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
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!
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
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
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!
VOGELTOWN HOODIES - LAST WEEK FOR ORDERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!
Thanks, Mr Mac.
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.
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
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
2 August - LEAD Conference (Class Reps)
2 August - Four Year Old Friday
5 August - Home and School whanau meeting 7pm.
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,
Ka kite ano
Jeremy Ogle - Principal
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.