Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 3 Week 3 – 8 August 2019

Dear Parents,

It is mid winter and we are in the midst of the cold and flu season and we have also had a tummy bug go through classrooms so there are a number of children absent each day. Apart from illness and trips overseas, the majority of our children are sent to school regularly. Unfortunately though, there are a few children who seem to be very good at talking mum and dad into letting them stay home from school and the tummy pains they swear they are having miraculously disappear as soon as they are allowed to stay home! However, I am sure you can understand how miserable they feel if they are sent to school sick and end up in sick bay, so it would be great if you could keep them home.

I thought you might be interested in the following table which shows the effect of letting your child stay home from school regularly and even occasionally:

Dance Programme

Ezra from Dance Curriculum loved being at VAS and it seemed to me that the children loved having him teach dance. The two concerts were well received by parents and it was great to see parents busting the moves with their children.

Kind Regards
Janice Adamson

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FOR TERM 3 2019
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for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2019

What’s Ahead?
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School Times
School starts:      8.50am
Interval:             10.30-10.50am
Lunch:               12.30-1.25pm
School finishes:   3.00pm

Term Dates for 2019

Term 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 Sept 2019
Term 4: Monday 14 October to Wednesday 18 December 2019
~ Labour Day Mon 28 October ’19

Term Dates for 2020

Term 1: Tuesday 4 February to Thursday 9 April 2020
~ Waitangi Day Thursday 6 February ’20
~ Good Friday 10 April
~ Easter Monday 13 April
~ Easter Tuesday 14 April
~ ANZAC Day Monday 27 April
Term 2: Tuesday 28 April to Friday 3 July 2020
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June ’20
Term 3: Monday 20 July to Friday 25 Sept 2020
Term 4: Monday 12 October to Wednesday 16 December 2020
~ Labour Day Monday 26 October ’20

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 here

Lunch Orders
1. ‘Daily Lunch and Catering’ ordered through ezlunch: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
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Join ezlunch today  and Place an order  Sushi is available through Daily Lunch and Catering
2. Subway: ordered through ezLUNCH: – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
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Join ezlunch today  and Place 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.

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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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Bay & Remuera Lit Quiz

The Lit Quiz is an annual literature competition, in which teams of four students work together to answer questions from an assigned list of books. Our year 5 and 6 teams both did very well, the year 5 team came second place overall.

Year 6 team – Bella Innes, Annabelle Judd, George Clausen and Nicholas Weston.

Year 5 team – Willow Reid, Harrison Wong, Zac Hood and Olivia Halliday.

  • This year, you only need to decorate yourself, not your table. Bring your best 90s flair!

  •  Feel free to get 10 friends together and purchase 10 tickets otherwise we will try to put you with parents who are in a similar year group

  • Absolutely no alcohol or food to be bought on the premises, bag searches will be conducted.

Last week, rooms 4 & 5 raised $412 towards the school’s forest project. Thanks to those parents and the whole school for supporting.

Tomorrow, Friday 9th August we are having our KidsCan Mufti day. The theme is crazy hair mufti, can kids please bring a gold coin. 

SPCA mufti day

We raised $691 from the mufti day last term. This has been donated to the SPCA, thanks for your support.

Epipen School Offer from one of our Parents:  $135 including delivery to school – $5 donated to school for each delivery!

As a mum and a pharmacist I understand that epipens can be expensive. I can personally deliver your epipen (which is temperature sensitive) to the school office. This ensures the medication is not exposed to temperature fluctuations within the courier van and saves you time and hassle. We provide the latest expiry dating and we can tell you the current one when contacting us. Deliveries will be done on a weekly basis during school term. Discount available for 2 or more pens. For more information, please contact [email protected]

With more than 15 years of teaching experience, LeeAnna has taught ballet to students from over 15 different countries. She studied classical ballet for the majority of her life in the United States, and has taught at international schools in Switzerland and in Myanmar (Burma).

These After-school Ballet classes will be a fun introduction to formal ballet training. Children will learn ballet terminology, movements, and fundamental positions with an emphasis on improving body awareness and coordination. Ensuring that students receive individual attention within the group setting will be important during classes.

Ballet attire is encouraged: leotard, tights, ballet slippers, and (optional) skirt.
Mostly importantly, students should wear clothing that is flexible and allows for comfortable movement.

Cost: $220 for Term 3

**Children enroling after the first class (25/7) will have an adjusted class fee

To enrol, please email: [email protected]

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