Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 4 Week 8 2021

Reports have been sent home with your child/children today.

Upcoming Events

  • 13 Dec Prizegiving 9.30am Students only
  • 13 Dec Students meet their teacher afternoon 2-2.30pm
  • 14 Dec Whole school fun day
  • 15 Dec Last day of school for 2021 Early closing 12.30 pm
  • Ist Feb First day of school 2022

Teams, Classes and Year levels for 2022

Year 7/8 Ruru Team

Team Leader Mrs Di Meyler (Deputy Principal)

Room 1 Year 7-8 Mrs Angela Valencia

Room 2 Year 7-8 Whaea Adreena (T1) Miss Tissingh (T2-4)

Room 3 Year 7-8 Mrs Donnis Harrison/ Miss Lyndsay Oldham (4/1 Split)

Year 5/6 Tūī Team

Room 4 Year 5-6 Miss Sally Oldfield- (Team Leader)

Room 5 Year 5-6 Miss Paula Klein

Room 13 Year 4-5 Miss Debbie Hamilton/ Miss Jessica Roycroft (4/1 Split)

Year 3/4 Pūkeko Team

Room 6 Year 3-4 Mrs Kate Corrigan (T1) Whaea Adreena(T2-4)

Room 7 Year 2-3 Miss Hayley Williams-(Team Leader)

Room 8 Year 3-4 Miss Annmarie Trow

Year 0-2 Pīwakawaka Team

Room 10 Year 0-1 Mrs Christine Finucane-(Assistant Principal and Team Leader)

Room 11 Year 1 Mrs Carmel Trebes

Room 9 Year 1-2 Miss Courtney Griffin

There will be no buses running on Wednesday 15th December!

Graduation Social & Year 7/8 Awards

On Thursday evening we held our 2021 Graduation Social. This looked a little different this year thanks to COVID restrictions but none the less the Rec Centre looked amazing, undergoing a transformation befitting the ‘Luau theme.’ and we were excited to have been able to enjoy the night with our 'Big Kids'.

This night is a celebration of our Year 8 students moving on to college and an opportunity to showcase their newly learned dancing skills. Our beautiful young ladies and handsome young men made us all very proud. A special mention to Imogen Clewlow who delivered a delightful valedictorian speech, capturing special memories of her time at Stanley Ave. Thank you to the staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes and on the night to make this happen for our Year 8 leavers. A huge thank you also to Tristan Thomson, our photographer, who for the past three years really has gone the extra mile to create wonderful memories, and to the Te Aroha Racecourse and Jen for the use of their tables and chairs.

Congratulations to all our Year 7/8 award winners:-

General Excellence: Jake Horan

Runner up: Imogen Clewlow

Academic Excellence: Aurora Christey

Runner up: Casey Masters

Citizenship: Imogen Clewlow

Runner up: Saskia Stewart

Principal’s Role Models: Reeve Grant and Greer Gemmell

Runners up: Rueben Albert and Imogen Clewlow

Sports Shields: Jake Horan and Greer Gemmell

Runners up: Jake Andersen and Taranpreet Singh-Mahal

Excellence in the Arts: Chloe Forsman

Runner up: Rueben Albert

Year 7 Outstanding Achievement: Gaebriel Gamble

Runner up: Amber Thomson

Year 8 Graduation 2021

Year 1- 7 Student Leavers at the end of the 2021 School Year

If your child/ children are leaving Stanley Avenue School at the end of the year and you have not yet communicated this with us, it would be appreciated for planning purposes that you let us know as soon as you are able to. Please phone the school office or email if you need to.

2021 Stanley Avenue School End of Year Prizegiving

A reminder that due to Level 2 Covid- 19 restrictions, staff and students will only be able to attend.

Start time: 9.30 am

Dress Code: Students are to wear clean and tidy uniforms.

Awards: Learner Dimension class awards will be handed out by class teachers. (If your child/children will be receiving an award you will be contacted on the Friday prior by your child’s class teachers. (It is important that you keep this a secret from your children).

Other Awards/Items

  • 100% Attendance Certificates will be given out for students who have attended the entire year up to the 10th December

  • Cultural Awards

  • Sports Awards

  • House Shield presentation

  • Year 7 General Excellence Awards

  • 2022 School Leader Announcement

  • Principal’s Speech

  • Acknowledgement to Leaving Staff

  • Year 8 Leavers Farewell

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 1st February 2022 to 4th March 2022.

Applications close 9am, 1st February 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 10am, 1st February 2022.

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


Dental Unit is on site at Te Aroha Primary

The Dental Team are on-site at Te Aroha Primary School should you need your child to be seen. They will be there until the 20th of December. Please call Jaimee on 021 356294

Thank you Chippy Lunch

On Monday, while our Year 7/8 leaders and helpers were out and about in Te Aroha, our remaining helpers enjoyed a Yummy Chippie Lunch with Mrs Finucane and Miss Trow. These helpers are involved in Radio, Road Patrol Librarians, Staffroom duty etc.

It is important for us to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that these students have shown over 2021 as, without them, day-to-day school life would be so much more difficult. With the help from these wonderful young people, the school is able to offer so much more to our students. Thank you again.

Fantastic Fun Day

On Tuesday 14th December we are holding a Fun Day at school as we were unable to hold our picnic day at the pools.This will be a great day for the students, if the weather allows.

The day will include some wet activities as well other fun activities. As the children will be doing this outside we are happy for the children to wear mufti and to also bring their togs, towel, and a change of clothes.They will still need their sunhat and sunscreen applied.

For lunch we will be having a sausage sizzle and ice blocks. This may be enough for our smaller eaters but some of our hungrier growing children may want to bring other food to fill up on.

Unfortunately in accordance with Covid guidelines, Parents are unable to come to this event on school grounds.

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