Being a good friend, making new friends and being a 'Vogeltowner'.

We can do this by:

By showing my friends I care by being kind and respecting their ideas

By speaking up when one of my friends is not nice to another friend

By showing the school value of Manaaki Tangata – Caring for the people

By allowing new friends to join in with our games


Welcome to the end of week 5! We are now halfway through the term - it really does move fast when you are having fun! It has been a funny week with the seniors on camp from Wednesday till today and the senior school having only the middle syndicate here! You realise how quiet the school is without 120 senior kids running around - the middles have loved every minute!

Most of our student assessment has been completed by today. These assessments are designed and selected to help us plan for students learning goals, teacher planning and to help us gauge how our teaching and learning is developing at Vogeltown. We do not just use assessments to ascertain how a student is progressing, but an 'overall teacher judgement' - these assessments being just one tool. These teacher judgements will be shared with you at our learning conferences in the last week of this term and with our progress reports. Watch this space for booking learning conferences in the next couple of weeks.

A huge thanks to all the parents who helped with camp - staying over, transporting the kids, and helping with the groups. The camp has been highly successful again, even with a wet day! Massive thanks to Mr Ransfield and his team for all the organisation, planning and dedication to the school with this camp. It was Miss Bleasdale and Mr Bishop's first ever school camp as teachers - they will sleep well tonight! Thanks team and well done.

Teacher Paid Union Meetings

As you may be aware the negotiations between the teachers and the government are continuing. These negotiations, we believe, are what is best for the teaching staff and the children of Aotearoa.

The teachers will be attending 'Union Meetings' on the 20th and 21st of March. These meetings are being held at Devon Intermediate and Highlands Intermediate at 1.30pm on these days. We will not be closing the school on these days - however we will be having 'split classes' and an afternoon 'singing assemblies' for an hour on these days finishing at the normal time.

Thanks for your support of the school and the teaching team over these two days. We hope these negotiations will help to find a solution for the teaching profession and for the education of our tamariki.


Below are some photos and a powerpoint of some of the great work that is happening at Vogeltown. We are really focusing on 'creativity' which is our focus this year! Have a look on our facebook page to see some other great work too.


This year is election year for all schools to nominate and appoint new Board of Trustees members. We have some of our current BOT leaving us after this term and will not be seeking re-election. This leaves the way for any new members of our community who would like to be part of our Board Of Trustees to think about putting themselves up for election.

If you have never thought about being on the BOT, then now might be the time! It is a great position and an important one to help with the direction and governance decisions of the school.

If you might be keen, please contact Mike Miners, our current Chairperson who would be more than happy to chat with you. Mr Ogle is also available to have a chat.

There is also an NZSTA hui coming up about being on a school BOT if you want to know more - see the details below.

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A huge welcome to these kids and their families to Vogeltown:

Akelia Roycroft (Rm 3), Peyton Hodgson (Rm 3) and Tawhe Patene (Rm 3).

Mrs Newland's class is beginning to grow as new enrolments come in to Vogeltown. If you know of any families who may be bringing their kids to Vogeltown and have not enrolled, please ask them to see Mr Ogle or Mrs Newland so we can plan for future classes. Thanks whanau!


Well what a wonderful night we had at the school Whanau Fun Fiesta! Thank you to everybody that helped make the night fantastic! We really do appreciate it.

A huge shout out to all that came and supported us buy purchasing dinner and some fun times for the kids:)

It was the first one of this style and now we know it can work we can look at how we could make it better next time. If you have any ideas pls come along to our next meeting on the 7th April at 7.00pm and share your ideas and energy:)

Our total profit was an unexpected $4750 (approx) which has already been donated back to the school.

The money has been divided out between all three syndicates, juniors, middles and seniors. It is so great that we can support them with a little extra to help with resources for our children's learning. Tu Meke!

On that note our home and school every year loses members as children move on to other schools and every year we try and scoop up new families to come along and share this experience. This year we have our AGM in May (date TBC) and will be in need of a new Chairperson and a Secretary. If you have skills in any of these areas and would like to know more email me at katyquest@yahoo.com and I can chat with you. You may just be able to come along to the odd meeting and put your hand up to help at various events like the fun fiesta. We also have a email database we can add you too so you can stay in touch and find out what we are up to. Let us know if thats you on vshomeandschool@gmail.com or contact us on our facebook page :Log in to Facebook | Facebook

Keep a look out for the Easter raffles coming out soon:)

Have fun, take care

Vogeltown Home and School


Term 2 Winter Sports

Netball Yr3-6: Registrations are now closed however we still have one spot in our Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 team. If your child is interested in playing please contact me asap. The season starts on 30 April and runs for 10 weeks with Yr3-4 playing on a Thursday night and Yr5-6 playing on a Tuesday night. Please see the registration form for full details on the following link http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Registration-Form-Netball-Yr-3-6-Term-2-2019.pdf

Hockey Yr1-6: Registrations are now open. You can find the registration form at the school office or by clicking on the following link. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Registration-Form-Hockey-Yr-1-6-Term-2-2019.pdf

Games are played on Saturday mornings and the season starts on 04 May with the finals date still to be confirmed. Registrations are due back on Friday 15 March. Please see the registration form for full details.

Miniball Yr1-4/Basketball Y5-6: Registrations are now open. Please collect a registration form from the school office or by clicking on the below links. The season starts on Monday 13 May and finishes on the week beginning 23 September.

Yr1-2 Miniball is played on a Monday from 3.30-4pm or a Wednesday from 3.30-5.45pm.

Y3-4 Miniball is played on a Tuesday from 3.30-4pm or Wednesday from 3.30-5.45pm. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Registration-Form-Miniball-Yr-1-4-Term-2-2019.pdf

Y5-6 Basketball is played on a Monday from 4-6.40pm. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Registration-Form-Basketball-Yr-5-6-Term-2-2019.pdf

All games are played at the TSB Stadium. See the rego forms for full details.

Rugby/Football: For those children wanting to play Saturday morning Rugby or Football (Soccer) for the winter you will need to join a club as these sports are not offered through Vogeltown School. Please see the below links for more information.

Rugby Y1-6:

New Plymouth Old Boys: Register online at https://www.sporty.co.nz/nphsobrugbyjnr/

Tukapa: Register online at https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/85661

Spotswood: Register online at https://www.sporty.co.nz/spotswoodunited/Junior-Rugby-Registration/Online-Registration-2

Football Y1-6:

All registrations must be completed on the MyComet website. Please see the links below for information on the registration process.

Motorua AFC: https://www.moturoaafc.co.nz/registration

NP Rangers: https://www.nprangers.co.nz/juniors

Peringa United AFC: https://www.peringaafc.co.nz/registration.html

Woodleigh: https://www.facebook.com/woodleighafc/

Term 1 2019 Summer Sports

Draws for all Term 1 sports are posted on our website in the sports section. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/sports/ For any cancellations please see the following:

Touch Rugby: City Touch facebook page by 2pm Wednesdays. https://www.facebook.com/citytouchtaranaki/

Summer Soccer: NP Rangers facebook page by 3pm Tuesdays. https://www.facebook.com/New-Plymouth-Rangers-Juniors-517781541673004/

Cricket : Taranaki Cricket website by 2pm Friday https://taranakicricket.co.nz/

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the above information on 753 6843 or email me at michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz

Community Sport Notices:

New Plymouth Old Boys Rugby Club are celebrating their Centennial over Easter weekend 19-22 April. Please see their facebook page for details on events over the weekend and on how to register. https://www.facebook.com/npob.centennial

Weet Bix Tryathlon 2019

This day is filling up quick. If you want to enter your child you will need to do so quickly. We already have 49 Vogeltown students entered for this day!

Here is the link to this years Weetbix TRYathlon in New Plymouth.

Just click on the link and register your child. Last year the event sold out very early. This is your SCHOOL GROUP specific link that you can share with everyone. This link will enable your SCHOOL GROUP members to join your SCHOOL GROUP with ease!


Mr George


TERM 4 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/


6 - 8 March - Senior syndicate camp to Vertical Horizons

11 March - Taranaki Anniversary - School Closed

15 March - Four Year Old Friday

19 March - BOT meeting 6pm

20 March - Senior Swimming sports (at Highlands)

26 March - Weet bix Tryathlon

29 March - Four Year Old Friday


3 April - Starting school the VS way, 5-6pm

10 April - Learning Conferences 2.15 - 7.30pm (school closes 2pm)

11 April - Learning Conferences 2.15 - 5.30pm (School closes at 2pm)

12 April - Last day of Term 1

29 April - First day of Term 2


1) We have heaps of events coming up over this term. Please keep the dates in the newsletter and on the calendar on our website handy. We will often message on facebook for quick updates and reminders.

2) We are trying to look after our environment by not having paper newsletters. We send the link for the newsletter out by email. It can also be found on the school app and on our website. If you are requiring a paper version, please email the school office at office@vogeltown.school.nz.

3) The Lucky Book Club catalogue has gone out with students. Orders must be in by Friday 15th March - Thanks.

4) We have a school app, which is great for quick access to the calendar, newsletter, digital permission forms and notices. Download the app on google play or from the apple store - look for 'Skool Loop' and select our school. (see advert below)

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Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend whanau! Enjoy the extra day off and celebrate all that Taranaki has to offer on 'Taranaki Anniversary weekend'!

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 teaching team,

Jeremy Ogle - Principal