Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 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

Kia ora Tātou

While we enjoy our Queen’s Birthday long weekend from the close of school today, remember that we will be busy working with all the teachers from the area on Tuesday at our Teacher only Day and that we look forward to seeing all the children back here bright eyed and bushy tailed on Wednesday.

Friday June 24th will see an important day for New Zealand, as we celebrate our first official holiday for Matariki. Here at school that week, we will be busy with activities to celebrate this important day in our history. We are very fortunate to have Ngati Tumutumu Trust coming in to work with our Tuakana Teina classes during that week.

On Thursday 23rd June we are planning to hold our Matariki Breakfast here at school so keep this morning free, more details to come.

Once again have a fantastic weekend with your whānau and stay safe.

Ngā mihi nui

Di Meyler . 😊

Upcoming Events

  • 6 June Queens Birthday Public Holiday School closed
  • 7 June Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day School Closed
  • 8 June Rippa Rugby Qualifying Tournament
  • 20 June EPro8 Year 7/8
  • 21 June EPr08 Year 5/6
  • 23 June Matariki Breakfast (Details to follow)
  • 24 June Matariki Public Holiday School Closed
  • 28 June Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
  • 8 July Last day Term 2

From the Board Table

Greetings to our school whānau .

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the year already! It has been a busy introduction to the year, with our Room 3-4 upgrade complete, and almost ready to show off to you all. Planning for future projects is underway, and we’ll share more details in the near future.

We have recently co-opted two new members to the board, Ed Wagstaff and Dave Wood, and we are excited to have their expertise to support us following Mark Baillie’s departure.

Board of Trustee elections are coming up later in the year, and we have set the date for our election as 7 September. More information around vacancies and nominations will be sent closer to the time. If you are thinking of joining us, feel free to get in touch with any board member to have a chat.

We are here to represent you. If you have concerns with what is going on in school, feel free to have a chat with the Principal. If you’re not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Board of Trustees via the school office. A copy of our complaints policy is available by contacting Kim in the office. All matters are treated confidentially. We’re here to help and to make sure that every child in our kura has the best experience we can provide.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Sharon, Lori, Lisa, Kelvin, Ed, Dave & Cassie.

Education Review office (ERO)

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Tuakana-Teina at Stanley Avenue

Tuakana-Teina is a traditional Māori cultural philosophy and practice which sees an older or more expert Tuakana, help and guide a younger or less expert Teina. This week our classes have been practising this philosophy as they prepare for Matariki.

Room 1 students, have been working together with Room 7 students, perfecting their weaving technique and then reading and writing stories. Room 3 students have been making beautiful stars from wool and digital Matariki stories with Room 8.

It is wonderful to see our Teina listening intently to our Tuakana and then producing their creations together. There is so much learning for both young and old alike..

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Getting started with HERO

This New system is designed to work on phones, tablets or computers so that you are able to communicate and know what your child(ren) are learning about at any time. As well as report absences, receive notices and many other facets.

Please make sure we have an up to date email address so you can register to use Hero

Step 1- Download the HERO app onto your phone or search for it on your computer.

Step 2 - Open it and click on new user

Step 3 - Enter the email address that we have registered for you and follow the directions

Step 4 - Make your new password

Step 5 - Have a look around your new app.

Please contact Di Meyler, Chris Finucane, Hayley Williams or Kim Hayes if you have any issues. Any of us can help you.

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Yummy Apple School Sticker competition

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.

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for June- August 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 7th June 2022 to 25th July 2022.

Applications close 9 am, 7th June 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, 7th June 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 26th July 2022 to 29th August 2022.

Applications close 9 am, 26th July 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, 26th July 2022.

Application forms are available from our school office.

Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact Di Meyler (Acting Principal) on 027 272 2227


Thank you

Di Meyler

Acting Principal

No netball this weekend!!

There is No netball this Queens Birthday weekend.

If you haven't already done so, please pay your child's netball fees either by internet banking to 03 1573 0009816 00 or cash/eftpos at the school office ASAP.

Year 1-2 $43 Year 3/4 $45 Year 5-8 $50.00

Thank you

Have a lovely long weekend. See you all on Wednesday

Kim Hayes (Netball Coordinator)

Winter Olympics fundraising SAUSAGE SIZZLE

Our 2022 Winter Olympics team will be having a Sausage Sizzle each Friday this Term.

They are $2.00 per sausage and you can have Sauce, Mustard and Onions if you wish.

Orders must be in by Thursday each week (so we can order enough for Friday)

Once again we are blown away by the generosity of our school families. Thank you to the Watts Family for the donation of sausages for our Sausage Sizzle. This provides such a boost to our Winter Olympic fundraising efforts.

Please keep the Donations of Bottle Caps and Wool coming!

Yes...we are still needing Bottle caps for Team Ruru's artwork in Term 3 as well as donations of wool for Room 8's Term 2 creations.

These can be left at the school office. Thank you for your support.

Walk in Flu Vaccinations at Future te Aroha

Walk in flu vaccinations

Every Tuesday in June

10am - 4pm

Come along and get your flu jab now

Protect yourself and your whanau

13 Boundary Street

Te Aroha 07 8849489

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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

Stanley Avenue School App

Our School App provides our community with many important updates. We strongly encourage you if you haven’t already to download the App either through Google Play or the App Store.