TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 9 TERM 4 2019
SCHOOL GOAL: RESILIENCE
To be able to recover (bounce back) quickly from a problem or issue!
SIGNS OF SUCCESS:
* You can work independently - happy to work by yourself
* You can take on challenges - give everything a go, even if it scares you a bit
* You can manage your emotions - you know what to do when you are upset or stressed
* You can bounce back from a problem
KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O
We will be putting out a brief newsletter next Wednesday. Todays newsletter will be the last 'full edition' for 2019!
Reports came home today. Please take the time to read the summation of the year with your child(ren). It has been really rewarding to read these reports and see the progress each student has made over the year at VS. You will also notice on the report (for Yr 1 - 5) students, their class for 2020. On Monday, after assembly, each student will get to visit their new room and meet their teacher for 2020.
If you missed reading the message from the Vogeltown BOT last week, then it is attached in this newsletter again this week - see below.
We have had a fairly settled week with the kids this week - the weather has certainly helped. The kids have been involved in many syndicate activities - water day, teddy bear day, wheels day etc. It has been great to see the kids enjoying the last few days of 2019.
We had a great leaving assembly to day for Mrs Parker. As you will know, Mrs Parker is leaving us at the end of this year for her retirement. A huge thanks to those guests who came to the assembly. Have a look at the photos to see what we got up to!
On Monday we have our Yr 6 leavers assemblies. We have a royal school send off during the day and then a wonderful evening occasion where all whanau are invited. We would love to have all Yr 6 students and families at this event. It starts at 5.30pm for shared kai with the teachers and then 6.00pm in the hall for graduation.
This group of Year 6's has been amazing - the biggest group we have had, but an amazing group of leaders. We also farewell some our families who finish their time at Vogeltown, thanks again to these families for your support of our school over the years.
MRS PARKER LEAVING ASSEMBLY
FINAL WHANAU POINTS FOR 2019
Big thanks to all parents/caregivers who came and supported the whanau events in 2019 - you are always welcome to Vogeltown, and especially to support the kids in whanau activities!
Bring on 2020!
HUATOKI (MIDDLE) SYNDICATE ATHLETIC AWARDS
PAETOKI (SENIOR) SYNDICATE ATHLETIC AWARDS
We have had a flurry of enrolments this week for 2020, if you know of anyone enrolling, can you please get them to inform the office.
Please note, if you have a student who is transitioning to an intermediate or year 7 - 13 school in 2020 we advise you to check that the enrolment has been received and accepted by that school. This is especially important for schools that have an enrolment scheme in place. Thanks heaps!
FROM THE VS BOT
Kia ora Vogeltown School Whanau,
And just like that, 2019 (and another decade) is nearly over! I’m sure you’ll all be eager for the Christmas break – a chance to spend some quality time together. Not long to go and we’ll be getting sand between the toes and a chance to take a breath!
It’s always busy at Vogeltown School and 2019 has been no different. Reflecting on the year, we’ve achieved a great deal in all areas. The newly elected Board has hit the ground running with many changes and tweaks in the background to support efficiency and continued improvement. A great deal of work goes on both in and outside the classroom, before, during and after the regular school day to ensure our Vogeltowners are getting the very best educational experience it is possible to provide.
For that the Board are hugely grateful to Mr Ogle and his dedicated team for delivering a unique and very personal level of learning for our community. The consultation undertaken earlier in the year and the academic achievement results support that the School is getting it right with exemplary feedback in all aspects. For me, the recent all-school Production personifies everything that makes Vogeltown such a special and inclusive place. It was a memorable experience to see the entire cohort up on stage delivering ‘our’ story.
2020 will see continued improvements to property on both sides of the road. We’re resourced to deliver upgrades to infrastructure and modernise teaching spaces. Having commissioned the new classroom this year, we’re excited to maintain the momentum. We will be continuing our focus on a traditional, values based rounded education for your children – facilitating this is the core priority for your Board.
It’s with sadness that we bid farewell to Dana Baunton and Sheila Parker. It is the passion and commitment of people such as these that make a school. We, and hordes of past staff and pupils are very lucky to have benefitted from your service for such a long time Sheila - the whole community wish you and Frank every happiness for the next chapter!
Thank you to our Year 6 families! We wish you all well in your new Schools as you ‘Go Forward’ representing Vogeltown.
Have a truly special summer together with your families – make some great memories. Happy Christmas and best wishes from the Board and we look forward to a successful 2020!
Mike Miners and the Board of Trustees
Weetbix TRYathlon 2020 Ngamotu Beach
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!
Invite Students to Enter Your School Group
This is the specific link for Vogeltown School that can be shared with your school community. This link will enable families from Vogeltown School to join your School Group with ease!
You can share this link with your school community via email, Facebook or your school newsletter. However, students will also be able to join your School Group, without the link, by using the School Group search functionality when entering online.
Morning of Wednesday, 25 March 2020
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.
Entry fees vary based on the date you enter.
Early Bird, Online and Multiple event discounts are available.
On the Day entries are available unless the event sells out prior.
A postage fee will apply to receive your TRYathlete Kit in advance of the event. You can waive this fee and pick your pack up on, or the day before the event day.
ENTRY FEES INCLUDE
- Official Bib Number.
- Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.
- Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.
- Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Kit 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 prizegiving).
- Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Wednesday 4th March 2020
- Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 22nd March 2020
- Entries received by Wednesday 4th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Kit delivered at a cost.
Term 1 2020 Sports
Thank you for all your sports registrations for Term 1 2020. Registrations are now closed. Please keep an eye on your emails over the holidays for team information.
Thank you to all those coaches who have already returned gear bags from this term. If you still have your team gear bag could you please return it to the Junior office as soon as possible. Any outstanding uniforms can be handed in to the Junior office or put in the yellow bin at the Senior school.
Many thanks to all those hard working volunteers who make sports teams a reality at Vogeltown School. You have all been a pleasure to work with and you make my job a whole lot easier!
Enjoy your holidays and we'll see you all again in 2020 for another year of fun and games!!
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019
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/
16 December - Yr 6 leavers assembly 11:30am (for the school), in the school hall
16 December - Yr 6 leavers assembly evening (for family and whanau) 5:30pm for kai (children only), 6:00pm for whanau, in the school hall
18 December - Last day of 2019. School finishes at 3pm
3 February - Term 1 starts (Woohoo)
6 February - Waitangi Day
7 February - Teacher Only Day (School closed)
HOME AND SCHOOL UPDATE
TONIGHT - TONIGHT - TONIGHT - TONIGHT - TONIGHT - TONIGHT - TONIGHT - TONIGHT
Tonight at the Christmas Village (63 Egmont Road) the Home and School is doing a sausage sizzle fundraiser. It is part of the Xmas party that the Christmas Village are hosting. The night will run from 6pm - 7.30pm.
Come along and check out the Xmas village and grab a sausage and a drink while you are there!
Vogeltown Home & School Whanau
HIGHLANDS SWIMMING CLUB
Highlands Swimming Club Summer Holiday Programme
January. 13th to 17th January and 20th to 24th January
Times to be confirmed
New members welcome
Cost is $50 for one week or 2 weeks for $90.00.
For more details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITY WARA TUITION
Would you love for your child to learn how to sing or play and instrument ?
My name is Unity Wara and I tutor 12 schools in New Plymouth and teach singing, piano and guitar from home.
I am an entertainer and all round performer and loop artist.
I tutor groups and individuals and cover a wide range of music.
For more information and costing please email email@example.com or call 0273508141
My website is www.unitywara.nz, Facebook 'Unity Wara entertainer' or kotahitanga performing arts
FULTON SWIM SCHOOL
LOW CLASS RATIOS AT FULTON!
At Fulton Swim School we have a specifically designed program that our teachers deliver to ensure progression.
We have smaller class sizes then industry standards which provides parents with peace of mind knowing that your child is getting the instruction and attention they need and deserve to become competent in the water .
Our pool is heated to 32 degrees throughout the year, using no harsh chemicals to treat the water.
We’re focused and committed to making learning to swim an enjoyable experience at all levels.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to ours, and look forward to sharing the wonderful world of learning to swim and being safe in the water with you
Click the link to book your child's swimming lessons with Fulton Swim School today! www.fultonswimschool.co.nz