Stanley Avenue School Newsletter
Term 4, Week 2, 2023
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 koutou,
It’s hard to believe 20% of the term has already gone. I would like to acknowledge the school community for taking on board the student attendance message from last week. As a result we have had one of the best starts to a term attendance wise, in the last two years. Ka pai!
Rugby World Cup fever has captured the imagination of the students, buoyed by the All Blacks inspirational win over the Irish last weekend. What a result! The sheer determination, quality teamwork, and relentless resilience was phenomenal. Good luck to Sam Cane and the team against the ever improving Argentinians.
Have a wonderful Labour Weekend.
As a school community we acknowledge the recent passing of Nell Tilley. Nell was an amazing supporter of Stanley Avenue School. Nell had a heart of gold, a cheeky sense of humour and was incredibly loyal. Nell fought fiercely with her illness over the last few years and showed us what it meant to persevere, stay positive and be there for her loved ones. Even when Nell’s health was failing her she still managed a smile and a joke, which is something we can all learn from.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Brian, Holly, Pene, Rose, Sahara and Rhythm at this time. Moe mai ra e hoa!
Term 4 Teacher Only Day
Kids Club will be operating from 7am to 5.30pm. Please book in with Rachael on 028 467 3093
our sincere condolences.....
Some of you will remember or know Kerrin, who is currently an RTLB in our district, and who has previously been Stanley Ave School's Assistant Principal and Lead Teacher. Michael is a past pupil and along with his brother Steven went on to Te Aroha College after graduating primary school here.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Kerrin and family as they prepare to say goodbye to a much loved family member.
'Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, so loved, so missed and held so dear.'
- 23 Oct Labour Day - School closed
- 26 Oct Scholastic Book Club Issue 7 orders due back
- 27 Oct Teacher Only day School closed - Kids Club open 7am to 5.30pm
- 30 Oct BOT Meeting Staffroom 6pm
- 1 Nov Stanley Ave Athletics 8yr +
- 8 Nov District Athletics
- 7 Dec Year 7/8 Graduation Social
- 11 Dec Prizegiving Assembly 9.30am
- 13 Dec Whole School Picnic at Matamata Pools
- 14 Dec End of School for 2023
Imagine our surprise this week, when we had a delivery of a box full of sports balls!
We didn’t order them, so we were a little bewildered.... until we got to the bottom of the box.
A huge thank you to Rebecca Prince who kindly nominated Stanley Avenue School to the Westpac and ISport Foundation!! . We are extremely fortunate to have been chosen and we love that you were thinking of our tamariki and how much they love sport!
We know that our community nominate us at times for all sorts of different things and it is truely appreciated. Thank you again.
Shake out at Stanley Ave
Ka pai Stanley Ave!
End of Year Whole school pool trip - Wednesday 13th December
Please ask your child, if you haven't seen this notice. Spare copies are available at the office. The cost is $10 per child which includes the bus fare and pool entry and is payable online to 03 1573 0009816 00 or with cash/eftpos at the office.
Friday night Junior Touch
Our kids had a blast and it was wonderful to see them come together and enjoy the great outdoors, while partaking in some friendly competition with others kids from around the district.
Get along to support the teams if you can and make the most of the next 5 weeks.
A huge thank you to Ange and Fraser Shallue, and Waihou Rugby Club for the huge part they play in bringing touch to our tamariki.
Please remember to let all of the volunteers know what a wonderful job they do, when you see them on and around the fields.
Thai Students visit Stanley Ave
On Friday 13th October, Stanley Ave had a visit from the Thailand exchange students. The students arrived at 9:30am and were welcomed by a Kapa Haka performance.
At 10am, the Thai students taught us some cultural games for example, word chain, clothing duck duck goose, and a snake game. During morning tea everyone was hanging out at the courts or getting a tour of the school.
The Thai students practised athletics with us. They were great runners and took part in a successful relay race. Name art was next on the list, everyone enjoyed art time. After lunch, Team Ruru and the Thai students finished the day with a "Just Dance."
Congratulations to our Term 4 Week 1 Certificate Recipients
Purchase your Own New SAS Sports Shirt!
We have gone live on DirectGroup Uniforms with our new Sports Shirts that you are able to purchase. We feel moving forward this is a great option and will save a lot of time issuing and collecting sports shirts. At this time we still have our other sports shirts for anyone that is playing and has not purchased their own yet. Check them out at:
You can purchase the sport shirts and they arrive directly to your address and they even have Afterpay so that it makes it possible to budget. We are looking forward to seeing these appearing on our sports fields.
Change of day ---- Uniform room is open Thursday Mornings 8.30am - 9.30am
Give Athletics a go!
Want to learn new skills, get outdoors, and have fun? The skills you learn in athletics are the perfect foundation for almost any sport.
Every student can give athletics a go. Te Aroha Athletics Club is welcoming new members now and we encourage students to get involved and get active.
Contact details for all athletics clubs nationwide are available here athletics.org.nz/FindaClub and become a member.
Scholastic Book Club Issue 7 out now- orders due by 26th October
Te Aroha Mountain Lions Book Fair
Thursday 2nd Nov 9am- 5pm
Friday 3rd Nov 9am- 5pm
Sat 4th Nov 9am - 3pm
Two venues: Te Aroha Historic Post Office ,111 Whitaker St and the Bridge Club just 3 doors down.
Books from $2 each!
We have had some lovely children's books donated again this year, as well as novels, non fiction books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, DVDs and records. Lots of bargains to be had.
Proceeds to local groups.
Stanley Ave School Bank Account Details
Contact Us - Whakapā mai
Location: Stanley Avenue School Stanley Avenue, Te Aroha 3320, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7-884 8479