Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 3


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

  • 24 May BOT Meeting Staff room 6pm
  • 2 June Pukeko Team trip to Waikato Museum $10
  • 7 June Queens Birthday No School
  • 9 June Ripper Rugby Tournament Boyd Park Te Aroha.
  • 16 June NYLD Hamilton
  • 21-24 June Bookfair at Stanley Avenue School
  • 22 June Tough Guy and Girl Ngaruawahia Year 5-8

Welcome to Miss Griffin in Room 11

We are delighted to announce to our School Community that Miss Courtney Griffin has won the Maternity Leave position in Room 11. We anticipate that Courtney will start at the beginning of Week 7 this term, however she will spend a few days in Room 11 during Week 6 as part of our transition plan. Courtney lives in Morrinsville and already has a number of links to Stanley Ave. She impressed on her final practicum last year at SAS, working in Room 4 with Sally Oldfield. Additionally, Courtney's Mum, Jo, also taught at Stanley Ave, her last year was in 2012. Courtney also has a prior degree in Occupational Therapy.

Playground closed at home time

Due to the congested nature of our car park at present, we ask that students do not play on the playground after school. If students are waiting to be picked up they need to wait at the front entrance. We thank you for your support and co-operation with this matter.

Swimming records tumble

A big congratulations to Tyela Van Kuijk for breaking the record for swimming at the Te Aroha Swimming Club - twice! These records hadn't been broken since 1974 (47 years ago). She beat the standing record for 100m Backstroke by 4 seconds and the 100m Freestyle by a whopping 10 seconds. Well done, Tyela!!
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Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusiveness.

It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or cultural background.

We encouraged our students and staff to wear pink today and to learn what this message means as they go about their day-to-day lives. The students have been very busy creating a Pink Shirt design for 2022. Watch this space to see some of the creative designs as well as some very cool video messages about bullying.

Well done Stanley Ave. We looked fabulous in Pink today!

Room 9 Turtle Art

Room 9 has been following the YouTube Channel 'Art For Kids Hub'. Students watch the step by step drawing tutorials to help them create a variety of drawings from flaming marshmallows to sea turtles. Everyone in Room 9 is an artist!

Digi-Tech in Room 7

Room 7 had their first go at some entry level coding. Using different instructions they created their name in lights through basic coding steps. Room 7 enjoyed having a tinker, taking some risks and being inquiring learners.

Digital technology is a new element that has been introduced into the New Zealand Curriculum. The change provides a greater focus on students building their skills so they can be innovative creators of digital solutions, moving beyond solely being users and consumers of digital technologies.

Check out the EPR08 Teams Videos

Epro8 70% Vegan Stanley ave School
Epro 8 Expert Engineers Stanley Ave School
Bob the Builders Epro8 Big Ben Te Aroha
EPRO8 Problem Solvers Stanley Ave

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 8th June 2021 to 5th July 2021.

Applications close 9 am, 8th June 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 10 am, 8th June 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


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


Winter Olympics Fundraising - Sausage sizzle $2 each

Next week our winter Olympics team will boost its fundraising efforts and will be having Sausage Sizzles on a Friday. An App will be sent out early next week as a reminder.

Junior Netball Draw for 22nd May


10am Court 5 Future Ferns Year 3 and 4

10am Court 6 Future Ferns Year 1 and 2

10am Court 4 Stanley Ave Year 5/6 vs TAPs

11am Court 3 Stanley Ave Year 7/8 vs St TAPs

Scholastic Book Fair

To the Book Fair and Beyond! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon, so get ready for some out-of-this-world excitement! You’ll go where no reader has gone before as you explore the coolest array of books in the cosmos.

We’ll be launching this stellar reading celebration in the library on 21st to the 24th June.

Just visit the Fair with your family and you will go in the draw to win FREE BOOKS! This is one far-out event that you won’t want to miss!

Room 8 Lantern voting is now open!!

In Term 1, we showed Room 8 making their entries for the 2021 Wellington Lantern Festival. Well, the voting is now open. Room 8 had a cool time researching, learning about sustainability, and planning, and creating some amazing lanterns. They would really appreciate your support so please go to the link below and vote now and ask your family and friends to vote as well.

Voting closes on the 1st of June.

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