VOGELTOWN SCHOOL

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 9 TERM 2 2019

SCHOOL GOAL: RESPECT FOR OUR FRIENDS

WHY: Respect is a way of treating or thinking about your friends or someone. For example, If you respect your teacher, then you admire him/her and treat him/her well.

SIGNS OF SUCCESS:

* You have a good group of friends

* You are kind to all people and they are kind back to you

* People will mention that you an awesome friend and person to be around

* You are a true ‘Vogeltowner’!!

KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O

Welcome to the end of week 9! It amazing to think that this time next week we will coming to the end of term 2 - the term is flying by! Very exciting also to know that the shortest day is behind us and the days are going to slowly get longer!


This week has been a busy one of our school committees with the first Board of Trustees meeting with our new board on Monday night and The Home and School whanau meeting on Tuesday night. We are a very lucky school to have such a great governance team in the form of the Vogeltown Board and a wonderful fundraising committee in the for of the Home and School. Thanks to everyone for your dedication to our school.


We had a massive whanau sports day on Tuesday with the annual whanau 'Tug o war'. A big thanks to Mr Stirling for his organisation with this day. The kids loved the challenge of beating other whanau's and then there was the chance for the winning whanau to have a tug against the teachers! What an awesome event. The results are below.


Yesterday we had our last sports exchange for the term at Vogeltown. This was a great day with our city cousins from across the Huatoki river - Woodleigh School. We played for a new piece of sporting silverware, in the form of a rock from the Huatoki river. This rock will be played for every time we play against Woodleigh School - the rock is known as 'Te toka o huatoki' or the rock of the huatoki. Woodleigh school have taken the rock back across the river with them after they won 7 games to 5 - see below for the results. We will get the rock back next year!

WE ARE OFFICIALLY TURNING 100!

As of next Monday, Vogeltown school, on the senior site, turns exactly 100 years old! That is an amazing achievement for the school. We actually celebrated the centenary in 2015 because in 1915 Vogeltown School was located on Hori St (where the kindy is now) and was not built on this site until 1919!

To celebrate such a milestone, we are going to have our mid-winter swim at 2pm on Monday - everyone is invited - in fact if any parent/whanau swims, your child get a point for their whanau!

We are also shouting everyone an ice cream! Big thanks to Vogeltown Countdown who are giving us the ice cream, cones and sprinkles all for free! Sounds like a great day!


Timeline of Vogeltown School

1915 Opened on Hori St

1919 Opened on Huatoki St - where the senior side is today (Rooms 7, 8, 9 and 10)

1943 New wooden classroom block opened (Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14)

1940 The school pool was opened

1949 The School Hall was opened

1951 Junior school opened across the road.

Happy Birthday Vogeltown School - 100 years and still going strong!

REPORTING TO WHANAU

Next week, every child will be bringing home a 'competencies' mid year report. This report is on the personal and social competencies that we endeavour to teach and learn at Vogeltown. The key competencies are a major part of the NZ curriculum and an important part of learning at Vogeltown - People use these competencies to live, learn, work, and contribute as active members of their communities.

In Term 3 we will be reporting on the curriculum areas - showing progress from Term 1. The key part of these progress reports is the 'Learning Conferences' we have with whanau. More info about these will come out in Term 3.

WHANAU POINTS UPDATE

After the whanau tug o war on Tuesday, we can now update the points board for Term 2. We only have one more whanau event this term - the mid winter swim, on our school's birthday!

If you want to earn a point for your child's whanau, then come along next Monday at 2pm, jump in the pool and the point is yours!

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VOGELTOWN HOODIES - LAST WEEK FOR ORDERS

We are again taking orders for Vogeltown Hoodies. If you would like to order one of these hoodies, please fill in the form below (or go to the website link http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/links/official-vogeltown-forms/) and hand it to the office(s) with payment. These will be ordered over the holidays and be back ready at the start of term 3.
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VOGELTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL WHANAU

Kia ora koutou Vogeltown whanau

The home and school friends met this week and we are excited to announce that we are donating over $7,000.00 to the school towards the purchase of bark for the senior/middle playground and a whopping $3000 towards the scooter/bike track concrete path at the Junior School. We are also purchasing more sports uniforms to replace lost and additional tops. Without the support of our families, staff and volunteers, this would not happen so thank you to each and every one of you!

Special thanks to Jennie for co-ordinating the lunch fundraiser for us and also to her helpers, Jane, Jessie and Fay. Great work ladies! See below for the lunch order form for next week.

Our teachers are very keen to organise a Lego Club at school where our students can get busy with their imaginations and build some amazing things creations. If you have any Lego that is not being used and you are willing to donate to the school, please bring into the school offices please.

The best way to touch base with the Home and School whanau is to send an email to vshomeandschool@gmail.com

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Jump Jam at the Basketball

On the 4th of July some Vogeltowners are performing at the Mountainairs Basketball game. The game starts at 7pm.


This year the "discounted pass offer" - Adults $10 Children $5 - is extended to anyone from school, who would like to come along to the game and support their Jump Jam team. This includes their families and friends. The winners of the jump jam will be the school that brings the most supporters and makes the most noise for their team once the jump jam has finished. The prize is a SCHOOL DISCO provided by Seismic Events which is the lovely Adrian Elmoose.


Mrs Seed will leave some discounted pass offer slips at the Junior and Senior school offices. They need to bring them back by Monday 1 July.

WOODLEIGH SPORTS EXCHANGE

We had an awesome exchange with our New Plymouth cousins from across the Huatoki! A pity we lost the majority of the games and as such lost the new 'Te toku o huatoki' rock that we play for. The Vogeltown kids gave 120% in all games!


OVERALL RESULTS:

BASKETBALL - VOGELTOWN WIN 11-5

RUGBY - WOODLEIGH WIN 36-63

FOOTBALL - WOODLEIGH WIN 1-7

NETBALL A - WOODLEIGH WIN 4-13

NETBALL B - WOODLEIGH WIN 2-9

INDOOR BOWLS - VOGELTOWN WIN 3-1

CHESS - WOODLEIGH WIN 15-18


Well done to all our coaches and Mr McAuley for reffing the football.

LOST PROPERTY - LAST CALL!

We have a massive amount of lost property at the senior school! Currently we have 2 large rubbish bags full. We will try and put this out on the court on fine days for the kids to look at. If you think your child might be missing some clothing, then come and have a look through the lost property. Next week we send the lost property to the Salvation Army.

Thanks, Mr Mac.

Ukulele

Kia Ora whanau


At present we have 21 ukuleles at Vogeltown School. There are 35 Senior children that would like to join our ukulele club for 2019. If you have a spare uke or 2 lying around at home, that you haven’t used for a while, maybe you could donate it to our school. It would be very much appreciated.


Regards

Mr G

KIDS CORNER

Some awesome pieces of writing from Rm 5.


The Icy Day

Today, it was very cold. There was ice on the top of my mum's car. I felt the ice on top. It felt like ice cubes and when we drove to school it turned into water. How did that happen?

By Paige Rm 5 Aged 6

The Frost

Today, the grass was icy. Even the chicken water was icy! Also, my hands were frozen.

When I went on the deck, instead of walking, I was ice skating to the car.

When we were driving, I saw a field full of frost and the mountain was covered in snow. We think that the snow will be way down to the carpark. If it is, in the weekend, we'll go up the mountain. Hopefully, it snows so that I can eat it and we can take our sleds!

By Luka Jones Rm 5 Aged 6

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019

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/

TERM 2 - JUNE

28 June - Four Year Old Friday (9-11am)

28 June - Vogeltowner Assembly 2pm

July

1 July - Vogeltown Birthday!

1 July - Mid-winter swim 2pm

5 July - Last day of Term 2 2019.

24 July - First day of Term 3

26 July - Rm 10 Whole School Assembly

AUGUST

2 August - LEAD Conference (Class Reps)

2 August - Four Year Old Friday

5 August - Home and School whanau meeting 7pm.

MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS

1) If your child is sick, please phone or call the office to let us know. You can even use our school app!


2) School starts at 9am, please make sure your child is at school before 9am, thanks

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Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend whanau! If you are playing winter sports, then play hard and show them how Vogeltowners play!


Remember if you have any issues you wish to discuss, please come in and see me or contact me on principal@vogeltown.school.nz


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal

COMMUNITY NOTICES



Young Visionaries 2019

Term 3 after school art classes

Ages 6 – 8 | Wednesdays 24 Jul – 25 Sept | 3.45 – 5.15 pm

Ages 9 – 12 | Thursdays 25 Jul – 26 Sept | 3.45 – 5.15 pm

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

$65 per term | Book online
Enquiries phone 06 759 6715

Weekly after school art classes where kids are inspired by great art.

This term's tutor is Oakura artist Kris White who will help students create art with a ‘transformations’ theme. Your child will portray themselves as a comic book super hero, constructing a mask and experimenting with mixed media to make a poster for a movie that stars them.