Ko Taranaki te mounga

Ko Huatoki te awa

Ko Tokomaru te waka

Ko Te Atiawa te iwi

Ko Ngāti Te Whiti te hapū

Ko te Kura o Huatoki te kura.

Ko Taranaki, ko Huatoki, ko Paetoki oku tīma

Tihei mauri ora!


Our Mission: Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere Whakamua

Care for the land, Care for the people, Go Forward

Our Values: I.R.O.C.K

Inclusive, Respectful, Original, Courageous, Kind

Whakauru, Whakaute, Tipu, Kaha, Atawhai

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Our 5 school values are I.R.O.C.K.

These are for our Vogeltown learners to be:

Inclusive (Whakaru), Respectful (Whakaute), Original (Tipu), Courageous (Kaha) and Kind (Atawhai).

These values were chosen by the staff, learners and community of Vogeltown School in 2019.

This term we are focusing on being 'Respectful'.

To be respectful we want our learners to greet people in a friendly manner, listen to others when they speak, share and take turns, work with others in work and play, keep our hands and feet to ourselves and say kind and encouraging things!



Getting satisfaction from doing your best in everything!

Being lucky enough to attend this awesome school!


You don’t have to rely on extrinsic rewards – just the pride of doing your best!

You give more effort when you are proud of your work

Poho Kereru – pump out your chest and be proud of your efforts!


You are a proud Vogeltowner and talk about the school like it is home!

You compliment others on doing their best!

You feel good inside when you give 100% to your work, friendships and life!

You speak and act positively when people ask about your learning!

You make others feel good when they are around you!


Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to Week 3 of Term 4. This term is quickly gaining momentum!

It has been a busy week here at Vogeltown with lots of activities that are normally in Term 2 and Term 3, pushed into Term 4. We had the Taranaki team involved in Scooter skills, and our Huatoki and Paetoki teams involved in Rippa Rugby and Puanga. A big thanks to all our teachers for their support of our these 'extra' curricular activities for our learners.

This term our teams are doing some very engaging and motivating topics. You will begin to notice for our Taranaki team our learners discussing lots of science and technology related topics! This is part of our school's strategic plan to incorporate more science and tech in to our programmes.

You will notice with our Huatoki and Paetoki teams the kids discussing music - instruments, song, and dance! There are sounds coming from every room currently! Check out the cool posters from Room 8 further down the newsletter.

Please check out the dates on the school calendar. We have a lot of events coming up over the next 7 weeks. Some dates have had to be changed, so please update your calendars.

See the link here: http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/calendar/

Next week our Year 6 students who are going to Highlands Intermediate in 2021, will be going to the orientation day. There is a notice coming home today about this. Please note, that this day is organised by Highlands - you will need to organise your child to get to this event. It begins at 9:30am and will finish at about 10:30am.

Dates to look out for the next two weeks:

Thursday 5th November - Highlands Orientation (Yr 6 students) 9:30am

Wednesday 11 November - Whanau Tabloids 11:30am

Friday 13 November - Whole School Assembly 11:30am

Have a great weekend with your families, whanau. Be kind, be safe, be aware.

Aroha nui, Mr O

Covid Level 1 Information for Vogeltown School

At Vogeltown School:

  • There will be no more signage displayed around the school sites

  • Parents/caregivers are welcome on site. You do not need to ring before coming on school sites. Although we are still encouraging the morning ‘drop offs’ at the gates.

  • After 3pm parents/caregivers and kids are allowed on the school sites. Please be aware however that our staff are still working after 3pm to get programmes ready for the next day in their rooms - they need this time for preparation.

  • We will open the drinking fountains on both school sites. Learners can still bring drink bottles if they so wish.

  • We will still ask that if your child is sick to please keep them home. As you know staying at home if you’re sick is especially important at Alert Level 1. The risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out.

  • If your child has cold or flu symptoms you should call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. If recommended to get tested, you should do so.

For our Vogeltown community:

  • COVID-19 is contained at Alert Level 1, but it’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to minimise the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns.

  • For air travel you are not required to wear a face covering, (if not travelling to, through or from Auckland), but you are encouraged to do so for your safety and the safety of those around you. Consider doing the same for all inter-regional travel.

  • Scan into places through the NZ COVID Tracer app or keep a good record of where you have been, to support speedy contact tracing.

  • We will still have our ‘contact tracing QR code’ posters up at our classroom doors and office doors.

  • There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings. Schools, like workplaces, are not considered to be gatherings. Physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events can go ahead

  • There are no restrictions on domestic travel. People should avoid using mass transport if sick, awaiting a result from a COVID-19 test or required/recommended to self-isolate.


Today our Kapahaka group, Te Ropu o Huatoki, performed at the Puanga Festival 2020. This was a mass Kapahaka performance with 1700 kids from all over Taranaki. It was a great event and our kids were amazing! Tu Meke whanau.

Massive thanks to Ms Pretty for all her hard work with our kids and to Whaea Raewyn who tutors our kids with passion. Thanks team!

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Yesterday we held the Central Region Rippa Rugby tournament. This is a change in how this tournament operates - it is now divided into 3 tournaments. It was great to have over 70 teams involved from many schools at Vogeltown Park. The weather was not too bad and we were able to get all the games played. A massive thanks to Mr Stirling, who coached all the Vogeltown teams and managed to get our 'A' team in to the finals! Unfortunately we lost the final, even though it was a draw to Puketapu school. It was an awesome game and very even!


Check out these awesome posters about some instruments I have never heard of! Tu meke Room 8, these are outstanding!

Room 10 learning about Japan

Room 10 have been learning about Japan and its culture. We were very fortunate to have Mayumi and Kenji Hiyama (Cocone's parents) come in to teach us. We made sushi, dressed in kimonos and made origami. Mrs Treadway came over and wrote our names in Japanese. A big thank you to Mayumi and Kenji for their sushi expertise - check them out at Asuka Sushi in Centre City.


A big thank you to Jennie Hamilton, Tania Stockman-Gedye and Trina Lallu who were in charge of the sausage sizzle and drinks stall at the Rippa Rugby yesterday! We managed to raise over $1,000 - Tu meke team.

A big thanks to Vogeltown Countdown who sponsored our drinks, bread and juicies - thank you so much to Raylee, manager of Vogeltown Countdown.

At our Home and School meeting in the first week, we were able to provide some money to the school to make some new signage around the school with new whanau flags, school value flags for the hall and new murals for the school which have a pictorial representation of our school - watch some spaces on both school sites!

Massive thanks to our community for supporting this fundraising team.


Term 1 Sports

It’s scary to think that in a few short weeks it will be time to think about registrations for Term 1 sport! Below is a list of options available and the cost associated with it.

Summer Soccer - Tuesday nights - $20

Touch Rugby - Wednesday afternoon in Bell Block - $25

Cricket - Friday nights - $15

One of the fantastic things about using our Kindo shop is that you are able to drip feed/top up your account as and when you can to get your account into credit. This is a great idea, especially for this time of year to be able to stash a bit of money away for when you need it. Registrations will be open from Week 6.

Future Ferns Yr 0-2 Netball team - Vogeltown Black Ferns

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Birthdays this week -

These Vogeltown students had their birthday this week - Happy birthday to these Vogeltowners:

Kyson Wallace, Melita Netani, Emilie Gane, Mia Klenner, Astra Newman-Smith!



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/


Friday 30 October - Kapa Haka Puanga, TSB Stadium


Thursday 5th November - Highlands Orientation (Yr 6 students) 9:30am

Wednesday 11 November - Whanau Tabloids 11.30am

Friday 13 November - Whole School Assembly 11.30am

Monday 16 November - Class Reps to Young Leaders conference (Palmerston North)

Wednesday 18 November - Senior & Middle Athletics day 11.30am

Thursday 19 November - Junior Athletics Day 11.30am

Friday 20 November - Four Year Old Friday 9 - 11.30am

Thursday 26 November - Road Patrollers day at the pool 10am - 2pm

Friday 27 November - Vogeltowner Assembly 2pm


Thursday 3 December - Paetoki team Marae stay at school

Friday 4 December - Vogeltown Hangi day and Whanau hui 12pm

Friday 11 December - Whanau Fun Run 11.30am

Monday 14 December - Achievement reports home to whanau

Tuesday 15 December - Whole School assembly, then 2021 class visits 9am

Tuesday 15 December - Year 6 Leavers evening 6pm

Wednesday 16 December - Last Day of the year 2020


1) Please remember to contact the school office if your child is absent. You can do this via Skool Loop, text 021 753 680 or ph 06 753 6843. Please do not use SeeSaw for student absences - these must come through the office.

2) If you have any concerns, please contact the school office to make an appointment with your child's teacher or ask for Mr George or Mr Ogle.

Thanks whanau

Good luck to everyone playing sport this weekend!

Stay safe and be kind to each other. Thank you for the ongoing support of Vogeltown School, we appreciate the community we live in.

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal


WEETBIX TRYathlon 2021 Ngamotu Beach

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Here is some information about next year's Weetbix TRYathlon. It usually sells out early so make sure you register ASAP if your child wants to take part!

This is the link to enter as part of our Vogeltown School team https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=40604&G=118223


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Ngamotu Beach, Moturoa


Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds (based on age on event day)


Individual 7 – 15 years

Junior Team 7 – 10 years

Senior Team 11- 15 years

Both team members must meet age requirements.

Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)

One team member completes the swim, one team member completes the cycle and both complete the run.


· Official Bib Number.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Pack with miscellaneous offers and giveaways from our partners.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Drawstring Bag.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Finishers medal.

· Complimentary Breakfast at the Weet-Bix Better Brekkie Breakfast tent.

· All TRYathletes are eligible for spot prizes (must attend prize giving).


· Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Wednesday 10th March 2021

· Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021

· Entries received by Wednesday 10th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Pack delivered at a cost.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party - CityWest Church, 62c Poplar Grove

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