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

NEWSLETTER: Term 3 Week 1 – 28 July 2016

Dear Parents

Welcome back!! It is great to see all your smiling faces sharing your wonderful holiday experiences.

We mentioned last newsletter that Carolyn Crook was getting married over the holidays. We just have to share this delightful photograph of the very happy couple. Congratulations Carolyn and Brian!

Carolyn and Brian


• Wednesday 10 August between 2.15 pm and 7.15 pm and

• Thursday 11 August between 3.15 pm and 6.15 pm for all classes except Room 19

Parent/Teacher interviews are planned this term as an opportunity for you and your child(ren) to meet with their teacher(s) to discuss their learning.

These interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 10 August between 2.15 pm and 7.15 pm and Thursday 11 August between 3.15 pm and 6.15 pm for all classes except Room 19. Interviews for Room 19 parents will be scheduled later in the term.

Interview time(s) are organised online and can be booked by going to the website . Enter the school code 6zccu in the box where indicated and follow the instructions on screen to book your interview time periods. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the school office and we will organise your conference time for you.

Interviews are 15 minutes long, and you are asked to be punctual for your appointment so that all following appointments run to time.

PLEASE NOTE: Children will need to be collected from school at 2.00pm on Wednesday 10 August

NB – As Room 19 students will not be having interviews at this time they will remain at school until 3.00pm as usual.

Please note that we have FOUR events coming up:Save-the-date

RATBAGS our senior school production, Quiz Night, School Disco and Brainwave Trust talk. – see below

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 3 2016
Click here for details on these activities.
Click here
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 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.

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• SENIOR SCHOOL PRODUCTION “Ratbags” 23 to 25 August.

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets online at our school shop. Tickets are also available from the school office


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Brainwave Trust talk – Unravelling the Mystery of the Adolescent Brain.

Wed Sept 21, 7pm, Watch this space for more details.

For more information about this talk CLICK HERE

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Shavaya MacDonald and Emily Penrose

Room 1: Alice McCabe
Room 2: Teå Armer
Room 3: Miguel Mok
Room 4: Addison Randall
Room 5: Hugo Mackenzie
Room 6: Mila Crouch
Room 6: Isabelle Chung
Room 7: Francesca Grazioli
Room 8: Ava Carey
Room 9: Hiroki Hui
Room 10: Aiden Chung
Room 11: Alex Simpson
Room 12: Joshua Jolly
Room 13: Jayden Naran-Patel

Room 14:Thomas Cai
Room 15: Miles Clark
Room 16: Nicholas Dryden
Room 16: Olivia Maire
Room 17: Alex Ford
Room 17: Millie King
Room 18: Jaxon Molloy
Room 18: Henry Wilson
Room 19: Emma Eberhard
Room 18: Tyrese Tupai
Room 20: Grace Liang
Room 20: Harriet Swasbrook
Room 22: Katya Scheurich

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Fantastic skill development

Fantastic strength building

Fantastic Parkor training

Fantastic flexibility and mental concentration

Fantastic coaches and equipment

Fantastic Fun!

Register on the  website today!
Class starts on Friday the 5th of August,
3.15pm to 4.15pm in the school hall.

“Classes are fantastic, more fun, more convenient, and I’ve learn’t
more in a term than I did in a year at my last club” Charlotte

The cost for the 8 week term is only $95.
0800 273368


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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]