Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 4


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

  • 2 June Pukeko Team trip to Waikato Museum $10
  • 7 June Queens Birthday No School
  • 9 June Ripper Rugby Tournament Boyd Park Te Aroha.
  • 16 June NYLD Hamilton
  • 21-24 June Bookfair at Stanley Avenue School
  • 22 June Tough Guy and Girl Ngaruawahia Year 5-8
  • 2 July Matariki Breakfast

Piwakawaka visit to the Hamilton Zoo

On Friday the Piwakawaka team set off on an adventure to Hamilton Zoo. For some of our students, it was the first time they have been to the zoo and the first time on a bus! Our focus was on animal classification and habitats while on our visit, and while there we also had an opportunity to talk with the Zoo educator, Ken.

We had a fabulous time, and really want to thank our awesome team of parent helpers!

Car park drop off and pick up

Our carpark is a very busy place before and after school. We ask that if you are dropping off, or picking up your children, that you please park first. Stopping at the entrance to the school causes a backlog of cars and congestion on Stanley Avenue. Most times there are parks available at the other end of the car park or you may park on the grass area accross the road and use the crossing. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter. John Byers

Playground closed at home time

Due to the congested nature of our car park at present, we ask that students do not play on the playground after school. If students are waiting to be picked up they need to wait at the front entrance. We thank you for your support and co-operation with this matter.

Room 6 Minibeast Investigation

Room 6 are investigating minibeasts in New Zealand. Last Friday, the students invited their parents to help with building worm farms and bug hotels. Thanks to these parents, five bug hotels were created and 6 mini worm farms. It was a busy time, sawing, drilling and hammering with very satisfying results. Room 6 are now looking forward to observing minibeast in their new habitats.
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EPRO8 Teams through to Round 2

Congratulations to Ariana Parker, Enzo de Guzman, Jackson Smith and Jayden Stockley ( Bob the Builders) and Alexis Broekhals, Gaebriel Gamble, Rico Smith and Troy Pearson (70% Vegan) on making it through to round 2 for EPRO8. Both teams will now compete at Morrinsville Intermediate on the 9th and 10th of June against other teams from the district. A huge thank you to Mrs Harrison in Room 13 for her guidance and support for all of our teams.

Enrolment Zone

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 8th June 2021 to 5th July 2021.

Applications close 9 am, 8th June 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 10 am, 8th June 2021.

Application forms are available from our school office.

Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact John Byers (Principal) on 021 138 1983


Thank you

John Byers


Room 13 Pink Shirt Day Videos

Pink Shirt Day Alexis
Kyra Pink Shirt Day
Pink shirt day bullying facts Evan
Amberlee - Pink Shirt Day

Room 8 are learning to make pom poms. Watch this space for Pom Pom Monsters!

Lunchtime Activities

It is great to see our boys and girls out and about at lunchtime and giving things a go. We have Mr Lowe in the Rec centre on Tuesdays with Indoor Bowls and Mr Byers is busy preparing our Rippa rugby teams for a tournament at Boyd Park. We also have Chess and Games club, Digi Tech and the Year 7/8s are taking part in Squash and Tennis as well as Croquet on Fridays. Lots of wonderful options for everyone at lunchtimes.


Winter Olympics Fundraising - Sausage sizzle $2 each. Order in class by Thursday please.

Free confidential counselling for Whanau and Students.

Te Aroha Kaahui Ako has acquired funding to provide counselling for our Tamariki and their whanau. All sessions are confidential and are available in Waitoa on Wednesdays. Please call to book a session. 07 846 6907

Te Aroha Museum 50th Birthday Matariki celebration

Wednesday 30 June, 6pm @ the Museum.

Official welcome, Karakia, and then a Karanga will call everyone to Future Te Aroha. Zak Scott from Ngati Tumutumu will be doing a presentation on his impressions of Matariki. Entertainment by the Te Aroha Primary School Kapa Haka Group. Followed by light refreshments. Entry is by way of a gold coin donation. ALL WELCOME'.

Netball draw for Saturday 29th May

10am Court 5 Future Ferns Year 3 and 4

10am Court 6 Future Ferns Year 1 and 2

10am Court 4 Stanley Ave Year 5/6 vs Elstow

11am Court 4 Stanley Ave Year 7/8 vs Elstow Mana

Scholastic Book Fair

To the Book Fair and Beyond! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon, so get ready for some out-of-this-world excitement! You’ll go where no reader has gone before as you explore the coolest array of books in the cosmos.

We’ll be launching this stellar reading celebration in the library on 21st to the 24th June.

Just visit the Fair with your family and you will go in the draw to win FREE BOOKS! This is one far-out event that you won’t want to miss!

Lantern voting closes soon!!!!!!!

In Term 1, we showed Room 8 making their entries for the 2021 Wellington Lantern Festival. Voting is now open. Room 8 had a cool time researching, learning about sustainability, and planning, and creating some amazing lanterns. They would really appreciate your support so please go to the link below and vote now and ask your family and friends to vote as well.

Voting closes on the 1st of June.

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