WHY: Respect is a way of treating or thinking about your friends or someone. For example, If you respect your teacher, then you admire him/her and treat him/her well.


* You have a good group of friends

* You are kind to all people and they are kind back to you

* People will mention that you an awesome friend and person to be around

* You are a true ‘Vogeltowner’!!


Welcome to the end of week 5 hard to believe this is the halfway point of the term!

A huge thanks for your support on Wednesday whilst the teachers had the strike day and thanks for finding alternatives for child care on that day - let's hope we see an end to this action soon.

This week we had our Yr 6 students involved in AWE swim-safe programme. A huge thanks to AWE for the sponsorship of this programme - we are very lucky to get this tuition for free! The year 6 students certainly learnt a lot and enjoyed their time.

Unfortunately we had to cancel the Junior trip down to Pioneer Village this week - we tried twice! We have decided to hold on to the money you have paid for this trip and we will organise a special junior syndicate day in Term 4 when the weather is more settled.

A huge thanks to everyone for your support of the school mathathon! I have said it before, but I want to reiterate - we have an amazing community here at Vogeltown! See below for the final figures. Special mention must be made to Mrs Parker and Mrs Anderson in the office, they have organised the event, wrapped presents, counted money and made a great assembly today! Thanks team.

The Board of Trustees is going to an election. You will have received an envelope to fill in and return to the school. Please be aware, if you are voting these need to be in by midday next Friday. If you are posting these envelopes please allow for delivery by next Friday.

Interschool dates:

6 June - vs Welbourn Primary (at VS) Games start 11.45am

27 June - vs Woodleigh School (at VS) Games start 11.45am


Awesome assembly today! Here are the lucky students who have worked hard to achieve a Principal's award:

Ruru Hona, Raine Donnelly, Olive Adams, Mahi Peterken, Madisyn Baker, Liam Christensen, Skyelah Tito, Thomas Flitcroft, Tyler Frost-Washer, Cooper Scott, Aila Taylor, Chelsea Johnson, Taniora Cahse, Dajhae Patene, Abby Hurley, Lexie Coombe, Samsen Adams, Kenzie Madden, Cody Kindler, Lara Kemp, Azharia Martin, Alex D'Ath, Riagan Woods, Jack Sarjeant, Charlotte Williamson, Ella Henry, Macy Darth, Portia Solomons.

Tu Meke Whanau!


It is that time of year again and we are going to celebrate Puanga by having our annual hangi. Matariki and Puanga are a set of stars that the early Maori people used to spot to mark the start of the Maori new year. When you could see the stars you knew it was the new year beginning. In Taranaki and Whanganui we use the word Puanga as we cannot fully see the set of stars called Matariki.

Our school hangi will be a way of marking this event and celebrating the significance of Puanga. The story of Puanga (Matariki) can be found here: http://www.puanga.org.nz/pages/puanga.php.

To make the day a huge success, we ask our community for donations and this is then used for everyone to have lunch on the day. If you are able to donate anything, please bring it to the junior or senior office(s).

Donations in include:

40+ Chickens, 60 kg Spuds, 50kg Kumara, 5 kg Parsnips, 20 Pumpkins, 15 kg Carrots, 10 Cabbages, 4 x Beef rolls, 4 x Pork rolls.

Tu Meke whanau.


Kia Ora whanau

At present we have 21 ukuleles at Vogeltown School. There are 35 Senior children that would like to join our ukulele club for 2019. If you have a spare uke or 2 lying around at home, that you haven’t used for a while, maybe you could donate it to our school. It would be very much appreciated.


Mr G


Thanks for all the fundraising for the Mathathon. We have a great community who have helped us out! The overall total was $7,489 - WOW! What a great effort whanau! We had a special assembly today where we gave our spot prizes to some very lucky students and then celebrated the students who raised the most money!

The money raised goes in to the Home and School account to be spent on the students at Vogeltown this year!

Thanks whanau for your efforts - this is a huge amount of money that we really appreciate! We will keep you updated over the year, through the Home and School what this money is being spent on.


Good afternoon Vogeltown Whanau,

I am pleased to let you know the home and school team has a new Chair person and secretary as of Monday night.
A very warm welcome to Trina Lallu (Jay and Asher’s mum) who has been part of the committee for the last couple of years as our Chair person and Tania Stockman (Coopers mum) who we welcome back as as an office holder, for a second time, this time as secretary. Our Treasurer’s job is still in the very capable hands of Fay Bailey (AJ and Natalie’s mum), with a great crew of parents to back them up all the way.

Look out for all the upcoming events happening next term..... I heard a rumour Anderson pies and an awesome raffle might be on the cards:)

If you missed the AGM in Monday but still want to come and help out at various events.... contact vshomeandschool@gmail.com or pop to the next meeting on the 25th June at 7pm in the senior staffroom.

Take care
VS home and school team.


Term 2 Winter Sports

Basketball Y5-6: Yr 5/6 Girls - are invited to attend a Girls Basketball Training Clinic on Mondays from 4-4.40pm at the TSB Stadium. This is FREE to attend - no registration is necessary just turn up if you are keen to improve your game.

Fastbreak Academy - the NPBA have put in place a development programme for Basketball players both male and female. Sessions for Year 5/6 players will run every Sunday from 9-10am from May 12 until June 23 (no session on 2 June) at the NPBHS gym. No registrations are necessary and these sessions are FREE to attend.

Rugby for girls: The TRFU are running girls only rippa or tackle rugby sessions on Friday nights for the remainder of Term 2 for those who would like to give rugby a go. Sessions start at 5.30pm and run for 1 hour. No registration is necessary. You will be sorted into teams on the night. The venues vary each week - please see the their facebook page for venue details http://facebook.com/taranakicommunityrugby

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the above information on 753 6843 or email me at michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz

Community Notices:

The Taranaki Steelformers Mountainairs are playing the Southern Huskies tonight...Friday 31 May. Tip off is at 7pm at the TSB Stadium.

Winning Indoor Netball team - Terrific Tigers

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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/


3 June - Queen's Birthday

6 June - Interschool vs Welbourn

7 June - BOT election day

7 June - Four Year Old Friday

12 June - 19 June - Life education bus at Vogeltown

13 June - Puanga and school Hangi (NOTE: Only Yr 6's sleep over)

14 June - Vogeltown Community Hangi

19 June - Wig Wednesday and PJ day. Wear a wig and your PJ's to school. $1 donation to child cancer

25 June - Home and School meeting 7pm

26 June - Starting School the VS way (5-6pm)

28 June - Four Year Old Friday (9-11am)


1 July - Vogeltown Birthday!

1 July - Mid-winter swim 2pm

5 July - Vogeltowner Assembly 2pm

5 July - Last day of Term 2 2019.


1) Please remember that the school will be closed on Monday for Queen's birthday.

2) Good luck to our Sevens rugby team who are playing in the Queen's birthday tournament at Tukapa on Monday! Kick off at 9am! Good luck team and Coach George!

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Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend whanau! If you are palying winter sports, then play hard and show them how Vogeltowners play!

Remember if you have any issues you wish to discuss, please come in and see me or contact me on principal@vogeltown.school.nz

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal



Taranaki Steelformers Mountainairs v Southern Huskies Friday 31 May. Tip off 7pm at the TSB Stadium - Yeti and the team look forward to seeing you there!

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Does your child want to learn to play music?

Would you like in-school lessons with a qualified teacher?

You can enrol your child in small group keyboard or ukulele lessons at Vogeltown School!

We deliver a fun, varied and structured curriculum. Students learn songs in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary during school hours.

For more information, contact Jennifer Wall;

jennifer.wall@musiqhub.co.nz or 027 227 4885 or visit www.musiqhub.co.nz


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