Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 1 Week 8 2021


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.

Upcoming Events

  • 27 March Netball Fun Day 10am-12 Midday Spur Street

  • 2 April Good Friday Public Holiday No School
  • 5 April Easter Monday Public Holiday No School
  • 6 April Easter Tuesday No School
  • 7-9 April Tui Camp Waitawheta $65.00 Camp fees Due ASAP please
  • 12 April BOT Meeting 6pm Staffroom
  • 16 April Last day of Term 1
  • 3 May First day of Term 2
  • 2 June Pukeko Team trip to Waikato Museum

Principal Visit to the East Coast

During the second half of this week, I have been lucky enough to partake in a visit to the East Coast of the North Island with a group of Principals from Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, and the Waikato. We visited a range of school contexts, with the focus on upskilling our Tikanga Māori understanding (Protocols, Practices, and Customs). The trip saw us spend time in Ruatoria, Tolaga Bay, and Gisborne, where we were treated to amazing hospitality that allowed us to meet some special people. A number of connections have been made that we look forward to reciprocating in the future.

Ngā mihi nui

John Byers

Thames Valley Swimming

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed on Wednesday at Thames. We had some great results and it was wonderful to see our students 'Strive to Succeed' against other swimmers from around the Thames Valley region. Thank you to Mrs Meyler and our parents for providing transport and cheering our team on. Keep an eye out in next week's newsletter for results and more photos.

Congratulations Miss Romeyn

We wish to formally announce that Sharnae and her partner Rhys are expecting their first child. This is incredibly exciting news for them both, and on behalf of the school, we wish them the best of luck. Sharnae will be working up to approximately Week 6, Term 2. We are currently advertising her position and early next term we will be making an appointment.

2050: A Moment in Time

A breeze whips through my coat, shaking my bones. The street stretches out like an unraveling roll of fabric, with tall structures looming, a canyon of infrastructure. A couple of figures huddle over a small sapling, one holding a trowel. An overarching panic, a deep depression infects the continually thinning populace. I glance towards the sky enthroned by buildings, to the grey, dreary clouds. The sun slowly meandered over the nimbus, sticking out like a sore thumb. I take a deep breath. Hope. I walk on with a deep stirring feeling in my chest.

-Wynn Williams (Room 1)

Hockey Fun Day writing

Grubby shoes squeaking as I turn to stop the ball. I hack my way through. "I'm open" I screeched desperately. In a blink of an eye, the ball was hurtling at high speed towards me. I bend down. My heart was pounding. My stomach was in knots. My hockey stick collided with the ball, as I prayed that I would get my first goal.

The goalie was focused, I started to tremble, the speed of the ball frightened him as he hoisted himself away from the goal in fear. I finally did it. Yay!

- Imogen Clewlow (Room 1)


Uniform Room is open on Wednesday Mornings.

8.30 - 9.30am. Eftpos is available.

Team Tui Camp

7th—9th April Waitawheta

A gear list has been sent home with your child. Please check and contact the class teacher if you haven't received one.

$65 should be paid online or to the office asap. Please contact Kim at the office if you have any concerns regarding payment.

Hearing and Vision Screening

Vision hearing Technicians from Community and Southern Rural Health will be visiting our school on Thursday 8th April 2021.

They will carry out routine tests on new entrants who have not completed their B4 school checks; and also to re-test some students who were absent at the last visit or need follow-up.

The objective of these tests is to identify a previously undetected vision and hearing defects. All of these checks are non-invasive, safe, and should cause no discomfort.

If any parent does not want their child to be checked, or their child is currently under specialist care for an ear or vision defect, they should leave a message for the Technician at the school office.

Te Aroha Netball Fun day

Saturday 27th March 10am-12 midday. Registration at 9.45am. Te Aroha Netball Courts. Spur Street. Sausage Sizzle and spot prizes. This is for all children wanting to give netball a go. See you all there.

Basketball Draw

Year 7/8 Basketball Monday 29th March


SAS Lightning v Elstow –Waihou CT1 (Girls)


SAS Thunder v TAPs Magic CT1

SAS Rockets v TAPs Warriors CT2


SAS Spurs v St Josephs CT1 (Girls)


SAS Lightning v St Josephs CT1 (Girls)

SAS Spurs v TAPs Nets CT2 (Girls)


SAS Rockets v TAPs Warriors CT1

SAS Thunder v SAS Bucks CT2

Year 5/6 Basketball Wednesday 31st March

5.00pm coaching with Coach Alex


SAS Jazz v SAS Raptors CT2 MIXED


SAS Lakers v SAS Sparks CT1 MIXED


SAS Sparks v Elstow Boys CT1 MIXED


SAS Jazz v St Josephs Boys CT1 MIXED

SAS Lakers v SAS Raptors CT2

WINTER HOCKEY 2021 Kick Start Festivals for all ages and grades.

Muster Up Your Mates and come Play Hockey!

Saturday 10 April 2021

Years 1- 4 11am - 12.00

Years 5- 6 9am - 10.00am

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Years 7- 8 4pm - 5pm
A fun relaxed way to start the hockey season. $2 per player. Individual players to register, teams will be allocated.

Please visit our Thames Valley Hockey website for further information.

We look forward to seeing you on the turf!


Due to the continued support of sponsors, the Te Aroha Angling Club is once again in a position to run it's 'Take a Kid Fishing" day on Wednesday 21st April (1st Wednesday of the school holidays).

Weather permitting, they will travel to the Coromandel by bus and fish with Tom and Lorraine from Coromandel Fishing Charters.

Preferably, children will be Year 6-8 (10 to 13-year-olds) and will need to register their interest by filling out a permission slip and returning it to school by Monday 12th April.

Permission slips are available from the school office.

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