Sunday, 19 March 2017

On the 2nd of March 2017 Stanley ave held a twilight gala. It was on the back field and they held all sorts of stalls. It had rock climbing, paint ball, bumper balls, hang on the jeans, decorate your own cupcake, ice skating, guess the teacher- which had their baby photos, and a live band where Mr Spicer sang. There was also a spin the wheel, which was when you spun the wheel and won prizes, and a sausage sizzle (which was really yum).
A big thankyou to all the volunteers we couldn't have done it without you.
Altogether it was a really fun afternoon at the gala and we hope more people come next year.

Written by
Isabelle Bray
Harmoniee Smith


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Last week the senior syndicate went to Waimarino for year 7\8. There was the blob which you had to wear a life jacket and a helmet. There was the UFO it had a trampoline and a mini blob, a slide and a rolling pin. There is a big diving board and a little diving board and a rope swing it was a long drive but it was all worth it. There was also a slide Mrs Rendell has still got a sore bum from it. The first half of the day we got to enjoy all of these activities. The second half we spent it kayaking. The kayaking was lots of fun, but mine tipped over and sunk. Lots of people showed they had some skills standing in the kayaks and we had to make long chains called rafting-up. It was heaps of fun.

By Chace Large

Thursday, 16 March 2017


This term our school had yr 7 and 8 camp we climbed up the mountain. It took more than 2 hours to get up there and I died. It was so hard to get up to the top but I managed, plus the view was so worth the hard work we put in. We had lots of helpers and parents it really means a lot.
By Che O'Grady

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


On Monday we started the week off with a splash! It was great to see so many students giving it their all at Swimming Sports. Thank you so much to all the parent helpers, we could not have done this day without you. Good luck to all those selected to go to Districts Swimming Sports this Thursday.
(written by Mrs Rendell)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

This week at school we had Tuakana Teina. Room 2 was split into two groups. Half went to room 9 and half went to room 11. In room 9 and 11 we found some juniors to be our partners and got to know each other, by asking and answering some questions. After that our teachers came around and asked questions that we had learnt about the younger students. It was really awesome to get to know the younger students in the school.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

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On Thursday the 9th of February was meet the teacher evening it started at 5:30 and went till 7:00.  The evening involved bringing your own little picnic and then moving on to meeting the staff. That was followed by walking around the classrooms learning about what happens during school-time and allowing the parents to ask any questions they would like answered.
We had a great turn out.

By James Gibson & KI Heremaia

Friday, 3 February 2017


This year we are going to be the best year 7 and 8 class ever. This year in room 2 we have started an art piece all about us, we have begun swimming and learnt about the Treaty of Waitangi. We have also been making a class treaty we have came up with lots of ideas and rules to make our class a fun, fair and friendly place to learn. This year is going to be filled with excitement we have a lot of exciting events on such as swimming sports, leadership camp, Winter Olympics and so on. Feel free to come and see all of our amazing work in our classroom.

Written by Sophie B.