Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 10


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

  • 9 July Last day of Term 2
  • 26 July Term 3 starts
  • 28 July PaCT Conferences 3.15 - 5.00m
  • 29 July PaCT Conferences 1.30pm - 7.00pm Early closing 1.00pm
  • 12 Aug Team Tui Trip to Waitomo
  • 16 Aug BOT Meeting Staffroom 6.00pm
  • 18 Aug Stanley Ave Cross Country Boyd Park
  • 25 Aug District Cross Country Boyd Park
  • 30 Aug - 3 Sept Winter Olympics Totara Springs Matamata
  • 10 Sept Inter schools Bowls tournament

Principal's Message

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our school community, students, parents, family/whānau, caregivers, and teachers for their contribution to Stanley Avenue School during Term 2. I always say that people make our school what it is.

Have a well-deserved break and I look forward to seeing everyone back happy and safe after the holidays.

John Byers

Room 2 Appointment

We are delighted to announce that we have recently appointed Adreena Bishop to Alana Tissingh’s Maternity Leave Position from Mid-Term Three until the end of the year. Adreena lives in Matamata with her family and has impressed on her days relieving earlier in the term and built a great relationship with the staff. We are excited to have Adreena and know she will be a great fit for the Ruru team.

Term 3 PaCT Conferences

We warmly encourage you to attend the Mid- Year PaCT Conferences being held in Week 1, Term 3 on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th July. Time slots will be 15 minutes in length. Here at Stanley Avenue School, we place great emphasis on strong home-school partnerships for learner success.

Key purposes:

  • For teachers to get to enhance their relationships with their students’ family/ whānau and vice versa.
  • For teachers, parents, family/ whānau to discuss and unpack the mid-year report.
  • For teachers, parents, family/ whānau to discuss next learning steps and how students' can be assisted at home.

We use an electronic booking system for interviews. For parents who have internet access, simply log onto the website , enter the school code f7emn, then enter your details, choose your child’s teacher and an interview time,

or you could follow the link below.

If you do not have internet access, we ask that you either, ring Kim at the office 8848 479 or pop in and make an appointment.

A form(as seen below) has been sent home this week as an indication of how your child/children will be leaving school on the early closing day (Thursday 29th July). Alternatively, this is available from our website and Facebook page.

Please return this form before Wednesday 28th July

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EPRO8 Grand Final

EPR08 Regional Finals in Hamilton

On Wednesday afternoon our 70% Vegan team ventured over to St Paul's in Hamilton to compete in the Waikato Regional EPR08 finals. This was another step up in competition and against other winning teams from around the Waikato region. Our team managed an amazing 9th place. This is such a wonderful achievement and a credit to Gaebrial Gamble, Alexis Broekhals, Rico Smith, and Imogen Clewlow. A lot of hard work and practice goes in behind the scenes and a big thank you must go to Mrs Harrison for her guidance, patience, and support once again.

The team was asked to build a land waka (on wheels) that had a sail that went up and down and could change direction. This was a very challenging task that required a lot of critical thinking and building skills. Well done team. You thoroughly deserved your KFC meal on the way home! We are very proud of you all.

Attendance Certificates

During Assembly on Friday 30th July we will be presenting the Term 2 Attendance Certificates. 100% Certificates will be awarded as well as our 97- 99% Certificates, as this is still considered excellent attendance.

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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 3rd August 2021 to 6th September 2021.

Applications close 9am, 3rd August 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, 3rd August 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



Winter Olympics Fundraising - Will continue into Term 3!

Orders in class by Thursday please. $2 per sausage.

Saturday Netball 10th July 2021

This Saturday is the last day for junior netball. We are having a mini tournament and each team should have 3 games, only 10 minute halves. Teams ( players, coaches, managers, supporters) are encouraged to dress up and enjoy the day.

Junior Umpires 8.30am in the Pavillion

10am Court 5 and 6 Year1-4 Future Ferns

9.00am Stanley Ave Year 5/6 vs Elstow

9.30am Stanley Ave Year 7/8 vs Elstow Mana

10.00am Stanley Ave Year 5/6 vs St Mana

10.30am Stanley Ave Year 7/8 vs St TAPs

11.00am Stanley Ave Year 5/6 vs TAPs

11.30am Stanley Ave Year 7/8 vs TAPs

12.00 Midday Prizegiving

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

Stanley Ave School Kids Club Mid Winter Holiday Programme

Holidays are here again! Come along and join us for a fun-packed Oscar approved programme

Half days, full days, or a whole week!! Loads of fun to be had!

Morning and afternoon tea provided.

Monday 19th July - Friday 23rd July

8 am - 5.30 am Daily

Fees: $20 Half Day $30 Full Day

WINZ Subsidies Available

Inquiries to Kat Kelsey 07 884 9624 or 027 2821191

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Firth Tower School Holiday Programme.

Come and enjoy some fun activities at Firth Tower this school holidays.

Ages 5 years – 12 years.

$15 per child per day.

Limited numbers. Booking essential.

Friday 16th July 9am – 3pm

Friday 23rd July 9am – 3pm

Book Now! or 027 243 0572