Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 3 2022


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

Firstly, I would like to thank the School Community for their response with Monday’s school closure. Your support and cooperation was greatly appreciated. As a Board of Trustees the last thing we ever want to do is close the school, however after weighing up the facts and the risk potential we knew we had to make this call. We commend the Police for all of their hard mahi throughout the day.

I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our newly formed Fundraising Committee, who ran a successful School Disco last night. It was great to see all the smiley faces and bright colours as well as the dance moves from the teachers.

We are looking forward to the 2022 Stanley Avenue School Cross Country this Thursday 18th August at Boyd Park. Please note the date change, this is due to a number of staff off sick currently. Included in today's newsletter is starting times and essential information.

Thank you for your continued support of Stanley Avenue School.

Ngā mihi nui

John Byers


Welcome to our Newest Members of Stanley Avenue school

Kaylee Kaumoana

We hope you are enjoying being a Stanley Avenue learner again. It has been awesome to see your smiley face around Stanley Avenue School this week.

Upcoming Events

  • 15-16 Aug ICAS Testing
  • 18 Aug Stanley Ave Cross Country Boyd Park Change of Date
  • 22 Aug BOT Meeting 6pm Staffroom
  • 24 Aug Thames Valley Tackle Rugby Tournament, Thames
  • 29 Aug - 2 Sept Winter Olympics Sports Camp 2022
  • 7 Sept Wig Wednesday Waka Colours
  • 12- 15 Sept Book Fair. watch for more details!
  • 19 Sept Hockey Big Day Out Ngatea

Whole School Cross Country

On Thursday 18th August we will be running our School Cross Country, at Boyd Park.

This is a whole school event that starts at 1pm.

For the day to be a success we need parent volunteers to assist with being 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 races!!

If you are able to help, please contact the school office 07 8848479 or John Byers 021 138 1983

Race order: Times are approximate only—Ages

as at 25th July 2022

1.05pm 10 year olds 2500m

1.15pm 5 year olds 450m

1.25pm 11 year olds 2800m

1.35pm 6 year olds 650m

1.45pm 9 year olds 1550m

1.50pm 12+ year olds 3200m

2.05pm 8 year olds 1550m

2.20pm 7 year olds 1100m

Please note that these times are ‘a guide only’ and it would pay to be there at least 15 minutes prior to the race.

We encourage students to run in their Waka colours.

Te Aroha-Red




T-shirts are available from our uniform shop (Open on Wednesday mornings) $11 each.

Disco....Robots in Space

Woohoo.....what an out of this world experience everyone had last night at both Disco's!!! Thank you to our wonderful Fundraising Committee for their hard work behind the scenes and on the night. The Rec Centre looked like a far away Galaxy complete with planets, stars and laser beams and there were Robots dancing all night long, enjoying a fabulous night with their friends.

American Hot dogs will be on sale this Monday 15th August

Our fundraising team will be selling Hotdogs at Lunchtime on Monday.

$2 each

Please pay at the office or in class on Monday Morning.

Limited stock available.

Children's Mobile Ear Clinic - Te Aroha

Free ear clinic service for children

The Children’s Mobile Ear Clinic will be in Te Aroha on Monday 15th August from 9.30am – 1.30pm. The Mobile Clinic will be located at Future Te Aroha, 13 Boundary Street.

All children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian, otherwise a consent form must be completed.

For enquiries regarding this service please contact the phone numbers listed or call our Hamilton clinic on 07 838 3565
Visit the ear nurse for advice on: glue ear assessment and management, wax/foreign body removal, grommet checks, treatment of discharging ears

Please note clinics may be cancelled without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Clinic will be closed for staff breaks. These will be noted on clinic door.

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Cassie Warburton

Lisa Moore

Kelvin Forsman

Dave Wood

Ben Norman

Our new Board of Trustees have taken office as of the 10th August. Their first meeting will be Monday 22nd August.

Good bye to Lori Potts elected in 2014 and Sharon Coombe elected in 2016, who decided not to run for the Board again this year after their children have graduated from Stanley Avenue School and gone on to College. A huge thank you to these wonderful ladies, for their time, expertise and passion for our school. Lori has been integral in gaining key funding for our school and helped drive our property initiatives. Sharon has provided great financial guidance and advice. We will miss these ladies greatly.

Kia ora me te waimarie mo nga wahine e heke mai nei (Goodbye and Good luck for the future, Ladies)

Book fair 12th - 15th September

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Dont forget your Yummy Apple Stickers and Bags!!!

This year is the 25th anniversary for the Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion. For the next two terms Stanley Ave will be taking part in this promotion to try and earn some amazing sports equipment!

All you need to do is purchase any of the Yummy apple varieties and bring the stickers to school! Alternatively, if you purchase a bag of these apples, send the cut out from the bag to school.

Every point counts!

1 sticker = 1 point

1 cut out = 10 points

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Williams in Room 7.

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

Please upload our new Hero App!

The old school app will be deleted in the coming weeks as we have our new and improved 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 August- September 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 30th August 2022 - 30th September 2022 .

Applications close 9 am, 30th August 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 30th August 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


Oxford Pies Fundraiser

Thank you for the amazing support for this fundraiser.

Delivery will be on Thursday 18th August. Orders can be collected from Room 12. We will notify you of a pick up time closer to the date of delivery.

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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