Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 2 Week 1 – 3 May 2018

Dear Parents,

Welcome back, the holidays were great, the weather was great, the traffic was great! We are all back into work mode and looking ahead.

I always work with each year level team as they plan their inquiry for the term. This term, teachers have planned their term 2 topics around enterprise and creativity. We are all looking at enterprise, not as an avenue to make something to sell, but looking to the community needs and identifying a way we can use our creativity and newly learned enterprise skill to help. I am excited by some of the ventures being planned.

There is lots planned for this term:

  • Aniel Smith has planned an indepth swimming programme for all levels. We did this a couple of years ago and it was most successful. Further information will be sent home nearer to the time.
  • Year 5 children are very excited about their planned camp at Long Bay which is happening in week 3.
  • Grandparents’ day is on Friday 8 June.
  • Getwise financial sessions
  • Give a Kid a Blanket mufti day

As we go into the term a reminder that we do not tolerate bullying, but we can’t act on it if we don’t know about it! Remember that bullying is systematic targeting of one child by another / group of others and of course the bullies are never going to do it in front of adults. We need your help, so let us know if your child has issues and we will deal with it immediately.

It is going to be a busy but exciting term, so keep reading the emails sent out, keep up to date using the VAS app, read the newsletter through our website and we always have some hard copies of the newsletter on the counter in reception.

Emails to Teachers 

A plea for parents to email the office with messages for their child, not the class teacher as they do not access emails during teaching and learning time, so they may miss something important. Please also remember that emails don’t take the place of parent interviews. Please keep emails brief and think about the frequency of your emails. If you have an issue you would like to talk to the teacher about, please do not fire off an angry email. We are all more than willing to help parents with any concerns but being human, we get very stressed when we receive a confrontational email. If you have a question about your child’s learning, progress or achievement, or any issue, please make a time to talk face to face with your child’s teacher.


As we move into the cooler months, please remember to ensure that any socks or tights that you buy are plain black, white or navy. If your child likes to wear a skivvy under their t shirt, it also needs to be white or navy. Remember that our uniform is now interchangeable and that girls may wear long pants or shorts as well as the navy polos. Go to the School Shop on the website for the uniform options.

Kind regards
Janice Adamson

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FOR TERM 2 2018
Click here for details on these activities.
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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

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 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 term 1 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

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.

 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.

VAS School App

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


PTS Meeting 3 May

We are having a PTS Meeting on tonight from 7.00 – 8.30pm in the staffroom. Anyone who is interested in helping with PTS initiatives or events this term is very welcome to come along. We are looking for people to help run/be a part of a couple of our main events for this term including the Disco and Grandparent’s Day so if you are keen to be involved with these events it would be great to have you on board.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Scholastic Book Fair – 2018

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Victoria Avenue School from Tuesday 5 June until Friday 8 June (Grandparents’ Day). Please mark these dates in your diary now!

Jane Clark is looking for volunteers to help run the Book Fair each day from 8.30-9.00am or 3.00-3.30pm. If you are available to help on any of these days or times please contact Jane on 520 0602 or email [email protected]

Fundraising Result!

A massive thank you to everyone who shopped at The Warehouse in Newmarket and purchased a voting token in support of the school’s 6-month stint as a Community Choice Partner.

We are delighted to announce that $659.52 was raised for the school and will be put towards the playground refurbishment project.

Please contact the PTS if you know of any similar fundraising schemes that you could help organise for the school.

Friday after school

Ice Block Sales

A big thank you to Craig Hill who over the last two terms has co-ordinated the sale of ice blocks. This has been a great fundraiser for the PTS and been much loved by the children on Friday Afternoons.

New Entrants Morning Tea

Thanks to – Justine Baker, Anne Handley, Celeste Treagus, Claudia Ho, Charlotte Houghton, Nina Fraser, Shelley Sudrajat & Yvonne Robinson.

Many thanks for all of the help and delicious food which these Mum’s provided at the end of last term. Your wonderful contribution helped to enhance their start of school experience.

Class Photos

Photolife will be taking photographs here at school on Monday 14th May 2018. Look in your school bags for the information slip regarding this.

Click here for enrolment information and application


Fantastic skill development

Fantastic strength building

Fantastic TUMBLING training

Fantastic flexibility & mental concentration

Fantastic coaches & equipment

Fantastic Fun!


Register on the website today!

Class starts Friday the 11th May,

at 3.15pm in the school hall.


“Classes are fantastic, more fun, more convenient, and I’ve learn’t

more in a term than I did in a year at my last club” Charlotte

The cost for the 8 week term is only $100.

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