Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 1 Week 5 – 7 March 2019

Dear Parents,

Camps have been a part of kiwi kids’ lives for decades. All of us can remember either a school camp or a holiday camp from our childhood. In this environment of constant change, it is interesting how the format of school camps has not changed much at all over the decades.

The age old recipe for school camps:

Take a group of children and place them in a rural / out of city environment;

Add a group of teachers and a group of parents to the environment and mix well;

As soon as everyone is mixed, take them off to activities they have probably never done before:

Kayaking, archery, horse riding, climbing wall, cooperative activities, mud run, flying fox, cooking their own dinner over an open fire, sleeping in a tent, sleeping in a dormitory, communal meals.

Nurture them, look after homesick ones, remind about sunblock, water and hats (over and over!), get them showered, putting their smelly damp clothes into their bags, stop them giggling in the middle of the night.

Four days and three nights of full on adventure and new experiences. Then bring them back tired, slightly grubby but all the richer for the experiences they have had, the challenges they have faced and overcome and the general sense of camaraderie that being on camp brings out.

Does all this remind you of your experiences? So, what is missing from the 21st century version of a camp compared to a 20th century version of a camp? Absolutely nothing!

Our children who have access to all manner of digital devices have had four days of no technology, no iPads, TVs and no computers. They have just had four days of being outside and having fun. Childhood doesn’t get any better than this!

Huge thanks to the teachers Carla White, Mike Hogg, Renee Lee and Cam Hemus, as well as all the fantastic parents for providing such a wonderful camp.

Kind Regards
Janice Adamson

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FOR TERM 1 2019
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for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2018

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


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

Term Dates for 2019

Term 1: Monday 4 February to Friday 12 April 2019
~ Waitangi Day Wednesday 6 February ’19
~ Good Friday 19 April
~ Easter Monday 22 April
~ Easter Tuesday 23 April
Term 2: Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July 2019
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June ’19
Term 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 Sept 2019
Term 4: Monday 14 October to Wednesday 18 December 2019
~ Labour Day Mon 28 October ’19

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 here

Lunch Orders
1. ‘Daily Lunch and Catering’ ordered through ezlunch: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Click here for ezlunch  and Subway menus.
Join ezlunch today  and Place an order  Sushi is available through Daily Lunch and Catering
2. Subway: ordered through ezLUNCH: – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Click here for ezlunch  and Subway menus.
Join ezlunch today  and Place 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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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.

VAS School App

To download the app for free on iPhone or Android click this link.


2019 Directory – opportunity for advertising
As a result of our call out last week we are very grateful that Meg Tan and Claudia Ho have volunteered to pull together the 2019 School Directory.
Any businesses that would like to advertise in the directory please complete a form using the following link: The deadline for interest is 15 March for printing early April.

Dragon repaint

The painting of our dragon is well underway! A massive thank you to the Remuera Lions Club , Sarah Woodward, William Altoff , Dwane and Zachary Clarke, Annette Oldfield , Charlotte Houghton, Man Eish, Lidia Cooper for their great work last weekend. Special thanks to Craig and Amanda Hill for organising the project AND constantly doing the hard work.


Ice-blocks will be back on sale for Term 1 on Friday afternoons under the tree beside the field at 3pm – so don’t forget to bring your $2!

Support one of our parents doing a charity swim for the Auckland Helicopter Rescue Trust

On 18 March, Claire Morgan, Mother of Tyler Lushkott (year 4) is going to do a charity solo swim from Waiheke Island to Auckland (Parnell Baths), for the Auckland Helicopter Rescue Trust… 20km. Claire has got under 2 weeks to raise as much money as possible for her cause and asked if we could share with the community  the link to her fundraising page (as well as some interesting information about the Helicopter Rescue Service).

King’s Swim School is a private Swim School nestled in the grounds of King’s School. The Swim School is open to the wider community.

We cater for children from 15months up to teenage fitness squads and adults.

Our instructors are all fully qualified with NZQA recognised courses.

We are passionate about ensuring all children are taught valuable life skills and can swim competently as per New Zealand Water Safety guidelines.

Swimming should not be a choice but a compulsory skill that every child knows how to swim.

Our drowning rate in New Zealand is alarming given the amount of preventable drownings that occur each year.

Contact us now for a free assessment and ensure your child is safe in and around water.

Phone 09 520 3545 or email us on [email protected] to book your assessment now!