VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PāNUI 2021
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 7 TERM 3 2021
SCHOOL GOAL: 'BEING COURAGEOUS"
WHAT: To follow our school value of being ‘Courageous’ – by doing it!
WHY: Courage is important because ‘we all have to do things we don't like sometimes’.
Courage is when you are brave about something you fear.
Everyone is afraid of something or someone - lowering your standards to go along with the crowd should never pass for courage.
HOW: Courageous people believe in themselves. They know who they are and what they stand for.
They have strong values, recognize their personal capabilities, and are confident in meeting the challenges that lie before them.
Courageous people are passionate and purposeful.
SIGNS OF SUCCESS: (See profile sheet)
1) Your courage means being afraid and acting anyway
2) Your courage becomes a habit, a muscle you can exercise
3) You notice every time you do something that you’re scared to do—something your body is telling you not to do
4) You learn to attend to positive signals and to ignore negative ones
5) You find role models of quietly courageous people
6) You continue to learn and accept challenges
KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O
It has been great to back at school with all our family back! This school is not a school without our learners here, and it has been awesome to see the smiling faces of kids back this week.
Well done to our Vogeltown teaching staff as well. Many of our staff have their own families and have had to juggle family, the emotions that lockdown brings, remote learning, helping at school with Level 3 bubbles, and then following the Level 2 protocols we have put in place for the school. Our teaching staff have shown resilience, professionalism and dedication to our school and community.
I also want to pass on our appreciation to the Vogeltown school community. We have asked a lot of you again - to have your child(ren) at home over lockdown, to not leave the house, to wear masks, to check in with your child's teacher, to do remote learning and try and keep everyone in your house calm. We appreciate your dedication to our country, to our community and to our school. Hopefully soon we will back in Level 1 and we will be back to 'normal' and with all the freedoms that Level 1 offers.
A big thanks to our Vogeltown kids! These guys have had to deal with some pretty big issues over the last year. Never before, in the last 100 years, have our kids had to deal with a worldwide pandemic. Our kids have shown amazing resilience and courage over this last year, and they should be commended on the way they have dealt with all the emotions this brings - Tu Meke ako!
There have been some changes to our events and calendar for 2021 as a result of lockdown. These are listed below. We apologise for changing some dates, however a lot of our events cannot go ahead at Level 2. Please have a look below and update your diaries.
Nga mihi nui
Mr O and the VS team
WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN
Once we are out of Level 2, we will be able to have a school assembly and 'properly welcome' you to Vogeltown!
Paddy Guthrie in Rm 10
Nova-Lee Chapman-Sadler, Isabelle Penberth, Nova-Leigh Nikora, and Milla Scott, all in Rm 6 with Mrs Newland!
EVENT CHANGES - CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS
School Cross Country - still going ahead at Level 2, no parents on site. 16/9/21
Gymsports - Cancelled for 2021
Vogeltown Hangi - Now in Term 4
Build a Business - is now finished for 2021
Whanau hui - Will align with our Hangi in Term 4
Disco - postponed till T4
Four Year Old Friday - Cancelled for Term 3
Puanga - Now in Term 4
Mountain Biking whakamatau - Now in Term 4
School Photos - Still going ahead
School Production - Cancelled for 2021
Talent Quest - Still going ahead, moved weeks
AWE Swimming - Still going ahead
Most other activities planned for Term 4 will still go ahead.
HUATOKI TEAM - BUILDING ROBOTS!
TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
Term 4 Summer Sports
Registrations for all Term 4 summer sports are currently still open through our Kindo Shop. Registrations for all sports close on Sunday evening (12 September).
Options available are:
- Touch Rugby (years 1-6)
- Summer Hockey (years 3-6)
- Netball (years 0-2)
- Summer Soccer (years 0-6)
- Cricket (years 0-6)
Also available for the first time in term 4 is Fun Sticks Hockey for year 1 & 2 students. Please register directly with Taranaki Hockey for this programme using the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ybvXLM2qCXBDqRiCtpdYKheWDMduDSbLScFK8LHCvnY/
For information about each sport please sign into your Kindo account. If you do not yet have a Kindo account please use the following link to sign yourself up. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/
Unfortunately Level 2 has brought an abrupt end to the remainder of our winter sports for this year. Can all uniforms please be handed in as soon as possible. Juniors can hand theirs in to the Junior School office, middles and seniors please use the yellow bin outside the Senior School office. Coaches, any gear bags can be handed in to the teacher on the gate before or after school.
If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthdays this week -
Happy birthday to these Vogeltowners who have had a birthday in the last 2 weeks.
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Dajhae PATENE, James MILHAM-SMITH, Reid HALL, Libby WELLS, Nayl ZULHEIRY, Rayyan RASLI, Oscar BIRD, Amber WILLIAMS, Mila DONALDSON, Felix FIEDLER-MUELLER, Lewis ZIMMERMANN, Hana HUNT, Mason ANSELL, Sebastian SALT, Caleb GREENHILL, Reef SMITH, Harpah BOWYER, Lauralye ROGER, Jackson PRETTY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!
VOGELTOWN LEARNERS CORNER - LOCKDOWN PHOTOS
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2021
TERM CALENDAR – Put all these dates in your diary or your phone!
Remember to check the school calendar on our website. We will put all updates on Facebook &
the website. Link to school calendar: http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/calendar/
ALL DATES BELOW HAVE BEEN UPDATED AFTER LOCKDOWN
13 September - 17 September - Maori Language Week
14 September - BoT Meeting 6:30pm
16 September - School Cross Country
23 September - New Plymouth Cross Country at Peringa Park
27 September - School Photos
28 September - Starting School the VS Way, 5pm to 6pm
1 October - Last day of Term 3
TERM 3 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
18 October - First day of Term 4.
18, 19, 20 October - Paetoki team AWE swimming
21 October - Brooklands Kindy visit
25 October - Labour Day (School Closed)
27 October - LEAD conference (Class Reps)
29 October - Four Year Old Friday
2 November - BOT meeting 6.30pm
3 November - Year 6 Walkabout at Highlands Intermediate
4 November - Junior School Athletics day
5 November - Senior School Athletics day
8 November - Puanga Festival at TSB Stadium
11 November - Huatoki Domain open day
11 November - Hangi Yr 6 Sleep over
12 November - Vogeltown Community Hangi day
12 November - Whanau Hui
17 November - Ukelele festival
19 November - Whanau Tabloids
19 November - Four Year Old Friday
26 November - Vogeltowner Assembly (2pm)
29 November - Talent Quest heats begin
3 December - Talent Quest Final
7 December - BOT Meeting 6.30pm
7 December - All syndicates water day
8 December - Paetoki team 'Big Day Out'
9 December - Teddy Bears Picnic (Taranaki team)
10 December - End of year reports home
13 December - Yr 6 Leavers lunch and Yr 6 leavers evening
14 December - Last day of school year 2021.