VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2021

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 11 TERM 1 2021

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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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

School goal T1 2021

KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of Term 1! It has been a great term and we are so proud to have got through the term with only minor Covid Level 2 disruptions - thanks for your support with this.


Unfortunately this term we have not managed to have a 'full community event' for our whanau - we will rectify this in Term 2 with two more whanau events, syndicate classroom open nights and a Home and School quiz night planned for the last week of Term 2.


Over Term 1 we have covered a lot of learning and a lot of traditional Vogeltown events. We got to do camp for our Paetoki team this term, delivery of a new classroom at the Junior school, whanau and syndicate tryathlons, learning conferences, full school and syndicate assemblies and culminated today with our Whanau 'Sing Off' and ANZAC assembly. What a great term!


Term 2 looks to be just as action packed! We have some more school events happening with the Rippa Rugby tournament, Interschool sports, Young Leaders trip to Palmerston North, Pink Shirt Day, Mathathon, Life Education at school, Matariki week, the School's birthday, Huatoki domain open day, Jump Jam at Mountainairs basketball game and a VS quiz night! Of course, there will be a lot of learning in amongst these wonderful events.


A massive thanks to our community for your support this term. We are so proud to have such a wonderful community. Our focus this term has been around our school value of 'Kindness' this has been great to see happening at school and modelled by our parents/whanau. Next term we are focusing on another of our school values 'Respect'.


Have a fantastic holiday break with your family and whanau. We will see you all back on Monday 3 May for the start of Term 2.


Aroha nui, Mr O

ERO - Education Review Office

Next term we welcome a representative from the ERO team in to our school. The ERO team are coming to have a chat with us and the BoT about what we do well at Vogeltown and areas we can focus on for the future. The last ERO review we had was in 2017 and we had a great review, you can find our last review here:

https://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/vogeltown-school-13-12-2017/


We look forward to working with ERO and our 'Evaluation partner'. There may be times over the next three terms we may ask for community responses - watch this space.


For more information about the new way ERO review schools, check out this link:

https://www.ero.govt.nz/how-ero-reviews/our-approach-to-school-evaluations/

TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

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POOL KEYS

The weather has turned and we are going to close the pool as of this weekend. A massive thanks to everyone on the Pool committee who helped with the pool this year - you made our job so much easier!

Anyone who has a key, please return them to the office at the beginning of next term. For non pool committee members, there will be a $5 refund.

Thanks again team.

WHANAU EVENT - SING OFF 2021

Today we had our second Whanau event for Term 1, this was the Sing Off! We have not done a sing off since 2014, so it has been a while!


Our Sing Off was our new school song - Te Kawa o Huatoki. Each whanau sang their version of the song in front of all the other whanau - it was epic!


Our judge for the Sing Off was Whaea Unity, who wrote the song and the melody. Unity was impressed with our singing and passion for the new school song. Overall, the Kahurangi team won the Sing off event - Tu Meke the 'Blue brigade'! See some photos below of the event.

WHANAU POINTS UPDATE

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FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY - TERM 2 2021

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SPORTS NEWS

Winter Sports


Thank you to those who have registered for term 2 & 3 sports. I will be working to get teams sorted next week and will hopefully have all the team lists and information out to you before the school holidays.


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

ANZAC ASSEMBLY 2021

Today we were lucky enough to have our ANZAC assembly for 2021. In 2020, ANZAC day fell during the Level 4 lockdown, so we got to celebrate this day as a school today - even if it is 9 days early.


The rain held off and we had our assembly on the front court in front of the senior side flag pole. The Class Reps ran the assembly - they did an amazing job! You will see the white crosses under the flag pole - there are 30 of them. If you are around the school over the holidays, please have a look - if you see any fallen over or broken, please put them back or fix them up for us - thanks whanau!


At the end of our ANZAC assembly, we had a 'guard of honour' for Mrs Stirling as today was Emma's last day.


See the photos below.

VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


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


Charlie O’Connor, Jaxon Smith, Khloe Briscoe, Guan Ip, Otto Foltz, Charlotte Bailey, Dylan Bisset, Meila McAnelly, Chace Tiplady, Cherish Whareaorere, Hannah Froome, Ivy Read, Bianca Corbett-Howcroft, Shaykahn Tito


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!

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/

APRIL

16 April - Last day of Term 1 2021

MAY

3 May - Start of Term 2

7 May - Whole School Assembly (Rm 9)

12 May - Brooklands Kindy visit

13 May - Class Reps to Palmerston North for Young Leaders conference

14 May - Four Year Old Friday

17 May - Mathathon sheets out

18 May - BoT meeting, 6.30pm

19 May - Rippa Rugby tournament (Vogeltown Park)

20 May - Whanau gumboot throw prelims

21 May - Whanau Gumboot throw finals

21 May - Pink Shirt day!

21 May - Whole School assembly (Rm 7)

25 May - Home and School meeting, 7pm

28 May - Four Year Old Friday

JUNE

3 June - Mathathon testing

4 June - TEACHER ONLY DAY (in line with Highlands Intermediate and other local schools)

7 June - QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY

9 June - Mathathon money due back in

10 - 18 June - Life education Trust at Vogeltown School

11 June - Mathathon assembly (Rm 12)

21 - 25 June Matariki week celebrations

22 June - BoT meeting, 6.30pm

25 June - Four Year Old Friday

30 June - Starting School the VS way evening

JULY

1 July - Vogeltown School's birthday!

2 July - Whole School Assembly (rm 15)

2 July - Jump Jam Mountainairs game

6 July - Home and School Quiz night at Good Home

9 July - Whole School Assembly (Rm 10)

9 July - Last day of Term 2 2021

26 July - First day of Term 3 2021

VOGELTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL

Kia ora Vogeltown whanau,

Thanks to all the members who turned up for our last meeting. Unfortunately, due to weather, we had to again cancel our Whanau Fiesta picnic. We hope to have a Picnic in term 4 to celebrate the end of the year.


To replace the Whanau Fiesta, we decided to use the sausages that were donated from Hellers for a week long sausage sizzle - this was amazing and we had great support for this event. Thanks to Vogeltown Countdown who sponsored fresh bread everyday for the sausage sizzles! We have raised over $1,000 from the sausage sizzle - thanks whanau! Special thanks to Mr George for cooking each day!


Next term we have a Mathathon fundraiser - more information will come out in week 2 about this. We also have a Quiz Night scheduled for the 6th July (the last week of Term 2). More information will come out about this during the term too.


Have a great break whanau,

VS Home and School team.

GREENIES GROUP - PROPAGATION WITH BILL

We had another wonderful learning opportunity and time with Bill Clarkson this week.


This term we have already had 2 propagation sessions with the Greenies Group students. They have been involved in planting tawa seed and transplanting a wide range of local Huatoki plants, all grown by the children in previous years from seed collected in the area. This has included kohekohe, pigeonwood/porokaiwhiri, kahikatea, pukatea, mahoe, tawa and titoki. In total over 190 plants have been bagged up and 2 large seed trays planted by the children during the propagation sessions. The children always take great care and love working with the plants. You can see them in action in the photos below.


Once again, massive thanks to Bill Clarkson and Dani Melody for helping keep the Greenies on track at Vogeltown.

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.

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. Have a great Holiday break!


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano


Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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MUSIC LESSONS AT VOGELTOWN

We can offer music lessons after school hours at Vogeltown School – learn ukulele, bass or guitar - limited scholarships available, contact Peter : peter.heard@musiqhub.co.nz , or on 027 431 3544

YOUNG VISIONAIRIES ART CLASS - HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway programme

Young Visionaries 2021

After school art classes Term 2

Ages 6 – 8 | Wednesdays 5 May – 7 Jul | 3.45 – 5.15 pm

Ages 9 – 12 | Thursdays 6 May – 8 Jul | 3.45 – 5.15 pm

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery studio

$65 per term | Book online

govettbrewster.com/yv
Enquiries phone 06 759 6715

Weekly after school art classes where kids are inspired by great art.

Join local artist Ellie Field and Gallery educator Chris Barry on a walkabout exploring Aboriginal and Pasifika art. Students will paint with natural ochres, ‘grow’ plant sculptures and have fun making art that moves inspired by the zizz of Len Lye.

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