WHY: Coming to school is more than eating your lunch, we want you to achieve in all you do!

Achieving success for your personal goals is very rewarding!

Achieving goals makes you a more successful and well rounded person


* You can keep on task in class – group and independently. You finish set tasks

You can show progress and are achieving your personal goals

Your work is quality – every piece you do is the BEST you can do!

You enjoy learning and want to achieve more!


Welcome to the end of week 5, a sad end to the week with it being Mrs J-Low's last day at Vogeltown after 24 years! Look out for a tree being planted beside the new classroom as Mrs J-Low's legacy to the school.

We all wish Mrs J-Low a very happy retirement and we know we will catch up with Mrs J-Low often! Thanks Chris for EVERYTHING you have done for the school, the staff, the students and the community over your 24 years at VS!

What an awesome cross country event we had on Wednesday! A big thanks to the wonderful parent/whanau support - I think we had the most parent involvement ever! Tu Meke whanau! It was great to see the resilience and the positive attitude from all our Vogeltown runners, this is what cross country running teaches us.

See below for the results in each year group and the whanau points updated after the event.

We had a good turn out to the Learning Conference nights. These are very important at this time of the year as we feedback on results from term 1 till now. A copy of the 'progress report' will be sent home next week. A big thanks to everyone who could make it to these conferences. Those who could not attend, we will be giving you a call to make a time or a conference over the phone. Parents and whanau of students in Rm 4 and Rm 13, your conferences will be next term - we will let you know soon of dates and times.

Big thanks to everyone who has supported our fundraisers this week. The raffle books have continued to sell well and it looks like this will be a great fundraiser for the year. A big thanks to Mrs Agar who has organised and run the Book Fair over the last two nights - this has also been well supported by our community with over $4,500 in sales! Thanks heaps whanau.


A huge welcome to Vogeltown for these students, their parents and whanau:

Emilie Gane (Rm 3), Connor Gane (Rm 7), Millie Cooper (Rm 3) and Connor Stevenson (Rm 3).

Welcome to our Vogeltown Family!


Well done to all our runners, joggers and walkers! A great day! Thanks again to all the parents and whanau who came along for support!

Here are the top 10 results in each year group:


Here is the Whanau points updated on the board with the Cross Country added on from today:
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Unfortunately the time has come and we have had to install some cameras at the school. These cameras have been installed to help us stop some negative behaviour that is happening around the school after hours and in the weekend.

The cameras only come on after school time and turn off at 7.30am. In the weekends, they are on all the time.

It is sad that we have had to install these cameras, however we want to keep the school a safe place, a community space and a school we can take great pride in.


If you know of anybody who intends in enrolling at Vogeltown for 2020, can you please get them to contact the office or get in their enrolments.

We are beginning to start planning for class placements for 2020 and we need to know all of our enrolments, especially families in zone, before we can offer any 'out of zone' placements.


Centre City have invited our school to be part of a competition they are running during August. The posters below outline how to support our school. We will take your receipts in for you if you drop them off to Mr G at the Senior School. Go Vogeltown!

There is a box for receipts on both the Junior and Senior side of the school.

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Huatoki Street upgrade

As you may have read in the paper, Huatoki street from the shops on the corner to past the senior school to the top of the hill heading down to the river is getting an upgrade over the Xmas holidays. This is very exciting for the school! The council have consulted with the school over this upgrade and even had loads of student voice!

The first draft was out 2 months ago and now we can share the new draft plans (see below). There will be a last consultation meeting with the council about the plans for all residents, parents and whanau of Vogeltown school on the 4th September at 6pm at the senior school.

Have a look at the changes - they look great and will make the street and the entrances to both school sites a lot safer and inviting!

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As part of our annual consultation with parents and families, we have a questionnaire on offer for families to fill in on the learning conference nights. We asked similar questions in Term 1 of this year.

We are aware that some parents did not have enough time to fill in the surveys or get to them on these nights.

We are still after as much community voice as we can, especially around the school values - we received some great feedback about the values in Term 1 and we have now broken this down in to two areas - Curriculum delivery and Vogeltown student dispositions. These surveys will close at the end of the last week of this term.

Please click on one of the links below for a link to either a google form or a survey monkey to complete the survey and provide feedback:


Term 4 Summer Sports

Registrations for the following sports are now available:

  • Summer Hockey (Yr 3-6): Played on a Saturday morning at the Hobson St Turf. Click here to see all the details and print a form. Registrations close today - at this stage we need 1 or 2 more players in each grade.
  • Superstar Cricket (Yr 0-4): Played on a Friday evening at various grounds from 5.30pm. Click here for all the details and to print a form. Registration forms are also available from the Junior or Senior office.
  • futureFERNS Netball (Yr 0-2): Played on a Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm at the TSB Stadium. Please click here to find out all the details and to print your own form. Registration forms are also available at the Junior office.

Please get your forms into the office with payment as soon as possible. There are occasions when team numbers are restricted so those who have returned their forms and paid (or organised a payment plan with the office) will get preference. If you have unpaid sports fees from previous terms this will also affect your registration for sports teams going forward.

Registration forms for the following sports will be available on Monday.

  • Summer Soccer (Yr 0-6): Played Tuesday evening at Merrilands Domain from 6pm.
  • Touch Rugby (Yr 0-6): Played on a Monday afternoon at Devon Intermediate from 3.30pm.

Other options for sports outside of school:

Indoor Netball (Yr 3-8): Action Indoor Sports Indoor Netball registrations are now open. Their summer league begins Friday 6 September. If anyone is keen to get a team together, the school is happy to provide uniforms. Click here for the details.

Hockey (Yr0-2): Any players aged 4-6 yrs who are keen to try Hockey can join the Taranaki Hockey Funsticks programme by clicking here and registering directly with Taranaki Hockey.

SuperSmash Cricket (Yr5-6): Any year 5/6 children keen to play cricket will need to join with a club. Details on how to register will be available in the coming weeks.

Touch Rugby: Touch Taranaki has changed the selection process for U12 and U14 rep teams. These grades will now go to an open trial process on the 6th and 20th October. To assist, City Touch have started a 5 week City Touch Junior League in Term 3. This will also be part of the selection process for our City Touch Inter module teams, a prelude to the Taranaki Touch trials and will also help kids transition from their winter sports into Touch.

  • Register online here as individuals (Players will be drafted into teams)
  • 5x weeks of skills, drills and competitive games
  • When: 5x Mondays, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 September 2019. 5.30 - 7.30pm
  • Where: Taranaki Hockey Turf, Hobson St, New Plymouth
  • Cost: $30 pp City Touch T-shirts: $20 (optional)


Well done to these students for all their hard work! Great to receive a Principal award:

Tangaroa Roberts, Skyla-Blue Chapman Sadler, Kieran Campbell, Emma Wills, Taya Ransfield, Mia Vooght, Poppy Telfer, Lieke Viss, Isabell Hardman, Jeronimo Navas Daal, Emilie Gane, Shurkan Ahkuoi-Hotene, Carlo Hellier, Skilah-Tess Stevens, Josh Lonsdale, Astra Newman-Smith, Guan Ip, Felecia Shearer, Zachery Roukema, Alberta Mansvelt, Kayden Davey, Lucas Freeman, Jevana Dost, Sevana Commerer, Melita Netani, Ayla Farmer, Noah Fromings.

Tu Meke Team!


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/


23 August - Home and School raffle books due back

29 August - Devon Intermediate Parent evening

29 August - Home and School pie orders out

30 August - Black and Yellow dress up day (Daffodil day - Gold coin donation)

30 August - HIP HOP dance group performance (Gold coin donation)


2 September - School Photos!

5 September - Senior syndicate Build a Business evening

6 September - Pizza notice home

9 September - Home and School raffle drawn

13 September - Pies orders due back in

19 September - School Disco night. (Juniors 5.30 - 6.15pm, Middles and Seniors 6.30 - 7.30pm

23 - 25 September - Talent Quest Heats

26 September - Talent Quest Final



Thanks to everyone who has sold raffle books and returned them to school. We still have 100 outstanding raffle books! Please bring them back sold or unsold, we have lots of people who wish to sell more.

Thanks whanau.

Home & School - up and coming:

SCHOOL DISCO – Time for our tamariki to get their dancing shoes on – please note that we are not selling glow items this year, a gold coin donation would be appreciated

ANDERSON PIES – order forms will be circulated for the ever popular Anderson Pies, great time to stock up the freezer for these chilly winter evenings. Orders need to be in 13 September with delivery to school planned for 26 September.

HELLS PIZZA will be on offer for lunch on 13 September – another fundraiser organised by Jennie Hamilton – thanks Jennie!

LEGO – if you have any lego needing a new home, our teachers would certainly appreciate any donations towards the school Lego Club, a great way to keep our tamariki busy during lunch breaks

Our next hui is on 3rd September, 7pm at the Senior School Staffroom, we would love to see you there!

Nga mihi

Home & School Whanau


1) Year 6 students, the Devon Intermediate parent evening is 29 August at 7.00pm.

Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend! If you are playing sport, then give it heaps!!

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


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