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.


* 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’!!


Welcome to the end of week 4. We have had a couple of early starts this week with our Class reps heading off to Palmerston North with Mr George and Miss Bleasdale on Monday. See the Class Reps recount below.

We also had the Dad's and Daughters breakfast yesterday morning! Such an awesome event! A huge thanks to all the VS staff, New Plymouth Police, New Plymouth Boys High school and the lads from the Taranaki rugby Union who helped out with the morning! We had 86% of our girls come to the breakfast, that is an amazing turn out! Thanks to all the Dad's, Grandads, Brothers, Uncles, Cousins - the male role models for our awesome kotiro!

Well done to our sports teams who played against Spotswood Primary yesterday. It was another great exchange and the results were split 50/50. Tu Meke to our sports people who represented Vogeltown with pride!

Unfortunately the NZEI (teachers union) have not been able to find a solution with negotiations with the government. As such the The Board has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that as previously, we cannot provide the normal teaching services, nor supervision during the strike. The school will need to close on Wednesday 29th May and it’s important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on the day of the strike.

Interschool dates:

6 June - vs Welbourn Primary (at VS) Games start 11.45am

27 June - vs Woodleigh School (at VS) Games start 11.45am

Young Leaders Conference, Palmerston North

On the 20th of May the class reps travelled to Palmerston North in Mr George and Miss Bleasdale’s cars. I was in Miss Bleasdale’s car with Noah, Nala and Keana. Mr George took Jae, Nevaeh, Jacob and Emma. The event was held in a huge arena. The following speakers were at this event: Dr Lehan Stemmet, Hana Tapiata, Ronnie Taulafo, Christian Gallen the hosts Liz Alexander & Phil Baker and a special guest 'Kingz' with an amazing performance. The speakers were full of knowledge, funny and had a great message! It was an amazing event and was worth getting up at five o’clock for. We all had a fabulous experience and I highly recommend it. I would like to thank Miss Bleasdale and Mr George for taking their time and sharing this great experience with us.

Heather Smale


VS 1st XV Rugby

On the 23rd of May we went to our second Interschool sports exchange at Spotswood Primary School. Our rugby team went really well. We won 52/12. It was an awesome game! I thought all the boys enjoyed themselves and felt proud of how they played. Our player of the day was James because he got some awesome tries.

By Jacob Taylor


On Thursday we had Inter school. The B netball team lost to 4 to us 9 to Spotswood. They played a great game. The player of the day was Abby. She did really good intercepts. They were hard players, they did some intercepts and defending and really good shots. It was still a really fun day.

By Conor Candy

Netball A Team

On Thursday the 23 of May the Interschool kids went to Spotswood Primary.

The Spotswood netball kids did not go down so easily.

At the end the player of the day was Heather because of her awesome defense.

Over all I think the girls had so much fun even though we lost 4 - 19.

Chloe Petersen


The VS football team had a great game against the Spotswood football team. The scores were tied 0-0 at half time. In the second half we played better football and the team began to pass better resulting in 3 goals. The final score was 3-0 to Vogeltown. Player of the day was TK for his ninja skills in the goal!

Mr O (on behalf of Noah)


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.


Mr G


A reminder about this wonderful learning and fundraising opportunity. This is a major fundraising event and we ask that you assist us. Students are asked, with your permission, to ask others out of your immediate family to sponsor them per word or gift a monetary donation to the school. Each child has been tested. Their score sheet will be returned so that money can be collected,. There are spot prizes in three categories, plus the child who raises the most money is also recognised! Money needs to be in by next Thursday 30th May. Yahoo!!

Thanks whanau


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Kia Ora VS Whanau,

The VS home and School committee would like to invite you to our next AGM.

If you are wanting to find out more about us, join our mailing list or come and join the committee, come along to our next meeting on

MONDAY 27th May in the senior staffroom at 7pm. All welcome:)

We will have our AGM first and elect office holders and then continue with a regular meeting after that. All nominations for Chair, Secretary and Treasurer welcome via email at vshomeandschool@gmail.com or text 0211 539 142 or on the night.

We would love new families interested in being part of this support network for the school to come along and meet us:) We are especially looking for any interested persons in taking on the chair person role. If you are interested at all and want to know more contact Katy on 0211 539 142 and have a chat. The elected Chair person will be totally supported in this role going forward.

The committee has been able to support the school with many events throughout the year but also able to gift/raise approx 23K - 25K a year for the school to support our students.

See you there:)

We are looking at doing a few up and coming fundraisers where online banking will be available.

The Home and School bank account is different from the school account number. We have had a few deposits of sports fees and school fees into our account which are school funds not fundraising funds. If you have VS accents loaded can you pls make sure you choose the correct bank account number. It makes life for the administrators much easier. Thank you.

If you need to check here they are:

Home and School: 153955 0502904 00 (pies, cookies, movie tix)

Look out for the AGM agenda on the school facebook page.

Have a great weekend Whanau.

HnS committee


Term 2 Winter Sports

Hockey: Our fantastic Year 3/4 Hockey team are desperately needing a couple of extra players. They have had two players pull out leaving them with the bare minimum each week. If you have a child in Year 3 or 4, or even a keen year 2 student interested in playing Hockey please contact me as soon as possible. Games are played on Saturdays at either 11.20, 12 or 12.40.

Basketball Y5-6: Yr 5/6 Girls - are invited to attend a Girls Basketball Training Clinic on Mondays from 4-4.40pm at the TSB Stadium. This is FREE to attend - no registration is necessary just turn up if you are keen to improve your game.

Fastbreak Academy - the NPBA have put in place a development programme for Basketball players both male and female. Sessions for Year 5/6 players will run every Sunday from 9-10am from May 12 until June 23 (no session on 2 June) at the NPBHS gym. No registrations are necessary and these sessions are FREE to attend.

Rugby for girls: The TRFU are running girls only rippa or tackle rugby sessions on Friday nights for the remainder of Term 2 for those who would like to give rugby a go. Sessions start at 5.30pm and run for 1 hour. No registration is necessary. You will be sorted into teams on the night. The venues vary each week - please see the their facebook page for venue details http://facebook.com/taranakicommunityrugby

Mountainairs: The Taranaki Steelformers Mountainairs are playing the Nelson Giants this Sunday 26 May. Tip off is at 3pm at the TSB Stadium.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the above information on 753 6843 or email me at michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz


With all the roadworks happening along Huatoki street, it has got a bit beaten up!

The New Plymouth District Council have decided to re-do Huatoki street including the frontage of the Vogeltown Senior school, the pedestrian crossing and the footpaths surrounding the senior and junior school sites. The council want to hear some ideas from the community about Huatoki street - especially in relation to access to and from school for our students.

There is consultation hui evening on the 29th May from 5.30 - 6.30pm in the Senior school staffroom if you want to come along and have your say.


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/


24 May - BOT nominations close - midday

29 May - Mathathon closes, money due in

29 May - Huatoki St community consultation.


3 June - Queen's Birthday

7 June - BOT election day

7 June - Four Year Old Friday

12 June - 19 June - Life education bus at Vogeltown

13 June - Puanga and school Hangi (Yr 5 and 6 sleep over)

14 June - Vogeltown Community Hangi

26 June - Starting School the VS way (5-6pm)

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


1 July - Vogeltown Birthday!

1 July - Mid-winter swim 2pm

5 July - Vogeltowner Assembly 2pm

5 July - Last day of Term 2 2019.


The new HDU (High Dependency Unit) at the junior school is going well. They have gutted some of the old dental clinic and beginning to put in the new floor and walls. We expect this work to be completed in 7 weeks when can begin using it.

The new 'overflow' classroom at the senior school is scheduled to arrive in these term 2 holidays hopefully. The classroom is brand new and similar to our Room 1 classroom. We are looking forward to receiving this. It will arrive on 3 trucks and be hoisted in to it space. See the plans below to get some visuals of how it will look in the space at the senior school.


1) Please remember to pencil in Wednesday 29th May that the school will be closed due to strike action.

2) There are some more roadworks on Huatoki street again. This is going to continue for the next 3 weeks. Please show courtesy and patience as we deal with these hold ups.

3) Even though we currently only have one sign for Road Patrol, as the other one was smashed by a car, we ask for your patience and courtesy as we do not have the normal signage we use to stop traffic for our crossing. If you are driving along, please stop for our road patrollers.

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Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend whanau! If you are beginning 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


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Does your child want to learn to play music?

Would you like in-school lessons with a qualified teacher?

You can enrol your child in small group keyboard or ukulele lessons at Vogeltown School!

We deliver a fun, varied and structured curriculum. Students learn songs in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary during school hours.

For more information, contact Jennifer Wall;

jennifer.wall@musiqhub.co.nz or 027 227 4885 or visit www.musiqhub.co.nz

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