Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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NEWSLETTER: Term 2 Week 2 – 12 May 2016

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School trustee elections are one of the most significant democratic processes in New Zealand This is the 10th election since the introduction of self-managed schools in 1989.

The 2016 campaign aims to attract candidates to stand for seats on around 2,500 school boards. The theme of this year’s election is “Make a difference, Ki te whakapiki”. This triennial election is calling for people who can make a positive difference to our children’s learning.

Election project manager Janet Kelly says it is important that the board reflects its community.

“A good balance of gender, ethnicity and skills around the board table will influence and support educational opportunities for each and every student in our schools.”

In a recent survey of board chairs, 25% said all their current trustees will be seeking re- election. Another 60% indicated that less than half the current trustees would be restanding for election. 78% indicated they are confident of receiving enough nominations to fill the positions on the board.

All parents of students enrolled in a New Zealand state or state integrated school are eligible to nominate themselves or someone else from the community, for election to a school board.

The New Zealand School Trustees Association is running the 2016 School Trustee Elections in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

If you have a child at school, you can nominate yourself or someone you know for your school’s board of trustees.

Interested? CLICK HERE for a Nomination form or collect one from the school office.

Nominations open on 6 May, close on 20 May and voting takes place between 25 May and 3 June 2016.

Make a difference, Ki te whakapiki.

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Grandparents Day 2016

  1. Using the Crossing at 282 Victoria Ave. Please talk to your children about crossing Victoria Avenue via the school crossing. A parent has witnessed a near miss recently where children have been crossing at the 250 Victoria Ave entrance (Teachers’ Driveway). Children and parents must use DRAGON DRIVE when entering and leaving the school from Victoria Avenue and not use the teachers’ driveway as this is a dangerous option!
  2. Please be aware there has been was an attempted break into a parent’s car in Victoria Avenue after school yesterday. The offender was driving a stolen BMW.

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

FOR TERM 2 2016
Click here for details on these activities.
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for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2016

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 2016
Term 2: Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July ’16
Queen’s Birthday Monday 6 June ’16
Term 3: Monday 25 July to Friday 23 Sept ’16
Term 4: Monday 10 October to Friday 16 December ’16
~ Labour Day Mon 24 October ’16

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
2. Pita Pit: ordered through ezLUNCH: Thursdays – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY – NEW!!
Join ezlunch today  and Place an order
3. Subway: Wed and Fri – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Register to order online at
4. Fusion Sushi on Tuesdays and Fridays – ORDERING AT SCHOOL OFFICE – NEW!!
Click Here for order forms/instructions

School Dental Service
8b Ngaio St Orakei Ph5200603.

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.


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.

Entertainment Books

All payments for Entertainment Books or unsold Entertainment Books to please be returned to school ASAP please!

Photo Life will be taking photos on Monday 16 May.

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For more information re cost, route and event CLICK HERE

SKATEBOARD CLUB is back on this term. Monday lunch times 12.30 –1.30 pm on court outside hall.
Taken by professional skateboard coach Simon Thorp from the Young Guns Skate School.
Cost $50 per term.
All abilities welcome, we have plenty of complete beginners.
Bring Helmet and Skateboard to school

For more information please contact Simon Thorp on 0276592707 or [email protected]




Afterschool Netball Programme | Ages 5-13 years | Monday, Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday

Build your child’s netball skills with our Coaching Clinics, a specialised 8-week programme delivered by our expert coaches to take your child’s netball to the next level.
Where:  Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns and Windmill Road, Mt Eden


Fundamental Skills Programme | Boys & Girls | Ages 2-4 years | Monday, Friday and Sunday mornings
All Sorts of Sports is a pre-school multi-sport programme designed to introduce your child to the fundamental skills needed to participate in a wide range of sports.This programme incorporates the essential gross motor skills that will enhance your child’s growth.
FREE Taster Days on Sunday 8, Monday 9 and Friday 13 May.
Where:  Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns
REGISTER FOR TERM 2 ONLINE or find out programme details on our website
OR CONTACT:  Serena Somlyai  T 09 280 4129  E [email protected]

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