VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2021
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 11 TERM 1 2021
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
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
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:
TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
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
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
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY - TERM 2 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ANZAC ASSEMBLY 2021
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.
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/
16 April - Last day of Term 1 2021
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
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
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
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
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.
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 : email@example.com , 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
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.