Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 2 2022

Way to go, New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team. You make us all very proud to be Kiwis!!


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 tatou,

Week 2 has concluded with our Winter Olympics Mufti Day Fundraiser. We thank everyone for getting in behind the Winter Olympic team. It was great to see all the smiley faces and array of colour across the school.

Today in Assembly we celebrated the achievements of a group of our students who have achieved significantly on the National Stage. Stanley Avenues’ Digital Technology success has continued on from last term where we were Waikato Regional winners for EPRO8 and now are National category winners in the Junior Online Robocup Competition. As a school we are extremely proud of these achievements and are fortunate to have the teaching expertise of Mrs Harrison to provide the opportunities for our students in these areas. As a school we are gaining a reputation for Digital Technologies success. Well done Team Stanley!

I would like to say a big thank you to our school families who have got onboard by downloading the Hero App. Week 3 will be the last week for push notifications being sent out on our old Stanley Avenue App. Communication via our hero app will be more user friendly for both school and community alike and aligns with our strategic goal of ‘increasing engagement with our school ‘whānau’.

We wish our New Zealand athletes competing at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games every success and take inspiration from their hard mahi, dedication and strive to succeed attitude!

Ngā mihi nui

John Byers


Welcome to our Newest Members of Stanley Avenue school

Zoey Pepper and Leah Mapu

We hope you are enjoying being Stanley Avenue learners. It has been awesome to see you having fun and making new friends at Stanley Avenue School this week.

Upcoming Events

  • 8-16 Aug ICAS Testing
  • 11 Aug School Disco Robots in Space theme Permission slips sent home this week
  • 15 Aug BOT Meeting 6pm Staffroom
  • 17 Aug Stanley Ave Cross Country Boyd Park
  • 24 Aug Thames Valley Tackle Rugby Tournament, Thames
  • 29 Aug - 2 Sept Winter Olympics Sports Camp 2022
  • 7 Sept Wig Wednesday Waka Colours
  • 12- 15 Sept Book fair. watch for more details!
  • 19 Sept Hockey Big day Out Ngatea
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Book fair 12th - 15th September

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National ROBOCUP Online Success for Stanley Avenue!!!

The RoboCup Junior NZ online competition.

Entry to this event was free and open to all school-aged young people in New Zealand.

The purpose of this competition is to inspire innovation and creative problem-solving in the field of robotics.

During Term 2 Room 3 took part in the competition with all students divided into teams, where they chose their category and followed the strict success criteria in order to compete.

Teams were entered into the following categories:

Self Driving Car

Edged Rover Gaeb, Christiaan and Emmie 1st

The Big Potato Brains Isaac, Britney and Jackson 3rd

Cotton Candy Machine Jerry, Evan, Summer and Mike

Helper Bot

Snap Crackle Pop Trinity, Ayden, and Sophie 1st

Bio Robotics

The Potter Animals Kyra, Liam, and Trilese 3rd

Amigos Calais, Lucasz and Quaid


Diamond Heroes Alexis, Justin, and Loena

Drag Racing

Golden Racers Aneiyah, Ace and Tahlia

From the Judges:

Congratulations to all of the following winners of the RoboCup Junior Online Competition for 2022 . Well done to all of those who took part. The judges were impressed by the creativity, problem solving & innovation achieved by young people throughout New Zealand in the field of robotics. Thank you to all of the people who supported these young people during the process.
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'Robots in Space' Disco next Thursday 11th August

We are super excited to announce that we will be having a Disco next Thursday.

$3 entry fee per student. We encourage the students to dress up in theme but it is not compulsory.

American Hotdogs, Lollies and glowsticks will be available for purchase on the night.

Junior Disco (Piwakawaka and Pukeko students) 5.30pm - 6.45pm

Senior Disco (Tui and Ruru students) 7.00pm - 8.15pm

Normal School behaviour rules apply at the Disco.


All children are to be picked up from the Rec Centre door.

A permission slip must be completed, signed and presented on entry to the Disco.

See you all there.

Stanley Avenue Fundraising Team

Mufti day fundraiser $302.60 WOW! Thank you all for your support of our Winter Olympics Team

Japanese students visit Stanley Ave.

私たちの学校へようこそ Welcome to our School

Watashitachi no gakkō e yōkoso

On Thursday we welcomed a group of Japanese students and their teacher to our school.

These students are being hosted by Te Aroha College, and spent the morning in classes from Tui, Pukeko and Piwakawaka. They spent their time doing a variety of activities with our students including games, singing, drawing, reading and dancing.

The students really enjoyed their morning with us and it is lovely to be able to share some of our learning and activities with them.

2022 squash Results

This year we had another great group of Year 7 & 8 students that took on the challenge of learning to play the game of squash. They showed dedication with their weekly learning and training and then a brave group of them put their names down to play in the tournament.

We held the tournament on Monday and they were vying for the Boys and the Girls Cup as well as the honour of being the overall place getters (Boys/Girls mixed).

What a great day of squash with some hard fought battles! Congratulations to the following students:

Overall 1st Place - Charlotte Ryan

2nd Place -Xavier van Kuijk

3rd Place - Jeremiah Collier-Tilsley

Girls 1st Place - Charlotte Ryan

2nd Place - McKenzie Horner

3rd Place - Arden Sutherland

Boys 1st Place - Xavier van Kuijk

2nd Place - Jeremiah Collier-Tilsley

3rd Place - Calleb King.

A huge thank you must go to the Te Aroha Squash Club for letting us play at the courts. They are always so supportive and helpful.

Di Meyler

Saturday Netball 2022

On the first Saturday of the holidays, our netball teams participated in a netball fun day, with tutus and face paint the uniform of the day.

This was the final day for our Year 1 -6 netballers, with prizegiving after the games. Our Year 1-4 players were given goody bags and everyone else took home a spot prize of some sort during the morning thanks to wonderful sponsors. There was lots of fun and laughter all over the Te Aroha Netball Courts, and it was a pleasure to see so many smiley faces enjoying our wonderful game. Our Year 7/8 Teal team came away as second round Runners up after some very competitive games.

Our Year 7/8, Blue and Teal teams were supposed to carry on for 3 weeks into Term 3, but unfortunately due to illness these games have been cancelled, so that is the 2022 Netball season done and dusted!

Stanley Ave had a lot of new players in our teams this year, some playing for the first time ever, so the learning curve was a steep one. It was very pleasing to see such improvement in these players and the wonderful comradery and Stanley Ave 'Strive to Succeed' attitude that enabled them to learn the game whilst competing on Saturdays.

A huge thank you to our Coaches, Managers and Umpires. Without you all, our students would be unable to participate, and although these are often thankless jobs, we are indeed, very thankful for your support and guidance throughout the season.

Also a big shout out to the Te Aroha Netball Committee. This is a small but hardworking bunch, who give up their time week in and week out, before, after and during the netball season, attending meetings, managing registrations, upkeeping the courts, organising umpires and draws...the list is endless. Thank you ladies. Your time and efforts are much appreciated and does not go unnoticed.

Lastly, congratulations to all our budding Silver Ferns on another great season.

Don't forget to keep watching our Silver Ferns at the Commonwealth Games. One day ...this could be you!!!

Go the Silver Ferns!!!!

Kim Hayes

Netball Coordinator

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

Dont forget your Yummy Apple Stickers and Bags!!!

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.

Please upload our new Hero App!

The old school app will be deleted in the coming weeks as we have our new and improved Hero App. Please download this using Google Apps or Play store and login using your email address to view your account. If you encounter any problems uploading or logging in, please contact Kim at the office 07 8848479 or Di Meyler. It is vitally important that we have an email address for each parent/caregiver, so you can have independent access to messages and insight into your child's learning at Stanley Avenue. Please contact the office to update details.

Thank you

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Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for August- September 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 30th August 2022 - 30th September 2022 .

Applications close 9 am, 30th August 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 30th August 2022.

Application forms are available from our school office.

Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact John Byers on 021 138 1983


Thank you

John Byers


Oxford Pies Fundraiser - Last Few Days to get orders in!!

Order forms were sent home last term for this ever popular fundraiser, so make sure you get the freezer stocked up with Yummy Oxford Pie goodies.

Please make payment by internet banking 03 1573 0009816 00 (Name and Pie order in the reference please) and return the order form to the office or return the order forms with the cash/eftpos to the office by Tuesday 9th August.

Delivery will be on Thursday 18th August. Orders can be collected from Room 12.

Additional order forms are available from the school office.

Below is a list of the products available, and the info regarding returning the forms and payments:

FAMILY SIZE PIES $9.00: Mince, Mince & Cheese, Curry Mince, Steak, Steak & Cheese, Steak & Onion, Pepper Steak, Bacon & Egg, creamy veg

FAMILY FRUIT PIES $9.00: Apple, Apple Crumble, Apricot, Boysenberry, Blackberry & Apple, Lemon Curd, Rhubarb & Apple

*6pk Mince Savouries $6.50
*6pk Mixed Savouries $6.50
*5pk Mince lunch pies $12.00
*5pk Mince & Cheese lunch pies $12.00
*5pk Bacon and Egg lunch pies $12.00
*5pk Steak & Cheese lunch pies $12.00
*5pk sausage rolls $9.00
*6pk Choc Lamingtons $6.50
*6pk Raspberry Lamingtons $6.50

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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