Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 4

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

Good afternoon Stanley Avenue families/ whānau. I trust you have had an enjoyable and productive week. It sure is hard to believe that we will be halfway through the term next Tuesday.

School grounds are open to the Stanley Avenue Community!

Please note, parents, families/whānau and school community members are welcome on site and we want you on site! During the Covid Pandemic we had to make procedural changes in order to protect all of us. You are an important part of our school, and we love catching up and seeing everyone.


In the first newsletter of the term I included a blurb about attendance expectations, reinforcing that regular attendance is imperative for learning, socialisation and forming effective life habits.

Regular attendance is 90%, which means being present at school nine out of 10 days. I would like to thank the families/ whānau who have supported their children to increase their attendance over the last few weeks. Keep it up! Student’s that have attendance below 90% will be monitored as per our attendance procedures.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Ngā mihi nui

John Byers

Upcoming Events

  • 12 Nov Te Aroha A & P show (Check out our very own Kapahaka performance)
  • 16 Nov District Athletics
  • 18 Nov Life Education Truck onsite
  • 21 Nov Ruru trip to Findlay park details to follow
  • 22 Nov Last day of Technology for Year 7/8 Students
  • 1 Dec Golf Croquet Tournament Year 7/8
  • 8 Dec Year 8 Graduation
  • 12 Dec Prizegiving Assembly
  • 13 Dec Whole School pool trip to Morrinsville pools - Keep this date free!
  • 14 Dec Last Day of the school year


...Aly Valencia, Jess Cross, Essrah and May Haimona

It is wonderful to have you all join our Stanley Avenue School family and we look forward to seeing your smiley faces in the playground and classrooms every day..

Calendar and diary orders

These have finally arrived and will have been sent home yesterday or will be sent home next Monday. Please contact the office if you have not received your order by Wednesday!

Gumboot friday Fundraiser

Wow....well done Stanley Ave!!. We managed to raise a whopping $230.50 for this very deserving charity. There were Gumboots of all shapes, colours and sizes to be seen all over school on Friday.

Thank you to everyone who contributed. We will have more photos and prize winners in next week's newsletter. Watch this space!!

Stanley Ave Athletics at Herries park

After postponing on Wednesday, and getting through a few field events at school, our students made their way up to Herries park on Thursday to compete in the 2022 Stanley Ave Athletics day. The weather was a bit touch and go, but the competition was fierce. It was awesome to see our students really 'giving it a go'. Check out a selection of photos below....and watch this space in next week's newsletter, for results and more photos.

HERO Digital Reports

Welcome to the start of Term 4!

This term we will be producing our very first digital end of year reports on HERO.

For this we need each parent to have their own email registered with us. You don’t need to use the email for anything else, you just need your own email to sign into the app on your phone. One of the fantastic things about HERO is that it is designed specifically as an app to work on phones and is the best way to access it. On the day that reports are sent it will be right there on your HERO app. On the report it will show you how you can download and print the report if you are wanting to, however it will always sit in their HERO profile for you.

The Hero app enables teachers and students to share information about a student’s learning, progress, and achievement to support learning and improve student outcomes.

It provides a platform for promoting student agency and building a strong partnership between the student, their teacher/s, and the student’s family.

Once you have downloaded HERO, open it and click on “new user”.

Next enter the email you have registered with us under your name, set your password and then either enjoy or let us know if there are any issues.

Di Meyler

Deputy Principal

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End of Year Whole School Picnic - Morrinsville Pools 13th December

Keep this date free!

The whole school will be travelling to Morrisville Pools to celebrate 2022 on Tuesday 13th December.

The cost will be $10 per child and will cover pool entry and bus fare.

Payment can be made by cash/eftpos at the office or by internet banking to 03 1573 0009816 00 (Please use your family name as a reference)

More information and a permission slip is available on our website/facebook page.

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Touch Draw POtSPONED UNTIL 4pm Sunday 13th November

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

Basketball draw

Yr 7/8 Basketball


All games 10 mins

Each team has 3 games

4.30pm - Coaching for 30 mins with Coach Alex

Round 1 - 5.00pm

St Josephs Sharks v SAS Falcons Court 1BOYS

MIS Ballers v Manawaru Mavs Court 2BOYS

MIS The Shortage v Elstow-Waihou Court 3BOYS

SAS Otangatangs v TAPS Hustlers Court 4BOYS

Round 2 - 5.13pm

TAPS Travellers v SAS Big Foot Court 1BOYS

SAS Glden State v SAS Peas in a Pod Court 2BOYS

TAPS Queens v St Josephs Stripes Court 3GIRLS

TAPS Wizards v MIS Troublemakers Court 4GIRLS

Round 3 - 5.26pm

SAS Powder Puff Girls v SAS Bellbirds Court 1GIRLS

Elstow-Waihou Energy v SAS All Star sCourt 2GIRLS

TAPS Queens v MIS Fab Court 3GIRLS

TAPS Travellers v TAPS Hustlers Court 4BOYS

Round 4 - 5.39pm

Elstow-Waihou v SAS Falcons Court 1BOYS

Manawaru Mavs v SAS Otangatangs Court 2BOYS

SAS Big Foot v St Josephs Sharks Court 3BOYS

MIS Ballers v SAS Peas in a Pod Court 4BOYS

Round 5 - 5.52pm

MIS The Shortage v SAS Golden State Court 1BOYS

MIS Troublemakers v SAS All Stars Court 2GIRLS

SAS Bellbirds v St Josephs Stripes Court 3GIRLS

SAS Powder Puff Girls v Elstow-Waihou Energy Court 4GIRLS

Round 6 - 6.05pm

SAS All Stars v TAPS Wizards Court 1GIRLS

SAS Bellbirds v MIS Fab Court 2GIRLS

Manawaru Mavs v SAS Big Foot Court 3BOYS

Elstow-Waihou v SAS Orangutans Court 4BOYS

Round 7 - 6.18pm

TAPS Travellers v MIS The Shortage Court 1BOYS

SAS Golden State v MIS Ballers Court 2BOYS

St Josephs Sharks v SAS Peas in a Pod Court 3BOYS

SAS Falcons v TAPS Hustlers Court 4BOYS

Round 8 - 6.31pm

Elstow-Waihou Energy v St Joseph's Stripes Court 1GIRLS

TAPS Wizards v TAPS Queens Court 2GIRLS

MIS Troublemakers v SAS Powder Puff Girls Court 3GIRLS

MIS Fab v SAS All Stars Court 4GIRLS

Finish 6.41pm

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting

procedures for November- December 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 21st November 2022 to 15th December


Applications close 9 am, 15th December 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, 15th December 2022.

Application forms are available from our school office.

Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact John Byers (Principal) on 021 138 1983


Thank you

John Byers


"Arts under the Mountain" 4th December 2022

Te Aroha Business association has created a new outdoor Art Event.

We will be closing off part of Whitaker Street on the 4th December from 10am - 3pm to provide spaces for Artists to show their work to the public. All creatives of Matamata Piako are invited to register to reserve a space. NCEA Students are welcome to display their portfolios.

to register please contact Janet Miller on 02108897453 or or at Whitaker Gallery.

We will also be providing free chalk for children to draw on the road and Santa may put in a brief appearance.

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Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details

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