VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2022
TE KURA O HUATOKI. TERM 2, WEEK 4, 2022
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/
6 June - Queen's Birthday (No School)
8 June - Spellathon money due back
8 June - Be Seen Day (Dress up)
10 June - Four Year Old Friday, 9:15am - 11:30am in Room 6, Junior School
10 June - Our Jump Jam team perform at Mountainairs game
13 - 21 June - Life Education Truck at Vogeltown School
14 June - School open night 6:00pm - 7:30pm
14 June - Home and School AGM, 6:30pm, senior staffroom
16 June - Arbor day, planting in the Huatoki domain
21 June - BOT meeting 6:30pm
23 June - Planting new trees down the junior school driveway
23 June - Dads and Daughters breakfast
24 June - Matariki Day (no School)
1 July - Vogeltown School's birthday (107 years old!)
8 July - Vogeltowner Assembly
8 July - Last day of Term 2 2022
25 July - First day of Term 3 2022
SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE RESPECTFUL'
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'.
TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O
It has been an awesome week of fine weather and lots of getting together as a school and as our whanau (houses). The cold weather is beginning to make itself known as the beanies are arriving on our learners at our kura!
This week we had our Class Reps head to Palmerston North for the National Young Leaders conference. This was an early start - 5.30am leaving school, but an awesome day was had by all. A big thanks to Mr George and Mrs Lewis who took the squad down. There will be a write up from the Class reps in next weeks newsletter.
We also had the chance (and the weather) to do our Gumboot throw whanau event! This is a great tradition here at Vogeltown and one we look forward to every year! A big congrats to every learner at Vogeltown who threw a gumboot and to those top 3 who were in the finals today!
There has been some amazing work coming out the classrooms. It is so rewarding to see the enjoyment and engagement with topics from our Vogeltowners! Ask your child(ren) what their current topic is - you will surprised with what they will be able to tell you! We have an 'open night' scheduled for the 14th of June - when we will open each classroom for whanau to come and visit and to have a look in rooms and at your child(ren)s class work.
Next week looks like a wet week. We have a few events planned that require good weather. We have Rippa rugby at Vogeltown Park on Thursday and our Vogeltown Adventure on Friday. We will keep you posted on both of these events - we may need to postpone both.
A reminder about Spellathon - our testing day for all learners is next Thursday. Keep getting that sponsorship - we have some awesome prizes lined up for those who raise the most money in each syndicate and a pizza lunch (shouted from Mr O) for the class who raises the most in all 3 syndicates!
Have a great weekend whanau. everyone involved in sport - give it heaps and show them what Vogeltowners can do!
Aroha nui, Mr O
WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN SCHOOL!
This week we welcome:
Arata Takahashi , Toby Rosser and Elsie Miller (Rm 7), Mia-Rose Davidson-Hermanns (Rm 14), Tayah-Jade Davidson-Hermanns (Rm 15) and Kai Takahashi (Rm 15).
Haere Mai, Haere mai! We know you will enjoy your time with us!
COVID-19 UPDATE AT VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - WEEK 4, TERM 2
We are continuing to see a lot of flus and winter illnesses creep in to school, this has affected our attendance rate over the last 2 weeks. This week we are sitting at an average of 88% which is positive, but a slight slip from 91% of last week. We are still seeing some cases of covid crop up and school and we have heard that other schools are noticing an increase in cases - it is just a reminder that we are still in a pandemic and we must continue to keep being vigilant with hand washing and keeping safe.
For more detailed information, please refer to:
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION - TERM 1 'SATISFACTION SURVEY'
A big thanks to the 95 whanau who gave us some feedback last term around the teaching and learning satisfaction at Vogeltown School.
Below we have put the results of each question and next week will share with you some of the written feedback and highlights from whanau!
We are very proud of Vogeltown School and we continue to achieve and be a high performing school - the feedback we received tells us we continue to do an awesome job!
VOGELTOWN LEARNERS CORNER
Friday Cooking in Room 11
GUMBOOT THROW 2022
GUMBOOT THROW - FINALS DAY!
GUMBOOT THROW RESULTS 2022
Well done to everyone who got up and threw a gumboot! What an awesome tradition we have in NZ and at Vogeltown School. A big thanks to Miss Fleming for organising this event and running it so smoothly! We had awesome weather for both the prelims and the finals today! The points were close at the top - it came down to the Whanau 'dance off' and the whanau teacher results!
In the end the final results were:
First whanau: Karaka
Second whanau: Kakariki
Third whanau: Kowhai
Forth Whanau: Whero
fifth Whanau: Kahurangi.
Tu Meke Karaka!
See below for the Whanau points overall points so far this year!
Working with Bill Clarkson
We are very lucky to have the services of Bill Clarkson at Vogeltown School. Bill works closely with Mrs Melody - our 'Greenies' leader and organises days for the kids to 'get down to earth'.
This week our learners transplanted over 100 of a range of young native trees that they have grown from seed, including tawa, titoki, pukatea and kahikatea. These trees will be planted in the Huatoki domain and other areas in New Plymouth as they grow bigger.
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAYS - TERM 2
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.
HOUSE OF SCIENCE!
Local Businesses we need you! Are you interested in helping grow the future STEM workforce in this community? We are a House of Science member school and this charity is offering a great opportunity that will help every child in this region. For $3,000 a year you can ‘Adopt’ a House of Science resource kit, giving our local primary schools the tools to deliver engaging hands-on science lessons.
But wait, there’s more: every new kit sponsor that signs up before June 17th gets to nominate a school who will receive a digital microscope to keep and will go into the draw to win one of seven $100 packs ofCookieTime goodies. Our teachers and students would LOVE a digital microscope! The kit sponsor also gets to put their logo on the outside of the kit, acknowledging their commitment to supporting the local community. Each kit reaches 1,000-2,000 students a year so this is a great investment. Contact the House of Science head office today on 0508 468 724 or email email@example.com (Note: sponsorship is tax deductible as HoS is a registered charity). To find out more about House of Science, see https://houseofscience.nz
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE
The YMCA is looking at providing a before school care service to a few extra schools and would like to get a feel for how many of our parents & caregivers may use the service?
Drop off is at the main YMCA from 7:30am, the cost is $9 for regular bookings and $10 for casual / ad hoc bookings. Children will be dropped at school after 8:30am
Parents can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
YMCA OSCAR Team