A warm welcome back to Term 2. We hope you all had an enjoyable time with your children. We have several new children starting at VBS and we welcome them and their families to our school community.
A special thank you to Leticia Retzlaff who covered in Room 4 during Term 1. We welcome back Tala Malaki as the Year 4 teacher who has returned after her maternity leave. Congratulations from all the school community on the arrival of her and Nik’s baby daughter, Sophia.
We have a very busy and exciting term ahead. Some important dates this term to note on your calendars.
Mon 23rd Apr First day of Term 2
Tues 24th Apr Digital Technology Classes held at school (Yr 5-8) run by Victoria University
Thurs 26th Apr Mufti Day (please bring a gold coin to go towards the PA’s new playground)
Fri 4th May Due date for the Term 2 fees
Tues 8th May Soccer Tournament at Tuana’imato Soccer Fields (Yr 5-8) More info to follow
Thurs 10th May Soccer Tournament at Tuana’imato Soccer Fields (Yr 1-4)
Fri 11th May Teacher’s Only Day
Mon 14th May Public Holiday Mother’s Day
Tues 22nd May Senior Speech Competition Finals (Yr 5-8)
Mon 28th –Thurs 31st May SEKI A SAMOA WEEK. A celebration of all things Samoan! Fun
activities for all students held at School.
Thurs 31st May Mufti day – Theme ‘Samoan Style’
Fri 1st Jun Public Holiday – Samoa Independence
Wed 27th Jun Parent Interviews and distribution of School Reports
Thurs 28th Jun Mufti Day
Fri 29th Jun Last day of Term 2
This Term all students are participating in a school wide inquiry learning unit which celebrates all things Samoan – We are Samoa, O la’u Aganu’u (My Culture). This will be a build up to week 6 when we will have rotation of activities for our students to participate in. More details to follow.
Term 2 School fees
Invoices for Term 2 have already been sent out by email on Friday 06 April. Please advise the office if you did not receive your invoice. Due date for the Term 2 fees is Friday, 4th May 2018.
May we also remind you to use the bank deposit method for payment of all fees, using your child’s name as payment reference. Bank Account Details: ANZ Acc No.4031570, Vaiala Beach School.
School Drop off
A friendly reminder to take care when parking and dropping children off before school. There have been incidents with parents reversing in cars and not seeing students walking. The teachers no longer park in the middle of the turning bay so this area can be used as well as down below the field. If you do require coming into the school to drop your child off, please park either down by the field or in the parking bay. The safety of our students is our priority.
Please ensure all students are at school before 8.30am so they are ready to start their learning and be mindful that students are to be picked up at 2.00pm and all students gone by 2.30pm unless they have an after school activity.