Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
E-mail: [email protected] | web:

Newsletter: Term 3 Week 1 – 23 July 2020

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe we are half way through the school year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the teaching team and support staff for all that they do for our children.  Also a big thank you to our parent community for your continued support.

Just a reminder that interviews are set for Wednesday 29 July between 2.20pm and 6.00pm and Thursday 30 July between 3.20 pm and 5.00 pm. Some classes may start slightly earlier on Thursday 30 July to ensure enough interview slots are available. Interviews are 10 minutes long, and you are asked to be punctual for your appointment so that all following appointments run to time.

See instructions  below detailing how to book your interview.

Please note that these are not 3 way conferences. You are welcome to bring your child with you, but it is an opportunity for a conversation between parents and teachers. To maximise the use of this time please email your child’s teacher with responses to the following:

  • Comments on how your child has settled into school this term.
  • Key areas you would like to discuss at this interview
  • Your child’s areas of strength
  • Curriculum areas you believe need to be a focus for your child this year
  • Any other issues we need to be aware of in order to support your child.

Please note – Students will need to be collected from school at 2.00pm on Wednesday 29 July

Property update

We received some great news this week that the Ministry of Education has approved our request to proceed to the procurement phase for two new classrooms for the school. This allows us to proceed with engaging with the construction market to find a suitable builder. These new classrooms will provide some much needed breathing room for the school allowing further upgrades to be advanced next year and the other years ahead.

The reclad of the admin building is on track and completion is due in August. A new kitchen for the staff has been ordered along with some much needed new furniture. Refurbishment of the girls toilets in the main block is also on track will be completed in August (or hopefully sooner) and the boys toilets will follow later and should be completed in December.

Kind regards


Announced last assembly:

Sebastien Fong & Keira Treagus

Celebrated last assembly:

Teoi Brown & Sarah Kennard

  • Room 1: Eddie Qi
  • Room 2 : Kingston Jones
  • Room 3 : Hiroshi Hui
  • Room 4 : Caitlin Herrod
  • Room 4 : Chelsea Lin
  • Room 5 : James Cunningham
  • Room 6 : Nico Irvine
  • Room 7 : Isla Tonga
  • Room 8 : Sophie Ngan
  • Room 8 : Louis Van Son
  • Room 9 : Amos Fu
  • Room 10 : Caitlin Fonseca-Ensor
  • Room 11 : Ellie Wu
  • Room 12 : Monty Kynoch
  • Room 13 : Zoe Williams
  • Room 14 : Alaina He
  • Room 15 : Harry Walton
  • Room 16 : Greer Monk
  • Room 16 : Claire Zhang
  • Room 16 : Amelia Burr
  • Room 17 : Cici Tang
  • Room 17 : Blake Field
  • Room 18 : Benjamin Rong
  • Room 18 : Neave Harris
  • Room 19 : Alan Wang
  • Room 19 : Kyan Yu
  • Room 20 : Gabriella Bainbridge
  • Room 20 : Lin Zhang
  • Room 21 : Grace Penrose
  • Room 21 : Renee Shen
  • Room 22 : Olivia Hanson
  • Room 24 : Isla Cabaret

Remember to send in your recipes for the school cookbook! Here’s a reminder of what to submit –

* One favourite recipe per family

* If your recipe has a special meaning please add a short blurb

* A photo of either your child baking/cooking OR of the finished product (please note: a photo is optional)

* Names and year group of children at VAS

Please send in your recipe by Friday 31stJuly to: [email protected]

If you have any questions, please contact –

Lucy Clark –[email protected]

Bex Knight –[email protected]

More details will be out in the next few days…….

  1. Place the Yummy stickers on the sticker collection sheets and / or
  2. Place the cut-out Yummy labels (from fruit bags) on the cut-out label collection sheets
  3. Return the completed (or partially completed) sheets to the Victoria Ave School office by 18th September 2020. Make sure your name and room number are on the sheet as we will give a prize to the student(s) that collect the most stickers

Yummy apples and fruit are available from New World, Pak’n Save and other participating stores.  The more stickers VAS collects, the more sports gear we receive.  Last year, VAS qualified for $1,800 worth of free sports gear which is an amazing effort.

Start collecting today :)

Support Victoria Avenue School!

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Parent teacher interview bookings

Your interview time(s) are organised online and can be booked by going to the website . Select ‘Make a Booking’ , then enter the school code yfa88 in the box where indicated and follow the instructions on screen to book your interview times. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the school office and we will organise your conference time for you.

We will not be providing an interpreter for those who require one. If you have any problems with arranging your own interpreter please contact Jane Cameron: [email protected]

Zumba classes will be starting again this term! Miss Meurice will take classes in the hall at on Thursdays at 8.30am, starting from Week 3. All welcome!

What is Water Wolves?

Simply, Water Wolves is a fun waterpolo experience for kids aged 7-11 years old.

In addition to weekly games, players will get time in the pool learning and practicing their Water Polo Skills.

Please click on this link for more information.

If you want to play or interested in entering a team or have any questions please email Tony Scott


School Times
School starts:      8.50am
Interval:             10.30-10.50am
Lunch:               12.30-1.25pm
School finishes:   3.00pm

Term Dates for 2020

Term 3: Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Term 4: Monday 12 October to Wednesday 16 December
~ Labour Day Monday 26 October

Term Dates for 2021

Term 1: Wednesday 3 February to Friday 16 April
~ Waitangi Day observed Monday 8 February
~ Good Friday 2 April
~ Easter Monday 5 April
~ Easter Tuesday 6 April
~ ANZAC Day observed Monday 26 April

Term 2: Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 7 June

Term 3: Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October

Term 4: Monday 18 October to Wednesday 15 December
~ Labour Day Monday 25 October

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

FOR TERM 3 2020
Click here for details on these activities.
Click here
for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 202

What’s Ahead?
Please click here to view our online calendar

Stationery Sales
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30-8.45am

Uniform Shop
– half way up dragon drive

OPEN FRIDAYS only: 8.15-8.45am
Orders and payments for uniform can be made online on our website ~ Click here

Lunch Orders
‘Daily Lunch and Catering’ ordered through ezlunch: – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY. Click here for the ezlunch  menu. Click here  to join ezlunch Click here to make an order.

School Dental Service
8b Ngaio St Orakei Ph 520 0603.

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.

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