Stanley Avenue School Newsletter
Term 3, Week 6, 2023
Breaking news...Stanley Avenue School are Winter Olympics Overall Champions for 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 Office Manager's desk...
Mr Byers is away at Sports Camp with our Winter Olympics team (and while the cat's away the mice will play!)... so I thought I would give you an insight into a camp that has been an integral part of Stanley Ave school life over the years. Stanley Ave have been competing in what was originally the Town and Country Sports Camp for over 20 years. Our students dubbed it 'Winter Olympics', and the name just stuck. Originally the students took part in mostly team sports like rugby, netball, volleyball, hockey, swimming, athletics, soccer, basketball etc and at night, bowls, chess, draughts, table tennis etc. Over the years the camp has evolved and we now also compete in sports like triathlon, wall ball. cage soccer, golf, table tennis, darts, quiz night and spike ball to name a few.
It is truly a sports camp with a difference, where teamwork, resilience, sportsmanship and empathy come to the fore, and is a magical time for the team. A time for building relationships with their peers and for experiencing School spirit at its best.
Thursday night is Cheer night, and the Gymnasium is full of parents and whānau bursting with pride as they watch their children represent Stanley Ave.
There are trophies up for grabs for all sports, as well as the coveted Sportsmanship trophy and of course the Overall winner.
Our team compete against teams form Paeroa, Te Aroha, Hamilton, Tauranga, Kiokio and even Auckland just to name a few.
This camp holds a special place in my heart. My own children were both lucky enough to attend and to this day, say it is one of their best childhood school memories.
Our team return this afternoon, no doubt exhausted, coming down from a week of adrenaline filled competition. We are immensely proud of them all and look forward to hearing about the hard luck stories, the successes and the antics of camp life.
Keep an eye out in next weeks newsletter for videos and photos as well as a full list of results.
Have a lovely weekend
Thank you to our 2023 Winter Olympics sponsors
A huge thank you to our Major Sponsors...
Agplus, Duck and Cover, Combined Contractors, Laser Electrical, TCB Motorsport, New Light Minimart and Takeaways and Tim Whittle Homes Limited.
....and also Master Plastics, Handi Hooke, Best Meats, Happily Ever After, NJ Builders and Piako Stainless
- 29 Aug Thames Valley Cross Country Ngatea
- 1 Sep School Speech Competition
- 13 Sep Wig Wednesday - Waka Colours
- 18 Sep BOT Meeting 6pm Staffroom
2023 Chess Results
In the last few weeks of Term 2, Mrs Meyler had chess boards lined up all over the school, as the 2023 Chess competition was unfolding. Many of our students have developed a real passion for chess and it was a daily occurence to hear yelps of success and cries of despair as they battled it out in the hallways and classrooms.
Well done to everyone, there were some amazing skills on display and a great competitive spirit shown by all of our players.
Congratulations to our winners for 2023:
Middle School Years 4 - 6
1st Place - Cooper Gaddes
2nd Place - Jack Corrigan
3rd Place - Micah Fooks
Senior School Years 7 & 8
1st Place - Jayden Stockley
2nd Place - Tama Ngatai-Maxwell
3rd Place - Lucas Gamble
Room 9 - using the 5 senses!
Once a week Room 9 are writing about a food experience using our 5 senses, look, smell, feel, sound and touch. Last week was Jelly. After using all of our senses the students came up with interesting words to describe raspberry jelly. Miss Griffin hid a lolly worm in the bottom too!
A memorable experience for everyone!
Congratulations to our Week 5 Certificate Recipients
2023 Te Aroha District Cross Country Results
8 Year Old Girls: 1st Harmione Brown, 5th Chloe Wood
8 Year Old Boys: 2nd Patrick Norman , 5th Blade Opie
9 Year Old Girls: 5th Leah Mold
9 Year Old Boys: 3rd Joseph Holder
10 Year Old Girls: 1st Tyela van Kuijk, 5th Emma Waterman
10 Year Old Boys: 3rd Loclan Watts, 6th Xavier Norman
11 Year Old Girls: 2nd Hannah Corrigan, 6th Sura Ung
11 Year Old Boys: 2nd Oliver McLoughlin, 3rd Ronnie Horner, 4th Jesse Sutherland
12+ Year Old Girls: 1st Ariana Parker, 2nd Oceane Opie, 3rd Trilese Large
12+ Year Old Boys: 1st Xavier van Kuijk, 3rd Blake Watts, 4th Connor Wood,
5th Lucas Gamble, 6th Charlie Knight
Linc-ed Hero Tips
HERO Tip - Teachers love comments on HERO posts too!
Are you enjoying the Celebrating Learning posts that you are getting on HERO showing a snapshot of their learning?
If so when you read feel free to make a comment as the teachers love hearing back from you and knowing that you value the posts as well.
There are 2 ways you can interact with your child’s learning post. Simply choose an emoji or click on the comment part and leave a comment. The teachers really enjoy getting comments or emoji’s back so they know you have seen it.
Stanley Avenue School Enrolment Scheme
Details of pre-enrolment procedures and subsequent balloting procedures for the period 28th August to 22nd September 2023.
The board advises that five spaces for new entrant students and five spaces for Years 1-4 students are likely to be available for the period of 28th August to 22nd September 2023.
Applications close 9 am, 28th August 2023. 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, 28 th August 2023.
Application forms are available from our school office.
Phone 07 8848 479 or alternatively contact John Byers (Principal) on 021 138 1983
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.
Uniform room is open Wednesday Mornings 8.30am - 9.30am
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