Stanley Avenue School Newsletter
Term 2 Week 9
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.
ERO (Education Review office) Update
Our school is currently into the second term of working with our ERO- Evaluative Partner, Julie Earl. As mentioned back in Term 1, ERO now appoint an Evaluative Partner to work alongside all schools in the form of a longitudinal review, rather than the traditional ‘one- week’ snap shot. Since the beginning of the year Julie has built up strong relationships with our Lead Team, and in the future those relationships will extend to the wider staff, students, community and whānau.
Last week we introduced the rationale of the Internal Evaluation, today our ERO blurb will focus on the key purposes for choosing this evaluation focus.
· The evaluation will identify effective practice and pedagogy in the school.
· The evaluation will identify gaps and inconsistencies in practices.
· The evaluation will add value in terms of teacher understanding of pedagogy and formative assessment practices.
· Learning will be transferable across curriculum areas.
· A shared understanding of a strategic approach will grow amongst teachers (building teacher leadership is also a priority).
· Teachers will understand the importance of collecting student and other stakeholder's voice and the process of doing this.
Matariki Breakfast. Wow....what a turn out!
The Recreation Centre was decorated with the students' artwork, including very special Matariki wings that were made of feathers coloured by each child at Stanley Ave. We were entertained by both Stanley Ave and Te Aroha College Haka and Waiata before tucking into yummy sausages, waffles, baked beans and spaghetti, toast and cereals. We then unveiled our amazing new mural of the Stanley Avenue Whakatauki with the help of Norm Hill and Jill Taylor from Ngati Tumutumu. Please take the time to have a look. It is taking pride of place on the front outside wall of Mr Byers' office.
A huge thank you to our awesome community for sponsorship. Without you, it really would not be possible to hold this event. Tatua, Te Aroha Supermarket, Fonterra, New World Morrinsville, Best Meats 2, and to all of our wonderful staff for the mahi behind the scenes and on the morning.
Congratulations to Aaliyah McLaren and Jeremiah Collier Tilsley who are the recipients of this years Manaakitanga Award. This is awarded to a senior and junior student who displays care, compassion, respect and cooperation. This award is chosen by their peers and is therefore something to be especially proud of.
Well done Stanley Ave! What an awesome morning.
Watch this space for lots more wonderful snapshots from today.
Year 5/6 netball tournament in Waihi
On Wednesday our Year 5/6 Netball team set off to Waihi to take part in the 2021 Waitamata Netball tournament. It was a beautiful chilly morning and the girls' spirits were high. The tournament was 7 aside, so a bit different than we are used to on a Saturday where we play 6 aside. Over the last few weeks, the girls have worked really hard at training to learn the concept and rules of 7 aside. We played 4 qualifying games, which we won 2/4 and this put us into a playoff against Beach Mystics. Our girls had an amazing game, where they all worked beautifully together, and came away with a 9-1 win. This put us in the playoffs for 5th and 6th against a determined Katikati team. The girls dug deep with some awesome defence and took the win 3-2, leaving us 5th place out of 12 teams. The girls played amazingly and supported each other continuously throughout the day. Not bad for 11 girls who have never played 7 aside before. The highlight of the day was when the Stanley Ave Superstars were awarded the overall team spirit award. With over 25 teams entered, we couldn't be any more proud to receive this trophy. The girls displayed all of the Stanley Ave values and this was reflected in their enthusiasm and positivity. We look forward to the rest of the season with the team only losing one game so far. Thank you to all our supporters who cheered us on and provided transport. We couldn't do it without you.
Elle Holder (Very Proud Coach)
Tough Guy and Gal 2021
Last Tuesday Stanley Avenue School took part in the Tough Guy & Gal challenge at Ngaruawahia.
We all had a great time climbing up the big hills, going down the water slide, slipping over in the mud, climbing over and crawling under obstacles.
After everyone had finished running and cleaned themselves up, we had some time to eat, play, and dance. Towards the end of the event, there was a prize-giving where students from the different schools could win a prize. Layla and I were lucky enough to win a spot prize.
Maddie Scott Room 1
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 6th July 2021 to 2nd August 2021.
Applications close 9am, 6th July 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, 6th July 2021.
Application forms are available from our school office.
Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact John Byers (Principal) on 021 138 1983
Te Aroha Arts Centre Childrens Holiday Art and Craft Program
Rewi Street Te Aroha
MONDAY JULY 19 - FRIDAY JULY 23
9am - 12 Noon
$3 per child per session
LIMITED TO 20 5 - 12 YEAR OLDS DAILY
Phone: 884 7796 or 884 8288