Dear Parents,

At Victory Heights Primary School, our FS1 children are about to finish their first full week of school. This is a precious moment in their journey through their school life, and so we wanted to give the children a keepsake to commemorate the occasion. For this reason, they will be bringing home a VHPS bear on a key ring.

Furthermore, additional bears will also be available to purchase in the entrance areas of FS1 and FS2. They are perfect as a gift for other children, friends, or family members, and are priced as shown below:
13cm bear (with key ring attachment) AED 39.00
28cm bear AED 59.00

There is also an option to order bears that are personalised with your child’s name on the back (28cm bears only) for AED 69.00. For the personalised bears, order forms will be available – any bears ordered on the day can be delivered to the school within one week.

Fay Lawson Customized Soft Toys, is a local Dubai based company producing “Custom Cuddles” as they like to call them. They have over 20 years of experience in this region, producing exclusive ranges for schools, airports and resorts.
All their products are fully safety tested and conform to European and Gulf Safety Standards.

Kids’ Theatre Works External ECA

Dear Parents,

Kids’ Theatre Works! have joined VHPS for a second year to offer ECA’s to our students. KTW are working alongside us to offer ECA’s for FS1/2 Students on Sunday and YR1/2 Students on Tuesdays.

To register your child for one of their VHPS Drama ECA’s visit www.kidstheatreworks.com, phone 050 158 5653 or email hello@kidstheatreworks.com to find out more.


The VHPS & Kids Theatre Works team

Triathlon Club for Kids 7 Years and up

MTC will be holding two assessment sessions, which will allow coaches to assess the athletes and place them in the correct training group. Our priority is to ensure athletes are training in a safe environment and at the correct level for their ability. Athletes will have the opportunity to progress through the groups as they improve their knowledge, skill level and fitness.

*TryTri beginner athletes do not need to attend the assessment sessions. Athletes who are interested in Development, Junior Performance or MTC Performance teams are invited to attend two assessment sessions that will take place as follows:

Swim assessment – Saturday 9th September 9am – 10am at Safa British School.
Bike / run
assessment – Sunday 10th September 5pm at District One Cycle track, Meydan.

Please confirm your attendance to the assessment sessions upon sign-up via e-mail to: tri@mysportsacademydubai.com


Gymnastics Training from DuDive

This week Years 1-3 are receiving gymnastics training from DuDive. They are on the lookout for the next Olympian! Many children from VHPS already attend training at the Hamdan centre and Danielle Guerin (now in Y7) traveled to Edinburgh to compete in an international event last year.
All children will take home a letter with a voucher for a free diving lesson. Some children who show a talent for diving will make it through to ‘Phase 2’ of the selection process and they will receive a letter detailing the next steps – please look out for this information in your child’s bag!
All the children had great fun on Sunday and learned some new skills to take into their gymnastics lessons at VHPS.
For more information please contact Steve Simmonds headpe@vhprimary.com.

Drop off timings

Dear Parents,

Please note there is no parking outside VHPS in the mornings during drop off. We advise parents to drop children off at these gates, where children will be assisted by VHPS staff;

FS1 – Gate 6 @ 7.45am – 8.05am

FS2 – Gate 1 or 2 @ 7.45am – 8.05am

Y1-6 Gate 1,2,3 or 4 @ 7.30am – 7.50am

We are aware the first few weeks will be quite busy, we will take this into consideration.

Thank you

The VHPS Team


Library Details

Dear Parents

The Library will open for this academic year on Sunday 10th September. From this date, your child will begin to bring home a library book each week which he/she will choose during their library lesson. Your child’s class teacher will let you know which day of the week this is. Children in FS1 will borrow books after half term, once they have settled in. KS2 children can borrow up to three books at a time and books can be exchanged as often as they wish.

Please ensure that library books are returned every week so that they can be exchanged for a new one. Please do not put school books into bags with water bottles as this can damage the books, which will need to be paid for by the family of the child. If a book is lost, please email me (kbutcher@vhprimary.com) or let the class teacher/assistant know.

Parents are welcome to come to the library to change books between 2.30 and 3.00 pm Sunday to Thursday. However, parents should not enter the library whilst lessons are taking place.

I look forward to welcoming your child and a great year of reading.

Kind regards

Kerry Butcher (Librarian)