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!


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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Our 5 school values are I.R.O.C.K.

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 'Respectful'.

To be respectful we want our learners to greet people in a friendly manner, listen to others when they speak, share and take turns, work with others in work and play, keep our hands and feet to ourselves and say kind and encouraging things!



To give your best effort, especially when things get tough


To always give your best even when things are hard – the Vogeltown spirit!

To appreciate the challenges that we face

So we can learn to step out of our comfort zones and take responsible risks

To learn a good work ethic in learning and play


You always give 100% in everything you do, especially when it is challenging

You have a great work ethic and strive for the best

You take responsible risks in your learning and in play

You enjoy coming to school more and learning more!


Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of Week 7, Term 4. Another great week at Vogeltown kura!

I must commend the Vogeltown Learners on their behaviour over the last few days. The weather has been pretty average and we have not spent a lot of time outside. Our learners have adapted and found creative ways to keep busy. A massive thanks to our teaching team for taking on extra duties and being proactive over this wet week!

Well done to our Road Patrollers who attended the Road Patrol day at the Aquatic Centre on Thursday with Ms Pretty and Miss Bleasdale. We thank these guys for the amazing job they have done over the year. A big thanks to Mr George who has been doing road patrol for 90% of the year too!

We have a very busy two and half weeks left of the term and the year! We have loads of fun end of year activities coming up, please check the calendar below for dates. There will also be a seperate note coming home from each syndicate about the activities coming up.

A big thanks to all our whanau who have begun to bring in Hangi donations - we really appreciate these. Our school hangi is open to the whole community and we only cook the food we get donated. Book in the 4th of December!

Dates to look out for the last 3 weeks of the year:

Tuesday 1 December BOT meeting 6:30pm

Thursday 3rd December Paetoki team Sleepover (in the school hall)

Friday 4th December Vogeltown Annual Hangi day

Friday 4th December Whanau hui (meet in the hall at 11:30am)

Wednesday 9th December - Taranaki (juniors) team dance night

Thursday 10th December - Paetoki (seniors) Fun day

Friday 11th December - Four Year Old Friday, 9:00am - 11:00am

Friday 11th December - Whanau Fun Run 2pm (new event for 2020!)

Monday 14th December - Achievement reports come home

Monday 14th December - Yr 6 Leavers lunch at school 12:00pm

Wednesday 16th December - Last day of 2020. School finishes at 3:00pm.

Have a great weekend with your families, whanau. Be kind, be safe, be aware.

Aroha nui, Mr O

Covid Level 1 Information for Vogeltown School

At Vogeltown School:

  • There will be no more signage displayed around the school sites

  • Parents/caregivers are welcome on site. You do not need to ring before coming on school sites. Although we are still encouraging the morning ‘drop offs’ at the gates.

  • After 3pm parents/caregivers and kids are allowed on the school sites. Please be aware however that our staff are still working after 3pm to get programmes ready for the next day in their rooms - they need this time for preparation.

  • We will open the drinking fountains on both school sites. Learners can still bring drink bottles if they so wish.

  • We will still ask that if your child is sick to please keep them home. As you know staying at home if you’re sick is especially important at Alert Level 1. The risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out.

  • If your child has cold or flu symptoms you should call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. If recommended to get tested, you should do so.

For our Vogeltown community:

  • COVID-19 is contained at Alert Level 1, but it’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to minimise the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns.

  • For air travel you are not required to wear a face covering, (if not travelling to, through or from Auckland), but you are encouraged to do so for your safety and the safety of those around you. Consider doing the same for all inter-regional travel.

  • Scan into places through the NZ COVID Tracer app or keep a good record of where you have been, to support speedy contact tracing.

  • We will still have our ‘contact tracing QR code’ posters up at our classroom doors and office doors.

  • There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings. Schools, like workplaces, are not considered to be gatherings. Physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events can go ahead

  • There are no restrictions on domestic travel. People should avoid using mass transport if sick, awaiting a result from a COVID-19 test or required/recommended to self-isolate.


Due to Covid, we never got to do our annual hangi as part of the Puanga celebrations this year. We also did not get to do our annual marae stay, so instead we are going to have our marae stay at school with our seniors and incorporate our hangi into this day.

As with every other year, the food we get donated is the food we eat on the day. A big thanks to our Home and School Committee, who always bolster up the meat we need for the hangi.

If you can help with any of the items below, please bring them in to the school office(s) and we will begin getting ready for this amazing annual event.

We need:

Frozen Chickens, Potatoes, Kumara, Parsnips, Pumpkins, Carrots, Cabbages, beef rolls and pork rolls. For every item brought in, your child will receive a token for their whanau.

Also on hangi day we are having our Whanau hui. See the poster below for this event. We will also be posting this invite out today.

Thanks whanau

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For parents of this year's Year 4 and 5 students

Camp dates for next year were incorrect on the original notice. Camp is being held on the 24th, 25th and 26th of FEBRUARY 2021, NOT March. Mr George is very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

If you would like to attend camp, you must fill out a police vetting form as soon as possible. These are available from the school office.


Congrats to our Vogeltowner students for term 4 of 2020. We had an awesome assembly today for these learners - a big thanks to all the whanau who kept the award a secret and came to the assembly this afternoon.

Well done to these Vogeltown Learners:

Millie Hodson, Anouk Bonzon, Connor Stevenson, Olivia Palliser, Joshua Gillum, Skyla-Blue Chapman-Sadler, Olive Adams, Cotto Rapira, Dylan Bisset, Charlie Rippey, Mila-Anne Chapman-Sadler, Nuqman Zulheiry, Madeline O'Connor, Brianna McEldowney, Kahurangi Haimona, Rayyan Rasli, Alberta Mansvelt, Karmin Du Plessis, Aleisha Chadwick, Holland Bowling, Peyton Clarry, Charlee Chase, Sam Knight, Leeanya Lepper, Lucah McCarvill, Theo Miners, Ruby Smith, Oliver Treadway, Alfie Frost-Snashall, Tayjs Russell.

Tu Meke whanau - well deserved awards. Kei runga noa atu koe!


2021 Sports Registrations

Registrations for all Term 1 sports are now open. We are again using our Kindo Shop for you to register your child. Please use the following link which will take you to our Kindo shop page on our website. If you have not used Kindo before you do need to sign up first by using your email address that is held by the school. Please feel free to check with the office if you have any problems with this. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/

The following sports are available for next year.

Touch Rugby: Yrs 1-6 Played Wednesday after school at HIckford Park, Bell Block.

Summer Soccer: Yrs 0-6 Played Tuesdays from 6pm at Merrilands Domain.

Kiwi & Incrediball Cricket: Yrs 0-6 Played on Fridays from 5.30pm at various grounds.


Kia ora from the Vogeltown Home and School.

We had a wonderful last meeting for the year on Wednesday night. We also had a farewell for Tania Stockman and Jennie Hamilton who have dedicated a lot of their personal time to the Home and School over many years - massive thanks ladies for all you have done with fundraising for Vogeltown over the last few years - Tu Meke.

Having these two ladies leave the Home and School, leaves a big hole in our committee. If you are keen to help out on a pretty easy going fundraising committee, then please email Mr George on mike.george@vogeltown.school.nz

Thanks whanau


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Birthdays this week -

These Vogeltown students had their birthday this week - Happy birthday to these Vogeltowners:

Katrina Kumar, Te Ana Hamilton-Whale, Millie Caswell, Taylor Davies



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/


Tuesday 1st December BOT meeting 6:30pm

Thursday 3rd December Paetoki team Sleepover (in the school hall)

Friday 4th December Vogeltown Annual Hangi day

Friday 4th December Whanau hui (meet in the hall at 11:30am)

Wednesday 9th December - Taranaki (juniors) team dance night

Thursday 10th December - Paetoki (seniors) Fun day

Friday 11th December - Four Year Old Friday, 9:00am - 11:00am

Friday 11th December - Whanau Fun Run 2pm (new event for 2020!)

Monday 14th December - Achievement reports come home

Monday 14th December - Yr 6 Leavers lunch at school 12:00pm

Wednesday 16th December - Last day of 2020. School finishes at 3:00pm.


Monday 1st February - First day of school 2021


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.

2) Please please please ensure you and your children use the school pedestrian crossing on Huatoki Street. We have had a few close calls with cars recently and cannot emphasise enough the importance of using the crossing. Thank you for your support with this.

Thanks whanau

Good luck to everyone playing sport this weekend!

Stay safe and be kind to each other. 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


WEETBIX TRYathlon 2021 Ngamotu Beach

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Here is some information about next year's Weetbix TRYathlon. It usually sells out early so make sure you register ASAP if your child wants to take part!

This is the link to enter as part of our Vogeltown School team https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=40604&G=118223


Morning of Wednesday 31 March 2021


Ngamotu Beach, Moturoa


Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds (based on age on event day)


Individual 7 – 15 years

Junior Team 7 – 10 years

Senior Team 11- 15 years

Both team members must meet age requirements.

Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)

One team member completes the swim, one team member completes the cycle and both complete the run.


· Official Bib Number.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Pack with miscellaneous offers and giveaways from our partners.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Drawstring Bag.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Finishers medal.

· Complimentary Breakfast at the Weet-Bix Better Brekkie Breakfast tent.

· All TRYathletes are eligible for spot prizes (must attend prize giving).


· Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Wednesday 10th March 2021

· Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021

· Entries received by Wednesday 10th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Pack delivered at a cost.


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