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

Newsletter: Term 3 Week 10 – 24 September 2020

Dear Parents,

Time to say goodbye. The hardest four words to write. It has been my privilege to have been a part of the Victoria Avenue School community. A community of outstanding teachers, admin staff, teacher aides, caretakers. A community of unbelievably amazing children; children who love school and are motivated to learn. A community of supportive, kind and caring parents including board members, PTS/Friends, Mums in Prayer.

I have met so many of you over the eight and a half years at VAS. I have met thousands of parents and children during my 19 years as a principal. I have taught thousands of children across a career spanning more than 40 years. My life’s work. How lucky am I to have been part of so many lives.

Time for a new adventure.

Kind regards

The uniform shop is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please purchase your items online and delivery will be made within 2-3 days. We are still accepting returns and second hand items which you can drop off at the school office.
If you have a new student starting school or if you have a specific request please email Lisa directly at [email protected]. Thank you for your understanding.

The deadline for 2021 out of zone applications is 14 October. If you are already enrolled as an out of zone family and you have a sibling turning 5 in 2021, please submit an application. Click here for the application form.

Thank you to everyone who supported pizza lunch this week.

We raised $2,131!

This will go towards the forest play project to be completed in April 2021.

The Friends of Victoria Avenue School

‘Family Favourites’ Cookbook

~ Over 120 delicious recipes ~
~ $25 per book ~
~ The perfect Christmas gift ~

Order forms will be sent home with students and need to be returned to their class teacher with cash enclosed, by Friday 25th September.

(Due to Covid restrictions and parents not coming on-site, it will not be an option to come to the office and pay by EFTpos.)

Alternatively cookbooks can be ordered online through our school website:

All proceeds will go towards fundraising for the
Victoria Avenue School Forest Project.

Thank-you in advance for your support.

Personalised Artwork Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Mouse Mats & Sketch Pads

These make unique gifts and keepsakes for family & friends and are perfect for posting overseas.  To order go to  Your individual order code has been distributed to your child.  Orders close on 28th September.  To view samples of the products please visit

If you have lost or have not received your individual code by now and would like to order, please contact Meg at [email protected] to retrieve your unique code.

Football 7s is (hopefully) on next term, so would your boys or girls like to play?

The games are on Wednesdays afternoons (between 4-6pm, exact time to be confirmed)  from 14th October. The venue is Micheals Avenue Reserve. The team registration fee is $495 which we will split between the players. For 7 a side, it would be good to have about 10 players.

Last year our boys team was called ‘Devil Duck Destroyers’ – it would be good to stick to the same team name as we already have the T-shirt ;)

Please let me know very soon if your boy or girl is interested, and if anyone else is keen to play.

So far we only have 4 players and are looking for 5 or 6 more. The player are Henry, Hugo, Harry and Daniel.

Thank you!
Kerry Martin


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.

To download the app for free on iPhone or Android click this link: