Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 7

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

Tena koutou katoa,

It was my pleasure to take a group of talented athletes to Porritt Stadium yesterday to compete in the 2022 Waikato Full Primary Athletics Championship. It had been three years since this event was last held due to covid. Our students competed admirably throughout the day, striving to do their absolute best against tough competition, epitomising our ‘Whaia Kia U- Strive to Succeed’ Learner Dimension. This year's team was made up of Year 7’s, who will get to try and raise the bar even higher next year.

The team was Sahara Gardner- Walker, Oceane Opie, Ariana Parker, Quartez McLaren, Charlie Knight, Xavier Van Kuijk, Blake Watts and Connor Wood.

All students should be proud of their competitive results and personal bests that were achieved. The students below deserve special recognition for their podium results.

Sahara Gardner- Walker- 1st Place Year 7 Girls 100m, 1st Place Year 7 Girls 200m.

Ariana Parker- 2nd Place Year 7 Girls High Jump.

Oceane Opie- 3rd Place Year 7 Girls Long Jump.

Quartez McLaren- 1st Place Year 7 Boys Discus.

Xavier Van Kuijk- 1st Place Year 7 Boys High Jump, 1st Place Year 7 Boys 1500m, 3rd Place Year 7 Boys Relay.

Connor Wood- 2nd Place (by 3m/s)Year 7 Boys 800m, 3rd Place Year 7 Boys Relay.

Blake Watts- 3rd Place Year 7 Boys Relay.

Charlie Knight- 3rd Place Year 7 Boys Relay.

We are proud of you!

A final mention must be made to our helpers for the day, Dave Wood, Henare McLaren and Wouter Van Kuijk, we thank you for your efforts.

Ngā mihi nui

John Byers

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Upcoming Events

  • 8 Dec Year 8 Graduation 7pm in the Rec Centre
  • 12 Dec Prizegiving Assembly 9.30am Start
  • 13 Dec Whole School pool trip to Morrinsville pools - $10 per child
  • 14 Dec Last Day of the school year 1.00pm Finish No Buses running
  • 31 Jan 2023 First day of school 2023

Welcome.. Anaru, Kauri and Ivy-Leigh McCoy, Isla jenkins and Irie Morland

It is wonderful to have you join our Stanley Avenue School family and we look forward to seeing your smiley faces around the playground over the rest of Term 4, as you settle in and make friends.

Last Bus for the Year is on 13th December

Please note: there will be no buses running for Stanley Ave children on the 14th December (early finish at 1pm)

Junior Athletics Fun morning

On Thursday we were able to have a Junior Athletics Fun Morning, for students aged 5 to 7.

The weather stayed fine, and we welcomed a large group of parents and family members into our school to watch the students run, jump, throw and do lots of other fun activities!

Many thanks to our Whānau for supporting us, our fantastic Tui Team helpers and to the wonderful teaching team for making this event happen again!

We had a great morning of fun!

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Kids Club Invoices and Statements

Please note that Kids Club invoices and statements have been sent out this week. This is a new system using Xero. Please check your statement to see what the balance owing is. Any queries please see Kim at the office.


Kim Hayes

End of Year Whole School Picnic - Morrinsville Pools 13th December

Keep this date free!

The whole school will be travelling to Morrisville Pools to celebrate 2022 on Tuesday 13th December.

The cost will be $10 per child and will cover pool entry and bus fare.

Payment can be made by cash/eftpos at the office or by internet banking as soon as possible please to 03 1573 0009816 00 (Please use your family name as a reference)

Juicies $1.00 and Moosies $1.50 will be on sale. Please send your children with their money to the pools. No preorders sorry!

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Rugby with Higgy!

We have been lucky enough to have James Higgins (the newly appointed Thames Valley Rugby Development Officer) in school on Monday and Tuesday with our Piwakawaka and Pukeko Touch Rugby kids.

James was running skill sessions with the kids and promoting Touch Rugby and Rippa Rugby for our Juniors. Each day 'Higgy' had a set of helpers who were the lucky recipients of some Thames Valley Rugby track suits.

The kids had a blast...Thanks Higgy!

Thames Valley Athletic Results 2022


Shot Put

9 yrs - 1st - AJ Latu


8 Yrs -2nd - Leah Mold

9 Yrs - 1st - Tyela van Kuijk

High Jump

12 Yrs - 2nd - Ariana Parker

Long Jump

9 Yrs - 1st -Tyela van Kuijk

10 Yrs - 2nd - Isabella Fairnie


10 Yrs: 2nd - Isabella Fairnie


9 Yrs: 1st - Tyela van Kuijk

12 Yrs: 2nd - Sahara Gardner-Walker


High Jump

12 Yrs: 1st - Legend McLaren

Long Jump

11 Yrs: 2nd - Erik Pollock


11 Yrs - 1st - Quartez McLaren


11 Yrs: 2nd - Erik Pollock


12 Yrs: 2nd - Connor Wood


11 Yrs - 1st - Lucas Gamble, 3rd - Charlie Knight

12 Yrs: 1st - Connor Wood


11 yrs - 1st - Xavier van Kuijk

12 Yrs - 1st - Connor Wood

Basketball draw for Monday night Finals

All teams have 2 games. We encourage you all to stay and watch the finals and then prizegiving is at 6pm.

Round 1 - 4.30pm

SAS Otangatangs v Elstow-Waihou Court 1 BOYS 5th to 8th SF

MIS The Shortage v Manawaru Mavs Court 2 BOYS 5th to 8th SF

SAS Big Foot v St Josephs Sharks Court 3 BOYS 9th to 12th SF

TAPS Travellers v SAS Peas in a Pod Court 4 BOYS 9th to 12th SF

Round 2 - 4.45pm

SAS Falcons v TAPS Hustlers Court 1 BOYS 1st to 4th SF

MIS Ballers v SAS Golden State Court 2 BOYS 1st to 4th SF

SAS Powder Puff Girls v SAS All Stars Court 1 GIRLS 5th/6th Playoff

Elstow-Waihou Energy v SAS Bellbirds Court 2 GIRLS 7th/8th Playoff

Round 3 - 5.00pm

MIS Troublemakers v TAPS Queens Court 3 GIRLS 1st to 4th SF

MIS Fab v TAPS Wizards Court 4 GIRLS 1st to 4th SF

Court 3 BOYS 9th/10th Playoff

Court 4 BOYS 11/12th Playoff

Round 4 - 5.15pm

SAS Bellbirds v St Josephs Stripes Court 1 GIRLS Non placing game

Elstow-Waihou Energy v SAS All Stars Court 2 GIRLS Non placing game

Court 3BOYS5th/6th Playoff

Court 4BOYS7th/8th Playoff

Round 5 - 5.30pm

SAS Powder Puff Girls v St Josephs Stripes Court 1 GIRLS Non placing game

Round 6 - 5.45pm

Court 1 GIRLS 1st/2nd Playoff

Court 2 GIRLS 3rd/4th Playoff

Court 3 BOYS 1st/2nd Playoff

Court 4 BOYS 3rd/4th Playoff

Finish 6.00pm

Christmas Traditions in Room 13

Room 13 wanted to celebrate the end of a fantastic year together by sharing in one of Mrs Hamilton’s Christmas traditions.

Together they planned and executed a class full of individual gingerbread houses. Making them took a whole lot of patience and incredible self control. Everyone involved agreed it was worth all the effort. Check out the video link below for the many days of preparation.

A big thank you to the Duck and Cover for offering to pay for our ingredients!

Operation Gingerbread house - Room 13 SAS

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

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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