Reminder: VHPS House Swimming Galas

Dear Parents,

Please be aware of the dates and times for the House Swimming Galas next week.

  • FS1 and FS2 to wear a t-shirt of house colour
  • Years 1 – 6 to wear house shirt and  house colour swimming cap
Sunday 7th June – FS2 8:15 – 9:45 Dolphins and Sharks 10:15 – 11:15 Jellyfish
Monday 8th June – Years   3-6 8:00 – 11:00
Tuesday 9th June – Year 2 8:00 – 11:00
Wednesday 10th June – Year 1 8:00 – 11:00
Thursday 11th June – FS1 8:15 – 9:45 Dolphins and Sharks 10:15 – 11:15 Jellyfish

Well done Max!!!

Did you know that I…

“I really like going on Maths whizz because I get to earn lots of credits.  I can then spend my credits in the Maths Whizz shop, so far I have bought some toys, a pet dragon, food for my dragon, a fish and fish food and a parrot.  I have over 6000 credits at the moment and I think I’ll buy Sidney Snake next and some more food for all my pets.

The more I play on Maths Whizz the higher I go on the leader boards.  I like to see my name in the number one spot in Victory Heights school.  I’ve also been in the top 10 in the world four times, whenever this happens I always have lots of buddy requests the next day.  It makes me feel famous.

My favourite thing on Maths Whizz are the challenges, I get to see who can complete the task the first between me and my buddies.  I really like Maths Whizz and I think my maths is getting much better.”

Max De Moll Year 1 Yellow

Well done Max!!! VHPS is very proud to have you part of our school!

 

Book your Mary Poppins Tickets Now

VHPS cordially invites you to our performance of ‘Mary Poppins’ on Monday 15th June and Tuesday 16th June. Starring children from Years 5 and 6 and with a Year 4 chorus line, the show promises to be spectacular.

We are now taking bookings for tickets online. Please note, capacity is limited to 120 for each day of the performance, and so booking is essential. We cannot guarantee entry to ‘walk-ups’.

VH Primary was on-air today!!!

As part of their School of Little Voice ECA and course on Sound, Presenting, Voice Awareness & Projection all classes got to visit the Dubai92 studios live during the Breakfast Show, as well as the Kris Fade Show on Virgin Radio. They met Catboy, Aylissa & Producer Jono at Dubai92 and Kris Fade, Big Rossi and Priti Malik at Virgin Radio.  They took part in on-air features, comps and a few silly games too. It was a very exciting opportunity and huge fun. Well done to all our children and thank you for making VH Primary so proud!

 

Rounders match against Wellington Academy

It has been a great season for the rounders team who have improved so much and had to learn a lot of rules. Most of the girls had never played before and so to watch them play now is like viewing a different team. They have learned how tactics, catching, throwing and teamwork are very important to winning matches. This resulted in the U9 girls winning their first match against Wellington Academy. It was a superb performance. The U11s also played well but narrowly lost. We had some Year 3 and 4 girls playing against Year 6s and they more than held their own. That experience will stand them in good stead for next year. Well done girls!

New Academic Year Timings (2015/2016)

Dear Parents,

There seems to be some confusion regarding the school timings for next year:

 FS1 Gate 6 for FS1 will open at 07:45 am. School to start at 08:00 am
 FS2 Gates 1 and 2 will open at 07:30 am. Classrooms will only be open from 07:45 am. School to start at 08:00 am.
 Y1-6 Gates 1,2,3 and 4 will open at 07:30. School to start at 07:40 am.

* From the 31st August 2015, FS2 and Year 1 will drop off at Gates 1 and 2 whilst Years 2-6 will be dropped off at Gates 3 and 4. FS 1 will enter through Gate 6 (the current Wonder Years Nursery entrance). Staff will be available at drop-off to assist, as they have always been. VH Primary security will manage the traffic system and as with all processes, we will review accordingly.

Cricket Squad News

It was a very busy week for the cricket squad with four fixtures in total. The U9s played Repton and the U11s were against Wellington Academy, Safa Private School and Repton. Unfortunately none of the matches resulted in victories, however the improvement in the teams has been outstanding. The closest the boys came to that elusive win was against Wellington Academy where going into the final over they were 4 runs ahead. Two wickets in the last 4 balls cost them 10 runs which meant a 6 run defeat. It has been great experience for all the boys though and allowed them to practice fielding, bowling and batting in a competitive environment. Special mention must go to Waleed and Taimur who have been terrific in every match. They have both taken catches, wickets and scored lots of runs.

U11s v WEK 2 U11s v Safa U11s v Repton U9s v Repton

School of Little Voice ECA

Dear Parents,

The School of Little Voice ECA is in association with Dubai 92 and all children who form part of the SLV ECA will be going to the D92 Studio on 2nd June.

Please see more information regarding timings and attendance confirmation under the Resource section for children who will be attending.

Please remember to tune in to listen to the VHPS children on-air with Catboy, Aylissa and Producer Jono between 07:00 and 07:30am on 2nd June.

VHPS@Mobile Launch

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed that we have been linking through to a new site on our domain, VHPS@Mobile, via Facebook and other social media channels.

VHPS@Mobile has been designed in-house as a replacement for the School Communicator. This is available as a web app which will work on all major smartphone and tablets, but you will need to open the website (http://mobile.vhprimary.com) in your browser and click “Add to Home Screen” – a VHPS icon will now be on your smartphones home page.

One of the most exciting features of the new app, is that we are now able to email you content directly. This means that every Thursday afternoon, you will receive an email to your Inbox with a digest of the latest news posted in the last 7 days, both school wide and specific to your child’s class.

Additionally, if ever there is an urgent message regarding school or your child’s class, we will send an email to you immediately.

As we transition away from using the Communicator, content will still be available on both platforms, however for the best user experience we recommend VHPS@Mobile.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback regarding this change, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Rothwell who will be happy to answer your enquiries.