Stanley Avenue School Newsletter
Term 2, Week 3, 2023
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
Come and check out Team Ruru's Awesome Foyer display
From the Principals desk....
As a school we would like to officially welcome Rochelle to Stanley Avenue School in her role as a Learning Assistant. Rochelle comes to us with great experience and is a fully trained teacher.
Rochelle is Mum to Olivia in Room 13 and has had her other three children Kalim, Riley and Amber come through Stanley Avenue School. We are super lucky to have Rochelle as part of our staff.
Lateness to class
Firstly, I would like to commend the School Community for their efforts with student attendance over the first three weeks. We must continue to work together to keep our high attendance rates up.
A reminder that if students are even five minutes late to class this can have an impact on their day. Firstly, they miss out on their social connections prior to school with their classmates and teacher. Secondly, key organisational information can be missed which puts them on the back foot from the beginning of the day. A big thank you goes out to all of our school families/ whānau who get their children consistently to school on time. We appreciate it!
Due to the horrendous weather this week our Year 5-8 Rippa Rugby tournament has been postponed until Monday 15th May. For those players that are participating, we will leave for Boyd Park at 11 am. The day should conclude at approximately 2.30 pm.
- 15 May BOT Meeting Staffroom 6pm
- 16 May NYLD Student Leaders Claudelands Hamilton $20 payable now please
- 29 May Life Education for Year 7/8 students
- 5 June Kings Birthday Public Holiday School closed
- 13 June Oxford Pie orders close today
- 22 June Oxford Pie delivery date
- 28 June PacT Conferences
- 29 June Pact Conferences
- 30 June Last day of Term 2
- 17 July First Day of Term 3
- 21 July Matariki Breakfast- Details to follow
Purchase your Own New SAS Sports Shirt!
We have just gone live on DirectGroup Uniforms with our new Sports Shirts that you are able to purchase. We feel moving forward this is a great option and will save a lot of time issuing and collecting sports shirts. At this time we still have our other sports shirts for anyone that is playing and has not purchased their own yet. Check them out at:
You can purchase the sport shirts and they arrive directly to your address and they even have Afterpay so that it makes it possible to budget. We are looking forward to seeing these appearing on our sports fields.
Stanley Ave Pukekos exploring Waikato Museum!!
Students explored Elizabeth Thomson's exhibit - Cellular Memory. Elizabeth is a Wellington based sculptor / installation artist who gains her inspiration from scientific knowledge such as botany, microbiology , oceanography and mathematics.
The next exhibit was the newly updated and interactive Excite. Students were able to investigate growing vegetables, mirrors and their differing effects as well as race the clock to see which animal they were faster than.
Pukeko students also had a fun time exploring collage with Cassandra and learning how to move and create varying pictures with different styles of paper.
The final stage was an amazing tour led by Elaine, through the Te Winika Exhibition and Katohia He Wai Moou, Katohia He Wai Mooku: Waikato River works by Fred Graham. Both of these stunning displays used varying mediums and textiles including carving, weaving and painting.
It was a great day out !
Pukeko teachers and students would like to say a HUGE thank you to our parent helpers who accompanied us on our trip - their attendance and assistance made this trip possible.
Matariki Breakfast 21st July Term 3
Every year at Stanley Avenue School we celebrate Matariki, which ends with a culminating activity where we involve our school community. This year we are planning a Matariki Breakfast on Friday 21st July (Week 1 Term 3).
Our event last year fed over 350 friends and whānau of the school and we are looking forward to being able to hold this event again this year.
We are currently seeking sponsorship from our school and wider community, to support us with this event. If you are a part of any business or family who might like to support us in any way, please feel free to contact Chris Finucane/Assistant Principal, or John Byers/ Principal.
Any assistance would be gratefully received.
Pink Shirt Day 2023 - 19th may
On Friday 19 May 2023, Aotearoa will become a sea of pink as schools, workplaces and communities join the Pink Shirt Day movement.
To show our support, Stanley Ave School will be holding a Pink Shirt Day at School - please note... this is not a mufti day - it's either a pink shirt or our normal uniform.
By taking part you will be helping to stamp out bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusion.
Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora!
Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!
Kua rite koe? Are you in?
To find out more please visit: www.pinkshirtday.org.nz
A snapshot of Team Tui Camp 2023
Oxford Pie Fundraiser - orders Close 13th June
It's that time of year again!!! We are taking part in the fantastic Oxford Pies Fundraiser.
Please take the time to ask friends, neighbours and whānau if they would like to purchase some of the yummy delights on offer. These are great for the freezer over the winter terms or just as a delicious treat.
We will be accepting orders up until Tuesday 13th June.
Delivery date will be Thursday 22nd June.
Cash/eftpos or internet Banking are available.
Please note : When paying for pies - please make 1 payment per form (especially if using Eftpos and/or online banking.) This makes it a lot easier for us to track and collate orders.
Extra forms are available from the school office.
Let's help ashwan get to California!
Stanley Avenue School Enrolment scheme
Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for the following period:
The board advises that two spaces for new entrant students and five spaces for Years 1-4 students are likely to be available for the period of 30th May to 30th June 2023.
Applications close 9 am, 30th May 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, 30th May 2023.
Application forms are available from our school office.
Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact John Byers (Principal) on 021 138 1983
Te Aroha College
Te Aroha College is looking for an admin superstar for a fixed term position while a staff member is on maternity leave. Hours of work will be 8.30am until 2pm Monday to Friday, Term Time only.
If you are interested please email email@example.com
We are also looking for host families for our international students - if you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details
Contact Us - Whakapā mai
Location: Stanley Avenue School Stanley Avenue, Te Aroha 3320, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7-884 8479