Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 7 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

Cyber Safety Evening

Next Wednesday night we are excited to have the opportunity for Rob and Zareen Cope

(Authors, Parents & Filmmakers of the 2020 Documentary: ‘Our Kids Online.’) to present to us in the Silver Fern Events Centre from 7- 9pm.

This will be a proactive family presentation that focuses on effective plans and approaches to help keep your children safe online. If you are able to make it I suggest it will be worth your while. I have three children myself, and will be attending to gain new ideas in order to help them be safe online.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Waikato Full Primary Cross Country 2022

We are delighted that we will be running this event in 2022, after two covid affected years.

The event will take place at Boyd Park/ Wetlands on Wednesday 21st September 2022 (Saving Day Thursday 22nd September 2022). Pre- covid this event had attracted approximately 45 schools from across the Greater Waikato. Like any event we require helpers (mainly Marshalls) to assist in order to make the day a success. If you can assist please contact John Byers on 021 1381983 or

Thank you for your support.

Nga Mihi Nui

John Byers

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Upcoming Events

  • 12- 15 Sept Book Fair. PAWS for Books
  • 14 Sept Team Tui trip to Hobbiton
  • 14 Sept Cyber Safety Evening Silver Ferns Event Centre 7pm start
  • 19 Sept Hockey Big Day Out Ngatea
  • 21 Sept Waikato Full Primary Cross Country Boyd Park
  • 26 Sept Board Meeting 6pm Staffroom
  • 30 Sept Last day of Term 3
  • 17 Oct First day of Term 4


Welcome to Trey Thompson, who has started in Room 8 this week. We hope you had a wonderful first few days at Stanley Avenue School.

STanley Avenue school Speech finals

At 11.30am yesterday a hush fell over the Rec Centre, as we welcomed our judges Mayor Ash Tanner, Marion Kroukam and Keisha Wootton from Te Aroha College. It was School Speech finals day for our very nervous Year 6-8 students.

After preparing and delivering speeches at a class and team level, it was time to step up and speak in front of an audience and judges. This is an incredibly scary thing to do and we commend all our finalists for creative and informative speeches delivered for the first time in front of a crowd. Well done to you all but especially to the winners below.

Year 6 1st Lucas Gamble- Fiji, 2nd Oli McLoughlin - Tornados, 3rd Victoria Forsman - Mexico

Year 7 1st Lukasz Glenn - Why the earth is flat, 2nd Sophie Holder -Stopping pollution, 3rd Xavier Van Kuijk- Solar Farms

Year 8 1st Equal Trinity Lawrence - The Blue Viper, Wynn Williams - Art, 2nd Equal Gaebriel Gamble - Keeping fish, Aiva Valencia - Social Media in NZ

Our first 2 place getters in each year group will now go on to Rotary Speech finals on 22nd September at Te Aroha Primary, against other students from the District Primary Schools.

A huge thank you to our wonderful judges on what is never an easy job! Ka pai.

Stanley Ave Speech Finals 2022

2022 Town and Country Sports Camp- Winter Olympics

During Week 6, 38 Year 7-8 students attended the 2022 Town and Country Sports Camp. The Town and Country Sports camp this year attracted schools from across the Waikato, Auckland and Thames Valley. The team had an amazing week and we thrived in the sunny conditions. We are delighted that our team placed third out of the ten teams, and were only 4.5 points off second place. Stanley Avenue School were overall winners in Boys Volleyball, Girls Ultimate Frisbee, Bowls, Cross Country and Rock Climbing. Additionally we were runners up in Croquet, Darts, Spikeball, Tennis and Athletics. A standout performance was in the Boys Volleyball final where we won a thrilling final over strong favourites Glen Innes School. The team stuck together, showed amazing support for each other and were determined to seal the deal. I will never forget the emotional scenes from players and supporters alike when the final whistle blew! A number of the Volleyball team are Year 8 and they worked so hard for this all year! Kudos must be given to Mrs Meyler and Mrs Valencia for their organisational and logistical input as well as Cassie Warburton and Kane Holder for their roles as Camp Mum and Dad. We are ever grateful for the parent support, and transport assistance throughout the week. Finally a special mention must go to our major sponsors: Combined Contractors, Best Meats, Happily Ever After, Ag Plus, Master Plastics- Design and Repairs, Handi- Hooke Ltd.

We look forward to this year's Year 6 and 7 students taking this success into the 2023 Town and Country Sports Camp.

Well done to all students who participated.

John Byers

New world 'Little Gardens'

Many of the classes are going to be growing vegetables using the New World Little Gardens pots over the coming weeks.

If you, your family or friends have any spare pots from the New World promotion there is a collection box in the school office for any donations.

Thank you for your Little Gardens.

We appreciate your support!

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Book fair 12th to 15th September

Next week is our fabulous 'Paws for Books' Book Fair. The Book Fair Week will see some amazing books on sale, as well as an exciting colouring competition for the students and a 'Cats and Dogs' themed 'Dress Up Day! We have also sent out a 'Lucky Book Club' special edition pamphlet with each child. We can't wait to see you there!

Opening hours

Monday 12th September and Tuesday 13th September

Before School 8.30-9am Lunchtime 1-1.45pm and 3-4.30pm After school

Wednesday 14th September

Before School 8.30-9am Lunchtime 1-1.45pm and 3 - 7pm Late night

Thursday 15th September

Last chance 8.30-9am

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Thames valley Cross Country results

A group of 19 strong Stanley Avenue School students represented the Te Aroha Cluster at the 2022 Thames Valley Cross Country on Tuesday. Our Stanley Avenue students competed impressively, along with the rest of the cluster against tough opposition.

The full squad of students that represented the Te Aroha cluster from Stanley Ave were as follows:

Leah Mold, Harmione Brown, Codie King, Lachlan Watts, Tyela van Kuijk, Cheyenne Smith, Jesse Sutherland, Ronnie Horner, Ollie McLoughlin, Kalais Manga, Hannah Corrigan, Ruby Whittle, Xavier van Kuijk, Lucas Gamble, Charlie Knight, Erik Pollock, Oceane Opie, Blake Watts, Jerry Collier-Tilsley.

All students are to be congratulated on their achievements, however special mention must go to the following students who achieved a top ten finish.

Tyela van Kuijk- 1st 9 year Girls.

Lochlan Watts- 3rd 9 year Boys.

Oceane Opie – 6th 11 year Girls.

Xavier van Kuijk 2nd 11 year Boys.

Lucas Gamble - 5th 11 year Boys.

We are very appreciative of the wonderful effort made by our group of parents, who assisted with transport and helped organise the team on the day.

Wig Wednesday Fundraiser for Child Cancer

It was a weird and wacky Wig Wednesday at Stanley Avenue School. A huge thank you to everyone who dressed up in Waka colours, wore a wig or had wacky hair, and to all the Mums and Dads and caregivers who helped the students look the part. We managed to raise $285.10 for a wonderful cause and had many smiley faces and a lot of fun while doing it.
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We need your Yummy Apple Stickers and Bags before 23rd of September..Please!!!

This year is the 25th anniversary for the Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion. For the last two terms Stanley Ave has been 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.

BOT Staff Election Results

Congratulations to Hayley Williams (Room 7 Teacher) who will be the Staff representative on the Board of Trustees for the next 3 year Term of Office.

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 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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Te Aroha Angling Club - Take a Kid Fishing day

The Te Aroha Angling Club is once again, through the generosity of the community and sponsors, in a position to provide another 'Take a Kid Fishing' day on Wednesday 5th October. Please be aware that this is the first Wednesday of the school holidays.

This is for Year 6 to Year 8 Children only (Ages 10-13 years old)

For more information and If your child is interested, please pick up a permission slip/disclaimer from the office and return it NO LATER THAN MIDDAY ON THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER.

Any enquiries about 'Take a Kid fishing' please ring Steven Cox 0297700848

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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