Term 4 Week 9 – 11 December 2014

Dear Parents

The end of year events held at VAS are very special. The Leavers’ Dinner held last Thursday night was so much fun. The Willy Wonka theme was perfect and the chocolate fountain was the hit of the night! William Pike spoke to the children about his accident which led to him having his leg amputated. It was great how he shared that he had three choices when faced with being disabled: it could defeat him, define him or challenge him. He chose for it to be a challenge and has had lots of great experiences since, including continuing to climb mountains. I was so impressed when one of our girls asked a very thoughtful question. ‘If you could go back to that moment and change it so you didn’t lose your leg, would you want that?’ His reply was that he wouldn’t, because even though it was difficult in the beginning, it has opened so many doors and given him so many opportunities he wouldn’t have had.

The Carol Service held on Tuesday night was absolutely wonderful. The singing, the readings and the dance were all superb and what a beautiful venue. Huge thanks and congratulations to the organising team of Alison Laxon, Catherine Kelly, Jane Cameron, Esther McEwan, Ally Young along with all the teachers. Hours of work in preparing, practising and organising paid off as it was a fantastic event.

Thank you to the Board of Trustees, Bob Weston Chair, Andrew Cleland, Katie Williams, Karen Ngan, Nicky Hall and Alison Laxon. You have all worked very hard to ensure that the school is governed at such a high level. This has ensured that the high standard of education and community involvement has continued.

22 MARCH 2015

Our Gala committee has a website and a Facebook page.
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MUSIC LESSONS: Click here for information on Musiqhub music lessons

NEW: Drama Lessons 2015

To enrol
[email protected] or 021 1609197
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FOR TERM 4 2014

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Click here for After School and Holiday Community Based Programmes and Activities for 2014

What’s Ahead?

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

Term Dates for 2014
Term 4:  Mon 13 Oct to 17 Dec ’14
Term Dates for 2015

Term 1:Tues 3 Feb to Thurs 2 April ’15
Easter Holiday: Friday 3 April – Tuesday 7 April 2015 (During school holidays)
Term 2: Mon 20 April to Fri 3 July ’15
Term 3: Mon 20 Jul to Fri 25 Sept ’15
Term 4:  Mon 12 Oct to 16 Dec ’15

Stationery Sales
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30-8.45am

Uniform Shop
– now in old dental clinic

OPEN FRIDAYS only: 8.15-8.45am
Orders and payments for uniform can be made online on our website

Lunch Orders for 2015
1. ezLUNCH: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Join ezlunch today  to take advantage of this promotion. and Place an order
2. Subway: Wed and Fri
Order forms/Instructions

School Dental Service
8b Ngaio St Orakei Ph5200603.

The dental team will be posting letters to all new entrants to our school as required.

ENVIRONMENT BLOG – this blog is continually updated :
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Environment News Site

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