VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2021
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 3 TERM 1 2021
SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO SHOW KINDNESS"
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 kind and welcoming to all our new Vogeltown learners is the 'Vogeltown Way'. We show kindness as this is 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 kind and caring!
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
A big thank you to our Vogeltown staff who quickly whipped in to action on Sunday night and Monday morning to get communication out and get the school ready for Level 2. We will see this happen quite a bit, I believe over this year, so we must always be prepared.
At Level 1, school is a safe place for all learners - so please, unless your child(ren) is unwell, send them to school.
At Level 1 we were able to have our Vogeltown Adventure today - what an awesome day! We are so lucky to have had great weather, an awesome city with a rich history to visit and a great school of learners! Thanks to the parents/caregivers who met us in town to be part of the journey. See some photos below, we will update Facebook and the website with some more over the weekend.
In the classrooms we have been doing a fair bit of testing with our learners - this is only a small portion of what we do to make an 'overall teacher judgement' of where we see each learner sitting against the New Zealand Curriculum. This helps teachers to set goals, develop teaching points for each learner/group and develop programmes to help our learners achieve the best they can. At our Learning Conferences on the 18th and 19th of March, we will give you a 'Progress Report' to show where your child(ren) sits and what learning goals we are working on. This same 'Progress Report' will be used in Term 2 and Term 3 to show 'progress' over their time in 2021.
We are still after some feedback about the start of the year and the way we make this work well for everyone. If you can please click on the link down below and give us your views - thanks to the 20 parents/caregiver who have done so already.
Aroha nui, Mr O
VOGELTOWN ADVENTURE 2021
TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
CLASS REPS - OUR SENIOR LEADERS FOR 2021
These leaders will consult with their class and provide student voice to the teachers at Vogeltown about certain issues, ideas, strategies that they feel we need to hear. They are integral to decision making around the school sites for the learners of Vogeltown.
Well done to these learners who are our Class Reps for Term 1 and 2 of 2021, they received their 'Class Rep hat' at a special ceremony on Thursday.
Our Reps are:
Rm 7: Astra Newman-Smith and Aleisha Chadwick
Rm 9: Mason Dyett and Amber Williams
Rm 11: Flynn Scott and Edie Quinn
Rm 12: Sienna Frost-Snashall and Matilda Holder
Rm 14: Abigail Willamson and Charlee Chase
Tu Meke team!
MEET THE TEACHER 2021 and 2022
In 2022 we are looking at doing something a little different and we would like some feedback on this. Our plan is to have our 5 year olds do a half day with Mrs Treadway and Mrs Newland. We would also have 3 different times over this day that we will offer a time to come and meet each syndicate and then move to classrooms to meet your child(rens) teacher. All our Yr 2- 6 learners would begin the day after this.
If you could fill in this survey (it will take 2 minutes), we would appreciate as much feedback as we can so we can make the start of the year for our teachers, learners and families as 'Vogeltown' as we can. See the link below.
Thanks whanau, The VS Leadership team
CAN YOU HELP?
Road Patrol - Road Patrol - Road Patrol - Road Patrol - Road Patrol
I need help! I need parents to help with Road Patrol supervision. I have spaces for Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. For the mornings we need you from 8:15am until 9:00am and afternoons from 2:50pm until about 3:15pm. Please let me know if you can help.
HEALTH SURVEY 2021
Vogeltown School Health Survey 2021
The Ministry of Education requires all schools to consult with their community on the school’s delivery of the Health Curriculum.
The following is an overview of Health Education at Vogeltown School and the link to the community survey can be found at the bottom. This survey will help us to gather your thoughts and ideas about our Health Curriculum and help us further develop our programmes.
Health and Physical Education at Vogeltown School
The NZ Health & Physical Education curriculum is divided into four strands:
The four strands are:
· Personal health and physical development, in which students develop the knowledge, understandings, skills, and attitudes that they need in order to maintain and enhance their personal well-being and physical development
· Movement concepts and motor skills, in which students develop motor skills, knowledge and understandings about movement, and positive attitudes towards physical activity
· Relationships with other people, in which students develop understandings, skills, and attitudes that enhance their interactions and relationships with others
· Healthy communities and environments, in which students contribute to healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action.
Through these strands, our team teaches various topics as a unit or by integrating concepts with other areas of the curriculum.
At Vogeltown School we endeavour to provide a caring, child friendly environment where students feel safe, supported and included. Opportunities are provided for students that promote our values of being inclusive, respected, original, courageous and kind. All students are encouraged to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Here are some examples of how the Health curriculum is integrated into your child’s learning:
Our school values are regularly discussed with whanau and our learners
Fitness & physical education
Restorative approach in our behaviour system
Celebrating our varied cultures and languages
Identity and self-esteem
Healthy eating & nutrition
Friendships, relationships and team work
Ball skills and sport
Swimming and water confidence
Our whanau events - including Vogeltown Adventure days
Our ‘Bungee’ extension programmes at school (Mountain biking, outdoors, greenie team)
In some instances we also work with outside agencies to add value to our programmes.
Keeping Ourselves Safe (NZ Police)
FireWise (NZ Fire Service)
Cycle safety and Scooter skills (Let's Go team at New Plymouth District Council)
Sport Taranaki (Healthy eating, active lifestyles)
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL FEES/DONATION
We can, however, still ask for a contribution towards overnight camps. See the information below about the Paetoki camp coming up in a couple of weeks.
More information can be found on the Ministry of Education's website.
COVID-19 - UPDATE
We are currently in Alert level 2 - this means it is safe for children to come to school.
Over 2021, we will continue to follow guidance from the Ministries of Health & Education. Current protocols are around good hygiene and everyone consciously using the Covid Tracer App / QR codes at entrance points to the school please.
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2021
Term 1 Sports
So great that all our cricket teams were able to kick start their season last Friday on a balmy summers evening. Summer Soccer and Touch Rugby were not quite so lucky with Covid Level 2 being in place, both sporting codes delayed their start date by a week. Both these sports will now start next week.
We are still looking for coaches for our U8 & U10 teams who play at Hickford Park in Bell Block on a Wednesday afternoon. If any of our Vogeltown community could help in any way please make contact with Michelle Sleep at the junior school office.
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/
19 February - Vogeltown Adventure
24 - 26 February - Paetoki Team Camp @ Vertical Horizons
26 February - Four Year Old Friday 9:15am - 11:00am
3 March - Whanau Fiesta 5:30pm - 7.30pm @ the Junior school
8 March - TARANAKI ANNIVERSARY (No School)
18 March - Learning Conferences 3:30pm - 7:30pm
19 March - TEACHER ONLY DAY - Learning Conferences 9:00am - 3:30pm
31 March - Weetbix Tryathlon
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
16 April - Last day of Term 1 2021
3 May - Start of Term 2
2021 TERM DATES
* Within these terms we have three Teacher Only Days as part of the accord signed by all teachers as part of the pay negotiations in 2019.
We have tried to tie our Teacher Only Days in with Highlands Intermediate and other local schools.
1 February - 16 April
* Includes Waitangi Day 8 February, Taranaki Anniversary 8 March, 19 March TOD, Good Friday 2 April, 5 April Easter Monday, 6 April Easter Tuesday
3 May - 9 July
* includes 4 June TOD, 7 May Queen's Birthday
26 July - 1 October
* includes 6 August TOD
18 October - 14 December
* includes 25 October Labour Day.
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.
Stay safe and be kind to each other. Good luck to all those learners involved in sport tonight and over the weekend - give it all you have!
Thank you for the ongoing support of Vogeltown School, we appreciate the community we live in.
On behalf of the Vogeltown team,
Ka kite ano
Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki
WEETBIX TRYathlon 2021 Ngamotu Beach
This is the link to enter as part of our Vogeltown School team https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=40604&G=118223
Morning of Wednesday 31 March 2021
Ngamotu Beach, Moturoa
Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds (based on age on event day)
Individual 7 – 15 years
Junior Team 7 – 10 years
Senior Team 11- 15 years
Both team members must meet age requirements.
Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)
One team member completes the swim, one team member completes the cycle and both complete the run.
ENTRY FEES INCLUDE
· Official Bib Number.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Pack with miscellaneous offers and giveaways from our partners.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Drawstring Bag.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Finishers medal.
· Complimentary Breakfast at the Weet-Bix Better Brekkie Breakfast tent.
· All TRYathletes are eligible for spot prizes (must attend prize giving).
· Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Wednesday 10th March 2021
· Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021
· Entries received by Wednesday 10th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Pack delivered at a cost.
Badminton Season is Starting up!
For all those returning players and anyone keen to give badminton a go, Taranaki Badminton is having an open morning on Sunday 7 March, at the Star Gym (Westown), from 10am till 2pm. Everyone is welcome and we’d love to see some families come along and give the game a go. It’s a great sport for all ages. No cost.
For anyone under 19 years old, and are interested in having some coaching and/or interested in playing in tournaments for Taranaki, we are having a Junior evening (muster) on Wednesday 24 February from 6 – 8pm at the Star Gym (Westown). Please register your interest by competing the registration form on the Taranaki Badminton Website https://www.sporty.co.nz/taranakibadminton/Register-1/Representative-Player-Registration. Can returning players also please register using the same link. Alternatively email email@example.com with your details.
And lastly, all junior players (including beginners) are welcome to the club nights that are on at the following times:
- Monday nights 6 to 7:30pm (Central club) – at Star gym Westown
- Tuesday nights 6 to 7:30pm (Spotswood United Club) – at Star gym Westown
- Thursday nights 6 to 7:30pm (Inglewood Club) – at the Inglewood High School gym
- Waitara club nights details still to be confirmed.
Any questions feel free to visit our facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WOODLEIGH FOOTBALL CLUB
We here at Pukekura Park Tennis Club have come up with a concept to give more kids the opportunity to get out giving Tennis a go, but in a shorter format that will be fun and beginner friendly. We have 'Give it a go Tennis' mini games against other school teams, which will run for 5 weeks from March 4th. This is the first time we are running this fun event and hope to make it a regular event on the New Plymouth sporting calendar.
All details are on the form for completion which I will attach to this email. If you have any questions, please let me know at your earliest convenience.
I will also do a Facebook post in the next 48hrs on the Pukekura Park Facebook page which you are all welcome to share. Thank you heaps and we look forward to seeing your school children on court proudly representing their school very soon.
Registrations Close next week, Friday 26th February.
New Plymouth Rangers Junior Football Registration
Registrations are now open for anyone looking to play football for New Plymouth Rangers in 2021. The club has junior teams for players aged 4 and older and caters to all skill levels from beginners to budding young professionals.
In 2021 the club is introducing a new Academy curriculum for serious young footballers born in 2012 or earlier, led by our new Director of Football, who has come to New Plymouth from Olé Football Academy. Players in the Academy will train within a curriculum designed by Olé. It will incorporate the key elements integral to the development process at their Wellington academy, and players should expect to learn, be challenged, and have a lot of fun.
This is a unique opportunity for players to experience ‘The Olé Way’ right here in New Plymouth, and develop within a proven method, known for producing players who are now at the highest level around the world.