VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2022
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 4 TERM 1 2022
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/
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
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)
2 May - Start of Term 2
SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'
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!
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’
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
KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O
Our kids at Vogeltown continue to surprise us. Their resilience to work in such dynamic and interesting times in our lives, has been amazing! For a lot of our kids, this 'new normal' is all they know and we are looking forward to a time when we can get back together as a school and community.
I want to thank everyone for your patience and understanding as we work through Phase 3 of the NZ Covid-19 response. We always take our lead from the Ministries of Education and Health and as they update their protocols we also update our Covid response plan at school. These plans seem to be changing daily, so we apologise for the amount of information and updates we are delivering currently. The latest Covid-19 Memo (#21) was sent out last night, and you can find it in the link below. The biggest difference for school is that we only need to isolate positive covid cases and their families, no longer will we be sending a whole class home to isolate. See the MoH flowchart below and follow this if you are ever unsure.
One of the changes we have made this week was to change our morning tea and lunchtimes for the senior school. We are already 2 'islands' with our junior and senior school, so our ability to prevent Covid exposure has been easy by geography, however we have taken this a step further. The Huatoki (middles) and the Paetoki (seniors) now have separate morning tea and lunchtimes. We will continue this for as long as we feel is necessary - hopefully only for the rest of this term. I know for some this may seem extreme, but our cautious approach at Vogeltown has always been to keep our learners and staff safe, so we feel this is a crucial step in maintaining this.
A big thanks to Todd Energy and the NPDC for paying for allowing our kids to attend the 'Water safety' programme at the aquatic centre this week. It is great to have these programmes for our learners in New Plymouth!
We are very fortunate to have such an awesome Vogeltown community. Thanks for your ongoing support and kind words.
HE WAKA EKE NOA - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Aroha nui, Mr O
WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN SCHOOL
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2022
JUNIOR SCHOOL - 'ORIGINALITY'
Term 2/3 SPORTS REGISTRATIONS
No sooner have we got Term 1 sports underway and we are ready to look at what is coming up for our winter sport options for Terms 2 & 3. Below is a list of what will be available through Vogeltown School.
- Miniball (year 0-4) Played on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon at the TSB Stadium. The fee to play is $50
- Basketball (year 5-6) Played on a Monday afternoon at the TSB Stadium. The fee to play is $60.
- Hockey (year 3-6) Played on a Saturday morning at the Hobson Street Hockey Turf. The fee to play is $50 yr3/4, $60 yr5/6.
- Netball (year 3-6) Played after school at the Waiwhakaiho Netball Courts. Year 3/4 is played on a Thursday and Year 5/6 is played on a Tuesday. The fee to play is $40 yr 3/4, $50 yr 5/6.
Registrations will be open next week through our Kindo Shop. 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/
If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com
The results are:
1st KAHURANGI 192 tokens
2nd KAKARIKI 165 tokens
3rd KOWHAI 160 tokens
4th WHERO 149 tokens
4th KARAKA 139 tokens
Tu Meke to every learner who received a token for showing the school values!
SYNDICATE AWARDS - WEEK 4, TERM 1 2022
From our Huatoki team we have:
Liam Wildbore, Caleb Francis, Conor Stevenson, Millie Hodson, Mela D'Ath, Ruby Uncles, Jackson Cowley and Olive Adams.
For the Paetoki team we had:
Ilna Cohen, Xavier Stigylmayer, Ivy Reade, Cruise Rosser-Reynolds, Bianca Corbett-Howcroft, Maddie O'Conner, Taylor Davies, Otto Foltz, Kanin Beattie and Tayjs Russell
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 you, or anyone in your family is a 'close contact' of Omicron, please let Jeremy know asap on 021753680