Stanley Avenue School Newsletter
Term 1 Week 9 2022
WELCOME - NAU MAI HAERE MAI
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.
- 4 April Year 7/8 Basketball Silver Ferns Event Centre 5.00pm
- 6 April Year 5/6 Basketball Silver Ferns Event Fentre 5.00pm
- 8 April Year 3/4 Basketball Silver Ferns Event Centre 3.30pm
- 13 April Last day of Term 1
- 14 April Teacher only day (School is closed for students)
- 15 April Good Friday
- 2 May First day of Term 2
Thanks Miss T
We wish to inform you that Miss Alana Tissingh will not be returning from Maternity Leave as previously planned. Alana is putting her mother hat on, and her focus now will be on her young family. We wish Alana and her family every success and thank Miss T greatly for her efforts at Stanley Avenue School over the last five years. Alana started at Stanley Avenue teaching in the middle school and then made her way up to Team Ruru. It was here she found her niche, encouraging and supporting our Year 7/8 students to be the best versions of themselves. Alana took a strong lead in school sports, particularly Netball and Basketball and organised our last two Winter Olympics Sport Camps.
On behalf of our school whānau we wish Alana, George and Elianna all the very best.
Arohanui ka kite ano e hoa
Term 2 Staffing News
The Room 2 Class Community and Stanley Avenue School are very fortunate to have Whaea Adreena Bishop be able to continue as the Room 2 teacher for the remainder of the year. This allows for the Room 2 learning programme, environment and class culture to continue to progress seamlessly. We are fortunate to continue to have Whaea Adreena’s expertise within Team Ruru.
Due to the above changes, Jessica Roycroft will be the Room 6 classroom teacher from the start of Term 2 through until the end of the school year. The previous staffing arrangement was for Adreena Bishop to move to Room 6 from her Room 2 position when Alana Tissingh came back from Maternity Leave.
Jessica has worked at our school in a range of part time positions over the last five years. She is a relational teacher, who builds strong connections with students, staff, parents and whānau alike. Jessica is a well-rounded teacher, whose major strengths are in Literacy and The Arts.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Kate Corrigan for her efforts teaching Room 6 during Term 1. Kate has set the Room 6 students up for a strong and successful year.
Mr Byers principal sabbatical-Term 2, 2022
As part of our Primary Principals Collective Agreement, every five years NZ Principals are entitled to apply for a term of Sabbatical Leave. The purpose of this is for Principals to carry out study and/ or an inquiry as well as have some rejuvenation time. The statistics of Principals leaving the profession due to burn out is alarming and has been reported on in the media recently.
Towards the end of 2021 I was awarded Sabbatical Leave for Term 2 this year. I will be carrying out an inquiry focusing on ‘Whānau Engagement’. This inquiry will see me visit a range of schools, observing effective practice and generating new ideas that I can bring back to Stanley Avenue School.
Additionally, it will allow me more quality family time, where I can be a more present husband and father.
Di Meyler, will be Acting Principal in my absence and Chris Finucane will be Acting Deputy Principal. Angela Valencia, will be the Team Ruru leader for the term. I am excited for Di, Chris and Angela to be given the opportunity to further their leadership experience. This will only enhance Stanley Avenue School’s leadership capability and capacity moving forward.
I am grateful to the Stanley Avenue Board of Trustees for allowing me this opportunity and to the Stanley Avenue staff for their support and encouragement.
Ngā mihi nui
Room 13 entered the ROBOCUP Junior NZ Online competition at the beginning of Term 4 2021. As previously stated in our 2021 newsletters our teams did amazingly well, taking out 4 of the 6 categories of the competition (and all 4 of the categories that we entered, 2 teams did the art challenge).
They each won a new Spike Robotics kit for the school valued at $758.94 for each kit.
These arrived this week and were presented to the school at assembly this morning. These are wonderful prizes and our students will have a lot of fun, making the most of them, this year.
Challenge 1: Artist Robot
First Place (Senior): Gaebriel Gamble, Evan Mustart, Alexis Broekhals, Rico Smith and Calais Wilson
Challenge 3: Drag Race
First Place (Senior): Connor Anderson, Rocky Jordaan, Xavier Van Kuijk, Shaun Stockley, Isaac Smith and Amberlee Phillips
Challenge 5: Helper Robot
First Place (Senior): Neikyla Younger, Jeramiah Colier-Tilsley, Brock Haines, Kayla O'Grady and Aneiyah Te Huia
Challenge 6: Biorobot
First Place (Senior): Oceane Opie, Trinity Lawrence, Kyra Phimester, Corey Farac and Manav Patel
Our 'Just because we deserve it' Mufti day!!
2022 Stanley Avenue Swimming Sports
Junior Boys Loclan Watts
Junior Girls Tyela van Kuijk
Intermediate Boys Blake Watts & Xavier van Kuijk =
Intermediate Girls Eden Loneko
Senior Boys Gaebriel Gamble
Senior Girls Charlotte Ryan
Rugby and Rippa Registrations 2022
Registrations are now open for the 2022 Rugby season for Rippa and Tackle.
Registration days are as follows:
Location: Boyd Park,
Sunday 3rd April:- 10.30-11.30am
Tuesday 5th April:- 3.30-4.30pm
Thursday 7th April:- 3.30-4.30pm
For all information please see the Te Aroha Junior Rugby Facebook page.
Waka Wednesdays are back!!!
SAS News for Week 9
Scholastic Issue 2 Out now!! Orders back in by 4th April
Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme
Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for May- 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 3rd May 2022 to 3rd June 2022.
Applications close 9 am, 3rd May 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, 3rd May 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 7th June 2022 to 25th July 2022.
Applications close 9 am, 7th June 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, 7th June 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 John Byers (Principal) on 021 138 1983
Help......Team Ruru need clean bottle caps!!!
A big THANK YOU from Team RURU
First Credit Union Easter Colouring Competition
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