Stanley Avenue School Newsletter

Term 2 Week 1 2021


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

  • 8 May Opening day Saturday Netball 9.40am start
  • 21 May Piwakawaka Team visit to Hamilton Zoo $15
  • 24 May BOT Meeting Staff room 6pm
  • 2 June Pukeko Team trip to Waikato Museum $10
  • 7 June Queens Birthday No School
  • 9 June Ripper Rugby Tournament Details to be advised.
  • 16 June NYLD Hamilton
  • 21-24 June Bookfair at Stanley Avenue School
  • 23 June Tough Guy and Girl Ngaruawahia Year 5-8

Winter Sports

I would like to wish all students who will be starting their Winter Sports this Saturday, the very best of luck for the season. It is exciting to be involved in a team sport, where you learn lots of invaluable life skills and have a huge amount of fun with your friends. To all participants, I encourage you to ‘Strive to Succeed’ and be the best that you can be ‘on and off’ the field/court. Please remember that Coaches, Managers, and Umpires are giving up their valuable time to ensure your team gets to play, so please show them respect. Remember it is vitally important to communicate with your Coach/Manager if you cannot make a practice or the game on Saturday. We will be relying on all parents, spectators, and supporters to respect players and the game officials and set the ultimate example to the children. Have a wonderful season in your chosen sport. I look forward to seeing you in action over the winter months.

John Byers

Property Update

Our Room 3 and 4 Refurbishment Project is currently at the tender stage. We are hoping to hear back from the Ministry next week regarding the businesses that put in for tender.

You will have noticed that the Admin Block, Room 11, Room 13 and Room 7 roofs were painted in the holidays. They look very smart and we thank 'Ant the Painter’ for his effort here. Jason Harris Builders were also busy working away at the school entrance, removing dry rot from the weatherboards. Additionally, Jason’s painter Peter has given the school entrance a fresh vibrant look. The fade from light to dark blue goes through all of our school colours.

ANZAC Day 2021

During the holidays we commemorated ANZAC day. A few of our Student Leaders and students marched in the parade with Mr Byers and Mrs Hayes and held the Stanley Ave Banner high. It was wonderful to see many other families in the crowd. As a school, we have had assembly today and taken a moment to reflect on, pay our respects and honour those who have fought for us and for our country.

Lest we forget!

Check out our Term 1 100% attendance students!

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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 10th May 2021 to 7th June 2021.

Applications close 9 am, 10th May 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 10 am, 10th May 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


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


Oxford Pie Fundraiser for Team Tui's Terrific Term 3 trip.

We have sent home an order form this week, to enable families to purchase a selection of yummy treats from Oxford Pies. This is a fundraiser for Team Tui's trip in Term 3. If you wish to order, please send your order and cash or make payment to the bank account provided by Tuesday 11th May. Delivery will be on 20th May. Any questions please contact Sally Oldfield in Room 4.

Scholastic Book Fair

To the Book Fair and Beyond! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon, 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 21st to the 24th June.

Just 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!

Room 8 Lantern voting is now open!!

In Term 1, we showed Room 8 making their entries for the 2021 Wellington Lantern Festival. Well, the voting is now open. Room 8 had a cool time researching, learning about sustainability, and planning, and creating some amazing lanterns. They would really appreciate your support so please go to the link below and vote now and ask your family and friends to vote as well.

Voting closes on the 1st of June.

Saturday Netball opening day is this Saturday 8th May 9.40am start. Stanley Ave are on duty

All players are to be at the opening ceremony at 9.45 am.

Years 1-6 will play at 10 am.

Years 7/8 will play at 11 am.

Any questions please call Kim Hayes at the school office 07 8848479

See you all there.

Uniform Room

The uniform room is open 8.30 - 9.30am on Wednesday mornngs. Eftpos is available.

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