Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 2 Week 8 – 22 June 2017


In this newsletter I have asked our Year 3 classes to share with you their topic of Inquiry Learning, which is ‘huts’.

The Mad Hutters of Year 3!
This term the Year 3’s have been learning all about huts. We’ve learned about different types of huts and their purposes, as well as the different materials you can use to build huts. There has been a lot of hands-on practise at tying knots, lashing sticks together, and weaving. We started out with blankets and common items of classroom furniture. From there we moved outdoors and the children used ropes, sticks and tarpaulins in all kinds of creative ways to make shelter.
Some of our huts have been full-size, and towards the end of the term we will be making miniature models. This unit has been a great way to access the technology curriculum. It has helped build everyone’s problem-solving skills, as well as communication skills and team work. On Grandparents’ Day we interviewed our grandparents about their experiences making huts and learned it was a popular activity even back in their day!

Kind Regards
Jane Cameron

New Learning Support Page on our Website

We have updated our Learning Support page. Now you can find out more about the programmes we offer, and information about common learning and behaviour challenges. To check it out, click on the following link: //

Click Here to view our BLOG PAGE.

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.
Click here
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 hereSave

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.


Entertainment Books

School Holidays are fast approaching and if you’re looking for some fun ideas to keep the kids happy, then why not purchase a copy of the new 2017/18 Entertainment Memberships? With 25-50% off or 2-for-1 offers from attractions like Rainbow’s End, Butterfly Creek, the Auckland Zoo, Event Cinema’s, Snowplanet, Kelly Tarlton’s, Extreme Edge Indoor Climbing, Gravity Trampoline Park, Lilliputt Mini Golf and many more, there’s something to keep every child entertained. It also features family friendly restaurants and cafes like Mamma Mia, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Lone Star, Circus Circus and Remuera Local Cafe to help keep the kids fed and re-fuelled. You can order your copy of the new Book or Digital Membership online at and the PTS receives 20% of every purchase to go towards our fundraising target of $2000 for the shared BBQ area. If you’re heading out of Auckland for the Holidays and down to the Mountains or to Coromandel/Bay of Plenty, there are editions available for all over NZ with local content. There’s even Memberships available for all major Australian cities including Sydney, Melbourne and the ever popular Gold Coast.


This Week

Annabelle Judd and Atalia Ese

Last Assembly:

  • Room 1: Zach Clark
  • Room 2: Gracie Thomlinson
  • Room 3: Fred Gilbert
  • Room 4: Freya Reid
  • Room 5: Allison Sun
  • Room 6: Louis Liu
  • Room 7: Esther Larkin
  • Room 8: Fabian Pennington
  • Room 9: Preston Frost
  • Room 10: Fin Wilson
  • Room 11 : Stepan Kornyshev
  • Room 12: Violet McAuley
  • Room 13: Chloe Cooper
  • Room 13: Caramel Williams
  • Room15: Samantha Tidey
  • Room 16: Connor Clark
  • Room 17: Sophia Liu
  • Room 18: Brian Deng
  • Room 19: Connelly Grobler
  • Room 19: Max McCarthy
  • Room 21: Gamuchirai Sithole
  • Room 21 : Cosmo Honey

Our Principal Sponsor…..

Eastern Suburbs Gymnastics Club  – Term 2 Holiday Programme 2017

Our local gymnastics club, Eastern Suburbs Gymnastics Club in Apirana Avenue, Glen Innes is running its usual holiday courses for gymnastics during the two weeks of the Term 2 holidays.

They cater for all levels and ages. Gymnastics is a fantastic sport for flexibility, co-ordination, balance, strength, speed and cardiovascular fitness.

Courses run for 3 and 4 days: Mon to Wed/Turs 10 Jul – 12/13 July and 17 July – 19/20 July 2017 from 9.00am -11.00am for 5 & 6 yr olds ($90/$115pw) and 9.00-11.30am for 7+ yr olds ($110/$140pw).

To enrol :  Or for more details phone 09-528 0941 or email [email protected]

For after school gymnastics (ages 5+) and Playgym for 2, 3 & 4 yr olds enrolments open Monday 10 July 2017 @