Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Middle School Meet!

Yesterday for two-thirds fo the day the middle syndicate came together to do some fun end of year activities. We practised singing our hearts out for our end of year performance assembly (it's in week 9 on Thursday 14th Dec come check it out!),  we took up a challenge that involved constructing a tower strong enough to hold a basketball off the ground and we played colour tag! A game that was learnt on middle school camp.

Check out these photos from the Basketball tower Challenge! 

The Year 4 girls took the challenge out with a Tower standing above knee hight and nearly withstood our stamping earthquake!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

2017 Districts Athletics

On Wednesday the 15th November, 79 of our top Athletic students represented our School in District Athletics.

Room 4 had several people representing SAS and they all performed well on the day! 

It all got very competitive between the Schools, especially in the relays. SAS did great in all of them we only didn't place in one! Which is a great success!

We are very proud of all students who participated on Wednesday. It is going to be thrilling to hear about how Anna, Anna, Calauz, Daniel, Jessica Kahurangi and Trevor get on when they represented us once again at Thames Valley Athletics this coming Wednesday! Congratulations to you 7 on your fantastic achievements!

Friday, 17 November 2017


Over the past couple of weeks, Room 4 has been stepping up into the role of a teacher. In pairs or on their own students have been leading whole class fitness. This has involved them organizing the class and instructing them where to go, warming the class up, engaging them in 2 games or activities and then packing them up and instructing them back to class.

They have been absolutely incredible this week with lots of different activities being played. Today's instructor was Daniel and he did a fabulous job of organizing and instructing our team! ka pai Room 4!!!

Daniel's Basketball games. Girls v Girls and Boys v Boys

Monday, 13 November 2017

120th AP&H Show in Te Aroha

Last weekend was Te Aroha's 120th AP&H show and each of the classrooms at school entered an art project. Our class entered into the Recyclable Materials category. We had free range on what we wanted to create, the only criteria were, it couldn't be bigger than a shoe box and had to be made entirely out of recyclable items. 

We had people making, basketball hoops, pumpkins, monsters, shoes, a horse, sand timers and so much more! 

On the day we had 3 winners! Anna and Anna took out 1st place with their cardboard horse, Teia took out 3rd along with Riley. Teia had created an awesome cat made from a drink bottle and Riley created a Halloween pumpkin out of a bottle and a snake from old wallpaper. 

Congratulations you 3 on your wonderful creations! 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Camp Photos!

Finally, here a few photos from the first two days of Middle School Camp!

Enjoy and don't forget to leave us a comment down below!!

Middle/Senior School Athletics!

Wow, Athletics 2017 was a huge success! We had great weather, awesome attitudes from everyone and lots of team spirit.

Everybody gave everything their all and were running, throwing, jumping, and cheering their hearts out!!

A huge shout out and congratulations to all the people who placed in any event and got into a final. Tino pai!!!

Massive thanks to all the parents, teachers, and other community members who made today possible, you are all fabulous!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

We're back and are straight back into it!

What an amazing week we all had last week! It was an awesome week of lots of firsts for many of the students in Room 4 and the rest of the middle school (Rooms 9, 10, 13, some of Room 3 and of course teachers and parents too). We're excited to share our experiences and stories (both the good and the bad) with you throughout the next few weeks - so keep checking in!

The dream team minus the parents and teachers!

P.S a MASSIVE thank you to all the parents, caregivers, teachers and students who all worked together to make camp happen! It was one of the best camps most of us have ever been on!!! 

Saturday, 21 October 2017


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's great to students coming back to school with a great attitude and their sunhats! Especially as we're heading into summer and the days are already heating up. Just a reminder that next week it's compulsory for all students to have a school hat.

What's coming up this term...

 Well lots of us are really excited about Middle School Camp next week!!
Next week (week 2) is our first ever Stanley Avenue School Middle School Camp!  On Tuesday the year 4s, 5s and 6s will head away to the fantastic Lakes Ranch camp in Rotorua.   While on camp the groups will be experiencing a wide range of awesome activities, games and challenges – including mud run, night glow worm walk, buma trail, kayaking… and more!!!  This week we have started our Camp Journal Books in our camp groups and starting planning our group skits!! 

                                 For more information about the camp, click the 
                                                    ‘middle school camp info’ 
                                 link in the site menu on our School website!
                          CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU BRIGHT AND 
                            EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AT 8AM!
       If you can't find your camp list click here for a digital copy.

Some important dates to fill in on your calendar! 

Week 3 (30-3 Nov)
  1. Wedneday= Group day
Week 4 (6-10 Nov)
  1. Monday= School Athletics day (saving day is Friday week 4)
Week 9 (11-15 December) 
  1. Monday= Te Rapa Pools trip 
  2. Tusday= Year 7/8 Graduation
  3. Thursday- Final Assembly 
  4. Friday= Last day of school 

Friday, 20 October 2017

End of term 3 updates!

Last term we had been doing squash on a Thursday with a squash instructor called Kay. She taught us how to bounce the ball on the squash racket, how to dodge quickly with fast feet. She also taught us how to play dog and bone with the reaction ball, it bounces everywhere! Kay is the best!!!

Thank you, Kay, for teaching us squash!!!
By T.T
Last term the whole middle/senior school were learning all about persuasive, inspirational and informative speeches. Last, Term on Tuesday the 12th of September it was the  Stanley Ave School speech finals. Anna Wade went through with her speech about Kiamaniwa horses and Jessica Bray went through with her speech about younger parents are better than older. They did really well and spoke with confidence. The best thing is they both made it through to the Rotary speech finals from.

Jessica Bray got 3rd, Anna Wade got 2nd and Rico Dare got 1st in year 6s. Everyone that went to the speech finals had a good speech and they were all very interesting with awesome facts and lots of humour. 


By T.V