Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 5 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

Seeing our rugby teams compete so admirably at the Thames Valley Championship filled me with immense pride. The students were committed, played incredibly hard for each other, stayed positive during the tough times and their sportsmanship was to be commended.

Two of our learner dimensions Manaakitanga (Team Player) and Whaia kia U (Strive to Succeed) were exemplified here.

During the week there have been a number of sporting events that have required parental assistance with supervision and transport. We thank you greatly for this, I know some of you are making work sacrifices in order to assist. Please know that without you our trips, sporting events and other activities cannot go ahead.

Finally, we wish our Winter Olympics Sports Team every success next week in Matamata. We know you will represent yourselves and our school proudly.

Ngā mihi nui

John Byers


Upcoming Events

  • 29 Aug - 2 Sept Winter Olympics Sports Camp 2022
  • 29 Aug - 2 Sept Stanley Olympics (alternative Year 7/8 programme)
  • 7 Sept Wig Wednesday Waka Colours
  • 12- 15 Sept Book Fair. Watch for more details!
  • 14 Sept Team Tui trip to Hobbiton
  • 14 Sept Cyber Safety Evening Silver Ferns Event Centre 7pm start
  • 9 Sept Kahui Ako Teacher Only day School closed
  • 19 Sept Hockey Big Day Out Ngatea
  • 26 Sept Board Meeting 6pm Staffroom
  • 30 Sept Last day of Term 3

Book fair 12th - 15th September

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Cross Country 2022

After the terrible weather last week , we managed to squeeze in an amended version of Cross Country on Tuesday with the sun even managing to poke its head out for a few hours.

Well done to all the participants, and especially to the 55 athletes who went on to represent the school at the Districts held at Manawaru school on Thursday. Keep an eye out in next week's newsletter for District Cross Country results.


8 Year Old Girls: 1st Leah Mold, 2nd Harmione Brown, 3rd Codie King

8 Year Old Boys: 1st Joseph Holder, 2nd Shivam Patel, 3rd Benjamin Hamilton

9 Year Old Girls: 1st Tyela van Kuijk, 2nd Cheyenne Smith, 3rd Paige Madden

9 Year Old Boys: 1st Loclan Watts, 2nd Xavier Norman, 3rd Micah Fooks

10 Year Old Girls: 1st Hannah Corrigan, 2nd Madeleine French, 3rd Sura Ung

10 Year Old Boys: 1st Ronnie Horner, 2nd Oliver McLoughlin, 3rd Jesse Sutherland

11 Year Old Girls: 1st Oceane Opie, 2nd Trilese Large, 3rd Sophie Holder

11 Year Old Boys: 1st Xavier van Kuijk, 2nd Lucas Gamble, 3rd Charlie Knight

12 Year Old Girls: 1st Sahara Gardner-Walker, 2nd Charlotte Ryan, 3rd Joanna Glenn

12 Year Old Boys: 1st Connor Wood, 2nd Blake Watts, 3rd Jerry Collier-Tilsley

Waka Points: 1st Waihou, 2nd Hauraki, 3rd Te Aroha, & 4th Mokena

Thames Valley Tackle Rugby Tournament 2022

This year’s seven aside tournament attracted a large number of teams from across the Thames Valley. The Year 7/8 team went unbeaten in pool play by playing a high tempo brand of rugby with strong defence. Crunch time came when they played against a skillful Mercury Bay side in their Semi Final. A 15-5 win meant they faced rivals Whangamata in the Grand Final. A very large Whangamata side were the eventual winners scoring five tries to one. The score line didn’t reflect the effort, passion and determination Stanley Avenue played with in the final. All players are to be congratulated for coming Runners Up in a 20 team competition.

Not to be upstaged by the Year 7/8 team, the Year 5/6 team emerged victorious in the Plate Final beating Waerenga School 10 - 1. The boys played a committed, physical and fast paced style of rugby throughout the day. We look forward to seeing this group stay together and achieve some more amazing results in the years to come.

A special mention must go to Mike Horan and Stu Hubbert for their coaching expertise. Additionally, Vinnie Narayan, Amanda McRae, Anna McLoughlin were awesome supporters on the day and the Knight family’s assistance with transport was greatly appreciated.

2022 Squash and Tennis Champions

Wow! Congratulations to Charlotte Ryan and Xavier van Kuijk, our Year 7/8 Squash and Tennis Champions for 2022. These trophies were hotly contested during Weeks 1 - 3 of this term. It was great to see some of our students display a wonderful 'Give it a Go' attitude and get involved in our Tennis and Squash tournaments this year.



1st - Charlotte Ryan

2nd - McKenzie Horner

3rd - Arden Sutherland


1st - Xavier van Kuijk

2nd - Jeremiah Collier-Tilsley

3rd - Calleb King

Overall Winners

1st - Charlotte Ryan

2nd - Xavier van Kuijk

3rd - Jeremiah Collier-Tilsley



1st - Charlotte Ryan

2nd - Arden Sutherland

3rd - McKenzie Horner


1st - Xavier van Kuijk

2nd - Kaleb Smith

3rd - Ayden Kumar

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Room 8 STEM Challenge

Last week in Room 8 we did a STEM challenge where we worked in pairs to design and build a catapult. This challenge tested our perseverance, teamwork and engineering skills!

We had 90 minutes to design and test 4 different kinds of catapult. Our aim was to get the pompom as far as we could. We had limited resources to make our designs (10 popsicle sticks, 10 rubber bands and a wooden spoon). We then had a competition to see which group's design was the most effective.

Thank you Miss Forrest. This was an awesome challenge for Room 8

We need your Yummy Apple Stickers and Bags...Please!!!

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.

Room 7 - Exploring colours and techniqes in their Art work

Room 7 have been learning about warm / cool colours and line art . We used the same template to focus on each art aspect and then compared how different , but effective- they look. Ka pai!

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

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Please upload our new Hero App!

The old school app will be deleted in the coming weeks as we have our new and improved Hero App. Please download this using Google Apps or Play store and login using your email address to view your account. If you encounter any problems uploading or logging in, please contact Kim at the office 07 8848479 or Di Meyler. It is vitally important that we have an email address for each parent/caregiver, so you can have independent access to messages and insight into your child's learning at Stanley Avenue. Please contact the office to update details.

Thank you

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Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for August- September 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 30th August 2022 - 30th September 2022 .

Applications close 9 am, 30th August 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 30th August 2022.

Application forms are available from our school office.

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


Thank you

John Byers


Te Aroha Angling Club - Take a Kid Fishing day

The Te Aroha Angling Club is once again, through the generosity of the community and sponsors, in a position to provide another 'Take a Kid Fishing' day on Wednesday 5th October. Please be aware that this is the first Wednesday of the school holidays.

This is for Year 6 to Year 8 Children only (Ages 10-13 years old)

For more information and If your child is interested, please pick up a permission slip/disclaimer from the office and return it NO LATER THAN MIDDAY ON THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER.

Any enquiries about 'Take a Kid fishing' please ring Steven Cox 0297700848

Te Aroha RSA Monthly Market this Saturday 27th August

These markets will be held on the last Saturday of each month.

9.00am to 12.30pm

Corner of Rewi and Lawrence Avenue

Produce, toys, handcrafts, raffles, sausage sizzle and more

If you would like to book a table, please phone the RSA 07 8848124 or Janet 021 911 952

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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