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.
- 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.
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
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.
Rockets and Aliens from Rooms 5 and 8. Watch this space for Rocket Launching after Matariki!
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 for your help. We now have a candy floss machine to use for our science experiment!!!!
Many thanks from Gaeb & Rico Room 13