Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 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.

Upcoming Events

  • 6 Aug Winter Olympics Team Mufti Day Gold coin donation please.
  • 12 Aug Team Tui Trip to Waitomo Permission slips and $10 due ASAP
  • 16 Aug BOT Meeting Staffroom 6.00pm
  • 18 Aug Stanley Ave Cross Country Boyd Park (Saving day 19th Aug)
  • 27 Aug Daffodil day
  • 25 Aug District Cross Country Boyd Park
  • 30 Aug - 3 Sept Winter Olympics Totara Springs Matamata
  • 7 Sept Thames Valley Cross Country Ngatea
  • 10 Sept Inter Schools Bowls tournament

Winter Olympics Mufti day next friday!

Next Friday 6 August we are holding a Mufti Day to help fundraise for our Winter Olympics Team who are off to Tournament in Week 6. If you are able to support us that would be fantastic! A gold coin (or equivalent) donation will allow you to wear mufti clothes on that day. Please make sure the clothes are appropriate for school and comfortable enough to continue your normal school programme in. You might even want to come in your sports gear if you are wanting a theme. Thank you for your support!

2021 Stanley Avenue Tennis Championships

Over the final weeks of Term 2 a strong group of Year 7/8 students battled it out in order to win the prestigious Stanley Avenue Girl and Boy Tennis Cups. We were fortunate enough to be able to practice and play our competition games at the Te Aroha Turf Tennis Courts. Student’s played in a round-robin format, with students learning the art of umpiring along the way. In a hard-fought and tense Boys final Jake Horan emerged victorious over Jake Anderson. In the girls' division Taranpreet Singh- Mahal (2020 Runner Up) took the spoils with victory over Greer Gemmell. All students are to be credited for the way their tennis skills improved throughout the tournament along with their sportsmanship.

We would like to thank the Te Aroha Tennis Club for allowing us to use their courts. This was greatly appreciated by all.

Girls Champion- Taranpreet Singh- Mahal

Girls Runner Up- Greer Gemmell

Boys Champion – Jake Horan

Boys Runner Up- Jake Anderson

Squash at Stanley Avenue

Twenty-Two Year 7 & 8 students took on the Squash Challenge this year! The students experiences ranged from never holding a squash racquet to playing before and winning last year. These students practised and learnt skills throughout Term 2. A huge thank you to Brendon Farac who helped each week at the courts with coaching.

During the last week of Term 2 we had our Championship Tournament, outstanding competition was on display. The results were as follows:-

1st Jake Horan

2nd Jake Anderson

3rd Reeve Grant

This year we are introducing a Girls Cup as well and these were the results.

1st Imogen Clewlow

2nd Greer Gemmell

3rd Talia Coombe

The Squash trophies will be awarded at next week’s assembly.

Netball roundup for 2021 season

This year Stanley Avenue School had a Year 7/8 team, a Year 5/6 team and 20 girls playing in the Future Ferns programme and we were looking forward to a more normal netball season after a COVID interrupted 2020.

The season culminated in a mini-tournament on the closing day with the teams dressing up in coloured tutus and having some fun with their teammates.

A big congratulations to our Year 7/8 team for being the winners of the opening round of netball this year, sharing the Buttons trophy with Te Aroha Primary. Thank you to Tania Gemmell for coaching and being there for our team each and every week, encouraging them to have fun and enjoy the benefits of playing a team sport. also thank you to Shayleigh for being the team's umpire each week.

Our year 5/6 team went through the 2021 season with only 1 loss to TAPs and were the winners of the closing and the championship round. Well done girls and a huge thank you to Elle Holder and Sarah House for Coaching, Managing and Umpiring this team. Many of these girls have only been playing netball since 2020 and the improvement made in their skills and understanding of the game of netball were impressive and a credit to everyone involved. It was wonderful to see such big smiles on all their faces after the games.

Thank you to Ally Van Kuijk who has been the inspirational leader of our Year 1-4 Netball programme on Saturdays for the last few years. It is always wonderful to see a love of our game passed on to our future ferns.

Thank you also to the parents and caregivers who come along each week to support your children, and to the many Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and friends who cheered from the sidelines.

Without volunteers, netball in Te Aroha would not happen. I encourage you all to take up the challenge of being involved with your child's netball journey. From my own personal experience, it is a very rewarding one.


Kim Hayes

Go the Silver Ferns!!

2021 Stanley Avenue Cross Country

On Wednesday 18th August we will be running our School Cross Country. (Saving Day- Thursday 19th August). This is a whole school event that takes place at Boyd Park, starting at 1pm.

For the day to be a success we need parent volunteers to assist with being the track marshalls. This will involve being placed at different parts of the Wetlands or Boyd Park to ensure student safety. It can also double as a great spot to watch the races! If you are able to help please contact Di Meyler 027 272 2227 or the office. Keep watching this space for details of the race order, with the approximate times.

Hearing and Vision Checks Monday 16th August

Vision Hearing Technicians from Community and Southern Rural Health will be visiting our school. The objective of the test is to identify previously undetected vision and hearing defects.

If any parents/caregivers do not want their child to be checked, or their child is currently under specialist care for a vision or hearing defect, please let the school office know.

Which children are routinely checked?
-Children who have not completed vision and hearing checks as part of their B4 School Check
-Children absent from the previous visit, require retests or follow up
-In special circumstances, parents, teachers, or others may request a vision or hearing check.

What tests are carried out?

Audiometry (hearing test)
Tympanometry – middle ear function test (only carried out when a hearing test is not within a normal range)

Long distance vision tests – not a complete visual examination, but a simple screening test

NB All of these checks are non-invasive, safe and should cause no discomfort.

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 3rd August 2021 to 6th September 2021.

Applications close 9am, 3rd August 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 10am, 3rd August 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



Winter Olympics Fundraising - Will continue into Term 3!

Orders in class by Thursday please. $2 per sausage.

Scholastic Book Orders Issue 5 are due in by 16th August please.

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

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

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