VOGELTOWN SCHOOL

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 10 TERM 2 2020

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

SCHOOL GOAL: Kindness (Manaakitanga)

Kindness or Manaakitanga, is showing care and concern for other people, animals and the environment – ‘caring for the people’. It is part of our school vision and one of our school values.


We need kindness for people to ‘get on’ and relate to each other, animals and the environment. “Manāki Tanagata, Manāki whenua - To care for the people and to care for the land” this is a big part of our school vision.


SIGNS OF SUCCESS:

You practise environmentally friendly habits such as recycling

You take excellent care of your friends, new people

You accept that people are different

You have respect for the feelings and well being of others

KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of Week 10. As you will be aware, this is a 12 week term this year due to Covid-19 and the lockdown, so we still have 2 more weeks to go in this term.


Things are beginning to be a lot more settled around the school as we stay in level 1 and our routines continue. It has certainly been a busy week in classrooms, long may these routines and familiarity continue!


The weather has been tough this week, however, our learners have done really well to keep on task even when break times have been disrupted.

We were extremely lucky with the weather today as we had our annual whanau Tug 'o' War. A massive thanks to Mr Stirling for running this event! See below for the results!


A big thanks to everyone who completed and handed in our survey about the front gates of the school. We met as a staff to discuss this and I feel we have struck a good balance for the staff, the learners and the community. We will begin this approach as of Monday. Please see the attached link below for the details. We will re-survey at the end of Term 3 to gauge how it has been for everyone.


This week our Year 5 and 6 students began their inter-school team practices. We have a busy sports schedule in Term 3 with an inter-school exchange every 2nd week. The kids a re really excited to play for their school and play against their city cousins. More information will come out next term about these dates.


Remember to keep an eye on the school calendar. We have made some changes to some of our school event sin Term 3 and we will keep you updated on these changes next week.


Our Te Reo focus for this week has been:

He aha te tae? What is the colour?

He_______________ te tae

Ma - white, whero - red, kakriki - green, Maota - dark green, Karera - light green, Pango - black, kowhai - yellow, kahurangi - blue, kikorangi - blue, karaka - orange, mawhero - pink, kiwikiw - grey, paraone - brown, tawa - purple.


Thanks whanau

Mr O

FRONT OF SCHOOL SURVEY - SCHOOL RESPONSE

Please find the link for this below. We thank everyone for their response to this survey, we really appreciated the thoughts, ideas and feedback that has helped us shape our response.


Thanks whanau.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fLb70gc1yORyBfpYmLGu_jvYRgIr_9VW6N6rbBQyS20/edit?usp=sharing

WHANAU LOCKDOWN FEEDBACK

We are after your feedback again next week - this time we after some feedback about the learning provided by the school and the Ministry of Education during the lockdown.

If you have 3 minutes, please fill in the online survey forms - we have one for 'Google form' and one for 'Surveymonkey' depending on which platform you like to use. See the links below:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RY523MP

or

https://forms.gle/gWwNgDLCTBjbBFhd9

HUATOKI ST UPGRADE

As I mentioned in last weeks newsletter, this upgrade is beginning next Monday (22nd June). This upgrade is going to cause a few disruptions for us at Vogeltown.


To help everyone out, the council will be in contact with us to let us know what is going to be happening each week so we can keep you informed and keep our community safe.


Next week they will be beginning on Hursthouse St. This will mean this street will be closed - I know a lot of our whanau park on this street. The work they are doing is to make a raised crossing path for our community on what is a very tight and dangerous intersection.


Please plan not is use this street next week.

WHANAU TUG 'O' WAR 2020

WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN

A massive welcome to Kaden Dempsey-Broadmore (Rm 5) who has started at Vogeltown this week.


See the photos below of Kaden and Ruby Burns. Welcome back to Vogeltown Ruby!

SHOWING KINDNESS - FOODBANK

As part of showing kindness (one of our school values) Remi in Rm 15 wanted to go a step further and help the community. Remi has come up with a plan to get some donations of food for the New Plymouth Foodbank. A flier will come home on Monday about this. The day to bring the item along is next Wednesday. Tu Meke Remi, what a great idea and what an awesome Vogeltowner!
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VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


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


Montel Webb (18th) Ella Ansell (19th) Kaiau McLeod (25th)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!

PRINCIPAL AWARDS - WEEK 10, TERM 2 2020

Well done to all these students who received a Principal award at assembly today:


TARANAKI TEAM

Arvayah Te Wake (1), Freya Gray (1), Olivia Palliser (2), Mia Klenner (2), Eli Rawhiti (3), Jaxon Smith (3), Ksiya Fenton (4), Cotto Rapira (4), Dylan Bisset (5), Clara Cockle (5), Willow Wiringi (6), Benji Darth (6).


HUATOKI TEAM

Jackson Foltz (8), Maneli Mohebi (8), Sam Collins (10), Holland Bowling (10), Theo Miners (13), Lucah McCarvill (13), Remi Nguyen (15), Shurkhan Ahkuoi-Hotene (15),


PAETOKI TEAM

Rangimarie Griffiths (7), Owen Muir (7), Karmin Du Plessis (9), Jarex Bloeman (9), Wi Henry Matuku-Emilie (11), Ella Ansell (11), Flynn Scott (12), Ruby Burns (12), Te Ana Hamilton-Whale (14), Jackson Karetai (14).

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WHANAU POINTS

The winning team for this wek in the IROCK tokens was Kakariki (See the red token slides on the board).

The results for the Whanau Tug 'o' War today was:

1st Kakariki

2nd Karaka

3rd Whero

4th Kahurangi

5th Kowhai

A three way tie for 3rd!!!

Well done to Mr Stirling for running the Whanau Tug 'o' war competition today! Tu Meke Mr Stirling!

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VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020

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/

JUNE

5 June Life Education at school (here till 12 June)

19 June Whanau Tug 'o' war battles!

24 June Starting school the VS way (5.30pm - 6.30pm)

26 June Vogeltowner Assembly 2pm

JULY

1 July Four Year Old Wednesday (note day change)

1 July Vogeltown School birthday

3 July Last day of Term 2

VOGELTOWN SWEATSHIRTS

We have had a few questions about ordering the Vogeltown school sweatshirts. We have a link for this on the school website and payment through the online system 'Kindo'. Once we have 20 orders we can put the bulk order in. Here is the link: http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/

KIDS CORNER

Theo Miner's has been working hard on this story in class - even giving up his morning tea to get it finished! It is a great creative piece of work - totally crafted by Theo. Tu Meke Theo.
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SPORTS NEWS

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Winter Sport:

Miniball Yr 0-2 - Registrations are now closed.

Yr 3-4 - I have 1 or 2 more spots available to fill up our teams. Please use the kindo link below to sign up.

Basketball Yr5-6 - We are needing at least 2 more players, boys or girls to sign up to complete 2 teams in this division. Games are on a Monday from 4pm. More information is available when you sign into kindo.


KINDO: Please click on the following link which will take you to our Kindo Shop on our school website. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/ If you have any queries at all regarding registrations please do not hesitate to contact me.


Netball: Registrations are now closed. Games commence the week beginning 20 July. Team lists to follow.


Hockey (Yr3-6): Registrations are now closed. Games commence Saturday 25 July. Team lists to follow.


The Fun Sticks hockey programme for Year 0-2 children will now commence in term 3, not term 4 as previously advised. If you wish to start your child off in this programme please register directly with Taranaki Hockey on the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1whU7TNMm2w1jNcue2ZQWj2j8RZpBRBnmHb523bN_wnQ/edit


If you have any queries at all regarding winter sport for your child, please do not hesitate to contact me on michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz

MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS

1) Please be mindful of where you park before and after school - especially over the next 12 weeks as the roadworks begin in front of the schools. No one should be parking on broken yellow lines - PLEASE!


2) It is our school birthday on the 1st July! We will be 105 years old! We are going to be running a free sausage sizzle for the kids on this day. More information will be out next week.

Term Dates 2020 - Note changes due to Covid-19

Term 1

Monday 3 February - Friday 27 March

20 March - Teacher Only Day

Term 2

Wednesday 15 April - Friday 3 July

27 April - ANZAC Day

28 April TOD

1 June - Queen's Birthday

Term 3

Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September

31 July - Teacher Only Day

Term 4

Monday 12 October - Wednesday 16 December

26 October - Labour Day

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ENROLMENT TIMELINES 2020

Devon Intermediate

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Highlands Intermediate

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Thanks whanau

Have an awesome weekend whanau! Second round of football for all grades this weekend. If you are involved - good luck!!


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal

COMMUNITY NOTICES

TUKAPA JUNIOR RUGBY

Tukapa Junior Rugby is taking registrations. Please visit our Facebook page and follow the link to register for the 2020 season commencing 25 July. Or register at Tukapa Rugby Club on the 24th of June from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.