Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 6 2021 Level 3 Lockdown Bubble


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.

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Level 3 Bubble at Stanley Ave

On Wednesday this week, Stanley Avenue School opened up a bubble to allow a few students to come to school while parents and caregivers went back to work after Lockdown Level 4.

Room 4 took on a new look with students from Year 1 to 6 all in the same class with 2 teachers. The key words for the classroom have been Social distancing, Handwashing and Sanitising as well as having FUN. The students followed along with their distance learning and were able to catch up with their classmates online as well as having one on one teaching in class. Miss Oldfield and Miss Griffin had plenty of cool activities lined up, including building Marshmallow towers, designing a cow, playdough creations, and You tube video drawings

Check out some photos of life in our level 3 Bubble.

Kāhui Ako Teacher Only Day - Friday October 1st 2021 (Last Day of Term 3)

On Friday 1st October, all Te Aroha Schools that are part of the Te Aroha Kāhui Ako will be involved in a Teacher Only Day being held at the Silver Ferns Event Centre. The focus of the Teacher Only Day will centre around forming relationships and building connections with Ngati Tumutumu Iwi.

The Kids Club will be open on this day from 8am- 5.30 pm. Please phone Kat Kelsey to book in advance on 027 282 1191.

Waitomo caves through the eyes of Alex Briones

The Tui trip was an intriguing experience,

Would I go back if I had the chance? Of course I would, I loved everything about Waitomo Caves, especially the boat ride and seeing the glowworms imitate constellations on the cave ceiling, even learning about the stalagmites and stalactites was entertaining!

The rough exterior on the cave walls gives the cavity character, well it’s a cave so obviously it would feel coarse to the touch. The glowworms (which actually are a species of gnat) gave off a subtle, gloomy glow, but they are almost as small as a dot when looked at from afar. I recommend this to anyone who wants to go there. The price is a bit steep but it’s worth it. Thankfully our fundraising helped bring the costs down for us.

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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 7th September 2021 to 22nd October 2021.

Applications close 9am, 7th September 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 10am, 7th September 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


Stanley Avenue School Bank Account details

Our school Bank account number is:

WESTPAC 03 1573 0009816 00.

Please include your name and the activity in the reference when making payments.


Uniform Room is open on Wednesday Mornings 8.30am - 9.30pm. Eftpos available