VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2022

TE KURA O HUATOKI. TERM 1, WEEK 10, 2022

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PEPEHA

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!

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - THE 'VS' WAY

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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VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2022

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/


APRIL

13 April - Starting School the VS way evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm

14 April - Last day of Term 1 2022

15 April - GOOD FRIDAY (No School)

MAY

2 May - Term 2 begins

6 May - Whole School assembly

13 May - Vogeltown Adventure (Take 2!)

16 May - Spellathon sheets come out to whanau

17 May - BOT Meeting 6:30pm

20 May - Four Year Old Friday, 9:15am - 11:30am in Room 6, Junior School

20 May - Pink Shirt Day!

6 June - Queen's Birthday (no school)

8 June - Spellathon money due back

10 June - Four Year Old Friday, 9:15am - 11:30am in Room 6, junior school

10 June - Our Jump Jam team perform at Mountainairs game

15 - 20 June - Life Education truck at Vogeltown

14 June - School open night 6:00pm - 7:30pm

16 June - Arbor day, planting in the Huatoki domain

21 June - BOT meeting 6:30pm

23 June - Planting new trees down the junior school driveway

23 June - Dads and Daughters breakfast

24 June Matariki Day (no School)

1 July - Vogeltown School's birthday (107 years old!)

8 July - Vogeltowner Assembly

8 July - Last day of Term 2 2022

25 July - First day of Term 3 2022

SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'

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 'Kind'.


To be 'inclusive' and welcoming to all our new Vogeltown learners is the 'Vogeltown Way'. We show 'inclusiveness' as 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 inclusive, respectful, original, courageous and kind.

SCHOOL GOAL: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'

WHAT: WELCOME BACK TO 2022 – To treat everyone the same, our VS family! Be INCLUSIVE!


WHY:

  • We are a welcoming school and we want all learners and whanau to feel safe and happy here

  • Being an ‘inclusive’ learner you show the school vision of ‘Caring of the people’ - Manāki tangata

  • Vogeltown is one big ‘whanau’ and we welcome & involve all people to our family – being ‘inclusive’

HOW:

  • By being a ‘Vogeltowner’ you show ‘inclusiveness’ by involving everyone - regardless of creed, race or gender.

  • By involving anyone in your group - whether it be a game, a class task, sitting together at lunch

  • By supporting other people and accepting everyone has differences - being collaborative

  • By being a positive Vogeltown citizen - keeping a positive attitude when working with others


SIGNS OF SUCCESS:

  • You can work collaboratively and positively with other people

  • You are welcoming and accept people into your game, group or task

  • You can support others - making sure everyone feels included in your group, class and school

  • You are a ‘Vogeltowner’ showing inclusiveness and Manāki tangata

  • You have respect for the feelings and well being of others

School Goal - Term 1 2022

TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

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KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of our tenth week for Term 1, normally this would be the last week of term, however this year we have eleven weeks.


This week we have been lucky to have great weather and a slowing of the covid spread. Our attendance this week has climbed back up to 85% from 75% the last two weeks. It has been great to have 'full classrooms' again as our learners come back from isolation. We are also thankful that for many of our learners, this has been a mild cold/flu.


We are looking forward to Term 2 where hopefully we can begin to bring back some of the normality to school. We are looking to have the same bell times on the senior side and have same play times for Huatoki (middles) and Paetoki (Senior) teams at the beginning of term 2. We may still have to keep the junior and senior school separate, but hopefully we can begin to combine again as well. We will let you know in the first week after our leadership team meet.


A big thanks to those parents/caregivers who came in to school or 'zoomed' for Learning Conferences the last two nights. It was great to have that connection again with our whanau. At the learning conferences your child(ren)'s progress report was discussed and shared. It is important to note that this is a 'progress report' - a snapshot of where your child(ren) are at this moment in time. As natural abilities of kids vary, comparisons with other kids reports would be unfair. We are expecting every child to make progress over the year and we will use this same report to illustrate this to you each term.


It has been great to see the classes focusing on our local curriculum. The story of the Te Henui and the Huatoki rivers have been discussed, retold, and drawn in the classrooms. Our carvings tell the story of both of these rivers perfectly.

The classrooms are looking amazing and the artwork on the walls along with lots of 'kid work' is amazing - they have certainly been working hard these last 10 weeks!


A big thanks again to our teaching team here at Vogeltown. They have continued to be enthusiastic, flexible and professional in the face of all the mandates, covid settings and constant changes. The last two nights of learning conferences was testament to this. Thanks team - Ka Rawe whanau!


Have a great weekend whanau, and remember HE WAKA EKE NOA - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER


Aroha nui, Mr O

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WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN SCHOOL!

A massive welcome to our new learners and families/whanau to Vogeltown School.


This week we welcome:


Tessa O'Donovan in to Rm 6


Haere Mai, Haere mai! We know you will enjoy your time with us!

PRINCIPAL AWARDS

A big congrats to all those who received a principal's award today! They are:

Lukah McDonald, Ava-Lee Te Maire, James Milham-Smith, Emma Rawhiti, Dylan Bisset, Isabelle Penberth, Tini Anthony, Coen Price, Noah Doney, Harry Morton, Rayyan Rasli, Bailey Smith, Lukas Shotter, Mila Donaldson, Dante Joseph, Owen Muir, Raine Donnelly, Noah Jones, Emily Lowry, Libby Wells, Luka Jones, Kimihia Repia, Harpah Bowyer, Caleb Francis, Audrey Coutts, Jipsey Hannah, Mila-Anne Chapman-Sadler, Chael Smith

PAETOKI PRINCIPAL AWARDS

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HUATOKI PRINCIPAL AWARDS

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TARANAKI PRINCIPAL AWARDS

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COVID-19 UPDATE AT VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - WEEK 10

This week has been a slightly better week than last week. Our attendance has improved, but still sitting at about 85% - this is still down by 10% on attendance we have from the start of the year. We have been combining some classes together this week as numbers in each class reduced due to having Covid or having to isolate.


A reminder of changes to our school safety plans:


* Scanning in using the COVID QR code is no longer needed (but visitors still need to sign in at the office in the usual manner)


* Masks still required in class for Years 4 and above


* Monitor your child’s health very carefully, and keep them home if they show any symptoms

Isolate for 7 days if there is a COVID case in your household


* We will continue with staggered break times at the senior side to reduce playground congestion and keep our two school sites separate.


* Rooms 6 and 1 pickup times to remain at 2.45pm, as well as the Huatoki team (Middles).


For more detailed information, please refer to:

https://covid19.govt.nz/.../changes-to-the-traffic-light.../


We are still expecting more and more cases to crop up at Vogeltown and will continue to communicate with our families. Thanks to the families who are letting us know if they need to isolate or if they are keeping their child home. Please can we ask that you let the school office know as well as the classroom teacher - either by email, Skool Loop, text or call. Our school mobile number is 021 753 680.

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DRESS UP DAY - LAST DAY OF TERM

The Class reps have organised another dress up day for the last day of term - a 'Whanau dress up day' where everyone comes to school in their whanau colours.


We are also asking everyone to being a 'non perishable item' for the New Plymouth Foodbank - Manaaki tangata, caring for the people!


What an awesome plan Class Reps!

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FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAYS - TERM 2

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SPORTS NEWS

WINTER SPORTS


Team lists for all sports have now been emailed with the exception of Yr 3-4 Miniball. If anyone knows of any keen coaches for Miniball please make contact as soon as possible. Also we are still looking for a few more players for the following teams:

  • Miniball Yr 3/4 - needing up to 4 more players
  • Hockey Yr 3/4 - needing 2 more players


For information on each sport please sign in to your Kindo account. If you have yet to sign up for Kindo please use the following link for first time users. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/


Fun Sticks Hockey Yr 0-2

Taranaki Hockey run a Fun Sticks programme for children in year 0-2. You need to register directly with Taranaki Hockey for this. Please click here for information and to register.


Term 1 Sports Uniforms

We still have some sports tops missing from Term 1 sports. Please can these be returned to school as soon as possible please.


If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me on michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz

TRYATHLON AWARDS 2022

SWIMMING SPORTS AWARDS 2022

WNNING WHANAU FOR TRYATHLON AND SWIMMING - KOWHAI!

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KIDS CORNER - CHEDCK OUT THE AWESOME WRITING!

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WE HAD SOME SAD NEWS FROM RM 12

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COVID IS STILL ON OUR MINDS

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THE TE HENUI STORY

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VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


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


RANGIWAI Wairua

RANSFIELD Tai

BALL Aalliyah-Jay

DARTH Benji

PITCAIRN Lacey

PARKER Tempest

O'CONNOR Charlie

SMITH Jaxon

BRISCOE Khloe



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!

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.


2) Please be courteous before and after school with parking around the school sites. We have lots of kids and not enough parks, so please allow time to get to school and be patient around the streets.


3) If anyone in your immediate family is a 'close contact' of Omicron, please let Jeremy know asap on 021753680

Thanks whanau

Stay safe and be kind to each other. Thank you for the ongoing support of Vogeltown School, we appreciate the community we live in.


Enjoy your weekend, stay safe and be kind!


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano


Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki

JUNIOR SCHOOL - ARTWORK

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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