Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 1 Week 3 – 19 February 2021

Kia ora

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Ngā mihi nui

Chinese & Korean parents meetings

We hold special meetings in the staffroom each term for our Chinese and Korean parents. At these meetings we discuss how we can help parents and and children at VAS. Translators attend.

The term 1 meetings are at 2.00pm in the staffroom:

Korean meeting – 4 March
Chinese meeting – 10 March

Stirling Street road closure

Stirling Street will be closed for road maintenance from 22 February to 13 March (7am – 7pm daily). Contingency dates 15 to 19 March.

Hall hire

The school hall is available to hire for one off events such as birthday parties. The rate is $25 per hour. To check availability email [email protected]

Lingarth Street walking school bus

We would love to hear from families interested in joining the Lingarth Street walking school bus. Please get in touch. It’s a great way to meet local families and walking to school is a great way to start the day! It runs mornings only (can look at afternoons if there is enough interest).

The route: Starts at the corner of Ross and Lingarth Sts at 8am. Walks along Lingarth, crosses over Manawa Rd and walks the bottom of Martin Wilson Field to the bottom of Sonia Ave. Walks up Sonia Ave and uses the pedestrian crossing opposite Baradene to safely cross. This route means there is only one major/busy road (Manawa) that we cross.

Parents are asked to walk once a week to support the bus.
Please contact Paige [email protected] or 021996844.

Please be considerate of our neighbours

One of our Stirling Street neighbours contacted us about school caregivers constantly parking their cars and blocking their driveway at  school pick up time. The neighbour was very gracious and has accepted this behaviour for a long time but has finally decided to raise the matter which has become abuse.

PLEASE be courteous and considerate of our neighbours’ properties.

Saint Kentigern Girls’ School – scholarships for year 7 Entry 2022

St Kentigern Girls’ School are currently advertising the availability of scholarships for Year 7 New Entrants in 2022.

Girls in Year 6, from all New Zealand schools, are eligible to apply for the scholarships which provide fee assistance for education at Saint Kentigern Girls’ School in Year 7 and 8.

Click here for information and a Scholarship Application form.

This is also available on the website

Scholarship applications close on Wednesday 3 March 2021 and all applicants must sit a scholarship test on Wednesday 17 March 2021.

Table Tennis coaching

The Auckland Table Tennis Association is offering free table tennis coaching to Year 5 and Year 6 students from Central Auckland Primary Schools including Victoria Avenue School. No previous experience in table tennis is required. Registration will be based on a “first come first served” basis.

Two 4 week coaching course options are available:

Tuesday 23rd March – Tuesday 13th April 2021 (4 weeks) or

Thursday 25th March – Thursday 15th April 2021 (4 weeks)

The coaching will be held from 3.45 – 5.00 pm at the Auckland table tennis stadium, 99A Gillies Avenue, Epsom.

The course requires a commitment from registered players to attend all sessions unless a genuine reason prevents them from doing so. Parents/caregivers will need to arrange for transportation to and from the Auckland table tennis stadium.

Your child will need non-marking sports shoes, a water bottle, and sport clothing (eg. shorts, t-shirt). If your child has a table tennis bat then they should bring this with them otherwise Auckland Table Tennis will provide a bat. You are welcome to stay. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of the following 2 people.

Mr. Ebi Kleiser
Development Coach
Auckland Table Tennis Association
ph (021) 083 09994
[email protected]

Mr Shane Warbrooke
Cheif Executive Officer
Auckland Table Tennis Association
ph (027) 270 3166
[email protected]

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

Term Dates for 2021

Term 1: Wednesday 3 February to Friday 16 April
~ Waitangi Day observed Monday 8 February
~ Good Friday 2 April
~ Easter Monday 5 April
~ Easter Tuesday 6 April
~ ANZAC Day observed Monday 26 April

Term 2: Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 7 June

Term 3: Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October

Term 4: Monday 18 October to Wednesday 15 December
~ Labour Day Monday 25 October

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

FOR TERM 1 2021
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for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2021

What’s Ahead?
Please click here to view our online calendar

Stationery Sales
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30-8.45am

Uniform Shop
– half way up dragon drive

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

Lunch Orders
‘Daily Lunch and Catering’ ordered through ezlunch: – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY. Click here for the ezlunch  menu. Click here  to join ezlunch Click here to make an order.

School Dental Service
8b Ngaio St Orakei Ph 520 0603.

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

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