TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 7 TERM 1 2019
SCHOOL GOAL: INITIATIVE
Initiative is being asked to do things by yourself without being asked to.
Signs of Success:
* Your teacher/parents can rely on you to do a job without being asked to
* People might say ‘you are a helpful person’
* You might get a comment on your report ‘a responsible, mature student’
* You are often asked to do important jobs for people
KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O
Our thoughts are also with all the school kids and teachers in Christchurch who went in to 'Lockdown' last Friday - this is a tough thing to do and maintain.
We will be practising our lockdown procedure next week as a result. The key to a lockdown is to have excellent communication between staff and then with parents and families. Our staff have an app on their phones that has our procedure, class roll and allows us to update each other. If we ever have to go in to lockdown for real, you will receive and alert on your phone from our SMS system here at school. We will also update whanau on our facebook page and our school app. We hope we never have to do this for real, but we must be prepared for any outcome.
ENROLMENTS AT VOGELTOWN
If your child is turning 5 soon and you are planning on bringing them to Vogeltown, then please can you get an enrolment pack from the office and get the form in.
As part of planning for class sizes and maintaining good student to teacher class ratios, we need to know what enrolments we have coming to VS.
A reminder that our school is governed by an enrolment scheme. Families and students who live within the school zone are automatically accepted. Out of zone families and students need to apply for an 'Out of Zone application' to come to VS. More info about the enrolment scheme can be found here: http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/zoning-2016/out-of-zone-enrollment-form/
WEET BIX TRYATHLON - UPDATE
The Weetbix TRYathlon is approaching fast. It is on next Tuesday 26th March at Ngamotu Beach. Your child should have their event kit. On the day I will go to Ngamotu Beach before school and put up our Vogeltown Gazebo. When you come down register your child and take their bike to the transition area. Then come and find us at the Gazebo. You are responsible for getting your child to and from the event. It is always a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing you there. Below is a link to access information for the NP TRYathlon including the event day schedule, swim start times, what to do when you arrive and what you will need.
See you Tuesday.
JOIN THE VOGELTOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES?
If you have never thought about being on the BOT, then now might be the time! It is a great position and an important one to help with the direction and governance decisions of the school.
The important dates for this year are:
10th May Call for BoT nominations
24th May Nominations close
29th May Voting papers are sent out to families on the roll
June 7 Election Day
June 13 Votes counted
June 14 New VS BoT takes office.
Thanks to Suzy Wolfe in the office who is our Returning Officer for 2019.
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL DONATIONS
PLEASE, PLEASE, HELP US OUT WITH THESE!
Vogeltown School offers a different structure for school donations. We have different options that you can choose from (guideline below). We have set it up this way so you can pay what you can best afford. Our thinking is, any money towards the school donation is greatly appreciated.
$60 per single child and $80 per family group
$80 per single child and $100 per family group
$130 per single child and $180 per family group
Please note that payments for donations may be made online:
Bank Account: 15-3955-0493446-00 (TSB Vogeltown)
Please reference: (Surname) Donation.
SWIMMING SEASON CONTINUES!
Big thanks to Mr McAuley who has done an amazing job with the pool this season! Tu Meke!
VOGELTOWN FLAG POLE
The cost is $52 per sweatshirt - this includes a name on the back (very handy for finding a lost sweatshirt at school).
Order forms must be at the office by the last day of this term as we order them over the holidays ready to be handed out day one of term two.
Term 2 Winter Sports
Netball Yr3-6: Registrations are now closed.
Miniball Yr1-4 Registrations are now closed for Year 1/2 Miniball but we are still looking for 3 or 4 more players to fill our second Year 3/4 team. We have coaches but just need a few more players. Games are played on a Tuesday from 3.30-4pm or Wednesday from 3.30-5.45pm. All games are played at the TSB Stadium. See the rego form for full details. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Registration-Form-Miniball-Yr-1-4-Term-2-2019.pdf
Basketball Y5-6: Registrations are now closed.
Hockey Yr1-6: Registrations remain open. We still have room in our Yr 5/6 Hockey team so if your child is interested in playing please contact me asap. We are also looking for a coach for this team so if anyone in our community is able to help please let me know. Taranaki Hockey are running a coaching course on 10 April for any new or returning Hockey coaches.
Games are played on Saturday mornings and the season starts on 04 May with the finals date still to be confirmed. Please see the registration form for full details. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Registration-Form-Hockey-Yr-1-6-Term-2-2019.pdf
Term 1 2019 Summer Sports
We are sadly entering the final weeks of all our summer sports. Please remember to hand in your school playing tops to your coach/manager at your final game so they can hand them back to the office as a complete set. If you happen to miss your final game then your clean shirt can be returned to the yellow bin outside the main office.
Draws for all Term 1 sports are posted on our website in the sports section. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/sports/ For any cancellations please see the following:
Touch Rugby: City Touch facebook page by 2pm Wednesdays. https://www.facebook.com/citytouchtaranaki/
Cricket : Taranaki Cricket website by 2pm Friday https://taranakicricket.co.nz/
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the above information on 753 6843 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Sport Notices:
Woodleigh Football Club are holding a registration day for keen players of all ages on Saturday 23 March at the Woodleigh Sports and Social Club from 11am-3pm. Alternatively contact Cheryl Courtney on 0278043227 or email email@example.com
New Plymouth Old Boys Rugby Club are celebrating their Centennial over Easter weekend 19-22 April. Please see their facebook page for details on events over the weekend and on how to register. https://www.facebook.com/npob.centennial
KIDS CORNER - TAKING THE JUNIORS EELING IN THE DOMAIN
Health Curriculum survey at Vogeltown 2019
There are two links, one in google form and one in survey monkey, both are the same questions.
Here are the links -
Survey Monkey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5C76JXB
Google Form - click below:
LEARNING CONFERENCES - TERM 1
We aim for 100% attendance by parents and caregivers - if you can not make a conference we will contact you by phone to book a time or do one over the phone.
The process for formally reporting to whanau is:
Term 1 Progress Report & Learning Conferences
Term 2 Personal and Social competencies report (this will come home)
Term 3 Progress Report & Learning Conferences
Term 4 Summative Report (this will come home).
Our interviews this term will be on Wednesday 10th April and Thursday 11th April. Mrs Seed (Room 9) will be away on the Wednesday so you will be able to book times to meet on Monday the 8th April instead. To book a time with your child’s teacher, please use the website - www.parentinterviews.co.nz
and use the following codes:
Monday 8th April (Room 9 whanau only)
Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April. (Please note, you can not book Room 9 on the Wednesday the 10th)
On Wednesday and Thursday we will be closing the school early to accomodate for all whanau to be able to meet with their child's teacher. We ask that you pick up your child at 2pm on these days.
DUTY AT VOGELTOWN
See the photo below of these high vis jackets.
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019
TERM 4 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/
TERM 1 - MARCH
22 March - Senior Swimming sports (at Highlands).
26 March - Weet bix Tryathlon
29 March - Four Year Old Friday
2 April - Home and School Meeting 7pm Senior school staffroom
3 April - Starting school the VS way, 5-6pm
10 April - Learning Conferences 2.15 - 7.30pm (School closes 2pm)
11 April - Learning Conferences 2.15 - 5.30pm (School closes at 2pm)
12 April - Last day of Term 1
29 April - First day of Term 2
MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS
1) We have heaps of events coming up over this term. Please keep the dates in the newsletter and on the calendar on our website handy. We will often message on facebook for quick updates and reminders.
2) We are trying to look after our environment by not having paper newsletters. We send the link for the newsletter out by email. It can also be found on the school app and on our website. If you are requiring a paper version, please email the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) If your child is doing the Weetbix tryathlon, can you please let the school know on the morning of the tryathlon. Thanks.
4) We have a school app, which is great for quick access to the calendar, newsletter, digital permission forms and notices. Download the app on google play or from the apple store - look for 'Skool Loop' and select our school. (see advert below)
5) Lost property - please check the lost property each day. when it is fine we set it up on the courts for the kids and parents/caregivers to look at. Thanks to all those who have taken some away.
Remember if you have any issues you wish to discuss, please come in and see me or contact me on email@example.com
On behalf of the Vogeltown team,
Jeremy Ogle - Principal