a chosen few, along with our collected donations, to the Waikato Westpac Chopper Appeal by June 1st.

Netball draw for 28th May - reminder...please register your child if you haven't done so already.


Court 6 Year 1-2 Future ferns

Court 5 Year 3-4 Future ferns

Year 7/8 Stanley Avenue Blue Vs Elstow Stars


Year 7/8 Stanley Ave Teal vs TAPs Tornados

Year 5/6 Stanley Avenue Stars vs Elstow Comets

Year 5/6 Mixed Skycats vs St TAPS Mana Mavericks

Please remember to have hair tied back and short nails.

Netball fees are due as soon as is possible, to enable to school to pay Te Aroha Netball Centre.

Year 1-2 $43 Year 3/4 $45 Year 5-8 $50.00

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)

Please keep the Donations of Bottle Caps and Wool coming!

Yes...we are still needing Bottle caps for Team Ruru's artwork in Term 3 as well as donations of wool for Room 8's Term 2 creations.

These can be left at the school office. Thank you for your support.

Edventure Young Explorers Camp.

July 18th - 22nd, 8-13yr olds, $525

OSCAR Available

We have an awesome week planned that includes rock climbing, archery, target shooting, bush walks, orienteering, team building and confidence activities.

A typical "Kiwi Outdoors" camp with an emphasis on mountain safety and bush survival skills.

Planned and run by local teacher Todd Burton and based at Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre, this one's going to be awesome!

drop off / pick up Hamilton, Tauranga, or at the venue.

More info and to book now visit, phone 02102241576 or email

See you on your next EDVENTURE

Click here to BOOK NOW!!
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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. We strongly encourage you if you haven’t already to download the App either through Google Play or the App Store.