Stanley Avenue School Newsletter
Term 2 Week 7 2022
From the Principal’s Desk
Kia ora Tātou
This morning it was my absolute privilege to escort Ayden Kumar (one of our School Leaders) up our Maunga with Ngati Tumutumu Trust. We participated in a hikoi, that drove up to the summit to watch Matariki rise and then enjoyed the blessings and karakia as part of this celebration .
It was a wonderful experience and both Ayden and myself learnt many things about Matariki that we did not know. A huge thank you to Ngati Tumutumu for including us and allowing us to a part of this cultural practice.
Kelby and the crew from KS Landscape and Build are back, and our pool fence is just about completed. This is part of our new safety fencing and will help us to keep all our tamariki safer. Thanks to Kelby and his team for doing such a fantastic job around the school and also for donating our lovely new letterbox.
Ngā mihi nui
Di Meyler . 😊
- 20 June EPro8 Year 7/8 St Pauls Hamilton
- 21 June EPr08 Year 5/6 St Pauls Hamilton
- 23 June Matariki Breakfast (Details below)
- 24 June Matariki Public Holiday School Closed
- 28 June Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
- 29 June Rippa Rugby Final Paeroa
- 8 July Last day Term 2
- 25 July First day Term 3
Tough Guy and Gal entries closed on the 16th June. There will be no late entries sorry!
Westpac Chopper Colouring Competition
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Westpac chopper, students were given a colouring competition to complete and our Stanley Avenue students and families made very generous donations towards the Westpac Chopper appeal.
Students across the school did a fabulous job of their colouring in competitions and 9 winners across the junior, middle and senior teams were announced in assembly last Friday.
Thank you very much for supporting such a great cause and congratulations to the winners and participants.
CELEBRATING MATARIKI AT STANLEY AVENUE SCHOOL
Thursday 23rd June from 7.45am sharp till 8.45am
in Rooms 1-4
Come and help us celebrate the Māori New Year
Who can come: All family members are welcome to attend, including siblings (pre-school and college) and parents.
Current students can attend without family, with parental permission.
Koha: In order to help us out with costs we would appreciate a gold coin donation per family.
Please bring: To reduce our costs and our environmental waste impact, we encourage as many families as possible to bring their own plates and cutlery. Cups will be available.
Numbers: We need to know numbers for catering purposes. Please complete the form that was sent home last week or is available to print from our website, if you and your family will be attending, and return to school by Monday 20th June at the latest!!
Ngā mihi nui-Thank you!
Doing the mahi....Matariki Art in Progress!
Good luck to our EPRO8 teams competing in the Grand Finals at St Paul's Collegiate Early next week!
Did anyone see the Glitter Lizard in Room 9?
Poor Miss Griffin was the number 1 suspect for most of the morning!! Much discussion was had, about how the glitter got there, who actually did it, and was a lizard even involved?
Check out the wonderful writing that came from this little adventure.
Please note...Mrs Roskam did indeed confess later in the day and was repremanded by the class for her trickery!!
Well done Room 9.
On Monday morning glitter was all over the floor and a lizard was in it. The lizard jumped out of the big book but Miss Griffin slipped over on the carpet. Hayden Smith
On a rainy day there was three cones, 2 creatures and glitter. First was a lizard and 2nd was a crocodile from the book Rabbit and Rooster’s ride. Caleb Dunsmuir
One morning when no one was at school only the teachers were there. Miss Griffin might have moved the glitter but then she dropped it on the ground because she wanted to play in it. She made two lizards but when Mrs Roskam came Miss Griffin quickly ran to do her job. When I walked in I was confused. Indi Coombe
Yummy Apple School Sticker competition
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.
Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme
Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for July- August 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 26th July 2022 to 29th August 2022.
Applications close 9 am, 26th July 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, 26th July 2022.
Application forms are available from our school office.
Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact Di Meyler (Acting Principal) on 027 272 2227
Under 13 Rep Basketball 2022
Please follow the link below for more information or visit the Te Aroha Basketball Facebook page.
Netball draw Saturday 18th June
STANLEY AVE ARE ON DUTY.
Please help out where you can with Setting up/Packing away/Rubbish ramble/cleaning.
Court 5 Year 3 and 4
Court 6 Year 1 and 2
Year 7/8 Stanley Ave Teal vs Saint Mana Umpires C Sutherland/C Melrose
Year 7/8 Stanley Ave Teal vs Stanley Ave Blue Umpires C Melrose/H Coombe
Year 5/6 Mixed Skycats vs Stanley Stars Umpires A Younger/C Sutherland
We have lots of Polar Fleece in lost property!!
Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details
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