Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 7


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.

Upcoming Events

  • 21-24 June Bookfair at Stanley Avenue School
  • 23 June Rippa Rugby finals in Paeroa
  • 23 June Book Character/Space Themed Dress up day. Please note: this is NOT A MUFTI DAY. Please come dressed in character or School uniform.
  • 22 June Tough Guy and Girl Ngaruawahia Year 5-8
  • 2 July Matariki Breakfast
  • 5 July BOT Meeting Staffroom 6 pm
  • 8 July Reports home
  • 9 July Last day of Term 2
  • 26 July Term 3 starts
  • 28 and 29 July Pact Conferences

ERO (Education Review office) Update

Our school is currently into the second term of working with our ERO- Evaluative Partner, Julie Earl. As mentioned back in Term 1, ERO now appoint an Evaluative Partner to work alongside all schools in the form of a longitudinal review, rather than the traditional ‘one- week’ snap shot. Since the beginning of the year Julie has built up strong relationships with our Lead Team, and in the future those relationships will extend to the wider staff, students, community and whānau.

A key focus of ERO, is for schools to create excellence and equity for all learners. As part of this process, ERO are working closely with schools to ensure effective Internal Evaluation is occurring. We have been working hard with Julie to formulate an Internal Evaluation plan based around Written Language. Each week we will inform you of the key stages of the Evaluation.

Key Evaluation focus questions

How effectively are aspects of formative assessment (learning progressions and student agency practices) used at Stanley Avenue School (SAS) to raise achievement in written language?

a. To what extent are the SAS learning progressions in writing used to track and monitor student progress and guide teacher planning for next learning steps?

b. To what extent are student agency practices (school strategic goal 2) utilised across the school to improve outcomes in writing?

Keep posted: Next week we will discuss the supporting rationale for this focus.

John Byers

Celebrating Matariki at Stanley Avenue School

Friday 2nd July from 7.45 till 8.45 a.m. in the Recreation Centre

Come and help us celebrate the Māori New Year

Who can come: All family members are welcome to attend, including siblings (pre-school and college) and parents.

Current students can attend without family, with parental permission.

Breakfast will include: Weet-bix, cornflakes, fruit, toast and spreads, waffles, sausages, spaghetti and baked beans.

Tea, coffee, milo, milk and juice will also be available.

Koha: In order to help us out with costs we would appreciate a gold coin donation per family.

Please bring: To reduce our costs and our environmental waste impact, we encourage as many families as possible to bring their own plates and cutlery. Cups will be available.

Numbers: We need to know numbers for catering purposes. Please complete the form that has been sent home today or available to print from our website, if you and your family will be attending, and return to school by Friday 25th June.

Ngā mihi nui-Thank you!

Scholastic Book Fair.....NEXT WEEK

To the Book Fair and Beyond! The Scholastic Book Fair is on NEXT WEEK, so get ready for some out-of-this-world excitement! You’ll go where no reader has gone before as you explore the coolest array of books in the cosmos.

We’ll be launching this stellar reading celebration in the library on Monday the 21st to Thursday the 24th June.

Just come and visit the Fair with your family and you will go in the draw to win FREE BOOKS! This is one far-out event that you won’t want to miss!

Don't forget Book Character Dress Up Day on Wednesday the 23rd June. Come along dressed as your favourite Book character or space themed. THIS IS NOT A MUFTI DAY. Dress as a character or wear School Uniform please.

N.Y.L.D 2021.....Hamilton

On Wednesday, our 18 Student Leaders accompanied by Mr Byers, Mrs Masters, Mrs Gemmell, and Mr Coombe travelled to Hamilton to take part in the National Young Leaders Day. This day is about sparking the leadership potential that is inside every young person, through practical, inspirational events. Our students were able to hear words of wisdom, tales of experiences and lightbulb moments from speakers Cam Calkoen, Brooke Neal, Shay Wright, and Benny Tipene. Our leaders will share their learnings at next week's assembly.

Enviro schools

On Wednesday, as part of our Enviro School journey, Caleb King, Rico Smith and Miss Oldfield joined other schools to visit the Waste Management Landfill site at Tirohia, Envirowaste's Recycling Plant at Kopu and Paeroa College School Gardens. The purpose of our trip was to learn about what happens to our rubbish after we have disposed of it and how we can make positive changes within our school environment. It was a great experience with lots of new understandings of how we can look after our planet, in simple sustainable ways.
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Rockets and Aliens from Rooms 5 and 8. Watch this space for Rocket Launching after Matariki!

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Enrolment Zone

Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme

Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures

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 6th July 2021 to 2nd August 2021.

Applications close 9am, 6th July 2021. 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 10am, 6th July 2021.

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



Thank you for your help. We now have a candy floss machine to use for our science experiment!!!!

Many thanks from Gaeb & Rico Room 13

Winter Olympics Fundraising - Sausage sizzle $2 each. Order in class by Thursday please.

Saturday Netball 19th June 2021

STANLEY AVE are on DUTY Today.

Please make sure you help with the set up before and the clean up after your games

10am Court 5 and 6 Year1-4 Future Ferns

10am Court 4 Stanley Ave Year 5/6 vs St Mana

11am Court 3 Stanley Ave Year 7/8 vs St Taps

Spare Wool???

If anyone has any spare wool, Room 8 would love it for their Art and Craft creations this term. This can be left at the office or taken to Room 8. Thank you for your support.

Miss Trow

Free confidential counselling for Whanau and Students.

Te Aroha Kaahui Ako has acquired funding to provide counselling for our Tamariki and their whanau. All sessions are confidential and are available in Waitoa on Wednesdays. Please call to book a session. 07 846 6907
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Candy floss machine