VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2021
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 8 TERM 1 2021
SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO SHOW KINDNESS"
These are for our Vogeltown learners to be:
Inclusive (Whakaru), Respectful (Whakaute), Original (Tipu), Courageous (Kaha) and Kind (Atawhai).
These values were chosen by the staff, learners and community of Vogeltown School in 2019.
This term we are focusing on being 'Kind'.
To be kind and welcoming to all our new Vogeltown learners is the 'Vogeltown Way'. We show kindness as this is part of our school vision of Manaaki Tangata - Caring for the people.
Being a 'Vogeltowner' is being a good citizen of our community - someone who is kind and caring!
SCHOOL GOAL: 'SHOWING KINDNESS - MANAAKITANGA'
WHAT: 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 values.
Kindness is especially important at the start of the year. We are all a bit nervous about the new year, our new class, our new teacher and making new friends, so we show kindness.
WHY: We need kindness for people to ‘get on’ and relate to each other, animals and the environment. “Manāki Tangata, Manāki whenua - To care for the people and to care for the land” this is a big part of our school vision.
HOW: By welcoming new people to our school – making new friends
By making everyone feel welcome to your class or our school
By taking notice if things need your care
By treating other people the way you would like to be treated
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 WHANAU, FROM MR O
A massive thanks to all our parents/caregivers and whanau who came to the Learning Conferences last week. We had a fantastic turnout and it was great to catch up with everyone to discuss the progress of your child(ren) over these first 7 weeks. You will have received a copy of the Progress report this week - the goals and next learning steps are on this report, so if you are unsure of what your child(ren) should be working towards, have a read of these reports.
Well done to the Paetoki team with their swimming sports on Tuesday. It was another successful event and everyone had a lot of fun! A big thanks to our two parents who came and swam in the Parents vs Teachers vs kids race! Mr Venables and Mr Cudmore who had to swim 2 lengths each! Well done to the teachers who took the race out again!
Next week is a short week with Good Friday ending week 9. We also have Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday on the following week, which starts week 10. A reminder that this term is an eleven week term, so we will have one last (full) week following Easter.
Aroha nui, Mr O
TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
Chloe McClelland, Luke Johnson, Millie Wilson, Carter Gibbins, Freya Gray, Nayl Zulheiry, Taya Ransfield, Zakira Te Anini, Chace Tiplady, Jerem-Lee Tako-Tohu, Blake Gillum, Wairua Rangiwai, Ashleigh Lowry, Cohen Horo, Dylan Venables, Kaiau McLeod, Emelia Gooch, Harpah Bowyer, Sadie Parata, Ruby Smith, Quinn Hall, Matilda Holder, Emma Flay, Jaxon Gray, Abigail Williamson, Kaylee Wood, Charlotte Bailey, Kanin Beattie.
FROM THE CLASS REPS
This week they decided we need to have a 'dress up day' and have come up with the concept of 'Fantasy Friday' where everyone can dress up in any costume/outfit they want for this day, which will be on Friday 9th April.
As part of this day, we are asking each student to bring a gold coin to be donated to the SPCA.
Here is an insight in to our second group of three class reps:
I am a class rep in Room 9. I think I got class rep because I am responsible and kind to others. I like to play sport all day if I got my way!
I enjoy being class rep! My great idea I have for school is to put more of our values around the school - like the wall at the junior school, this should have our values IROCK emblazoned over it!
Thank you whanau for listening to my story.
Hi my name is Edie I am the class rep for room 11. I think I was chosen for being kind, listener and a good role model and independent. I like to play cricket and football and I like to do art and I like cats and animals and TOUCANS! I enjoy playing with my cats and reading and sports. A good ideas for the school could be a nicer changing room at the pools and a heated pool and a new flag.
My name is Matilda, I am class rep in Room 12.
I think i was chosen as a class rep because I can listen to others and answer questions that others might not know. I like to do jobs for others.I enjoy art and playing my guitar and singing along.
A good idea i have for the school is more hooks for bags and a syndicate challenge every Friday
VS LEARNERS CORNER
BUDDY CLASSES - RM 11 and RM 5 SCAVENGER HUNT IN THE DOMAIN
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2021
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY - TERM 2 2021
SCHOOL POLICIES - COMMUNITY SURVEY
All our policies are available on the 'School Docs' website - this are available at any time.
Please login in to 'School Docs' and go to reviews to have a read of this policy and give the BOT some feedback.
Nga mihi nui - Vogeltown BOT
Thank you to those who have registered for winter sports. We are still needing a few players in the following teams:
Hockey (Yr 3-4) we need 3 more boys or girls. Games are played on a Saturday morning from 10.30am
Netball (Yr 5-6) we have room for 2 more players. Games are played on Tuesday after school
Netball (Yr 3-4) we need 1 more player. Games are played on a Thursday after school.
For more information and to register your child please use our Kindo Shop on the following link. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/
All other teams are now full and registrations are closed. Any questions please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
31 March Lockdown Drill at 9.45am
31 March - Weetbix Tryathlon
2 April - GOOD FRIDAY (No School)
5 April - EASTER MONDAY (No School)
6 April - EASTER TUESDAY (No School)
8 April - Starting School the VS way evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm
9 April - Fantasy Friday - Dress up day and gold coin donation
9 April - Four Year Old Friday, 9:15am to 11:00am
14 April - Whanau Fiesta 4pm - 6pm on the senior side
16 April - Last day of Term 1 2021
3 May - Start of Term 2
MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS
1) Please remember to contact the school office if your child is absent. You can do this via Skool Loop, text 021 753 680 or ph 06 753 6843. Please do not use SeeSaw for student absences - these must come through the office. Please tell the office even if you have let the teacher know.
2) Please also remember, to scan the Covid-19 QR code when you come in to the school. if you are signing your child(ren) in/out, you will still need to scan the QR code. Thanks heaps for stopping this virus in NZ.
Stay safe and be kind to each other. Good luck to all those learners involved in sport tonight and over the weekend - give it all you have!
Thank you for the ongoing support of Vogeltown School, we appreciate the community we live in.
On behalf of the Vogeltown team,
Ka kite ano
Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki
WEETBIX TRYathlon 2021 Ngamotu Beach
TRYathlete packs will be delivered between Saturday 27th March and Tuesday 30th March for students who chose the school delivery option, so keep an eye out for them! If your pack doesn't arrive in time, please come to the pack pick up tent on event morning, between 8-9am.
Event Day GuideBefore you arrive at the TRYathlon, please read through the Event Day Guide, which contains key event information including event timings, course and parking maps as well as step by step details of what to expect on the day.
You can also view our “How to” videos which cover everything from collecting your TRY Pack, checking in and setting up your gear in transition and what happens during the event.
Check out https://tryathlon.co.nz/info/ for more information, including health and safety guidelines.