VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2021

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 9 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 our 9th week of Term 1. It has been a tough week with lots of 'wet' lunchtimes and morning tea times, however our learners and teachers have been awesome! Tu Meke whanau!


We have really hit our stride in the classrooms! There is a lot of work being completed, a lot of learning happening and it is great to see the creative side of our learners coming out - see the photos below of the some of the work from the junior school.

The team are planning for Term 2 and we have some wonderful topics coming up for our learners to learn through. We also have Life Ed and Matariki weeks as mini topics over next term. Next weeks newsletter will go in to more detail about each teams topics in Term 2.


This week is a short week followed by another short week next week - please remember, next Tuesday is also a holiday for schools, so the school will be closed for instruction Monday and Tuesday of next week.


Well done to all those Vogeltowners who represented the school today in the Weet Bix Tryathlon. It sounds like it was a great day. Thanks Mr George for being down with our learners all day. It is great to hear the kids showed courage in their races - one of our school values!


We are delighted to announce we have employed a new teacher for our learners in Room 4 for the rest of this year. A letter was sent out to all of our room 4 whanau on Tuesday, please see below for our communication to everyone about this appointment.


Have a fantastic Easter break with your family and whanau. We will see you all back on Wednesday 7th April for the last 2 weeks of Term 1.


Aroha nui, Mr O

TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

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WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN!

It is with delight that we let you all know that we have employed a new teacher to start in Room 4 at the beginning of next term.

The leadership team were impressed with the vast number of suitable applicants for this teaching role. We went through a robust application and interview process so that we could secure the best teacher for our learners in Room 4.


The new teacher for Room 4 is Ms Erin Kissick. Erin has taught in many local schools including Welbourn, St John Bosco and Highlands Intermediate Schools, as well as more recently relieving in a number of local schools. She has taught at many levels, however the junior level is her passion.

Erin is a local, originally from Hawera, and understands our local community and our local resources well. She is super excited to take on this teaching role and is looking forward to meeting all of you.


As such, we are offering a ‘Meet the teacher’ afternoon in Room 4 on the 7th April at 5.30pm where Erin is going to give a little more background to herself and a chance for you to meet her. If you wish to come along, please come in to Room 4 and we will meet you there – I may even provide some biscuits!


We thank you for your patience as we worked through our process of recruiting a new teacher for Room 4 and to our teaching team. We know Erin is the best fit for our learners and our teaching team.

VS LEARNERS CORNER

Story writing from Kahlessi Room 3

I’m fork lightning. I touch the ground and a zap people and I zap animals. I can’t get you because you are in your house. I can only get your roof and your window. My friend the thunder will scare you.

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WHANAU LEADERS 2021

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A massive welcome to our Whanau leaders for 2021. These learners will be doing a lot of work over the year leading the whanau teams.


The leaders are:

KAKARIKI - Ella Ansell and Jean Lingenfelder

KAHURANGI - Tyler Hambridge and Kayleen DuPlooy

KARAKA - Melita Netani and Isabelle Chapman-Sadler

KOWHAI - Reuben Francis and Maddie Salisbury-McInnes

WHERO - Jasper Miners and Marli Fromings


Their first job was to design and order some new Whanau flags for the school to use on whanau days - massive thanks to the Home and School for funding these - see the designs below.


On the last Friday of term, we will be having another whanau event. This will be the Whanau 'Sing off' where each whanau will sing our school song - they will be judged as to which whanau sung it the best!

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FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2021

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FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY - TERM 2 2021

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SCHOOL POLICIES - COMMUNITY SURVEY

Each term we have a couple of school policies that require reviewing by the community. This term we are reviewing the 'Home Learning' policy.


All our policies are available on the 'School Docs' website - this are available at any time.


Please login in to 'School Docs' and go to reviews to have a read of this policy and give the BOT some feedback.

https://www.schooldocs.co.nz/


Login: vogeltown

P/Wd: huatoki


Nga mihi nui - Vogeltown BOT

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

WEET BIX TRYATHLON 2021

VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


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


Liam Christensen, Rory Rathgen, Naufal Zulheiry


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

2 April - GOOD FRIDAY (No School)

5 April - EASTER MONDAY (No School)

6 April - EASTER TUESDAY (No School)

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

9 April - Fantasy Friday - Dress up day and gold coin donation

9 April - Four Year Old Friday, 9:15am to 11:00am

14 April - Whanau Fiesta 4pm - 6pm on the senior side

16 April - ANZAC Assembly

16 April - Whanau event - the Vogeltown School whanau sing off!

16 April - Last day of Term 1 2021

MAY

3 May - Start of Term 2

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.


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano


Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki

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