Stanley Avenue School Newsletter
Term 2 Week 8
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.
ERO (Education Review office) Update
Our school is currently into the second term of working with our ERO- Evaluative Partner, Julie Earl. As mentioned back in Term 1, ERO now appoint an Evaluative Partner to work alongside all schools in the form of a longitudinal review, rather than the traditional ‘one- week’ snap shot. Since the beginning of the year Julie has built up strong relationships with our Lead Team, and in the future those relationships will extend to the wider staff, students, community and whānau.
Last week we introduced the focus of our Internal Evaluation Plan that we will be working on for the remainder of the year. Today our ERO blurb will focus on the rationale for choosing this evaluation focus.
- Acceleration data shows effective acceleration for Māori in Writing and the school wants to build on this.
- There is concern about achievement rates in Written Language with the disparity for Boys and Māori.
- There is disparity with whole school data in Written Language compared to Reading and Maths.
- The SAS learning progressions have been developed however the school wants to know how effectively they are being used across the school. (Pedagogies and practices).
- Student agency has been identified as a tool to lift achievement and is a strategic goal. The school wants a more informed understanding of practices across the school to ensure consistency and improved transitions.
Keep posted: Next week we will discuss the specific purposes of the Internal Evaluation
Rotary Essay Competition
Book Fair week at Stanley Ave
The bookfair has raised over $1100.00 to go towards our library and as always was a wonderful way to encourage our children to make the most of our library and have fun reading.
Thank you all again!
Wednesday..... Book Character Dress up day
Celebrating Matariki at Stanley Avenue School
Friday 2nd July from 7.45 till 8.45 a.m. in the Recreation Centre
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.
Breakfast will include: Weet-bix, cornflakes, fruit, toast and spreads, waffles, sausages, spaghetti and baked beans.
Tea, coffee, milo, milk and juice will also be available.
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 contact the office if you haven't already sent in your form.
Ngā mihi nui-Thank you!
Rippa Rugby Finals in Paeroa
The Year 5-6 Steamers and the Year 7-8 Stags ventured off to Paeroa to take on the might of the Thames Valley at the 2021 Thames Valley Rippa Rugby Tournament. Sunny and warm conditions greeted the teams with both sides making it through the playoff rounds with a 2- 1 record. Some quality Rippa Rugby was on display with fast determined running, slick passing and determined defence. The Year 7-8 team fought gallantly against a tough Waihi College team in their quarter final but came up short against suffocating defence. The Year 5-6 team played a strong passing game to put away a plucky Moanatairi team to progress through to the final four of the competition against Waihi East. Unfortunately, the result didn’t go our way, but the team took pride in making the Valley Top 4!
I would like to acknowledge Dave Wood and Fiona Knight for their effort with coaching and managing the Year 5/6 team and Henare McLaren for coaching the Year 7/8 team. A big thank you must also go to our wonderful support team on the sideline and to all of the parents who helped out with transport. We look forward to the 2022 Rippa Rugby season.
Congratulations Ariana Parker. 1st place!
She is a Step 5 gymnast and competed in the floor, bar, beam, and vault in the Open Junior Advanced division for up to Year 6, coming away with 1st place. This is an amazing achievement Ariana and we are very proud of you. Congratulations. A huge thank you to her coach Stacey Eagle for the many hours of work building up to the competition as well as guidance on the day.
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 6th July 2021 to 2nd August 2021.
Applications close 9am, 6th July 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, 6th July 2021.
Application forms are available from our school office.
Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact John Byers (Principal) on 021 138 1983
Room 5 and Room 8 Book Fair/Matariki Collaboration
Over the last two weeks Room 5 and Room 8 have been buddy classes. To help Mrs Corrigan with the Book Fair, we made decorations (Bottle rockets and pom pom aliens). First Room 8 came to Room 5, we buddied up and planned our rockets. Then the following week we painted, decorated and made our pom poms. Hopefully you saw our awesome creations hiding in the bookfair. Stay tuned for next week when we launch our rockets on the back field for Matariki.
Room 8 and Room 5 hope you have a happy Matariki.
By Trilese Large