Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 8 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

Kia ora Tātou

As I sit here this morning and there is still darkness all around, I can hear our staff around the school preparing for our Matariki Breakfast. What a team they are! So willing and passionate about our akonga and their learning. We are so excited for you all to arrive and for us to be able to reconnect in this way while remembering those that have passed and those that can not be with us here today.

This is a day of new beginnings and just of being in the moment together. We all hope you enjoy the chance to celebrate Matariki with us, during the weekend or even throughout the whole month of Matariki.

Stay safe, stay strong

Ngā mihi nui

Di Meyler . 😊

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Welcome to our Newest Member of Stanley Avenue school

Kora McTainsh

We hope you are enjoying being a Stanley Avenue learner and look forward to seeing your smiley face around the school each day.

Upcoming Events

  • 24 June Matariki Public Holiday School Closed
  • 27 June BOT Meeting 6pm Staffroom
  • 28 June Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
  • 29 June Rippa Rugby Final Paeroa
  • 8 July Last day Term 2
  • 25 July First day Term 3
  • 27 July Pact Conferences
  • 28 July Pact Conferences School closed at 1pm
  • 7 Sept BOT Elections Information to follow
This week, our EPro8 teams competed at St Pauls Collegiate, Hamilton in the Regional Finals of EPRo8. It is an incredible achievement already for our teams to have won through to these final competitions.

Our Year 7/8 team of Gaebriel Gamble, Britney Madden, Justin Andrew and Christiaan Kuhn travelled with Mrs Meyler to compete on Monday afternoon. This team of budding young inventors competed well and worked diligently on the task at hand against some very tough opponents. Well done team, you represented Stanley Avenue well and we are very proud of your achievements.

On Tuesday morning, our Year 5/6 team travelled with Mrs Gamble to St Pauls to have their turn at the challenges. On the way over this team talked about communication being the key, and how reading and re-reading the instructions would be really important if they were to complete the task. Well...they were right. Mrs Gamble said their teamwork was amazing and their use of everyone in the team's strengths was the key to them completing the task of making an electric drum kit...and ended in the ultimate success. GRAND CHAMPIONS!!!!

Check out the trophy below! We could not be prouder of this incredible group of young people and their desire to solve problems and think outside the box. Congratulations Team.

A huge thank you to Mrs Harrison, who has mentored these students and many others. Her passion for all things robotic and IT has definitely rubbed off and it is wonderful to see the enthusiasm that is building for these competitions

A great example of Stanley Ave kids 'Striving to Succeed"

Keep an eye out next week for video footage of the competition.

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and here they are....Our Year 5/6 EPRO8 Grand Champions! Congratulations Tyela Van Kuijk, Hannah Corrigan, Tamati Emery-Te Kani and Lucas Gamble.

PACT Conferences

We warmly encourage you to attend the Mid- Year PaCT Conferences being held in Week 1, Term 3 on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July. Time slots will be 15 minutes in length. Here at Stanley Avenue School, we place great emphasis on strong home-school partnerships for learner success.

Key purposes:

  • For teachers to get to enhance their relationships with their students’ family/ whānau and vice versa.
  • For teachers, parents, family/ whānau to discuss and unpack the mid-year report.
  • For teachers, parents, family/ whānau to discuss next learning steps and how students' can be assisted at home.

We use an electronic booking system for interviews. For parents who have internet access, simply log onto the website , enter the school code v6xye, then enter your details, choose your child’s teacher and an interview time,

or you could follow the link below. This link will be live from Monday 27th June.

If you do not have internet access, we ask that you ring Kim at the office 8848 479 or pop in and make an appointment.

A form will be sent home next week as an indication of how your child/children will be leaving school on the early closing day (Thursday 28th July). Alternatively, this is will be available from our website and Facebook page.

Please return this form before Wednesday 27th July

2022 Stanley Ave Matariki Breakfast

Wow....what a beautiful morning to come together and celebrate Matariki. It was awesome to see so many smiley faces this morning as we braved the crisp winter morning to watch and listen to a beautiful Waiata from Team Ruru and Team Tui and enjoy a fabulous breakfast together. Yummy hot Milo and Marshmallows followed by Cereals and Fruit or Spaghetti and Baked Beans, Sausages and then topped off with a magnificent plate of waffles...and cream. or should I say cream and waffles, Mrs Roskam! All whilst enjoying the company of around 380 of our school family. We are very thankful for all our helpers, sponsors and donations. Without you all, our intimate Matariki breakfast for 380, would not happen!!! Please keep an eye out in next weeks newsletter for more details and photos.

tēnā koutou katoa

Stanley Avenue Staff

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Yummy Apple School Sticker competition

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.

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for July- August 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 26th July 2022 to 29th August 2022.

Applications close 9 am, 26th July 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, 26th July 2022.

Application forms are available from our school office.

Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact Di Meyler (Acting Principal) on 027 272 2227


Thank you

Di Meyler

Acting Principal

No netball this weekend

There is No netball this Matariki long weekend. Enjoy the time with your whānau.

Years 1-6 netball will finish at the end of Term 2 with a fun day. Details to follow (There will most likely be dress ups included...just a warning for all parents and helpers!!)

Year 7/8 will continue for 3 weekends in Term 3. More information to follow.

See you all next week.

Winter Olympics fundraising SAUSAGE SIZZLE

We will be back up and running next week. Yummy sausages with your choice of toppings...Sauce, onions, mustard....You choose.!

$2 each

orders in class by Thursday please.

Thank you for supporting our Winter Olympics Team.

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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