Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 4 Week 5 – 12 November 2020

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

Powhiri for New VAS Principal – Jane Bush

When  – Monday 16th November – parents you need to be seated by 9.00am. The powhiri will start at 9.15am. It is approximately 30 minutes long.

Where – If it is fine you can sit on the grassy bank situated on the main field. Bring something to sit on, as the grass may be wet. The students will sit with their class. 

If it is wet the powhiri will be held in the hall. Unfortunately this will mean we can only accommodate our special guests and Years 4 to 6 students. So fingers crossed for a fine morning!

Kapa Haka & School Choir need to be at school at 8.30am in order to get their costumes on. Girls will change in Room 3 and boys in Room 4.

Student Led Conferences 25th & 26th November

The children are preparing to share their progress and learning with you, so please mark it in your diary. We put students at the centre of their learning (this is called student agency) and having them share with you is an important part of their learning.

Wednesday 25th November – school closes at 2pm, conferences from 2.15pm – 6.45pm
Thursday 26th November    – conferences from 3.15pm – 6pm

Booking details are below:

Your interview time(s) are organised online and can be booked by going to the website . Enter the school code ejq7e in the box where indicated and follow the instructions on screen to book your conference times. 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.


Ngā mihi nui
Jane Cameron

Year 4 Learning

This term’s  Project Based Learning (PBL) topic for the Year 4’s is ‘Yesterday and Today’. Our main focus has been to consider what we do now because of then and how the past has influenced our now.

We have researched Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome and have learned how people lived, dressed and behaved back then. We have read and written myths, have designed buildings with Grecian columns and classic features and have imagined life as a Roman soldier, peasant, Emperor and more.

Our next step is to make connections between things we have now and things they had then. We are beginning to realise just how much influence the yesteryears have had on how we live our lives today.


Announced last assembly:

Kate Thrupp & Connor Chiu

Celebrated last assembly:

Claudia Evison & Grace Penrose

  • Room 1 : Francis Sullivan
  • Room 2 : Cosmo Honey
  • Room 3 : Mila Walsh
  • Room 4 : Marie-Emeline Watson-Topham
  • Room 5 : Keira Treagus
  • Room 5 : Eden Clyma
  • Room 6 : William Jacka
  • Room 6 : Catherine Lewis
  • Room 7 : Sienna Bravo-Morello
  • Room 8 : William Power
  • Room 11 : Arthur Ferreira
  • Room 12 : Isa Panm
  • Room 13 : Lachlan Khoo
  • Room 14 : Bea McGregor-Macdonald
  • Room 15 : Jayu Jolly
  • Room 16 : Ota Shimizu
  • Room 17 : Isabella Taylor
  • Room 18 : Hedvig Uggla
  • Room 19 : Iris Tian
  • Room 20 : Spencer Thom
  • Room 21 : Ivan Meng
  • Room 22 : Lachlan Walsh
  • Room 23 : William van Son
  • Room 24 : Loren Webber
  • Room 25 : David Zhu
  • Room 25 : Scarlett Bravo-Morello

Lions Junior Citizenship Awards

Every year the Remuera Lions club presents citizenship awards to deserving students from local schools who demonstrate the ideals of the Lions Junior Citizenship Code.

Lions Junior Citizenship Code:

*Honest in word and deed
*Friendly and helpful towards other people
*Generous with you time and talents for the improvement of your community without thought or personal rewards
*Courteous and well mannered
*Respectful towards senior citizens
*Willing to accept responsibility
*Sympathetic towards those in distress, the weak and the needy
*Careful with your criticism
*Liberal with your praise
*Determined to build up, preserve, not to destroy
*Loyal to your city, community and country
*Prepared to accept criticism of yourself and be willing to improve

Last week these awards were presented at Dilworth Junior Campus and the Victoria Avenue School recipients were Lottie Larkin and Maximillian Crosby. Congratulations to you both for being such excellent role models.

VAS Cookbooks

Thank you to everyone who ordered Victoria Avenue School cookbooks. These will be sent home with children next week. We raised over $15,000 which will go towards the forest project so thank you to everyone for supporting this.
We will have limited copies available in the office to purchase if you missed out or would like to buy additional copies for Christmas!

Join the VAS team at the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – Central East Auckland

Point England Reserve, Point England
Sunday, 14 February 2021

Simply follow the link below to join the VAS school group;


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 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 4 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.

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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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