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NEWSLETTER: Term 2 Week 4 – 26 May 2016

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Voting takes place between 25 May and 3 June 2016. Make a difference, Ki te whakapiki.

Michelle Green

My name is Michelle Green and I am standing for the Board of Trustees for Victoria Avenue School.
I am a fully qualified Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and have also attained the prestigious Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst qualification.
……….. see more here.

My name is Nicky Hall and I am standing for the Board of Trustees for Victoria Avenue School. I am the current Deputy Chair of the Board, and also the PTS representative on the Board. I was elected to the Board in 2013. ……… see more here.


 My name is Michael Holloway and I am standing for the Board of Trustees for Victoria Avenue School. In Dec 2015 I was co-opted to the Board to assume responsibility for the Treasurer role from Andrew Cleland. ………..see more here.


Hi, my name is Anna Scott and I am standing for the Board of Trustees for Victoria Avenue School. I am married to Tony and we have 2 children, Zach in year 4 & Abby who will start at VAS in Term 4 of this year……. see more here.

My name is Bob Weston and I am standing for the Board of Trustees for Victoria Avenue School. I have been on the Board of Trustees for the last 4 and a half years, and I’ve had the privilege of chairing the Board for the last three years. ……….. see more here.

My name is Katie Williams and I am standing for the Board of Trustees for Victoria Avenue School. I have two children at the school – Evie Houtman in Year 4 and Vita Houtman in Year 1. I have served on the VAS Board since 2012 …….. see more here

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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.

 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.


Bible in Schools

 We are continuing to offer Bible at a new time of 12.45 – 1.15pm each Thursday lunchtime for the last 5 weeks of each term. This is now part of our lunchtime activities programme and is open to all children from year 0 to year 6.

This new programme is called ‘Champions’ and has been developed by the Churches Education Council (CEC) to meet the needs of today’s schools. It is a new way of delivering what has traditionally been known as Bible in Schools. The programme aims to help teach children values through delivering a fun programme that is relevant to their lives. For further information see Linley Garrett who has their brochure.

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Don’t miss the biggest night on the VAS Social Calendar!

On Saturday 18th June at 7pm, the school hall will be converted into a sumptuous Vegas hotel ballroom (MGM VAS Grand) – and like all great nights in Vegas, there’ll be great company, great food & wine and non-stop entertainment. You’ll be able to mingle freely between the casino tables and the bar as it will be a standing dinner reception, or you can settle down and rest those feet before the dancing kicks off. You’ll get a great night out whilst raising money for the school. So really, while you’re partying – you’ll also be investing in your child’s education! Win : Win!
Make sure you don’t miss out on this night of Vegas crazy.
Do I need to organise a table?
This isn’t a sit down event, so you won’t need to organise a table – just buy your own tickets.  Buy them soon to make sure you don’t miss out, limited number available.
Is VAS Vegas replacing Quiz night?
This event is not replacing quiz night, quiz night is scheduled for term three.
What’s the dress code?
The dress code is Vegas. Anything goes – your options range from Vegas Glam to Comic Con. Grab a group of friends or team together with your class to come up with a winning theme. Prizes for the best dressed.

Grandparents Day 2016

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Congratulations to the two VAS teams who competed in the first round of Swim League at Cameron Pool on Saturday 14th May. VAS teams took first and second place! It sure was noisy and loads of fun … the swimmers and supporters had a great time.

Our next competition is on May 28th at Cameron Pool, 2pm. We appreciate all the cheering from our supporters, if you’re able to come along it would be terrific to have you there! It is a seriously fast, furious and fun competition…an exciting 45 minutes of swimming.

If your child would like to join the swim team for term 3, please email Kim at [email protected]


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For more information re cost, route and event CLICK HERE

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A Chance to Change a Boy’s Life

Endeavour Scholarship for Year 7, 2017

Buchanan Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Year 5, 2017

We are now seeking applications for 2017 for four places for the Endeavour Scholarship and one place for the Buchanan Charitable Foundation Scholarship.

The Endeavour Scholarship was launched by the Governor-General of New Zealand in October 2001 which is now in its 15th year and the Buchanan Charitable Foundation Scholarship which is now in its fourth year.

The Endeavour Scholarship is open to Maori and Pasifika boys who are currently in Year 6 at their present schools, for Year 7, 2017.

The Endeavour Scholarship provides opportunities for four boys each year to receive an education at King’s School for their Year 7 and Year 8 years. The boys spend their intermediate years at King’s School and are then re-assessed to see whether they qualify to move on to King’s College for their secondary education. Their education at King’s College is also paid by this scholarship should they be successful.

This scholarship is a financial scholarship which includes tuition fees, uniform allowance and other costs. The level of parental contribution is independently assessed and based on the current financial position of the parents.

The Buchanan Charitable Foundation Scholarship is for one boy of any ethnic descent but who could not normally afford an independent school education. This scholarship is for a boy currently in Year 4 and pays the fees for his Year 5 – 8 years at King’s School and then onto King’s College. This scholarship is conservatively valued at $180,000.

Further details and application forms for both scholarships can be found on our website ( Alternatively please call Kirsty Higgs on Phone: 520-7774.

The following are the details with respect to the Endeavour Scholarship application process this year.

  • Application papers are currently available for downloading from our school website
  • Applications close 9th August 2016;
  • Examinations will take place on Tuesday, 16th August 2016 at King’s School;
  • Assessments and interviews for short-listed boys will take place end of August.

We certainly hope you will be able to identify students that you can recommend for these programmes.

If you require any further information or copies of the application forms please contact:

Kirsty Higgs

King’s School 258 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland    Phone (09) 520-7774            Email:   [email protected]

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