Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3, 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.

School Photos - 19th October - wednesday of Week 1 (Sibling forms available from the office)

From the principal's desk

Kia ora koutou,

Wow…it’s hard to believe we have come to the end of Term 3. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the students of Stanley Ave a well deserved break with family, whānau and friends. During Term 3, our students have continued to impress me with their efforts and achievements and I know they will take this momentum into Term 4. Our teaching staff are to be thanked for their incredible efforts and our school community for their ongoing support.

We are looking forward to the many enjoyable events Term 4 has to offer. A notable change in Term 4 will see changes to student end of year reporting, as we make the move to digital reporting. This is exciting for Stanley Ave as we will be using the Hero- Linc Ed Learning Management System as a tool for the reporting of student progress. From Week 1 next term we'll be putting out weekly communication to support you with understanding, accessing and viewing the digital reports. During Friday 11th November we will be having a Teacher Only Day focused on assessment and reporting for staff to consolidate this new learning.

Finally, it’s so neat to see the way the community uses our facilities and resources. However, over the long weekend, our school became the dumping ground for rubbish and remains from gatherings. This was highly disappointing that our school was treated in such a way. Please keep an eye out for our school over the holidays particularly on the weekends. If you need to report any suspicious behaviour that’s not an emergency please call 105 and give details. If it’s an emergency please call 111. Your assistance with keeping our school grounds and facilities safe is greatly appreciated.

Have a great break and see you in Term 4!

Mā te wā (See you later)

John Byers

Upcoming Events

  • 17 Oct First day of Term 4
  • 19 Oct School Photos - Clean and tidy uniform please
  • 24 Oct Labour Day School Closed
  • 7 Nov BOT Meeting 6pm Staffroom
  • 9 Nov Stanley Ave Athletics 8 years and above, Herries Park
  • 11 Nov Teacher only day No School
  • 12 Nov Te Aroha A & P show
  • 16 Nov District Athletics
  • 18 Nov Life Education Truck onsite
  • 22 Nov Last day of Technology for Year 7/8 Students
  • 8 Dec Year 8 Graduation
  • 12 Dec Prizegiving Assembly
  • 13 Dec Whole School pool trip to Morrinsville pools - Keep this date free!
  • 14 Dec Last Day of the school year

Winter Olympics Trophy winners

At Assembly last week, we acknowledged our Winter Olympics Bowls Team, who won the trophy after defeating KioKio School in a close fought final. There were tears of joy on the night and not only from Mrs Hayes (Who by the way, is a real Bowls Coach now!!) Great job from this awesome foursome!!

We also congratulated Legend McLaren , winner of the Winter Olympics Most Outstanding Athlete trophy and Gaebriel Gamble, winner of the Winter Olympics Valuable Team Player Trophy. Both these young men displayed attributes, that as a school we are so proud of. The Winter Olympics week is a wonderful week that pushes our students beyond what they ever thought they were capable of, and unites them as a team forever. Legend and Gaeb were strong leaders amongst our team. Congratulations boys!!!

2022 Manaakitanga Award

Congratulations to Aneiyah Te Huia and Leah Mold, who have been awarded the Manaakitanga Trophy for 2022. This trophy is voted on by the students' peers and is in recognition of students who go above and beyond when exhibiting Manaakitanga (Team Player Values) at Stanley Avenue School.

He Aroha Whakatō

he aroha puta mai

If kindness is sown

then kindness you shall receive.

Well done girls, you can be very proud. Ka Pai!

Team Tui

Team Tui had a Hobbit Inspired shared lunch on Thursday. Room 13 made a mural as a back drop for our shared lunch, inspired by our trip to Hobbiton. We made a school hobbit hole in the foreground. Lots of manakitanga was seen bringing the art creation and the shared lunch together.

Staff vs Students Bowls

Following on from their success at Winter Olympics, the Stanley Ave Bowls team of Joe Grason, Trilese Large, Aiva Valencia and Ariana Parker, have absolutely taken the Staff team, Mr Byers, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Hamilton and Whaia Adreena to the cleaners with a 9-0 cleansweep in the Annual Staff vs Students Bowls.

The students bowled a great first 2 ends putting them 5 -0 and never really let the pressure off. Usually I would say things like I am disappointed, I will look to recruit better next year and am still sulking...but the Team played beautiful bowls and we are really proud of them all.

Please note: The staff team will be named in Term 2 and practices will be weekly in 2023, so we can at least be competitive!!!

Mrs Hayes

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

Year 5-8 Basketball Term 4

If your child is playing Basketball in Term 4, please register online using this link The link is also available on the Te Aroha Basketball Association Facebook page

Art Competition

Te Aroha RSA are running an Art Competition called ‘Our Town’ to raise money for the Te Aroha Fire Brigade. R13 thought it would be fitting to create some ‘Fire Brigade’ inspired Artwork to enter. Entries are open until 29th October. You can view and vote for entries up until Market Day 29th November. Here are some of our entries so far:

Pictures by:

Sophie Hazelton (Flames and Firetruck)

Jakob Tesselaar (Fire Engine)

Codie King (Fire Brigade)

Harmione Brown (Firewoman)

Please upload our new 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 October- November 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 17th October to 18th November 2022 .

Applications close 9 am, 17th October 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 17th October 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


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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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