WHY: Coming to school is more than eating your lunch, we want you to achieve in all you do!

Achieving success for your personal goals is very rewarding!

Achieving goals makes you a more successful and well rounded person


* You can keep on task in class – group and independently. You finish set tasks

You can show progress and are achieving your personal goals

Your work is quality – every piece you do is the BEST you can do!

You enjoy learning and want to achieve more!


Welcome to end of week 2, what a funny week it is has been weather wise! We cope very well with 'inside intervals and lunchtimes' as our Vogeltowners enjoy the chance to be constructive and creative during these times! We also have Mr Ransfield, Mr Bishop and Miss Fleming taking running club - thanks team. We also some lunchtime clubs happening - chess club, drawing club, lego club and many more. Huge thanks to all the teachers who take these lunchtime clubs giving our kids more options at lunchtimes.

It has been great to walk around and witness the awesome learning that is happening in the rooms! The kids at Vogeltown are so lucky to have such dedicated and creative teachers planning great units of work and interesting lessons! Tu Meke Vogeltown Kaiako!

Exciting times ahead for Vogeltown school next week when we have our new classroom arriving on three trucks and craned in to place. It is not often that a school is lucky enough to acquire a new classroom and we are certainly looking forward to having it.

The new classroom will help us control our class numbers a bit better. We will be re-numbering the classrooms on the senior side once we have the final sign-off for this room.

If you are around on Tuesday, come down and have a look - we will be capturing the delivery in some time lapse and we will share it with the community.

Having just done the New Plymouth Girls High orientation, I can not stress enough how important it is to go and visit the school your Year 6 child may be attending next year. The evenings are worthwhile and you get a great insight to the school and what each school offers. The Year 7 open nights at Highlands and Devon are:

Highlands Intermediate 8 August at 6.30pm is the Parent evening

30 August Enrolments close for Out of Zone students

9 September Ballot will take place if required.

Devon Intermediate 29 August at 7.00pm is the Parent evening

All completed forms for Devon and Highlands to be returned to their offices'.


My monster is blobby and purple. He has green ears that are as green as the grass. His teeth are as sharp as the fangs of a vampire bat. He has big googly eyes. He can be nocturnal; that means he is awake at night and sleeps during the day. His name is Blobby.

By Jaela Hannah

My dragon’s name is Tombwonder. He lives in a damp, mysterious cave. His favourite food is people. His tongue is slimy like slime. He can tell only one joke. He is nocturnal and he hunts when the moon is full.

By Thomas Flitcroft


What Am I?

I have a green body.
I am from Minecraft.
I explode and I only come out at night.

I am a creeper.

By Tyler Paton-Bloor Room 5


Centre City have invited our school to be part of a competition they are running during August. The posters below outline how to support our school. We will take your receipts in for you if you drop them off to Mr G at the Senior School. Go Vogeltown!

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We are very lucky at Vogeltown to be able to work with Bill Clarkson. Yesterday Rm 9 helped Bill to propagate some of our seedlings - most of these seedlings are from seeds we get from the Huatoki domain. Once these trees get big, they will be planted back in the domain! How awesome is that! Manaaki whenua - To care for the land!


As part of our reporting to parents/caregivers on student progress, we hold Learning Conferences in Term 1 and Term 3. These will be in week 5 of this term. We always aim to get 100% attendance to these conferences as they are a very important time to meet with your child's teacher and discuss the progress made so far over the year. You will also receive your child's progress report at this meeting - this will be the same report as you received in Term 1.

NOTE: Room 4 (Miss King) and Rm 13 (Mr Stirling) will have their learning conferences in term 4. We will let you know the day and time in the last 2 weeks of this term.

On each of these days, to fit in all learning conferences, we will be closing the school at 2pm on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August. Please make alternative arrangements for your child on these days.

To book in for a learning conference, please use this website and these codes for the different days:

  1. Go to parentinterviews.co.nz, enter the event code and click Go.
  2. Enter your name, email address and the names of the students you wish to make bookings for.
  3. Select the teachers you'd like to book by ticking the checkbox beside their name, and then click the Book Interviews button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Using the timetable, click the Book button beside the time slot you'd like to book for the teacher. You'll be asked to confirm your booking.
  5. Continue until you've booked all teachers.

The codes for each day are:

* Wednesday 21 August (2pm - 7.30pm) 9WQMK9NG

* Thursday 22 August (2pm - 5.30pm) Y6FUNL2L


In week 5 we will have the Scholastics book fair here at Vogeltown. These nights coincide nicely with our Learning Conference nights, so if you are around during the day and night waiting for a conference, come in to the library and have a look. The dates and times are:

Wednesday 21 August 9am - 6pm

Thursday 22 August 1pm - 6 pm

Friday 8.30am - 11.00am


Kia ora whanau,

A reminder we have our first Home and School meeting for Term 3 this coming Monday. We meet in the senior staffroom at 7pm. It would be great to see some new faces if you are keen to help out.

We have loads planned for Term 3 and Term 4 - I have heard there maybe a huge raffle coming out soon - watch this space!

Home and School Meeting

Monday, Aug. 5th, 7pm

37 Huatoki Street

New Plymouth, Taranaki


Netball: Now that the season has come to an end can you please ensure you all hand in your clean netball uniforms as soon as possible. You can put these in the yellow bin outside the senior office. If possible it would be great if you can put your skirt and top together in a named bag.

Coaches/Managers please return your gear bags to Michelle at the Junior Office as soon as possible please.

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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 August - LEAD Conference (Class Reps)

2 August - Four Year Old Friday

5 August - Home and School whanau meeting 7pm.

8 August - Highlands Parent Evening 6.30pm.

19 - 23 August - Book Fair in the Library

21 August - Learning Conferences (night 1) 2pm - 7.30pm

21 August - VS Cross Country

22 August - Learning Conferences (night 2) 2pm - 5.30pm

29 August - Devon Intermediate Parent evening

30 August - Black and Yellow dress up day (Daffodil day)


2 September - School Photos!

19 September - School Disco night. (Juniors 5.30 - 6.15pm, Middles and Seniors 6.30 - 7.30pm

23 - 25 September - Talent Quest Heats

26 September - Talent Quest Finals


1) If your child is sick, please phone or call the office to let us know. You can even use our school app!
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Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend! If you are playing sport, then give it heaps!!

Remember if you have any issues you wish to discuss, please come in and see me or contact me on principal@vogeltown.school.nz

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal


Huatoki Crop Swap

Huatoki Crop Swap is held at the Huatoki Tennis Clubrooms on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, 3-4pm, gold coin Koha for the Tennis Club

What is a Crop Swap?
A Crop swap is a get together for backyard gardeners to swap and share their garden and kitchen surplus in a spirit of generosity and fairness, to connect with like minded people and to foster local food production in our kitchens and backyards. to find out more about how Crop Swap works, watch the short film on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtVnaN2Yw0Y

What can I bring to Crop Swap?
Vegetables, seedlings, seeds, cuttings, fruits, herbs, flowers, plants, preserves, ham, garden tools
hay, rope, bamboo sticks, eggs, kombucha, crafts, liquid fertiliser, chicken manure, gardening and cooking magazines, planting pots, baking, home made soap......

Naki Skate Skills

Naki Skate Skills Learn to Skate Group Classes recommences Saturday 3rd August, 2019

These run 9.30 – 10.30am at the East End Reserve Skating Arena.

$3 per skater ($2 extra for Hire skates). No bookings required.

Doors open by 9.15am. Please arrive early to ensure ready to start at 9.30am.

Naki Skate Skills is run in a group situation to introduce children to the enjoyment of Roller Skating. Various basic skating skills are taught sometimes using games to give children confidence in skating. All coaches volunteer their time to assist skills development.

For further information Contact Sheryll or Val Ph 7586233