Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
E-mail: v.a.s@victoria-avenue.school.nz | web: www.victoriaave.com

Newsletter: Term 1 Week 2 – 12 February 2018

The Meet the Teacher evening is on tomorrow night at 7pm in the hall.
PTS – What will this look like going forward? Bring your great thoughts and ideas to ‘post’ in mailboxes tomorrow night at Meet the Teachers.
Then on Thursday, come along to the staffroom at 6pm and together we will map the way forward for our PTS. All welcome (don’t worry, you won’t be signed up to run an event!)
Kind regards
Janice Adamson

Music Groups 2018

2018 promises to be another great year for music at VAS.

Ukulele – (Years 2-6) If your child would like to be part of the Ukulele group please email me with your child’s name and room number. By the end of February I would like to have the group finalised so we can start.

Band – (Years 4-6) If your child plays an instrument and would like to join our school band, please either email me or get them to add their name to the list – via the shared document in their Google account (“Band Sign-Up Sheet 2018”) or on the paper version outside the library.

Once I know the make-up of the group I can then organise the music and we can start. I would appreciate knowing this before the end of February.

Choir – (Years 5-6) Currently, auditions are taking place for Choir. Auditions happen at lunchtime and are organised by class but any interested senior child can come on any day; we don’t want anyone to miss out! The last audition day is Tuesday 20th February.

Alison Laxon
a.laxon@victoria-avenue.school.nz


Spencer Street Walking School Bus needs YOU!

Come and join us on a pleasant walk from one end of Spencer Street to
the other. We walk daily from the corner of Spencer/Glenbrook Street
to the school steps. It doesn’t take more then 10 minutes and you don’t
need to fight for drop of space.

This is a great way for kids to learn road safety and have some
morning fresh air or make new friends 🙂
All it requires is a commitment by one parent or nanny/au pair to join
the roster and walk with the children one morning per week.
If you commute or are a new family in the area or know of any VAS children
moving to the area, please get in touch with Fabian (gadesz@gmail.com or 021-1147626) to
find out more about joining in.


Click Here to view our BLOG PAGE.


DRAMA/SPEECH LESSONS: Click here for information
MUSIC LESSONS: Click here for information on Musiqhub music lessons


AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
FOR TERM 2 2018
Click here for details on these activities.
Also:
Click here
for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2018


What’s Ahead?
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR ONLINE CALENDAR


IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES


School Times
School starts:      8.50am
Interval:             10.30-10.50am
Lunch:               12.30-1.25pm
School finishes:   3.00pm


School Times
School starts:      8.50am
Interval:             10.30-10.50am
Lunch:               12.30-1.25pm
School finishes:   3.00pm

Term Dates for 2018

Term 1: Wednesday 7 February to Friday 13 April 2018
~ Waitangi Day Tuesday 6 February ’18
~ Good Friday 30 March
~ Easter Monday 2 April
~ Easter Tuesday 3 April
Term 2: Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July 2018
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 4 June ’18
Term 3: Monday 23 July to Friday 28 Sept 2018
Term 4: Monday 15 October to Thursday 20 December 2018
~ Labour Day Mon 22 October ’18

Stationery Sales
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30-8.45am


Uniform Shop
– half way up dragon drive in the old dental clinic

OPEN THURSDAYS only: 8.15-8.45am
Orders and payments for uniform can be made online on our website ~ Click hereSave


Lunch Orders
1. ‘Daily Lunch and Catering’ ordered through ezLUNCH: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Click here for term 4 menu and for Pita Pit click here.
Join ezlunch today  and Place an order  Sushi is available through Daily Lunch and Catering
2. Pita Pit: ordered through ezLUNCH: Thursdays – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Join ezlunch today  and Place an order
3. Subway: Wed and Fri – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Register to order online at www.subwayrialto.co.nz


School Dental Service
8b Ngaio St Orakei Ph 5200603.

The dental team will be posting letters to all new entrants to our school as required.


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NIT NIGHT TONIGHT!!
PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK FOR NITS – a number of classes have reported nits and if your infected child is not treated then many others will be!
Here is a link from NZ Health for info and treatment.
http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/head-lice


1392688203778

Reminder school Banking is on every Wednesday
To join go to the ASB display/banking box in the foyer.


VAS School App

To download the app for free on iPhone or Android click this link. http://is.gd/3ffmjc

 



Directory
If you are interested in supporting the school by placing an advert in the 2018 school directory please contact Shelley Cunningham for rate details – craig.shelley@cunninghams.net.nz



Magnificently Creative Person Required

An opportunity exists for a Magnificently Creative person to become part of the Magnificent Scrapbookers and YUM CLUB team delivering outstanding creative Clubs and Workshops for children of Victoria Avenue School. For more information please contact Monique on 027 497-1554.


Victoria Avenue Skate Club
The Victoria Avenue Skate Club is back on this term running every Monday lunch time on the school courts. All skaters will learn how to skate safely and responsibly while learning cool new tricks! Confidence, self esteem, balance and coordination are all developed while having lots of fun! All abilities welcome, from beginners and up.
Term fee – $60
First class – Monday 19th February
For more information please contact Simon Thorp on 027 6592707 or email simon@younggunsskateschol.co.nz

Loose Parts Lunches (aka The Creative Shed)

Do you love seeing children – be creative, use their imaginations, be inventive, stimulate conversation, learn social skills, learn negotiation and compromise, practise problem solving, make new friends?
Here are some examples in action –
https://playgroundology.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/in-praise-of-loose-parts/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqi1KyJJeKg

Would you like to be a part of providing opportunity to allow that to happen?
Have you got an hour or so to spare in the middle of the day?
Then we need you to be a part of the team to re-start loose parts play at lunchtime at VAS.
Due to the building work around the school, we can’t leave the loose parts out all the time as happened in 2017. So rather than deprive the children of an activity they LOVE, we’re hoping to build a team of people to keep the supply and pack up of loose parts manageable and sustainable on an ongoing basis.
Essentially you’d be needed to open the door and supervise access to the parts at the start of lunchtime, keep an eye on the play, and assist with the return and packing away of the resources. Outside of school, we’d be looking to collect up interesting loose parts to add to the collection as needed.
This can only happen if we have a reliable TEAM of people.
Please email Anna jingleanna@yahoo.com with your details if you can help. We’ll organise a planning meeting in the near future to get things going.