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!


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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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 'Respectful'.

To be respectful we want our learners to greet people in a friendly manner, listen to others when they speak, share and take turns, work with others in work and play, keep our hands and feet to ourselves and say kind and encouraging things!



To give your best effort, especially when things get tough


To always give your best even when things are hard – the Vogeltown spirit!

To appreciate the challenges that we face

So we can learn to step out of our comfort zones and take responsible risks

To learn a good work ethic in learning and play


You always give 100% in everything you do, especially when it is challenging

You have a great work ethic and strive for the best

You take responsible risks in your learning and in play

You enjoy coming to school more and learning more!


Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to Week 4 of Term 4. We move in to Week 5 next week, which is the halfway point of the term! We have so many awesome experiences planned over the next 6 weeks - please keep up to date with the newsletters and the school calendar.

This week we have had another great week of learning. We had a wonderful assembly today to celebrate the learning in the classrooms. We also had our Year 6 students going to Highlands next year, do their visit. A reminder, if you have a Year 6 student to please make sure they are enrolled in school for next year.

As we move closer to summer, a reminder please for kids to have hats. We expect every Vogeltown learner, when outside, to have a bucket hat on (no caps). Every classroom has sunscreen in their rooms too, however sunscreen can be applied before school at home if you are concerned about the intensity of the sun.

Dates to look out for the next two weeks:

Wednesday 11 November - Whanau Tabloids 11:30am

Friday 13 November - Whole School Assembly 11:30am

Monday 16 November - Class Reps to Young Leaders Conference (Palmerston North)

Wednesday 18 November - Senior & Middle Athletics Day 11:30am

Thursday 19 November - Junior Athletics Day 11:30am

Friday 20 November - Four Year Old Friday 9:15am - 11:30am

Have a great weekend with your families, whanau. Be kind, be safe, be aware.

Aroha nui, Mr O

Covid Level 1 Information for Vogeltown School

At Vogeltown School:

  • There will be no more signage displayed around the school sites

  • Parents/caregivers are welcome on site. You do not need to ring before coming on school sites. Although we are still encouraging the morning ‘drop offs’ at the gates.

  • After 3pm parents/caregivers and kids are allowed on the school sites. Please be aware however that our staff are still working after 3pm to get programmes ready for the next day in their rooms - they need this time for preparation.

  • We will open the drinking fountains on both school sites. Learners can still bring drink bottles if they so wish.

  • We will still ask that if your child is sick to please keep them home. As you know staying at home if you’re sick is especially important at Alert Level 1. The risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out.

  • If your child has cold or flu symptoms you should call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. If recommended to get tested, you should do so.

For our Vogeltown community:

  • COVID-19 is contained at Alert Level 1, but it’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to minimise the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns.

  • For air travel you are not required to wear a face covering, (if not travelling to, through or from Auckland), but you are encouraged to do so for your safety and the safety of those around you. Consider doing the same for all inter-regional travel.

  • Scan into places through the NZ COVID Tracer app or keep a good record of where you have been, to support speedy contact tracing.

  • We will still have our ‘contact tracing QR code’ posters up at our classroom doors and office doors.

  • There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings. Schools, like workplaces, are not considered to be gatherings. Physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events can go ahead

  • There are no restrictions on domestic travel. People should avoid using mass transport if sick, awaiting a result from a COVID-19 test or required/recommended to self-isolate.


A massive well done to all these Vogeltown learners who received a Principal's award today at assembly! These learners were sticking to our Value this term of being 'Respectful'.

Well done to these learners:

Millie Hodson, Wiremu Te Anini, Luke Yukich, Zakira Te Anini, Rinto Shimada, Ruby Inia, Joe Zimmermann, Meila McAnelly, Oscar Bird, James Milham-Smith, Amyra Pearson, Emma Wills, Madeline O'Connor, Khloe Briscoe, Libby Wells, Rayyan Rasli, Lucas Freeman, CJ Petersen, Braxton Hancock, Lieke Viss, Teelle Beer-Rauner, Harper Tyrrell, Ngaia Peterken, Jean Lingenfelder, Kaiau McLeod, Chloe Farmer, Asha Lallu, Abby Hurley, Nico Viljoen, Carlo Hellier.

Tu meke team - well deserved awards!


A massive welcome to these new students to Vogeltown School. Some of these learners have been with us for a little while already, it has just taken a bit of time to get their photo with the Korowai in assembly.

So a massive welcome to:

Ocean-Pearl Araianta (Rm 6), Rainah Evans-Gallie (Rm 4), Oscar Bird (Rm 5), Sayeh Aria (Rm 1), Fraya Payne-Craigie (Rm 1), Claude Nguyen (Rm 5), James Milham-Smith (Rm 5), Lauralye Roger (Rm 1), Bodhi Mason (Rm 1).

Nau mai, Haere mai te Kura o Huatoki.


Kia ora from the Vogeltown Home and School.

An update on the calendars - they are in the process of completion. Watch the newsletter and our school Facebook page next week for the ordering process.

A reminder, if you have not ordered your child's class photos, you must do your order by this Sunday to get them delivered direct to school. These can be ordered on the 'Photolife' website.

Thanks whanau


Term 1 Sports

It’s scary to think that in a few short weeks it will be time to think about registrations for Term 1 sport! Below is a list of options available and the cost associated with it.

Summer Soccer - Tuesday nights - $20

Touch Rugby - Wednesday afternoon in Bell Block - $25

Cricket - Friday nights - $15

One of the fantastic things about using our Kindo shop is that you are able to drip feed/top up your account as and when you can to get your account into credit. This is a great idea, especially for this time of year to be able to stash a bit of money away for when you need it. Registrations will be open from Week 6.


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Birthdays this week -

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

Quinn Hodgson, Ruby Lett, Ben Croker, Isabel Gernhoefer, Manawa Neho, Alfie Frost-Snashall



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/


Wednesday 11 November - Whanau Tabloids 11.30am

Friday 13 November - Whole School Assembly 11.30am

Monday 16 November - Class Reps to Young Leaders conference (Palmerston North)

Wednesday 18 November - Senior & Middle Athletics day 11.30am

Thursday 19 November - Junior Athletics Day 11:30am

Friday 20 November - Four Year Old Friday 9:15am - 11:30am

Thursday 26 November - Road Patrollers day at the pool 10am - 2pm

Friday 27 November - Vogeltowner Assembly 2:00pm


Thursday 3 December - Paetoki team Marae stay at school

Friday 4 December - Vogeltown Hangi day and Whanau hui 12:00pm

Friday 11 December - Whanau Fun Run 11:30am

Monday 14 December - Achievement reports home to whanau

Tuesday 15 December - Whole School assembly, then 2021 class visits 9:00am

Tuesday 15 December - Year 6 Leavers evening 6:00pm

Wednesday 16 December - Last day of the year 2020, school finishes at 3:00pm


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) You may have noticed some of the male members of staff growing some very average moustaches at the moment. This is for a good cause - mens health, especially towards prostate cancer. If you want to donate, then here is the link, our goal is at least $100


Thanks whanau

Good luck to everyone playing sport this weekend!

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

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal


WEETBIX TRYathlon 2021 Ngamotu Beach

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Here is some information about next year's Weetbix TRYathlon. It usually sells out early so make sure you register ASAP if your child wants to take part!

This is the link to enter as part of our Vogeltown School team https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=40604&G=118223


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Ngamotu Beach, Moturoa


Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds (based on age on event day)


Individual 7 – 15 years

Junior Team 7 – 10 years

Senior Team 11- 15 years

Both team members must meet age requirements.

Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)

One team member completes the swim, one team member completes the cycle and both complete the run.


· Official Bib Number.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Pack with miscellaneous offers and giveaways from our partners.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Drawstring Bag.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Finishers medal.

· Complimentary Breakfast at the Weet-Bix Better Brekkie Breakfast tent.

· All TRYathletes are eligible for spot prizes (must attend prize giving).


· Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Wednesday 10th March 2021

· Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021

· Entries received by Wednesday 10th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Pack delivered at a cost.