Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 7 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 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.

Swimming Pool

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 . 😊

Welcome to our Newest Members of Stanley Avenue school

Katie-Joy Hall and Cleo Millar

We hope you are enjoying being a Stanley Avenue learner and look forward to seeing your smiley faces around the school each day.

Upcoming Events

  • 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.


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!

Don't forget to have a look at the classrooms when you come in for Breakfast next week. The students have been very busy over the last few days creating beautiful Matariki masterpieces to reflect their learning and have put their own special touches onto their individual artworks or collaborative pieces. Ka pai Stanley Ave.

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?

Mrs Roskam has been having some fun with Room 9, after she had a little accident with the bottle of Green Glitter last Friday. On Monday morning when Room 9 arrived at school, there was a lizard shape in the pile of glitter on the floor, but no lizard to be seen.

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

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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.

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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


Thank you

Di Meyler

Acting Principal

Under 13 Rep Basketball 2022

Under 13 reps are for Year 7/8 students. it is a great way to get into more basketball, if your child is keen.

Please follow the link below for more information or visit the Te Aroha Basketball Facebook page.

Netball draw Saturday 18th June


Please help out where you can with Setting up/Packing away/Rubbish ramble/cleaning.

Thank you


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

Winter Olympics fundraising SAUSAGE SIZZLE

No Sausage sizzle this week due to Matariki Breakfast and holiday on Friday.

Thank you for your support...we will be back next week

We have lots of Polar Fleece in lost property!!

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

Please make payments to 03 1573 0009816 00 (Use you surname as a reference)

Stanley Avenue School App

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