VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PāNUI 2021
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 5 TERM 3 2021
IN LOCKDOWN - ALERT LEVEL 4
SCHOOL GOAL: 'BEING COURAGEOUS"
WHAT: To follow our school value of being ‘Courageous’ – by doing it!
WHY: Courage is important because ‘we all have to do things we don't like sometimes’.
Courage is when you are brave about something you fear.
Everyone is afraid of something or someone - lowering your standards to go along with the crowd should never pass for courage.
HOW: Courageous people believe in themselves. They know who they are and what they stand for.
They have strong values, recognize their personal capabilities, and are confident in meeting the challenges that lie before them.
Courageous people are passionate and purposeful.
SIGNS OF SUCCESS: (See profile sheet)
1) Your courage means being afraid and acting anyway
2) Your courage becomes a habit, a muscle you can exercise
3) You notice every time you do something that you’re scared to do—something your body is telling you not to do
4) You learn to attend to positive signals and to ignore negative ones
5) You find role models of quietly courageous people
6) You continue to learn and accept challenges
KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O
It has been great to see all the remote learning happening over the last 9 days of lockdown. A massive thanks to all our parents and whanau for the amazing work you are doing at home as well, we really appreciate your support! Have a look at the bottom of this newsletter to see some of the awesome learning that has been happening!
The Prime Minister announced this afternoon that we will be moving from Covid Alert Level 4 to Alert level 3 as of 11.59pm Tuesday 31st August. This means school will be be open on Wednesday 1st September only for those learners who are unable to stay at home because both parents are required to go to work (and if there is no other person in their immediate or extended bubble who can supervise them during the day).
Vogeltown School will be operating at limited capacity with staff on site. However, we are already well planned with our level 3 protocols.
Our teaching staff will be making contact with you on Monday to clarify with those parents who have already expressed that they will be sending their child(ren) to school at level 3.
There will be some stringent guidelines from the Ministries of Health and Education that we have to consider, and it is likely that this will be different to how we operated the bubbles last year because of the nature of this Delta variant. We are awaiting some of this guidance to arrive over the weekend.
I will be sending out a Memo to the community on Monday with our guidelines and protocols for level 3 updated.
In the meantime, grab a cuppa and have a look at the awesome mahi our learners have been up to!
Nga mihi nui
Mr O and the VS team
FROM THE VOGELTOWN STAFF
A big thanks to Mr George who has set daily tasks for staff to completed and Miss Sawtell who been the 'quiz master'!
PRINCIPAL AWARDS - WEEK 5, TERM 3, 2021
These awards are for the efforts and courage you have shown in your remote learning. We know it is tough to do learning online, however these learners have shown wonderful determination over this time!
You will all receive your physical award once we are back at school.
Tu Meke Team:
Harrison Julian, Millie Wilson, Hannah Froome, Hunter Keat, Isla Fox, Fergus Stevenson, Rayaan Rasli, Dmitriy Jumashev, Maddie Salisbury-McInnes, Jaxyn Fox, Tayjs Russell, Sevana Commerer, Poppy Telfer, Azharia Martin, Eldon Price, Isabella Gatenby, Claude Nguyen, Archer James, Charlie Knauf, Noah Schoeman, Rhonda Gecse, Aleisha Chadwick, Bailey Smith, Jackson Foltz, Fletcher Barnes, Caru Niewoudt, Coyan Cudmore, Reef Smith, Kobe Wildbore, Ocean-Pearl Ardianta
Tu Meke Team!
TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
Term 4 Summer Sports
Registrations for all Term 4 Summer Sports are now open through our Kindo Shop.
Options available are:
- Touch Rugby (years 1-6)
- Summer Hockey (years 3-6)
- Netball (years 0-2)
- Summer Soccer (years 0-6)
- Cricket (years 0-6)
Also available for the first time in term 4 is Fun Sticks Hockey for year 1 & 2 students. Please register directly with Taranaki Hockey for this programme using the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ybvXLM2qCXBDqRiCtpdYKheWDMduDSbLScFK8LHCvnY/
For information about each sport please sign into your Kindo account. If you do not yet have a Kindo account please use the following link to sign yourself up. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/
Hockey: Keep up to date with any changes at http://www.taranakihockey.org.nz/ or by using Taranaki Hockey's mobile app.
If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com
Birthdays this week -
These Vogeltown students had their birthday this week - Happy birthday to these Vogeltowners who haver had a birthday since we went in to lockdown till this Sunday 18-29 August.
FROMINGS Marli, STEVENSON Connor, HUNTER Toby, NIEUWOUDT Caru, GRAHAM Hayden,
BOWLING Holland, NGAPERA Precious, EVANS-GALLIE Rainah, COUTTS Baxter,
GIBBINS Carter, CRAWFORD-POTROZ Amelia, TAYLOR Marley, CHAPMAN-SADLER Mila-Anne, CHAPMAN-SADLER Skyla-Blue, SMITH Chael, SMITH Cooper, KARETAI Jackson,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!
VOGELTOWN LEARNERS CORNER
Lockdown is yellow like the sun on a bright and shiny day.
It tastes yucky like fried salmon.
It smells like different types of flowers.
It looks like an empty desert without a single person.
It sounds like crickets chirping in the night.
It feels lonely like in a forest.
By Dima, Room 8
CLASS PHOTOS - WORKING IN LOCKDOWN!
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/
NOTE: THERE WILL BE CHANGES - POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS TO SOME OF THESE DATES FOLLOWING LOCKDOWN. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.
3 September - Four Year Old Friday
3 September - School Cross Country
8 September - Wig Wednesday
9 September - Build a Business Market Night
10 September - Whole School Assembly (Rm 1 and Rm 6)
13 September - 17 September - Maori Language Week
14 September - BoT Meeting 6:30pm
16 September - School Disco!
17 September - Four Year Old Friday
23 September - New Plymouth Cross Country at Peringa Park
23 September - Year 6 Hangi sleepover at school
24 September - Vogeltown Community Hangi
27 September - School Photos
28 September - Starting School the VS Way, 5pm to 6pm
29 September - Build a Business awards night and Social Dancing evening
1 October - Puanga Festival at TSB Stadium
1 October - Last day of Term 3
18 October - First day of Term 4.