Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 3 Week 9 – 20 September 2018

Dear Parents,

We all love to have fun and those who were at the Quiz night last Friday had a huge dose of fun! It was just such a great night. The organisation was superb, from the glass of bubbles as we went in, to the food, the MC, the quizmaster, the on line auction items and the live auction items. In fact, everything was brilliant. Oh yes, and the quiz itself was snappy and some of the questions tested our knowledge.

If you haven’t been to a Quiz night, you really should get together a group and come along. The various themes for each table were innovative and costumes ranged from lavish to bogan as well as pyjamas and dressing gowns! There is something about people being in costume that creates a great atmosphere right from the start.

As well as having fun, the main purpose was as a fundraiser. Around $47,000 was raised! What an amazing result….having huge amounts of fun while raising a lot of money, what a combination!

The $47,000 will be put to good use. Some of the funds will go towards further development of the forest area where the silver slide used to be. This project is already underway, with a group of parents getting together to design an exciting solution for this area. It is expected to be completed by early next year.

Some of the funds will be put towards continuing to employ our specialist teachers; Jason Des Forges, robotics, coding, GATE and technology specialist, Alison Laxon, music and GATE specialist, Carolyn Crook, special needs co ordinator and Julie Hadlow, English language learner specialist.

The rest of the money will go into the coffers for our exciting property initiatives. The board have been working with a facilitator to drill down into our property needs and what we would like for VAS moving into the future. We expect to have further information for the school community before the end of the year. Watch this space…..literally!

We were so lucky to have so many individuals and companies who provided amazing auction items, both for the online auction and the live auction. There were such quality items, events and experiences that were offered and it was so gratifying to see parents across the school support us through spirited bidding.

We have wonderful parents at VAS. Parents whose enthusiasm and energy for the school are channelled into helping organise and run events like the Quiz night. A huge thank you from all of us, for your time, your effort and your willingness to put fun into fundraising!

What a great community!

Kind Regards
Janice Adamson

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FOR TERM 3 2018
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for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2018

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

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

Term Dates for 2018

Term 1: Wednesday 7 February to Friday 13 April 2018
~ Waitangi Day Tuesday 6 February ’18
~ Good Friday 30 March
~ Easter Monday 2 April
~ Easter Tuesday 3 April
Term 2: Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July 2018
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 4 June ’18
Term 3: Monday 23 July to Friday 28 Sept 2018
Term 4: Monday 15 October to Thursday 20 December 2018
~ Labour Day Mon 22 October ’18

Term Dates for 2019

Term 1: Monday 4 February to Friday 12 April 2019
~ Waitangi Day Wednesday 6 February ’19
~ Good Friday 19 April
~ Easter Monday 22 April
~ Easter Tuesday 23 April
Term 2: Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July 2019
~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 June ’19
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

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
Click here  for term 3 menu and for Pita Pit click here.
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 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.

VAS School App

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This Week:

Poppy Mitchell & Cailyn Shen

Last Assembly:

  • Room 1: Tanatswa Sithole
  • Room 2: Samara Riley
  • Room 3: Josh Derecourt
  • Room 4 : Isabella Raby
  • Room 5 : Morgan Frost
  • Room 6: Matthew Cunningham
  • Room 7: Katia Cooke
  • Room 8: Emili Perich
  • Room 9: Noa McCallum
  • Room 10: Marisol Sunbourg
  • Room 11: Rishab Anup
  • Room 12: Jack Thrupp
  • Room 13: Harriet Williamson
  • Room 14: Clovis Wang
  • Room 15: Amilija Perich
  • Room 16: Ranbir Paik
  • Room 16: Alannah Brown
  • Room 16: Alvin Wong
  • Room 17: Terrence Lam
  • Room 17: Sophie Thorman
  • Room 18: Olivia Yu
  • Room 18: Shaurya Shetty
  • Room 19: Fabian Pennington
  • Room 20: Oliver Knowsley
  • Room 20: Solomon Cooper
  • Room 21 : Anne Chen
  • Room 21: Noah Abou-Ghoury
  • Room 22: Mckenzie Graham
  • Room 23: Charlotte Booth
  • Room 15: Amilija Perich

Congratulations to Mikaya Tonga, Room 6. Mikaya won all of these trophies in the prize-giving at Mangere Netball Club, where she is a member. She was awarded Player of the Year.

Yummy sticker sheets need to be returned to the office by Friday 21 September. Please name your sheets as in term 4 we will award a prize for student who collects the most stickers.

Friday after school

A big thank you to Rooms 8 and 9 who last Friday made a fabulous $547 from the amazing cupcakes and baking on Friday. It was a very colourful array of treats. Also thanks so much from the PTS to the parents who helped run the stall.

The profit was around an astounding $47,000, final figure to be confirmed!

Victoria Avenue School Thanks……

The Bassett Family
The Rumbold Family
The Delmas Family
The Underdown Family
Joy Cowley
Maree Noone
Jen Noone
Sean Hughes
Shaun O’Kane
JP Carroll
Simply Flowers on Benson
Bamboo Kitchen

Thanks to Paul Sissons, from Bayleys, our auctioneer, Gene Khutze our MC, and Paul Jones our DJ.

We are hugely grateful also to the following parents who made the event happen: Charlotte Houghton, Julia Donald, Annick Larkin, Amanda Dick, Abby Maire, Shelley Cunningham, Craig Cunningham, Duncan Richards, Craig Hill, Amanda Hill, Kristin Williams, Susannah Barratt-Boyes, Claire Ellis, Kinzsa Vahry, Joanne Henderson, Jen Noone, Jason de Forges, Lidia Cooper, Melissa Field, Maneesh Deva, Alavro Junqueira, Megan Ogilvie, Nina Fraser for all of their help before and on the night, as well as all of those parents who stayed behind to help tidy up. Thank you so much!! If we have omitted any names – please let us know as we are so grateful to everyone who helped out.

Congratulations to our Year 5 & 6 participants in the Zone Cross Country on Tuesday. We were very proud of the effort and results of all involved!

Our lovely year 0 children making sure our vegetable garden is weeded ready for spring planting. For some of them, it is their first experience digging for worms!


Junior Art

Any size, any shape, any colour

Thank you!

If you have lost any uniform, the lost property will be displayed on the round table outside room 8 in the afternoon of 28 September. A big thank you to Yvonne Robinson who looks after sorting this throughout the year.