Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 1

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

Tena koutou katoa,

Nau mai haere mai, welcome back to Term 4. We have had an excellent first week back, with refreshed students aspiring to be their best and making the most of opportunities on offer. Have a wonderful Labour Weekend with your families/ whānau.


Covid- 19, and other flu and viruses have caused havoc with a number of students' attendance this year, which has been a common trend across New Zealand. With warmer Term 4 weather, along with a healthier community, students now have the opportunity to increase their attendance rates.

The Ministry of Education defines ‘regular attendance’ as 90% or higher. I thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with this matter.

Kids Club Staff Changes

I would like to acknowledge the tremendous contribution that Leonna Foulds has made to the Stanley Avenue Kids Club. Leonna was part of the original Kids Club set-up going back 16 years. During that time she has performed admirably in the Coordinator role providing a strong and sustainable programme for many Te Aroha children. Leonna now resides in the Far North and we wish her and her family all of the best for a successful future.

Kat Kelsey, who is currently a Learner Assistant at Stanley Avenue School, has recently resigned from her Supervisor role, a position that she has held for the last seven years. Kat has carried out an impressive job in this role, building strong relationships and connections with the students and their families/ whānau who have come through Kids Club over all of these years. We wish Kat all the best for the future opportunities that she is pursuing.

Over the holiday period the Board of Trustees have been busy appointing two new staff to fill the above roles. Firstly, Sharon Grace has been appointed as the new Coordinator. Sharon has a background in Corrections, Health and Child Welfare and we know that she will add value to her role. Welcome Sharon.

Elbie Loneko, who works as Learner Assistant in Room 10 at SAS has won the Supervisor position. We are excited to have Elbie’s expertise in this role as she has a long and successful history of working with children. Nau mai haere mai, Elbie!

I know our Kids Club Community will support and encourage Sharon and Elbie as they settle into their new roles.

Term 4 Sport

It’s very encouraging to see the amount of our students taking part in Term 4 Sports. This term we have Touch Rugby, Basketball and Athletics run by the Te Aroha Athletics Club.

A message to the players:

  • Enjoy your sport

  • Be a good team player

  • Respect your opposition and referees

  • Be the best you can be

  • Remember to thank your Coaches and Managers. Without them you would not be playing

A message to the supporters:

  • Enjoy watching your children

  • Remember it is their game

  • Be supportive of all players

  • Acknowledge the opposition

  • Be supportive of the Coaches and Managers

Kia ora

John Byers

Upcoming Events

  • 24 Oct Labour Day School Closed
  • 28 Oct Stanley Ave's Got Talent Assembly
  • 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


......Aaliyah and Zarek Fowlie, Isabella Fairnie, Ricochet Bennett, Adele Naudé and Michael Emery-Te Kani. It is wonderful to see your smiley faces around school, starting fresh in Term 4. We look forward to following your Stanley Avenue School journey.

HERO Digital Reports

Welcome to the start of Term 4!

This term we will be producing our very first digital end of year reports on HERO.

For this we need each Parent to have their own email registered with us. You don’t need to use the email for anything else, you just need your own email to sign into the app on your phone. One of the fantastic things about HERO is that it is designed specifically as an app to work on phones and is the best way to access it. On the day that reports are sent it will be right there on your HERO app. On the report it will show you how you can download and print the report if you are wanting to, however it will always sit in their HERO profile for you.

The Hero app enables teachers and students to share information about a student’s learning, progress, and achievement to support learning and improve student outcomes.

It provides a platform for promoting student agency and building a strong partnership between the student, their teacher/s, and the student’s family.

Once you have downloaded HERO, open it and click on “new user”.

Next enter the email you have registered with us under your name, set your password and then either enjoy or let us know if there are any issues.

Di Meyler

Deputy Principal

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Stanley Ave's Got Talent this friday 28th october

We will be showcasing the student's who have been practising for our inaugral Stanley Ave's Got Talent, at assembly this Friday. This is not a Performance Assembly where all classes will be performing, but the acts that have been practising since last term, who cannot wait to perform in front of a live audience. Come along and join in the fun. Start time is 9.15am in the Rec Centre.
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End of Year Whole School Picnic - Morrinsville Pools 13th December

Keep this date free!

The whole school will be travelling to Morrisville Pools to celebrate 2022 on the Tuesday 13th December.

The cost will be $10 per child and will cover pool entry and bus fare.

Payment can be made by cash/eftpos at the office or by internet banking to 03 1573 0009816 00 (Please use your family name as a reference)

More information and a permission slip will be sent home or available on our website/facebook page next week.

Cricket Smash - Led by Northern Districts cricket

Last term we were lucky enough to have Matthew Meuli from Northern Districts Cricket, come in and take each class for a session in basic cricket skills. The students had a ball of a time and enjoyed learning many new skills whist gaining an insight into the game of cricket. For some of our tamariki this will be the first time having a go at cricket, so we are grateful to have Matthew come along and pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game

This season Northern Districts have made a new and improved yr 3-5 softball competition. Instead of playing on a weekend we have changed it to a Friday night. The competition is for 6 weeks in term 4 and another one in term 1. Cricket, like most sports struggled through covid, so we are trying to make a big push to get our tamariki active again.

If you are interested please contact our local club

Genesis School-gen Trust grant awarded to Stanley Avenue School

Mrs Harrison has done it again!!!

We are the lucky recipients of a school-gen trust pack including 2 x LEGO education BricQ and 6 x LEGO Education Spike kits,10 x Makey Makey kits and some professional developement with a Digital learning tutor from Office Max.

Our students are going to love this new equipment. Thanks Mrs Harrison!


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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

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

Scholstic Book Club Issue 7- Due back at school by 8th november

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Touch Draw for tonight 21st October

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Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting

procedures for November- December 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 21st November 2022 to 15th December


Applications close 9 am, 15th December 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, 15th December 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


Te Aroha Art Centre - Art works/supplies sale

Te Aroha Arts Centre's Committee is organising a
Sale of " Art Works, Art Materials / Supplies and Craft Works and
Supplies" for one week at the Old Courthouse premises, Rewi Street,
Saturday October 22 to Saturday October 29, 10am to 3pm daily.

As we no longer run a Children's Holiday Program, these items will be included
in the sale materials and equipment and are suitable for children's use. No
items will be priced above $100 and some may be labelled 'make an

As this is a fundraiser for Te Aroha Community Hospital ALL the proceeds
from the sale will be donated to the Hospital, so we are hoping for good
support from the local community.
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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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