VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2022

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 6 TERM 1 2022

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PEPEHA

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!

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - THE 'VS' WAY

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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VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2022

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/

MARCH

14 March - TARANAKI ANNIVERSARY (SCHOOL CLOSED)

16 March - Home and School meeting (via zoom) 7.30pm

17 March - Syndicate Tryathlons

18 March - Four Year Old Friday 9:15am - 11:00am

18 March - Paetoki Swimming Sports

29 March - BOT meeting 6:30pm - 8:30pm

APRIL

6 April - Learning Conferences (night 1) 2:00pm - 7:30pm

7 April - Learning Conferences (night 2) 2:00pm - 7:30pm

13 April - Starting School the VS way evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm

14 April - Last day of Term 1 2021

15 April - GOOD FRIDAY (No School)

MAY

2 May - Start of Term 2

SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'

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 'Kind'.


To be 'inclusive' and welcoming to all our new Vogeltown learners is the 'Vogeltown Way'. We show 'inclusiveness' as part of our school vision of Manaaki Tangata - caring for the people.

Being a 'Vogeltowner' is being a good citizen of our community - someone who is inclusive, respectful, original, courageous and kind.

SCHOOL GOAL: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'

WHAT: WELCOME BACK TO 2022 – To treat everyone the same, our VS family! Be INCLUSIVE!


WHY:

  • We are a welcoming school and we want all learners and whanau to feel safe and happy here

  • Being an ‘inclusive’ learner you show the school vision of ‘Caring of the people’ - Manāki tangata

  • Vogeltown is one big ‘whanau’ and we welcome & involve all people to our family – being ‘inclusive’

HOW:

  • By being a ‘Vogeltowner’ you show ‘inclusiveness’ by involving everyone - regardless of creed, race or gender.

  • By involving anyone in your group - whether it be a game, a class task, sitting together at lunch

  • By supporting other people and accepting everyone has differences - being collaborative

  • By being a positive Vogeltown citizen - keeping a positive attitude when working with others


SIGNS OF SUCCESS:

  • You can work collaboratively and positively with other people

  • You are welcoming and accept people into your game, group or task

  • You can support others - making sure everyone feels included in your group, class and school

  • You are a ‘Vogeltowner’ showing inclusiveness and Manāki tangata

  • You have respect for the feelings and well being of others

School Goal - Term 1 2022

TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

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Te Kawa O 'uatoki - School Song

KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of our sixth week for Term 1. It has been a tough week with lots of 'unknowns' as we navigate the Omicron wave.

Unfortunately this week we had Mr George, Miss Wohler and Mrs Stone away as they were isolating due to being household contacts. A big thanks to our relievers who came in and did a a fantastic job!

We welcomed back Mr Bishop this week after his leave after the birth of his third child - I know Rm 10 were happy to have Mr B back in front of them.

Next week we welcome back Miss Bleasdale after her whirlwind wedding and honeymoon. Miss Bleasdale will now be known as Mrs Sutton - this will take a while for all of us to get used to.


We are working hard to keep some normality going for our school and learners. It is hard to still not have any parents/caregivers on site. Hopefully soon this will all change and we can go back to a 'new normal' with our families back on site.

We are making sure each teacher is rostered on at the front gates in the mornings so we can have catch ups with whanau.


The positive (if you can see it as a positive) of not having too many start of the year trips and activities is that the classrooms are getting through a lot of learning! The rooms are super settled and it is so rewarding as a Principal to walk around the school and see the engagement from the kids and teachers in their learning! A massive thanks to our teaching staff for providing the excellent programmes for our tamariki! Ka mau to wehi!


This coming week we have our Syndicate tryathlons and the Paetoki swimming sports. We can't wait to have some traditional 'fun' events happening at school. A big thanks to Mrs Lash and Miss Fleming for organising the tryathlons and to Mr George for the 'new' swimming sports being held at our school for the first time ever!


Thanks for your support of our Teacher Only Day today. This is the only TOD we have scheduled for 2022.


Enjoy the long weekend whanau. Celebrate what it means to live in Taranaki on our anniversary on Monday. Get out to the parks, up the mountain, walk on a beach, bike the foreshore, throw a frisbee in the back yard and support local businesses for that much needed coffee.


HE WAKA EKE NOA - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER


Aroha nui, Mr O

COVID-19 UPDATE AT VOGELTOWN SCHOOL

Thanks for all the positive messages and kindness from everyone in regards to our communication of Covid-19. We will continue to provide updates as they come to us.


On Thursday we had our third confirmed positive case of a learner from Vogeltown School. A letter has been sent to everyone about this case and to respect the family, we kept it very generic.


As I mentioned last week, going forward, we will let the whole community know of any positive cases we get in the school. If we know the student was infectious at school, we will let the class that this learner came from know. This will be in the form of a letter through Seesaw from your classroom teacher and from our eTAP SMS system.


We are expecting more and more cases to crop up at Vogeltown and will continue to communicate with our families. Thanks to the families who are letting us know if they need to isolate or if they are keeping their child home. Please can we ask that you let the school office know as well as the classroom teacher - either by email, Skool Loop, text or call. Our school mobile number is 021 753 680.

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SYNDICATE AWARDS - WEEK 6, TERM 1

It was awesome to give out our syndicate awards yesterday! These awards are just as important as a Principal award, showing the school values in the team.


It has been so humbling to see the leadership of our kids at Vogeltown. We have such amazing kids who give their best everyday!


Taranaki team:

Ngakau Koha, Lucas Viss, Raqim Rasli, Chloe McClelland, Quinn Gray, Naomi Rowe-D'Ath, Luke Ackerman, Eddie Vooght, Kieren Dalleg, Carter Cross.


Huatoki team:

Leon Cassidy, Emma Willis, Andie Rathgen, Raees Rasli, Dylan Chapman, Chace Tiplady, Matilda Hope, Ruby Inia


Paetoki team:

Aleisha Chadwick, Shurkan Ahkuoi-Hotene, Hayden Graham, Ted Cozens, Adrian Uatiree, Chloe Farmer, Taylah Bree-Heke, Elsie Matuku-Emile, Baxter Coutts, Emily Lowry.

TARANAKI TEAM

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HUATOKI TEAM

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PAETOKI TEAM

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WHANAU POINTS UPDATE - WEEK 6

We have counted up the tokens for the last 2 weeks - thanks Khloe and Kaitlin. You can see the results below. We also have Syndicate tryathlons and Senior swimming sports this coming week that are going to be added to the whanau points! Watch this space!


Week 6 tokens:

Kahurangi - 125

Kakariki - 142

Karaka - 86

Whero - 121

Kowhai - 85


Well done Kakariki!

FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2022

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SPORTS NEWS

TERM 2/3 SPORTS REGISTRATIONS


Registrations for Term 2/3 sport are now available on our Kindo Shop. Please sign in to your account for all the options and full details.


  • Miniball (Year 0-4) Played on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon at the TSB Stadium. The fee to play is $50
  • Basketball (Year 5-6) Played on a Monday afternoon at the TSB Stadium. The fee to play is $60.
  • Hockey (Year 3-6) Played on a Saturday morning at the Hobson Street Hockey Turf. The fee to play is $50 Yr3/4, $60 Yr5/6.
  • Netball (Year 3-6) Played after school at the Waiwhakaiho Netball Courts. Year 3/4 is played on a Thursday and Year 5/6 is played on a Tuesday. Netball Taranaki are offering fee free participation for Yr 3/4. For Yr 5/6 students the fee is $50.


If you have yet to sign up for Kindo please use the following link for first time users. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/


Fun Sticks Hockey Yr 0-2

Taranaki Hockey run a Fun Sticks programme for children in year 0-2. You need to register directly with Taranaki Hockey for this. Please click here for information and to register.


If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me on michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz

GETTING TO KNOW OUR CLASS REPS

Taine Lock

Hi, my name is Taine and I'm one of the class reps for room 12. I like to hang out and play games with my friends like touch, football and ‘infection’.I have two kittens, Pebbles and Skittles, who are very cute and crazy.I play cricket for the Vogeltown Vikings and I like it. I'm grateful for the opportunity I was given to be class rep ;D

Cooper Scott

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Pearce Donnelly

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SCHOOL SWEATSHIRTS

We have had lots of people asking about our new school sweatshirts. These look awesome and we are really proud of them.


They can be ordered from Game Changer and the 'order window' is open for the next 3 weeks. This will give them enough time to get the orders, get them made and be here for the start of Term 2.


You can order from the link below.

LUCKY BOOK CLUB

Issue #2 is now available, we will not be sending home the catalogues but you can still place orders online. The link to order is https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/Login.aspx

VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


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


ZIMMERMANN Joe

LOWL Harper

COWAN Lilly

ANTHONY Tini

HALL Quinn

PEARSON Amyra

BARBER Kaidyn

REPIA Ruuana


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!

OUR SCHOOL TOHU - EXPLAINED

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MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS

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) Please be courteous before and after school with parking around the school sites. We have lots of kids and not enough parks, so please allow time to get to school and be patient around the streets.


3) If anyone in your immediate family is a 'close contact' of Omicron, please let Jeremy know asap on 021753680

Thanks whanau

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


Enjoy your long weekend, stay safe and be kind!


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano


Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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