Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 2 Week 7 – 15 June 2017

Dear All,

This week I wanted to share with you the exciting work which our Year 2 students have been undertaking in their Inquiry Learning. Scroll down to check this out.

We had a spectacular day last Friday – the weather set the stage for a stimulating and happy day together with our lovely grandparents sharing and learning along with us. A special thanks to the PTS for organising the morning tea, and all the families who provided a gorgeous spread of food.

Kind Regards
Jane Cameron

Scholastic Book Fair

We had our most successful Scholastic Book Fair ever last week – sales of books and posters totalling $11,926.70 raised $4,004 in commission for the school!
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and our Librarian , Jane Clark – who worked throughout the week and on Grandparents’ Day. You did an amazing job.

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

FOR TERM 2 2017
Click here for details on these activities.
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for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2017

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 2017
Term 1: Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 13 April 2017
~ Waitangi Day Monday 6 February ’17
~ Good Friday 14 April
Term 2: Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July 2017
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June ’17
Term 3: Monday 24 July to Friday 29 Sept 2017
Term 4: Monday 16 October to Friday 15 December 2017
~ Labour Day Mon 23 October ’17

Stationery Sales
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30-8.45am

Uniform Shop
– half way up dragon drive in the old dental clinic

OPEN THURSDAYS 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 2 menu.
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 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.


Upset Neighbours……

Again, one of our neighbours has emailed pointing out that some members of our community constantly park illegally across driveways meaning the residents have trouble accessing their driveways. The photo here illustrates…

This type of inconsiderate driving and parking is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

…and another one…
“Hi Mrs Cameron,

I am sorry to hassle you about this but the parking behaviour at Spencer St has become increasingly dodgy this year.  People are parking at the end of the cul-de-sac where there are clearly dotted yellow lines with complete disregard for other users of the road.  Particularly cars that are driving to the end and trying to turn around, it makes it dangerous to turn around.  Please find attached a photo I took of a repeat offender. This particular owner is blatant, she arrives at 2.59pm puts her hazard lights on and then leaves the car to walk up to school.  I have witnessed this particular repeat offender several times.  You will notice in the photo there are three cars illegally parked on dotted yellow lines.  After taking this photo a fourth person pulled up and parked illegally.  Then a car drove down and tried to turn around in the small space..
Once again I hate getting involved in this stuff but it is getting significantly worse.  Also it is a bad look for the school.”

Please check our lost property area if you are missing any uniform items, it is bursting with lost uniform. Please ensure that uniform is named – so many pieces which find their way there are un-named and we cannot return them to their owners.

Year 2 – Technology Inquiry

This term the Year 2s have been learning about bridges as part of their Technology Inquiry.

We have looked at photos of incredible bridges around the world. We have watched enormous bridges being built by humongous machines. We have seen people bungy jump of them, walk across them, sail under them, abseil down them, swing from them and so much more.

We now know that all bridges are built for a reason but can then be used for a range of things the original engineers may never have dreamed of.

In our classrooms we have made bridges out of blocks, cardboard, newspaper, paper, jelly snakes, toothpicks, coffee stirrers, lolly sticks, chairs, hot wheels tracks, lego, egg boxes, pipe cleaners, string, tape, glue…you name it we are sure to have incorporated it into one of our designs.

Consequently the children can now speak the language of bridge and words like truss, suspension, beam, arch, cable stay and cantilever all have meaning to us.

Clearly we have a set of budding engineers and architects in our midst so if you would like to know anything bridge related please pop into a Year 2 classroom and consult one of our bridge experts!



Tickets onsale in the office. Door sales.

Years 0,1,2,3 from 5:15-6:30pm

Years 4,5,6 from 6:45pm-8:00pm

$10 includes entry, hotdog, and water. Prizes to be won. Glowsticks and lights for sale.

Any Unwanted Vases?

Sometimes appreciative people give flowers to our teachers :) They end up in jam jars. If you have any vases surplus to requirements, we would appreciate them coming our way! Thank you.

Calling all aspiring Actors……

If  you are interested in auditioning, spaces are limited in all groups. Registration opens on Friday. Rehearsals begin August for a December production – all the details and important dates are available on their website, click here for details.