VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2021
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 9 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
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
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
WHANAU LEADERS 2021
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!
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2021
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY - TERM 2 2021
SCHOOL POLICIES - COMMUNITY SURVEY
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.
Nga mihi nui - Vogeltown BOT
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
WEET BIX TRYATHLON 2021
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/
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
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.