VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PāNUI 2021

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 8 TERM 3 2021

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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SCHOOL GOAL: 'BEING COURAGEOUS"

WHAT: To follow our school value of being ‘Courageous’ – by doing it!

WHY: Courage is important because ‘we all have to do things we don't like sometimes’.

Courage is when you are brave about something you fear.

Everyone is afraid of something or someone - lowering your standards to go along with the crowd should never pass for courage.

HOW: Courageous people believe in themselves. They know who they are and what they stand for.

They have strong values, recognize their personal capabilities, and are confident in meeting the challenges that lie before them.

Courageous people are passionate and purposeful.

SIGNS OF SUCCESS: (See profile sheet)

1) Your courage means being afraid and acting anyway

2) Your courage becomes a habit, a muscle you can exercise

3) You notice every time you do something that you’re scared to do—something your body is telling you not to do

4) You learn to attend to positive signals and to ignore negative ones

5) You find role models of quietly courageous people

6) You continue to learn and accept challenges

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KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau and welcome to the end of week 8 for Term 3 2021. We have 370 learners at our school as of today, and when we can get together it certainly feels like a big school.


We have had confirmation today that the proposed changing of the school holidays, will not go ahead. This means we still have two weeks to go in this term and the school holidays will begin, as planned, on the 2nd October until the 17th of October.


We are still operating under Level 2 protocols and this means we can not have a 'safe' assembly at the moment. Instead we did an online assembly today (see the link below) with our Principal certificates and Cross Country certificates - well done to all our learners who achieved these!


We have begun planning for 2022 and a major part of our planning is making sure we know how many learners we have in each class and with each teacher. If you know of any learners, especially 5 year olds, who are thinking of enrolling at Vogeltown, please get them to contact the office. We are also offering 10 'out of zone' places for new entrants in 2022 (see the advert below).


At our BOT meeting on Tuesday night, we signed off on the final plans for the decking in front of the senior rooms. We also plan to have the Hall painted (inside and out) over the Xmas holidays. See the plans below for the decking in front of the senior classrooms.

We have some plans to share soon for the upgrade of the Junior school. We are going to upgrade the inside starting in Terms 1 and 2 of next year.


There have been some changes to our events and calendar for 2021 as a result of lockdown. These are listed below. We apologise for changing some dates, however a lot of our events cannot go ahead at Level 2. Please have a look below and update your diaries.


Nga mihi nui

Mr O and the VS team

SENIOR SCHOOL - OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT

PRINCIPAL AWARDS - WEEK 8, TERM 3 2021

Well done to these Vogeltown learners who received a Principal's Award today. We gave these awards out in our online assembly run by the Class Reps.


Lealyn Coombe, Ash Belton, Noah Jones, Zakira Te Anini, Marley Taylor, Quinn Gray, Thomas Flitcroft, Harry Ahkuoi-Hotene, Eta Uatiree, Paddy Guthrie, Khobie Kane, Arihana Carroll, Lieke Viss, Jacob Robinson, Bay Belton, Beah Schoeman, Hana Hunt, Leon Cassidy, Charlie O'Connor, Matilda Hope, Isabelle Penberth, Aalliyah-Jay Ball, Ameliah Jones, Jackson Karetai, Tetabo Nakaoti, Colby Smith, Deakon Wilmshurst, Tyler Paton-Bloor, Ashy Eastlake, Adrian Uatiree


Well deserved awards! Tu Meke whanau!

ONLINE ASSEMBLY - WEEK 8, TERM 3 2021

VS online assembly Wk 8, T3 2021

COMMUNITY LOCKDOWN SURVEY

After this latest lockdown we are seeking some feedback about how we as a school operated during lockdown. We received some feedback from lockdown in 2020, and we used this to form our operations for this lockdown.


Hopefully we do not go in to another Level 3 or 4 lockdown, however if we do, we would like to some more feedback to see what we can do to improve further.

Any positive feedback is greatly appreciated too.


The link is below.


Thanks Whanau,

PAETOKI TEAM - SPEECHES 2021

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Tu meke to all our Paetoki team learners who showed great courage with speeches in 2021. Our speech was hindered by the lockdown, however this also gave them time to practise.


We had our speech finals on Wednesday afternoon, and due to Level 2 restrictions, we did these via zoom. It was a great way for the families of our speech finalists to watch them from home!


A massive well done to all the finalists, these were:

Sadie Parata, Charlotte Williamson, Abigail Williamson, Azharia Martin, Katelyn Wang, Madeline O'Connor, Taylah-Bree Heke, Micah Wilson, Jett Hay, Maddie Salisbury-McInnes and Taine Lock.


The results were:

1st: Charlotte Williamson - Global warming

2nd: Maddie Salisbury-McInnes - Dreams

3rd= Madeline O'Connor - Super powers

3rd = Taylah-Bree Heke - Disneyland

Highly Commended: Micah Wilson - Legomasters


Tu Meke whanau!

OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS 2022

APPLICATION TO ENROL 2022


Enrolments at Vogeltown School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or on our school website. Students who live in the “home zone” have absolute right to enrol at the school at any time.

The Board has determined that up to 10 places are likely to be available for “out of zone” students at particular levels within the school in 2022:

 New Entrant/Year 0 - x 10 places

The exact number of places will depend on the number of enrolments received from students who live within our school’s “home zone”.

Application for enrolment for an “out of zone” student is made by completing an ‘out of zone enrolment form’, available from the school office, printing one off our school website or a request from office@vogeltown.school.nz.

The deadline for receipt of applications for “out of zone” places is Friday 24th September 2021.

Parents who live within our “home zone” and intend enrolling their child during Terms 3&4 should also apply by Friday 24th September 2021 to assist the school to plan appropriately for the 2022 school year.

If the number of “out of zone” applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required, it will be held on Monday 4th October 2021. All families will be contacted with the outcome of the ballot by Friday 8th October.

Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

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SCHOOL PHOTOS

Our School photos are being held on Monday 27th September. We can still complete these photos under Alert Level 2 protocols.


An information slip came home yesterday. All the details you need are on this slip. We also gave out sibling photo forms to the oldest in each family. If you did not receive a sibling photo form, please contact the office and we can arrange for you to get another one.


There will be an exclusive keycode for every child and you will use this to view the photos at www.photolife.co.nz. once they have been taken - we will let you know when. You can do all the ordering online and they will delivered to school and we will send them home.

WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN

A massive welcome to these new learners and whanau to Vogeltown! We know you will really enjoy being at Vogeltown and all we have to offer.


Once we are out of Level 2, we will be able to have a school assembly and 'properly welcome' you to Vogeltown!


Welcome to:

Eta Uatiree - Rm 9, Adrian Uatiree - Rm 14, Tetabo Nakaoti - Rm 10

Ava-Lee Te Maire - Rm 6 with Mrs Newland


Welcome whanau

EVENT CHANGES - CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS

TERM 3

Gymsports - Cancelled for 2021

Vogeltown Hangi - Now in Term 4

Build a Business - is now finished for 2021

Whanau hui - Will align with our Hangi in Term 4

Disco - postponed till T4

Four Year Old Friday - Cancelled for Term 3

Puanga - Now in Term 4

Mountain Biking whakamatau - Now in Term 4

School Photos - Still going ahead


TERM 4

School Production - Cancelled for 2021

Talent Quest - Still going ahead, moved weeks

AWE Swimming - Still going ahead


Most other activities planned for Term 4 will still go ahead.

TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

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WHANAU POINTS - WEEK 8, TERM 3 2021

Congratulations to Kahurangi whanau who won the IROCK tokens for week 8.


Also, well done to Kowhai whanau who won the Cross Country with most runners in the top 5 and most tokens overall!


Tu Meke to all our whanau!

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CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS - 2021

Yr 1 Girls

1st Hana Hunt

2nd Hannah Froome

3rd Millie Wilson

4th Isla Fox

5th Sophie French

Yr 1 Boys

1st James Milham-Smith

2nd Charlie O'Connor

3rd Bodhi Mason

4th Nathaniel Jones

5th Charles Taylor

Yr 2 Girls

1st Mia Vooght

2nd Sarah Venables

3rd Kahleesi Stubbings

4th Zakira Te Anini

5th Ava Ackerman

Yr 2 Boys

1st Liam Christensen

2nd Archer James

3rd Luke Yukich

4th Josh Gillum

5th Henry Salt

Yr 3 Girls

1st Isobel Gernhoefer

2nd Raine Donnelly (with a broken arm!)

3rd Charlotte Bailey

4th Olive Adams

5th Emilie Gane

Yr 3 Boys

1st Jai Hikaka

2nd Joe Zimmermann

3rd Eldon Price

4th Mahi Peterken

5th Jaxyn Fox

Yr 4 Girls

1st Claudia Yukich

2nd Bailey Smith

3rd Lieke Viss

4th Chelsea Johnson

5th Cocone Hiyama

Yr 4 Boys

1st Cooper Scott

2nd Oscar Hurley

3rd Blake Gillum

4th Lewis Zimmermann

5th Thomas Flitcroft

Yr 5 Girls

1st Madeline O'Connor

2nd Kaylee Wood

3rd Brianna McEldowney

4th Aleisha Chadwick

5th Kaitlin Taylor

Yr 5 Boys

1st Charlie Laird

2nd Tayjs Russell

3rd Dylan Venables

4th Quinn Hall

5th Kimihia Repia

Yr 6 Girls

1st Ella Ansell

2nd Abigail Williamson

3rd Ruby Smith

4th Sevana Commerer

5th Azharia Martin

Yr 6 Boys

1st Jean Lingenfelder

2nd Flynn Scott

3rd Jasper Miners

4th Mason Dyett

5th Toby Hunter


Tu Meke Team!

TARANAKI TEAM - CROSS COUNTRY PHOTOS

SPORTS NEWS

Term 4 Summer Sports

Thank you to those who have signed their children up for term 4 sports. We are still needing a few more players to fill up the following teams.


Cricket:

  • Kiwi Cricket (year 0-2) we need 3 more players
  • Incrediball Cricket (year 3-6) we need 2 more players


Hockey:

  • Mini Sticks (year 3-4) The team is now full
  • Kiwi Sticks (year 5-6) we need 1 more player


Touch:

  • U12 (year 5-6) We could take 1 more boy
  • U10 (year 3-4) It would be great to get 2 more girls
  • U8 (year 1-2) The team is now full


Summer Soccer:

  • 12th grade (year 6) We need 3 more players
  • 10th grade (year 4-5) The teams are full
  • 8th grade (year 2-3) We could take 3 more players to make up a 3rd team
  • 6th grade (year 0-1) We need 4 more players


Netball (year 0-2):

Netball Taranaki have advised us that they will be providing the FutureFerns programme free of charge this year. Wahoo!! Please feel free to register your child if your child is interested in playing in term 4 through our Kindo shop.


Also available for the first time in term 4 is Fun Sticks Hockey for year 1 & 2 students. Please register directly with Taranaki Hockey for this programme using the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ybvXLM2qCXBDqRiCtpdYKheWDMduDSbLScFK8LHCvnY/


For information about each sport please sign into your Kindo account. If you do not yet have a Kindo account please use the following link to sign yourself up. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/


Winter Sports

Thank you to those who have already returned their winter sports uniforms. Any uniforms still lurking at the bottom of drawers can they please find their way to the school as soon as possible please.


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

VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


Happy birthday to these Vogeltowners who have had a birthday in the last 2 weeks.

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!



Ava-Lee TE MAIRE, Anea-Fay BRISCO-BRETT, Dima JUMASHEV, Carter CROSS, Max MYERS, Hunter GRAY



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!

VOGELTOWN LEARNERS CORNER - LOCKDOWN PHOTOS

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2021

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/


ALL DATES BELOW HAVE BEEN UPDATED AFTER LOCKDOWN


SEPTEMBER

27 September - School Photos

28 September - Starting School the VS Way, 5pm to 6pm

OCTOBER

1 October - Last day of Term 3

TERM 3 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

18 October - First day of Term 4.

18, 19, 20 October - Paetoki team AWE swimming

21 October - Brooklands Kindy visit

25 October - Labour Day (School Closed)

27 October - LEAD conference (Class Reps)

29 October - Four Year Old Friday

NOVEMBER

2 November - BOT meeting 6.30pm

3 November - Year 6 Walkabout at Highlands Intermediate

4 November - Junior School Athletics day

5 November - Senior School Athletics day

8 November - Puanga Festival at TSB Stadium

11 November - Huatoki Domain open day

11 November - Hangi Yr 6 Sleep over

12 November - Vogeltown Community Hangi day

12 November - Whanau Hui

17 November - Ukelele festival

19 November - Whanau Tabloids

19 November - Four Year Old Friday

26 November - Vogeltowner Assembly (2pm)

29 November - Talent Quest heats begin

DECEMBER

3 December - Talent Quest Final

7 December - BOT Meeting 6.30pm

7 December - All syndicates water day

8 December - Paetoki team 'Big Day Out'

9 December - Teddy Bears Picnic (Taranaki team)

10 December - End of year reports home

13 December - Yr 6 Leavers lunch and Yr 6 leavers evening

14 December - Last day of school year 2021.

SCHOOL POLICIES FOR REVIEW

Kia ora whanau,

We have two policies that we are asking for feedback on. The two policies we are after some feedback from are:


1) Complaints policy

2) Behaviour management.


Go to www.schooldocs.co.nz and type in Vogeltown School for the school name.

Use the login: vogeltown

Use the password: huatoki


Any feedback on these policies is greatly appreciated. This will be open till week 2 of Term 4.

Vogeltown Board

Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend whanau. We are all in this together - 'He Waka eke noa'.


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano


Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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