Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 4 Week 6 – 19 November 2020

Kia ora

Thank you to the entire VAS community for making me feel so welcome this week!

It has been a whirlwind of a week, beginning with the very moving powhiri on Monday morning. I feel honoured to be with you and humbled with the welcome and support I have received this week. My family, friends and colleagues have all commented on the amazing feel of our school, the quality of the performances and the impeccable behaviour of our students.  They left me on Monday assured that I am going to love being with you and already I have commented to staff that I feel very much at home.

I have been busy visiting classes and getting to know what your children love about their school and their learning – as well as answering a few questions they have about me! I have been impressed with the friendliness of our students, the quality of learning visible in each room and the relationships teachers and students enjoy. Next week I will be meeting with teachers to ask them the same questions and to get to know their goals and aspirations. In the following few weeks I will be connecting with parents to ensure that I have a broad understanding of what matters to the students, staff and community of Victoria Avenue School before the end of the school year. This information will help me and the board plan for 2021 and beyond.

I had the pleasure of attending my first Friends meeting last night and it was wonderful to hear about the successes they have had this year, despite the pandemic, in bringing events to the community and joy to the children. This group of passionate and hard working parents are a real asset to our community and their enthusiasm for what is to come in 2021 is invigorating. I look forward to working alongside the Friends group as their plans evolve.

Thank you to the parents who have said hello, popped in to see me or sent an email. I am very much looking forward to getting to know your community and learning how I can give my best always to enable your children to continue to learn and grow.

Ngā mihi nui

School Prizegivings
Our school prize givings will be held in our school hall on Friday 11 December at the following times…
9.00am – Years 4 – 6 prize giving and Year 6 leavers assembly. The 2021 house captains and sports captains will also be announced at this time.
2.00pm – Year 0 – 3 prizegiving

Threadworms & Headlice

From time to time children in the school have headlice or threadworms. Please be aware of this and seek over the counter treatment if either occur.


Celebrated last assembly:

Kate Thrupp & Connor Chiu

  • Room 1 : Minako Purdy
  • Room 1 : Alexis Tree
  • Room 2 : Crystal Tan
  • Room 3 : Chloe Song
  • Room 6 : Lucy Williams
  • Room 6 : Solomon Cooper
  • Room 7 : Suhas Sunkisala
  • Room 11 : Emanuel Lei
  • Room 12 : Kate Luther
  • Room 12 : Marv Kennedy
  • Room 13 : Marlo Sherrod
  • Room 13 : Jemima Nathan
  • Room 14 : Elaine Young
  • Room 15 : Oliver Lethborg
  • Room 16 : Isabella Lu
  • Room 17 : Georgia Dick
  • Room 18 : Coco Sun
  • Room 20 : Farzan Ivoghlian
  • Room 23 : Ollie Doole
  • Room 24 : Sophia Kan
  • Room 25 : Emma Gao
  • Room 25 : Ted Sharpe

Junior School Athletics Day

This will be held on Friday 4 December on the field:

Year 0 & Year 1: start 10.50am
Year 2: start 1.20pm

Year 5 and 6 Athletics Sports

The track events for the Year 5 and 6 Athletics were held at Martyn Wilson field on Monday afternoon. The field events were completed back at school on Tuesday. Congratulations to all the place-winners. The top place-getters will compete at the Remuera Zone Athletics Competition on Monday 23 November. We look forward to hearing how they get on!

Year 5 Finals Placings 2020 – Athletics

  Yr 5 Girls Yr 5 Boys
1st Sarah Kennard Henry Martin
  2nd Katie Yoon Noah Abou-Ghoury
  3rd Lucia Bartle James Cunningham
  4th Emma Dick Flynn Magness-Wignall
  1st Katie Yoon Henry Martin
  2nd Sarah Kennard Noah Abou-Ghoury
  3rd Lucia Bartle James Cunningham
  4th Emma Dick Seb McIvor
  1st Katie Yoon Henry Martin
  2nd Sarah Kennard James Cunningham
  3rd Eden Clyma / Marie -Emeline Watson Topham Harry Stewart
  1st Katie Yoon Henry Martin
  2nd Eden Clyma Sebastian McIvor
  3rd Leila Clayton-Ford Jayden Naran-Patal
  1st Eden Clyma Solomon Cooper
  2nd Tia Williams Luca Colgan
  3rd Sarah Kennard James Cunningham
Long Jump  
  1st Katie Yoon Henry Martin
  2nd Sarah Kennard Sebastian McIvor
  3rd Lucia Bartle Harry Stewart
High Jump  
  1st Sarah Kennard Austin Gu
  2nd Marie-Emmeline Watson-Topham Will Jacka
  3rd Katie Yoon Solomon Cooper

Year 6 Finals Placings 2020 – Athletics

  Yr 6 Girls Yr 6 Boys
1st Ava Carey Cooper O’Shannessey
  2nd Willow Reid Max Derecourt
  3rd Sophia Panaho Parker Mills
  4th Francesca Grazioli Sam Mace
  1st Willow Reid Cooper O’Shannessey
  2nd Ava Carey Max Derecourt
  3rd Alexis Tree Sam Mace
  4th Emily Shtenko Parker Mills
  1st Willow Reid Max Derecourt
  2nd Alexis Tree Sam Mace
  3rd Ava Carey Ethan Wood
  1st Willow Reid Ethan Wood
  2nd Alexis Tree Sam Mace
  3rd Atalia Ese Kingston Jones
  1st Chloe Pratt Max Derecourt
  2nd Paea Maliepo Rohan de Zoysa
  3rd Sophie Watkin Cooper O’Shannessey
Long Jump  
  1st Willow Reid Cooper O’Shannessey
  2nd Atalia Ese Craig Rong
  3rd Mia Yen/ Sophia Panaho Parker Mills
High Jump  
  1st Willow Reid Cooper O’Shannessey
  2nd Alexis Tree Sam Mace
  3rd Sophia Panaho Ethan Wood


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 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.

 Remember to ‘like’ Victoria Avenue School on Facebook.facebook_like_small

Here is a link from NZ Health for info and treatment.

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