Address: 282 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland | Telephone: (09) 520 0602
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Newsletter: Term 4 Week 8 – 3 December 2020

Kia ora

Thank you to all of the parents who have helped me get to know our school better by giving me feedback on all the things you love about our school. This week I am asking for feedback on what you would like to see us Keep, Start or Stop – please share your thoughts here:

This information is also being sought from students and staff and will collectively help guide our next steps – your input is valued.

Last week our Friends of VAS put on a beautiful morning tea to say thank you to the staff and to welcome me to the school. Thank you to the parents who made all of the delicious food and who came along on the day. We feel very valued as a staff and are so grateful for your support and friendship.

This week I have continued to meet with staff and to engage will my colleagues in the Remuera Primary Principal’s Association (RPPA) and Auckland Central Community of Schools (ACCOS). Many of my colleagues I have known for a number of years and it is a pleasure to be working more closely with them for the benefit of all of our students.

This week at school we have had our Year 6 students visiting MOTAT and our middle and junior athletics days as well as a thank you morning tea for some of our support staff. Thank you to the teachers who have put on these events for our students and support staff. I have also enjoyed the visits from student to share their learning with me this week and have included a couple of photos of the great work happening in our school. Your children are a delight to be working with and I love seeing all of the amazing learning happening around the school, please encourage them to keep sharing with me!

Ngā mihi nui

Year 5 robotics
Sebastian and Guangnian

Year 6 – solar ovens

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

Be Someone’s Angel this Christmas This year Victoria Avenue School will again be helping the Auckland City Mission to make Christmas special for families in need by collecting Christmas food and gifts for the Auckland’s Angels appeal. With the help of organisations like ours, the Mission last year distributed over 8,000 Christmas food parcels and over 30,000 gifts to people in our community, who could not otherwise afford to enjoy the festive season. This Christmas will be particularly hard for many Aucklanders, and our support is more important than ever. If you’d like to be someone’s Angel this Christmas, please drop off your donations of nonperishable food and new, unwrapped Christmas gifts at the office until 14 December. Suggested food donations include: tinned food (beans, soup, fish, vegetables), pasta, rice, spreads, cereals, muesli bars, flour, tea bags and Christmas treats. Gifts for all ages (including teenagers and adults) are hugely appreciated, as well as donations of wrapping paper and tape. The Mission suggests a budget of $10-$20 per gift. Alternatively you might want to make an online donation to the Mission at   Thank you for your support.

If you want to purchase uniform over the holidays, you can order online at and collect your order at the uniform shop on Wednesday 27 January between 5.00-6.00pm.

Year 6 Leavers – if you would like a white polo for classmate signatures, these are available for $15 from the office or online shop.

Is communication one of your things? Are you a people person? Are you handy with emails?
We are looking for class parents for next year. This is a great way to get to know your child’s teacher and other parents in the class. If you are wanting to be involved this role can be done whether you are working or at home. It can fit around you.
Once you find out  your children(s) classes for next year, please email Kristin at [email protected] with the name(s) of your child(ren), what year they will be in next year, and your contact number. Thanks so much.
ALSO, we need a class parent co-ordinator to replace Kristin, who is stepping down due to work commitments.
Thank you Kristin for the huge contribution you have made in this area.

All pizza orders to be handed in by 9am on Friday morning please. NO LATE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

Middle School Athletics Results
Yesterday afternoon the Middle School took part in their annual athletics day on the field. Every student performed to the best of their ability and contributed to a great day. Well done everyone!
Yr 4 Girls Bean Bag throw: 
1st  Amelia Burr
2nd Laura Hyland
3rd Chloe Qi
Yr 4 Boys Bean Bag throw: 
1st Anders Houghton
2nd Kayde Greene
3rd Ota Shimizu
Yr 3 Girls Bean Bag throw: 
1st Harriet Williamson
2nd Alexa Revill
3rd Mikayla Toon
Yr 3 Boys Bean Bag throw: 
1st Len Ozeki
2nd Tom Larkin
3rd  Cooper Frost
Yr 4 Girls Long Jump 
1st Lena Xie
2nd Abby Scott
3rd Sabine Pascoe
Yr 4 Boys Long Jump 
1st George Tavalea
2nd Kai Serlachius-Williams
3rd Hugo Currey
Yr 3 Girls Long Jump 
1st Alina Wang
2nd Trixie Edgar
3rd Amelia Bartle
Yr 3 Boys Long Jump 
1st Harry Walton
2nd Jack Williams
3rd Liam McIvor
Yr 4 Girls Sprints
1st Scarlett Main
2nd Ella Mace
3rd Sabine Pascoe
Yr 4 Boys Sprints 
1st Kai Serlachius-Williams
2nd George Tavalea
3rd Max Maire
Yr 3 Girls Sprints 
1st Amelia Bartle
2nd Sisley Blenkinsop
3rd Samantha Tidey
Yr 3 Boys Sprints 
1st Liam McIvor
2nd Harry Walton
3rd Freddie Halliday

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

Remuera Zone Athletics

Last Monday the 26th of November, the VAS athletics team took part in the Remuera Zone Athletics day held at Mt Smart Stadium. The students put in some stellar performances and represented the school with distinction. They should all be extremely proud of their efforts.

Yr 5 Girls 800m: Katie Yoon 3rd overall
Yr 5 Boys 800m: Henry Martin 1st overall
Yr 6 Girls High Jump: Willow Reid 3rd overall
Yr 5 Girls Ball Throw: Eden Clyma 3rd overall
Yr 5 Girls 4x100m Relay: Team of Sarah Kennard, Katie Yoon, Lucia Bartle and Emma Dick 2nd overall

Thank you to everyone for your support and contributions to our Family Favourites Cookbook.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank Olivia and James Kirkpatrick for their generous support.
Thank you also to Pippa Mace and Mike Revill for their assistance in the production.
Finally the recipe book was created by Lucy Clark and Bex Knight. Thank you very much Lucy and Bex for all your hard work and effort making this project such a huge success, and raising $15,000 to finish the forest project.
The Friends of Victoria Avenue School

Interested in music lessons for your student at Victoria Ave Primary School? Musiqhub offers Drum, Guitar and keyboard lessons, for beginners to rockstars. Get in touch with JP by emailing [email protected] to book your place for 2021.


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.
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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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