Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 1 2022


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 koutou,

A big welcome back to our Stanley Avenue School Community for Term 3. It has been amazing reconnecting with students and families throughout the week. I feel incredibly fortunate for winning a Principal’s Sabbatical last term, which provided me with an opportunity to visit a range of schools and see the great things that these schools are doing. Additionally, I was able to reflect on where we are as a school and our direction, which was reaffirming. Another purpose of the Sabbatical was for quality family time and rejuvenation. A highlight during the term was the Byers family ‘South Island Adventure.’

I would like to thank my amazing staff for their teamwork during Term 2. We are fortunate to have the entire staff team that we do. Di Meyler carried out her Acting Principal role admirably with strong support from Chris Finucane as Acting Deputy Principal. One of our strategic goals is to build the leadership capability of our staff, this was exemplified with Angela Valencia stepping up to the Ruru Team leader role and carrying out her duties effectively. To our school community I thank you for your cooperation and support. If I haven't seen you yet, I look forward to touching base with you around the school over the next few weeks.

I would like to thank our parents/ caregivers/ whānau for their attendance at this week's PaCT conferences. Involvement in your children's learning journey is imperative for their success. If for any reason you have not been able to attend the PaCT Conferences, please get in touch with your children’s teacher and we can make an alternative catch up time.

Lastly, we have had a number of new students start this week. We wish you every success at Stanley Avenue School.

‘Whaia Kia U’- Strive to Succeed’

John Byers


Welcome to our Newest Members of Stanley Avenue school

Rylan Barnett-Hooker, Amaiah Te-Hau Tanawhaea, Charm Metekingi, Tahlia Pokai, Ayaana and Mikaera Grace, Arihia Mohi-Grace and Chloe and Ashton Bellingham.

Nau mai haere mai ki to tatou kura (Welcome to our school) We hope you are enjoying being Stanley Avenue learners. It is wonderful to see your smiley faces around the playground each day.

Upcoming Events

  • 5 Aug Winter Olympics Mufti Day fundraiser Gold coin donation please
  • 8-16 Aug ICAS Testing
  • 11 Aug School Disco Robots in Space theme (Details to follow)
  • 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
  • 7 Sept BOT Elections. Watch this space
  • 19 Sept Hockey Big day Out Ngatea
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Board of Trustee Elections 2022

Nominations are open for the election of 5 parent representatives to the school board


Extra nomination forms can be collected from the school office.

Nominations close at Noon on Wednesday 3rd August.

Kim Hayes

Returning Officer

100% Attendance certificates for Term 2.

Well done to Abraham Mouroa, Xander Jenkins, Amul Singh and Sharon Ye for 100% attendance for Term 2. These wonderful young people were presented their certificates at todays assembly.
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Mufti day next Friday 5th August

Our Winter Olympics team will continue their fundraising this term with a Mufti Day next Friday. School appropriate clothes and Gold Coin donation please.
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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

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) 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)