Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 4 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

Ahi ahi marie,

Whilst the weather is not playing its part at the moment, let's take heart from the fact that September 1st is fast approaching, along with Daylight Savings coming towards the end of September.This will give everyone a much needed boost.

The Winter Olympics team is just over a week out from its ‘Town and Country Sports Camp’ and are putting their final preparations together. I know they are extremely excited about this adventure, especially the Year 8’s who didn’t get a chance to take part last year due to Covid. There will be more to come on this in next week's newsletter.

Week 5 will see some of our Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 boys take part in the Thames Valley Tackle Rugby Tournament in Thames next Wednesday. Additionally, a selection of students 8 to 13 years old will be involved in the Te Aroha Schools Districts Cross Country held at Manawaru School. We wish all of our competitors the best of luck with their respective events. Kia Kaha!

I feel it’s important to discuss the purpose of the Te Aroha Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day on Friday September 9th. This is a professional development day for our Te Aroha teachers to upskill in their understanding and knowledge around the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum. ANZHC is to be implemented by all schools for the start of 2023. The majority of Te Aroha schools will be taking part in this day.

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga Fill the basket of knowledge.

Ngā mihi nui

John Byers


Welcome to the Newest Members of Stanley Avenue school

Jaeden Sdoeng

We hope you are enjoying being a Stanley Avenue learner as you join your brother at Stanley Ave School.

Lydia Reddy

Welcome back to Stanley Avenue School. We look forward to seeing your smiley face around the playground.

Upcoming Events

  • 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!
  • 9 Sept Kahui Ako Teacher Only day School closed
  • 19 Sept Hockey Big Day Out Ngatea
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Stanley avenue's Got Talent - Promo

Book fair 12th - 15th September

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Disco Thank you

After such a successful Disco with an amazing profit of $1456.00 there are a few thank you's to be handed out.

Thank you.... to our amazing fundraising team, who worked before, during and after the disco to ensure a great time was had by all and the profit was awesome.

Thank you.... to our amazing staff who helped out with supervision, entry door and selling goodies...all while dancing the night away with all the robots and visitors from outer space!!

And thank you..... to Kirsty Baker, Murray Whitaker, and all those who saved the day and came to our rescue with a wonderful assortment of lights to transform the Rec Centre into 'another planet!'

What an amazing school community we have!

School Banking Available through Credit Union Te Aroha

We have applications for Te Aroha Credit Union School Banking at the office. Bankings can be weekly or as often as you want. Bank books and money will be collected from the office on Thursdays and delivered back the next week. See Kim for more details or pop in to our friendly Te Aroha Credit Union for some assistance.

Frazzled Kiwi soaked in Adventure Race

On Sunday, Blake Watts, Xavier van Kuijk and Connor Woods competed in the Frazzled Kiwi Adventure Race in Cambridge.

Frazzled Kiwi is a fun team adventure race for families, students, social adults and corporate groups. It is a chance to make great memories with teams of 2 – 5 fun people as you use a course map and clue sheet to find checkpoints and complete fun mystery activities. Frazzled Kiwi is a run/trek only adventure race.

Adventure racing is a team sport – Teams must stick together and complete the race as a team. The team who gets the most points in the fastest time wins.

Blake, Xavier and Connor finished 2nd, which is an amazing achievement as this is their first adventure race. They are already planning how they can take out the win next year!!!!

Well done Boys!

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.

Success at Gymnastics Championships in Taupo

Ariana Parker, Trilese Large, Hannah Corrigan and Maddie French travelled to Taupo last weekend to take part in the Mt Tahura Gymnastics Club 2022 Apparatus Championships. These girls were part of the Piako Gymnastics Club Team. There were some wonderful results from all the Gymnasts but a special mention must go to Trilese Large (Step 3), who was 6th Overall and Ariana Parker (Step 5) who managed 2 gold medals for Vault and Team event, and 4 silver medals on the Floor, Beam, Bar and Overall. . Wow...what a haul! Congratulations to you all. You have made Stanley Avenue School very proud!

Room 1 Stippling Art Entries for Science Fair 2022

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

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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


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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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