Final joke of the week for term 1 – by Jackson

What did the nose say to the finger?

Stop picking on me!!


Dane aces at athletics!!

Last night Dane went to the Te Aroha athletics prizegiving. He won 2 certificates! 1 is for 3rd overall in 7 year old boys in handicap points, the other is for long distance champs for 7 year old boys. Well done Dane!! We’re super proud of you!!! 🙂

Gumboot Friday in Room 8

Yesterday we joined in the nationwide fundraiser ‘Gumboot Friday’ to raise money for the I Am Hope foundation towards getting free counselling for all children who need it throughout NZ. The school raised an awesome $269 and had fun with the colouring competition and lunchtime Gumboot throws! Here are some photos of Room 8 in action 🤗🤗👍🏻😎


Reminder!  Tomorrow Stanley Avenue School is participating in the nationwide fundraiser for the families and muslim community effected by last week’s tragedy in Christchurch.  As a mark of cultural respect, please do not wear red or black.  Gold coin donations.  We will also be marking our respect at 1:40pm with a whole school one minute silence.  Kia kaha Christchurch – we are with you.

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Supporting Christchurch – People Paper Chain Challenge

Today Room 8 completed its People Paper Chain mission.  The lovely Mrs Roskam was relieving in Room 5 today and had been emailed this amazing way to support the people of Christchurch.  This idea is by 2 students at Tahatai Coast School in Papamoa who want to break the world record of a 4.5 km people paper chain – while also celebrating different cultures, races and religions and also giving words of support to the Christchurch people.

So we each completed 3 different paper people – each showing a different race or religion and on the back each person has a message of support 🙂

Here we are with our completed ‘people’ – and sending all our love to those effected by the tragic events on Friday 15 March 2019.  Kia kaha all – we are one country and one race – the human race… xx



Videos From Our Amazing Assembly Item :)

Ms Trow has a video of the item plus the video that played in the background with all our photos – but they’re too big for the blog site to upload… if you’d like a copy, let Ms Trow know the best way – either messenger, text, email etc and she’ll send them to you 🙂


Important Notice!!! Tuesday Union Meeting Is Postponed!!


Due to the tragic events that took place in Christchurch, Tuesdays Paid Union Meeting is now postponed. School will be going ahead as per normal. Please forward this message/tag any Stanley Avenue School families to help us get the word out.

Students will be given a notice tomorrow at school regarding this. We thank everyone for their cooperation in getting the initial notice information in.

Our thoughts are with the 50 children, women and men who were tragically killed on Friday, their friends and family, Christchurch and the Muslim Community.

As a school community we will stand united. We are all one.

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