VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2022

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 2 TERM 1 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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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

TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

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VS KARAKIA

KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of our second week for term one of 2022. We have had another great week here at Vogeltown, although it has certainly been a hot and humid one! The kids have shown great resilience and courage this week, to deal with the heat, the learning and the second week back - they are all troopers! I especially want to acknowledge our Yr 4 to Yr 6 learners and senior side staff, who have had to wear masks and deal with the heat, tu meke team!


We apologise for having to cancel the 'Meet the teacher evening' this week. We felt, that with our current Covid climate, that it was best to keep everyone safe. We are looking forward to catching up at learning conferences later in the term. You will have received a powerpoint or a letter from your child's teacher introducing themselves through the 'Seesaw' app. Seesaw is going to continue to be a valuable tool for all communication as this term goes on.


This week we awarded our Senior school leaders for Term 1 and 2 of 2022. This is a massive role and we had so many great applications! We have decided to have 3 'Class Reps' from each senior room this first half of year, as the pool of senior leaders was amazing. Ka mau te wehi team!


We also had our first Principal awards. It is sad that we can not have a whole school assembly currently to acknowledged these learners. However, we still acknowledge our Paetoki and Huatoki learners today and we will acknowledge our Taranaki team kids on Monday. See the Principal awards below.


Building work continues to take over the senior side. We have begun to see some traction with the decking project and this looks great. It will be a massive asset to the classroom spaces once completed.

The Hall is almost finished being painted (inside and out) and the roof has been replaced - it looks like a brand new building! We can not wait to be able to use it again!

The roofing project continues as we move on to Block C (Rooms, 9, 10, 11, 12, the Library and walkways) this will be completed over the next few weeks.


We continue to focus this term on being 'inclusive'. This is one of our 5 school values. At Vogeltown we have 344 learners and 35 staff, all working together each day - we treat each other as family and that is what makes this place special.

Of our 344 learners, we have 19 different cultures - that is amazing! You will notice each day we change our school flag to represent these 19 cultures. We really are an inclusive kura!


Next week we will be sharing some writing and some of the awesome classroom work that our leaners have already been doing - you will be amazed!


Aroha nui, Mr O

WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN SCHOOL

A massive welcome to all our new families and whanau to Vogeltown School this week.

Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai.


Welcome to:

Tai Papuni-Moore (Rm 9), Kaiaa Papuni-Moore (Rm 3), Austin Dunn (Rm 6)


Welcome to Vogeltown, we know you will really enjoy your time with us!


Nau mai, Haere mai.

VOGELTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL 2022

Our Home and School group met on Wednesday evening to begin brainstorming for the coming year. It was great to see some new faces! We have a lot of plans in the pipeline to help a) raise funds for some great tools for the students, and; b) plan events that will help bring the wider Vogeltown School community together. It's a good group so if you are interested in participating drop us an email at vshomeandschool@gmail.com or just let someone in the office know and we'll get in touch.

ROAD PATROL

Kia ora whanau,

Mr George is still after anyone who can help us out with road patrol. We still have a few spaces we are trying to fill with any of our community who can:


* Monday morning

* Tuesday morning

* Tuesday afternoon

* Wednesday morning

* Wednesday afternoon


Thanks to all our parents/caregivers who are currently giving us a hand with road patrol, we really appreciate it!

COVID-19 - 'RED' SAFETY PLAN FOR VOGELTOWN SCHOOL

As we did last year, we will continue to follow guidance from the Ministries of Health & Education. Current protocols are around good hygiene and everyone consciously using the Covid Tracer App / QR codes at entrance points to the school please.


Our biggest priority is to keep the staff, students and community safe from the threat of Covid. The new strain, Omicron, seems to be more transmissible and the symptoms are even more like the flu. If you or your child(ren) do get sick with flu like symptoms, please stay home, get tested and let us know.


The biggest change for the 'Red light setting;' this year is the addition of Y4, Y5 and Y6 learners and teachers having to wear masks. If you have an exemption for your child please let us me know.


Below I have added our 'Red setting protocols' at Vogeltown School. These are in poster form in each classroom. This was also emailed out and attached to our Facebook page last week. If you have not done so already, please have a read.

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CONGRATULATIONS - CLASS REPS T1&2 2022

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Congratulations to our Class Reps for Term 1 and 2:


Connor Gane, Kaitlin Taylor, Kaiau McLeod, Taine Lock, Khloe Briscoe, Libby Wells, Rayyan Rasli, Elsie Matuku-Emile, Indi Mason, Shurkan AhKuoi-Hotene, Kaylee Wood, Millie Caswell, Pearce Donnelly and Cooper Scott.


They were given their Class Rep hats and wristbands this week. We look forward to seeing them grow as leaders in our school!

FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2022

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PRINCIPAL AWARDS

Congratulations to all the Paetoki and Huatoki kids that were given Principal Awards today, we will give out the Taranaki (Junior) awards on Monday:


Lilly Cowan, Marco Remihana, Jace Davies, Rory Rathgen, Cohen Horo, Tatum Francis, Eldon Price, Meila McAnelly, Paige Margetts, Sam Collins, Dylan Venables, Alyssa Smith, Mahi Peterken, Siena Duckett, Willow Wiringi, Anika Cowley, Cooper Scott, Wulf Collins


Congratulations to our Taranaki kids as well, the awards go to:


Azariyah Gear, Theo Cowley, DJ Kuvarji, Malachi Robinson, Emelia Stirling

Zachary Wright, Felicity Donovan, Claude Nguyen, Vega Collins and Brody Stokell.


We will have a photo our Juniors in next weeks newsletter. Tu Meke whanau!

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SPORTS NEWS

2022 Sports Registrations

Registrations are still live on our Kindo Shop for the following sports.


Touch Rugby - we are desperately needing more players to join up to play touch rugby for the term. At this stage we do not have enough players to enter a team in any grade. Games are played on a Wednesday afternoon at Hickford Park in Bell Block. The season starts on Wed 23 Feb and runs for 6 weeks.


Cricket: (season starts Fri 18/Sat 19 Feb)

  • Incrediball (Yr3-6) Friday nights from 5.30pm - we need 2 more players please
  • SuperSmash (Yr5-6) Saturday mornings from 9am - we need 1 or 2 more players
  • Kiwi Cricket (Yr0-2) This team is now full.


Summer Soccer (games are played Tues evenings and starts on 15 Feb)

  • 6th grade (yr0-1) we urgently need 3 or 4 more players
  • 8th grade (yr2-3) we could squeeze 2 more players in if anyone is keen
  • 10th grade (yr4-5) this grade is now full
  • 12th grade (yr6) we need 1 more player please


Please sign in to your Kindo account to view all the details. Any new families can use the following link to sign up to Kindo. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/


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

VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


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


HOPE Matilda

LOCK Taine

BAKER Aria

COHEN Ilana

VILJOEN Nico

WRIGHT William


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!

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/

FEBRUARY

15 February - BOT Meeting 6.30pm

18 February - Vogeltown Adventure (Postponed till later in the term)

23 February - Whanau Fiesta (Postponed till Term 4)

22 - 24 February - Yr 6 Water Safety (at the Aquatic centre)

MARCH
11 March - Teacher Only Day (VS staff are doing First Aid training)

14 March - TARANAKI ANNIVERSARY (No School)

16 March - Whanau Tryathlon

17 March - Syndicate Tryathlons

18 March - Four Year Old Friday 9:30am - 11:00am

29 March BOT meeting 6:30pm - 8:30pm

APRIL

6 April - Learning Conferences (night 1) 2:00pm - 7:30pm

7 April - Learning Conferences (night 2) 2:00pm - 7:30pm

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

14 April - Last day of Term 1 2021

15 April - GOOD FRIDAY (No School)

MAY

2 May - Start of Term 2

2022 TERM DATES

Here are the term dates for Vogeltown School in 2022.


* Within these terms we have only one Teacher Only Day.

We have organised this day to tie in with the Teacher Only Day at Highlands Intermediate.


TERM 1

1 February - 14 April

* Includes Waitangi Day 7 February, 11 March TOD, Taranaki Anniversary 14 March, Good Friday 15 April

TERM 2

2 May - 8 July

* 6 May Queen's Birthday and 24 June Matariki day

TERM 3

25 July - 30 September

TERM 4

17 October - 16 December

* includes 24 October Labour Day.

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) We sent home a 'communication sheet' last week - please send these back to school asap so we can update our records. Or, if you are very digital savvy, email the school - office@vogeltown.school.nz. Thanks to all those who already have! Tu meke!!

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, take care in this wet weather and new cyclone!


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano


Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki

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