VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2022

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 7 TERM 1 2022

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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VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2022

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/


MARCH

29 March - BOT meeting 6:30pm - 8:30pm

APRIL

6 April - Learning Conferences (night 1) 2:00pm - 7:30pm

7 April - Learning Conferences (night 2) 2:00pm - 7:30pm

8 April - Four Year Old Friday 9:15am - 11:30am in Room 6, junior school

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

14 April - Last day of Term 1 2021

15 April - GOOD FRIDAY (No School)

MAY

2 May - Start of Term 2

SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'

Our 5 school values are I.R.O.C.K.


These are for our Vogeltown learners to be:

Inclusive (Whakaru), Respectful (Whakaute), Original (Tipu), Courageous (Kaha) and Kind (Atawhai).


These values were chosen by the staff, learners and community of Vogeltown School in 2019.

This term we are focusing on being 'Kind'.


To be 'inclusive' and welcoming to all our new Vogeltown learners is the 'Vogeltown Way'. We show 'inclusiveness' as part of our school vision of Manaaki Tangata - caring for the people.

Being a 'Vogeltowner' is being a good citizen of our community - someone who is inclusive, respectful, original, courageous and kind.

SCHOOL GOAL: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'

WHAT: WELCOME BACK TO 2022 – To treat everyone the same, our VS family! Be INCLUSIVE!


WHY:

  • We are a welcoming school and we want all learners and whanau to feel safe and happy here

  • Being an ‘inclusive’ learner you show the school vision of ‘Caring of the people’ - Manāki tangata

  • Vogeltown is one big ‘whanau’ and we welcome & involve all people to our family – being ‘inclusive’

HOW:

  • By being a ‘Vogeltowner’ you show ‘inclusiveness’ by involving everyone - regardless of creed, race or gender.

  • By involving anyone in your group - whether it be a game, a class task, sitting together at lunch

  • By supporting other people and accepting everyone has differences - being collaborative

  • By being a positive Vogeltown citizen - keeping a positive attitude when working with others


SIGNS OF SUCCESS:

  • You can work collaboratively and positively with other people

  • You are welcoming and accept people into your game, group or task

  • You can support others - making sure everyone feels included in your group, class and school

  • You are a ‘Vogeltowner’ showing inclusiveness and Manāki tangata

  • You have respect for the feelings and well being of others

School Goal - Term 1 2022

TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

For weeks 7 and 8 this term we are learning our Karakia for Kai.


KARAKIA KAI

Whakapaingia ēnei kai

Hei oranga mō o mātou tinana

Whangaia hoki o mātou wairua

Āmine


Bless this food

For our physical wellbeing

Also feed our spirits

Amen

VS KARAKIA

KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of our seventh week for Term 1.

We hope you all enjoyed the long weekend last weekend and celebrated our anniversary!


Although this week has been shorter, we have certainly crammed it with great events! We have had all our syndicate TRYathlons, solid classroom learning and our Paetoki (senior) swimming sports! A big shout out to Miss Fleming and Mrs Lash who organised the TRYathlons and to Mr George for organising the Paetoki swimming sports. Tu Meke Kaiako!


Having these awesome events has made the school feel a bit more 'whole' even though they were done in seperate syndicates, it has reminded us what it is like to do 'normal', fun school events! It was tough not having parents or caregivers on site, however the kids did you all proud and were amazing with their encouragement and support of each other. I am sure we will be having whanau back on site really soon!


Covid is still at the forefront of everyones minds, and as you will see in the 'Covid update' below, as a school we continue to 'flatten the curve' here at Vogeltown and we are certainly slowing the spread. A big thanks to all our parents/caregiverts for keeping us informed of cases within homes and family - it really helps team!


A big thanks to the Vogeltown Home and School who, on wednesday night. gave the school $11,000! This is awesome and was from funds raised by the students in 2021. This money will go towards new Chromebooks for Rm 16 and the Huatoki syndicate, A Syndicate donation to be spent on classroom resources and a whanau fund we set up in 2020. A massive thanks to this committee! They have big plans to raise even more money in Term 2 - 'Pies' and a 'Spellathon' are on the cards - watch this space!


Have a great weekend whanau, and remember HE WAKA EKE NOA - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER


Aroha nui, Mr O

COVID-19 UPDATE AT VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - WEEK 7

We have managed to continue our good run at Vogeltown this week. Our attendance is sitting at 85% - this is done by 10% on previous weeks and years at this time. However in comparison to other schools we are doing quite well.


We have had a couple of staff members have to isolate, but no staff members with Covid. We are beginning to see our student case numbers go up and this week we had our first two cases of learners who tested positive and were infectious whilst at Vogeltown School. A letter has been sent to the parents/caregivers of these classes about these cases and to respect the family, we kept it very generic.


As I mentioned in previous newsletters, going forward, we will let the whole community know of any positive cases we get in the school. If we know the student was infectious at school, we will let the class that this learner came from know. This will be in the form of a letter through Seesaw from your classroom teacher and from our eTAP SMS system.


We are expecting more and more cases to crop up at Vogeltown and will continue to communicate with our families. Thanks to the families who are letting us know if they need to isolate or if they are keeping their child home. Please can we ask that you let the school office know as well as the classroom teacher - either by email, Skool Loop, text or call. Our school mobile number is 021 753 680.

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LEARNING CONFERENCES WEEK 10

We are really looking forward to having our learning conferences in Week 10 of this term (2.5 weeks away).

We feel we can do these conferences safely and we ask that all parents/caregivers come to these conferences with a mask on and sign in, then we can go ahead with these very important meetings.

We always aim to get 100% attendance to these conferences, however we realise 2022 is not a normal year again so we have a couple of options to help us get 100%.


If you do not feel comfortable coming in, then we are offering the opportunity to do the conferences via Zoom. When you book the conference there is a question where it will ask if you are happy to do these conferences 'mask to mask' or via zoom, please let us know. If you do choose the 'zoom' option, then we will still do the conference at the time chosen, just digitally. PLEASE NOTE: All of Mrs Irving's conferences will be via zoom.


The conferences are held over two nights - the 6th and 7th of April. To get all the conferences completed, we will be closing the school at 2pm on both of these days. In previous years we have had a 'Teacher Only Day' to get all the conferences completed, but we feel doing it from 2 pm till 7.30pm suited our community better.


To book, please use our free school app - 'Skool Loop'. If you have not used it before, then select 'Taranaki', then select 'Vogeltown School' and you will see a selection of boxes - just tap on the 'interview' box. You will then need to select your child's teacher (the room is written beside their name) and then a day, time and whether you want to do it at school or via zoom.


Thanks for your support of these very important conferences.

FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2022

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SPORTS NEWS

TERM 2/3 SPORTS REGISTRATIONS


Registrations for Term 2/3 sport are still open via our Kindo Shop. You have just a few more days to register for Hockey and Netball. These will close off on Monday 21 March. Miniball and Basketball registrations will close on Friday 25 March.


  • Miniball (Year 0-4) Played on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon at the TSB Stadium. The fee to play is $50
  • Basketball (Year 5-6) Played on a Monday afternoon at the TSB Stadium. The fee to play is $60.
  • Hockey (Year 3-6) Played on a Saturday morning at the Hobson Street Hockey Turf. The fee to play is $50 Yr3/4, $60 Yr5/6.
  • Netball (Year 3-6) Played after school at the Waiwhakaiho Netball Courts. Year 3/4 is played on a Thursday and Year 5/6 is played on a Tuesday. Netball Taranaki are offering fee free participation for Yr 3/4. For Yr 5/6 students the fee is $50.


Please sign in to your Kindo account for full details on each sport. If you have yet to sign up for Kindo please use the following link for first time users. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/


Fun Sticks Hockey Yr 0-2

Taranaki Hockey run a Fun Sticks programme for children in year 0-2. You need to register directly with Taranaki Hockey for this. Please click here for information and to register.


If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me on michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz

KIDS CORNER

Racing for victory


Muffled voices filled the air and I was panting non-stop as I ran around the back field. I saw Lieke and Holland in front of me. I was coming 6th and I wanted to push myself harder, I did. I passed Lieke and Holland. I was 4th now but then my brain started going over all bad scenarios like….. What if I fall and hurt myself and I’m not able to continue? Or I’m not going to know where to go? My legs were now totally jello. I began to smell victory. I tasted the cold air hitting my tongue and in those last painful strides to the finish line my emotions were happy, sad and surprised. Surprised because I thought I wasn't going to make it. When my foot crossed the finish line a huge smile spread across my face from ear to ear. A warm fuzzy feeling started to form from my toes to the tips of my hair.


Caitlyn Solomons - Year 5 Room 10


POETRY FROM RM 14

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GETTING TO KNOW OUR CLASS REPS

Khloe Briscoe

My name is Khloe. I am one of room 12’s class representatives. I am 10 years old and I love biking and baking. I live with my mum, step dad, dad and stepmom, my 2 brothers and my little sister. My stepmum is also pregnant which I am very excited about! I bus every second week to and from school and I do P.E shed on Wednesday at morning tea.

I am enjoying my role as class rep and I enjoy the chance to capture student voice!

Nga mihi

Khloe

2022 SYNDICATE TRYathlons!

PAETOKI SWIMMING SPORTS 2022

We had an awesome afternoon at our school pool today for the Senior swimming sports.


Traditionally this day is held at Highlands Intermediate's pool, however with covid, we were not able to use their pool, so we came up with plan B!


It was an awesome event and the kids enjoyed the chance to show off their swimming skills, be part of relay teams, be in some fun events, swim for their class and whanau and just have a grea time supporting each other!


Big thanks to Mr George who organised the event - it went off without a hitch and it may become our 'new normal' swimming sports! Tu Meke team!

SCHOOL SWEATSHIRTS

We have had lots of people asking about our new school sweatshirts. These look awesome and we are really proud of them.


LAST CHANCE - LAST CHANCE - LAST CHANCE- LAST CHANCE - LAST CHANCE


You can order from the link below.

LUCKY BOOK CLUB

Issue #2 is now available, we will not be sending home the catalogues but you can still place orders online. The link to order is https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/Login.aspx

VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


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


BUSH Emily

PAPUNI-MOORE Tai

CARROLL William

BEER-RAUNER Tanae

SHOTTER Lukas

SHIMADA Rinto


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!

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.


2) Please be courteous before and after school with parking around the school sites. We have lots of kids and not enough parks, so please allow time to get to school and be patient around the streets.


3) If anyone in your immediate family is a 'close contact' of Omicron, please let Jeremy know asap on 021753680

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.


Enjoy your weekend, stay safe and be kind!


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano


Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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To register for this coaching programme please use the following PlayHQ registration link: https://www.playhq.com/hockey-new-zealand/register/b2f4b2
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