Awesome achievements and a big welcome!!

We are delighted to have a new student in Room 13. Trinity has joined us from a school in Matamata. She has had an awesome start and always brings a happy and positive attitude to class. Welcome to Stanley Avenue Trinity, we are glad you are here!!

Busy Term 4

It has been go, go, go all term! A BIG well done to all of the students who went to District Athletics and Thames Valley Athletics in the last 2 weeks. So many talented athletes striving to succeed out on the field and track events. We are proud of you!

We have been doing a lot of Social Dance practise in preparation for the Year 7/8 graduation coming up in Week 8. Our amazing students have learnt… The Waltz (Monte Carlo + Snowball style), Gay Gordon, “Clap clap” and the Line dance. We have one more dance to learn! πŸ™‚

On Friday 27th November, Stanley Ave have their Performance assembly. The Ruru team will be showcasing a couple of our dances, so don’t miss out and come watch all the school teams perform at 9:15am.

Can you believe we only have 3 more weeks left of the school year?! Here are some important dates to remember.

Tuesday 1st December – Senior helpers trip to Rainbows End

Wednesday 2nd December – Graduation

Monday 7th December – Prize giving 9:30am

Wednesday 9th December – Farewell assembly 9:30am

Thursday 10th December – Whole school Pools trip

Friday 11th December – Last day 2020

Amazing Achievements!

We are so incredible proud of Zion for being the senior student recipient of the Manaakitanga award for 2020! This award is voted by the students and he has been noticed as someone who is kind, generous, supportive and consistently shows respect and care for others! Well done Zion!!

Speech Finalists! Karl and Paityn presented their speech Thursday afternoon in front of 3 judges and a small audience of parents. Karl came 3rd place for Year 7 and Paityn came 2nd for Year 6! She will go on to present at the Rotary Finals. Fantastic work guys!

Supporting the Child Cancer foundation with Wig Friday! Maddie donated $60 towards this great cause, and it was fun to see Stanley Ave students come in Wigs and wacky hair-dos!

We have recently started our days with morning fitness. We realised that moving our body helps us to wake up our brains and set us up for a great day. Room 13 have been taking turns to run different fitness lessons. It has been great to see leadership skills come through as well as team player skills!

This week we started our Inquiry projects that will continue for the rest of the term. Some topics include cooking, sewing, photography, sports skills and scrapbooking. An amazing start from all the students! Watch this space to see the rest of the outcome πŸ™‚

Week 5 snapshots

Check out our amazing Underwater art that we did with Mrs Knyvett!

Well done to everyone that brought in coins to support our school-wide Coin Trail! We raised an awesome $458.20 as a school for the Cancer Society. For more information check out our school website or most recent newsletter. πŸ™‚

Mrs Meyler popped in on Friday morning and we practised our sign language!

Mrs V wants to give a big shoutout and well done to all of Room 13 for completing their speeches this week. It can be a very hard thing to do but everyone did a great job! πŸ™‚


What a successful Cross Country day we had on Wednesday. AMAZING job by all of our students. Check out our school Facebook page or Youtube channel to see the Cross Country video!

Happy Birthday Paityn! Paityn spent her birthday at Tackle Rugby on Wednesday, so decided to bring in a cake today to celebrate. Thank you so much to her Mum for baking a delicious cake for the class!

Well done to this weeks certificate recipients for Striving to Succeed! Rita and Vanessa have had a fantastic week demonstrating a positive attitude and working hard. We also officially welcomed Karl back to Stanley Ave!

We are at our final weeks of Friday Sausage Sizzles! Enjoy a yummy lunch and support our Winter Olympics team at the same time. $2 each, paid by Thursday πŸ™‚


This week we have been looking at Persuasive writing examples to help us with our speeches. We identified strengths and weaknesses, and with our new learning buddies we wrote down 2 stars and a wish for the writer!

Reminder: Friday Sausage Sizzles! $2 each to be paid by Thursday. Yum!

We have been training hard this week in preparation for Cross Country next Thursday 6th August. All the event details are in the most recent newsletter! Remember to keep brining spare clothes and shoes for our training.

KAIWHIRIWHIRI STARS! Well done Amber and Joe for a fantastic week demonstrating your curiosity and thinking skills! Super impressed, Keep it up πŸ™‚

Back to it – Term 3!

Thank you to Joe and his parents for bringing in a delicious cake on Monday, what a nice way to start the term πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday Joe!

Gaebriel did some awesome things during the holiday break. He shared with us his french knitting, his model aeroplane and a 3D caravan that he made.

We are so impressed with all of these things!

We are learning about fractions this term and have done some activities to refresh our memory of the language and symbols used with fractions. We discussed equivalent fractions and started to order fractions. It was fantastic to see Room 13 work together and help each other during this session. Mrs V was so impressed!


PACT Conferences are Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th July, you can book a time at or talk to Miss Hayes at the office.

Cross Country is Thursday August 6th and we are going to start training! Please bring spare clothes every day.

Sausages are still available for lunch every Friday, please order by Thursday ($2 each!)

Magic Milk, Manaakitanga

As a class, we carried out a Magic Milk experiment using milk, dishwashing liquid and food colouring. We loved seeing the chemical reaction to these ingredients. Some students who have done this experiment before were able to explain what is happening!

“It’s moving because the fat in theΒ milkΒ is chasing the soap in the dishwashing liquid” We can see what is happening because of the food colouring.

Next Wednesday (1st July) students will be carrying out their own experiments in class!

Check our Paityns awesome scratch project! Scratch has been a great starting point for students to learn basic coding and great digital technology skills!

Well done to Reuben and Saskia for receiving our Manaakitanga certificates this week! We are lucky to have great team players in Room 13.