Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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NEWSLETTER: Term 2 Week 5 – 2 June 2016

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CLICK HERE to see information on the candidates.

Voting closes on 3 June 2016. Make a difference, Ki te whakapiki.

– you can bring your voting papers to the school office.


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Year 6 leaders

National Young Leaders Day

Last Thursday all the Councillors and House Captains travelled to the Vodafone Events Centre to experience National Young Leaders Day 2016. Wow, what a day! Famous leaders from around New Zealand presented at NYLD and gave powerful, inspirational and exciting speeches. We heard all about their experience of leadership and the hurdles they have overcome. They gave us important tips for our future lives.

One of the main points was, you don’t need a badge to be a leader, anyone can be a leader. It’s all about your character and having the right attitude. Another main point was that you need to be a leader all of the time, not just when someone is watching!

It was an amazing once in a lifetime experience, one that the leaders of 2016 are not going to forget in a hurry.

Ben Smith, Yasemin Kalkan and Grace Merrilees

Members of the Victoria Avenue School Council

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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.

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Grandparents’ Day – a couple of things to think about for the day:
• There is NO parking in the school grounds. However if you have a grandparent who needs to be dropped closer to the hall the gate will be open at 250 Victoria Ave for quick drop offs.
• Please be aware there will be high numbers of grandparents attending the concert. Unfortunately there will be NO opportunity for parents to attend this concert. We hope to have a video of the concert available online soon after the event.

Grandparents Day 2016

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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.

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Jonathan Hu and Sierra Sharma

Room 1: Zoe Fon
Room 2: Ashton Mitchell
Room 3: Grace Merrilees
Room 4: Toby O’Leary
Room 5: David Li
Room 6: Bonicio Wishart
Room 7: Claudia Evison
Room 7: Olesya Kozakevych
Room 8: Alannah Brown
Room 8: William King
Room 9: Scout Challinor
Room 9 Ben Lethborg
Room 10: Dylan Chand
Room 10: Alvin Wong
Room 11: Austin Gu
Room 12: Daniel Sullivan
Room 13: Hamish Ngan
Room 14: Noah Abou-Ghoury
Room 15: Tom Underwood
Room 16: Joshua Merrilees
Room 17: Brooke Griffiths
Room 18: Morgan Frost
Room 19: Maddex Lodge
Room 20: Allison Sun
Room 21: Anna Delmas

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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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