Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 1 Week 10 – 6 April 2017

Dear Parents,

It is all go for the Gala on Sunday. Thanks goodness the rain has gone and the long term forecast is for a lovely day.

So much organisation has gone into this across a very tight time frame. Gaylene Fon took it on late last year and she, along with Shelley Cunningham and Amanda Dick,  have put in a huge amount of time behind the scenes. However, there are also a large number of unsung heroes, all pulling together and helping put the Gala together so that it is a huge success.

I have just seen all the canvases which have been created by each room and are up for auction. They are fantastic! Each teacher is very proud of the children’s efforts to produce quality pieces of art.

The containers in the carpark are stuffed full of bric a brac for the white elephant stall. I bet there are some real treasures in there. Room 15 is overflowing with clothes and in just my quick look I spotted some lovely things. Room 23 has toys stacked everywhere. We have very generous parents because there are great looking bikes for sale, lots of lego, and thousands of toys which look in perfect condition.

There are all sorts of food options for sale as well as cake and cupcake stalls, herbs, preserves, jolly jars and an Easter stall. Games include coconut shy, smash palace, horizontal bungy, lego firewalk, sponge throw, putt to win. There are bouncy castles and of course our world famous (in Remuera) water slide. Of course it wouldn’t be a Gala without quick-fire raffles and mystery envelopes.

This is just a taste of what is on offer on Sunday, there is much, much more happening so come along. Gates open at 10am and by 3pm everything will be sold out, your children will have spent all your money and no doubt be full of sweets. It really is promising to be a lovely day for everyone.

Kind regards

Janice Adamson

Parent Teacher Interviews

These are being held on 11 April 3.10pm – 4.30pm and 12 April 3.10pm – 7.10pm. You have been emailed notification of the interview times and how to select your appointment.

Lost Property

The lost property bins are full again! Found items will  be displayed outside room 7 and 8 on Wednesday 12 April 2.45 – 3.15pm. Please come and check for your missing uniform. Also, it is a good time to check that all uniforms are named, ideally with your surname.

Kids Hip Hop with Richie Cesan

We are very excited to have one of NZ’s leading Hip Hop dance instructors and choreographers come to Victoria Avenue School to teach Hip Hop to some of our year 6 students.

The super talented Richie Cesan has a Bachelor of Performing Arts and teaches all over Auckland including TAPAC (The Performing Arts Centre.)  He has competed at the World Hip Hop Championships, danced in a number of films and television commercials and was recently involved in choreographing for the Billy Elliot Musical.  Click here for the enrolment form.

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

FOR TERM 1 2017
Click here for details on these activities.
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for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2017

What’s Ahead?


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

Term Dates for 2017
Term 1: Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 13 April 2017
~ Waitangi Day Monday 6 February ’17
~ Good Friday 14 April
Term 2: Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July 2017
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June ’17
Term 3: Monday 24 July to Friday 29 Sept 2017
Term 4: Monday 16 October to Friday 15 December 2017
~ Labour Day Mon 23 October ’17

Stationery Sales
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30-8.45am

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

OPEN FRIDAYS 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
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

School Dental Service
8b Ngaio St Orakei Ph5200603.

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

 Remember to ‘like’ Victoria Avenue School on Facebook.facebook_like_small

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.


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.

Class Art
The School Gala Team are proud to present the Victoria Avenue School, Class Art.
The Students have produced brilliant works and the level of creativity and conveyed stories are outstanding. If you wish to see the work before being displayed at the Gala please click on the Gala Facebook link below.
You can own a piece of Class Artwork simply by sending an email to Shelley Cunningham at [email protected]
The Class Artwork can also be viewed in Room 6 at the Victoria Avenue School Gala on Sunday 9 April 2017. The highest bidder as at 2pm for each Class Artwork will take it home!

Uniform Shop – Second-hand Sale – Sunday 9 April, 11.30 – 12.30

During the school gala, we are having a second-hand uniform sale from 11.30-12.30, in the Uniform Shop.
Please donate only your clean, good-quality uniforms to our sale.

Any ripped or badly stained items, or non-current uniform (e.g. culottes and sleeveless fleeces) should be placed directly in the clothing bin at our 250 Victoria Avenue school entrance.
Items may be dropped off in the shop on Friday 31 March and Friday 7 April before school, or left at the office during the week.
New uniform items will be not be available during this sale.
Cash only.

Ice-blocks $2 and Sunscreen $5 for sale outside room 7 and outside the hall, after school tomorrow. Sunscreen also for sale at the office.


This Week

Harper Martin and Georgia Dick

Last Week

My Drawing of Maddie

My art work got published into a magazine called “Total Girl”, my drawing was of a girl called Maddie. I entered the competition back in January this year. I emailed the picture to the people that work for the magazine and they replied me and said my drawing will be in the April issue. I was surprised when I got a brown packet and I wondered what it could be, I ripped open the packet and inside it was a beautiful Beauty and the Beast colouring in book.

I was really happy with myself and my Mum and Dad were happy and proud of me!

By Carolyn, Rm 17

  • Room 1: Luca Clyma
  • Room 2 : Henry Jackson
  • Room 3: Rex Hu
  • Room 4: Nour Moussa
  • Room 5: Jove Kyriak
  • Room 6: Luca Smit
  • Room 7: Guang Nian Li
  • Room 8 : Tommy Fippard-Peacock
  • Room 9 : Lucas Yao
  • Room 10 : Hoda Moussa
  • Room 11 : Vasare Lemmens
  • Room 12 : Fitriana Sudrajat
  • Room 13 : Maika Bonifant
  • Room 14 : Ryan Zhao
  • Room 16 : Emily Fippard-Peacock
  • Room 17 : Daksh Shah
  • Room 17 : Charlie Barratt-Boyes
  • Room 18 : Alexis Tung
  • Room 18 : Inez Irvine
  • Room 19 : Hiroshi Hui
  • Room 19 : Rahma Moussa
  • Room 20 : Michael Sun
  • Room 20 : Sophia Panaho
  • Room 21 : Holly Preuss
  • Room 21 : George Boyden
  • Room 13 : Maika Bonifant

Chess Classes at VAS
Weekly chess classes re-start on 5 May on Fridays from 3.15 – 4.15pm, in room 5.  All levels are catered for except absolute beginners.  Most sessions are half instruction by former NZ co-Champion Leonard McLaren and half playing. In term 2, students will sit the official NZCF tests, with those passing earning badges and certificates. If your child would like to enrol please email    [email protected]. The term fee is $65 payable in class to Mr McLaren or to bank account 03 1308 0065112-00