TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 5 TERM 3 2020
SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE COURAGEOUS'
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 'Courageous'.
To be courageous we want our learners to give everything a go, be a risk taker, stick up for themselves, think of their own solutions, try new things, offer opinions and ideas, join in with others, and to be their own person.
SCHOOL GOAL: Being 'open' to new learning!
WHAT: Being prepared to learn new ‘skills’ at school this term!
WHY: To understand that learning never stops
To know that I am capable of learning new things
Being open to learn in all areas – socially, academically and emotionally
I can improve myself by being open to new ideas
SIGNS OF SUCCESS:
You are keen to ‘take on’ new learning and use this learning to develop your skills
You want to learn new things – you are a sponge and might go on to research more!
Even if it is not a subject you like, you are still keen to learn and develop your skills
You are always improving and developing your skills with new learning.
KIDS HAVING FUN IN THE WHENUA!
KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O
We have come to the end of another week at Covid alert Level 2. I have to commend the Vogeltown teaching staff on their professionalism and caution with our learners at this level. The Vogeltown learners have been amazing too! Hopefully, as a nation, we have contained this virus in a limited area of Auckland and it has not spread too far. We will know more about the alert levels on Monday and then they will be reviewed again next Friday. We will keep you in the loop as soon as we know anything. In the meantime, please see the link below for our school restrictions and safety plan at Level 2.
If you are coming in to the school for any reason, please scan the QR code which are located at the front of each office door entrances. If you need to drop off anything, or catch up with a Vogeltown team member, then please ring the office first.
We have had to make a few changes to some of our school events due to Alert Level 2. Please changes these dates in your own calendar:
* School Cross Country will now be on the 2 September
* The Whanau fun run will now be on the 4 September
We will let you know if we need to change or postpone any more events.
Enrolment Scheme and Out of Zone Applications
Early in September the Board of Trustees will be advertising any 2021 available spaces for out of zone students wishing to enrol at Vogeltown. It is very likely that spaces will only be for children turning five and starting school. Please ensure that we have children's names and your contact details on our data base so that we can make contact when the out of zone enrolment process commences. Please note that children living in zone have automatic right of enrolment.
Have a great weekend with your families whanau. Be kind, be safe, be aware.
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - SAFETY PLAN, ALERT LEVEL 2
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL COMMUNITY WELLBEING SURVEY
We have been doing a lot of work on our staff and learners wellbeing - especially over this year.
We are currently surveying the Taranaki (Junior) learners about their wellbeing and next week we will be surveying the Huatoki (Middle) and Paetoki (Seniors) wellbeing - this will be in the form of an online, anonymous, survey.
We would love to hear how you are doing in the community! If you have a few minutes, could you please complete this community wellbeing survey. This survey is designed by the NZCER (New Zealand Educational research team. The link is below:
PAETOKI SPEECH COMPETITION 2020
What an awesome unit of expressive and persuasive writing we have had already this term. The kids were fantastic at writing a persuasive speech and then having to perform this in front of their peers was amazing!
Because of Covid Level 2 we had to perform the finals of the speech competition via Zoom - this was streamed in to each classroom.
Well done to all the kids involved in the finals, you did an amazing job and Mr George, who was the judge on the day, has spoken to all the kids about their speeches and given them some great feedback.
The winners on the day were:
2nd = Ruby Burns (Rm 12)
2nd = Kace Raven (Rm 9)
1st place (holding the shield) Abigail Williamson (Rm 12)
PRINCIPAL AWARDS - WEEK 5, TERM 3
Well done team, here are the lucky recipients:
Joanna Hoskin, Sophie French, Kahlessi Stubbings, Connor Stevenson, Peyton Hodgson, Miah-Angel Tako-Tahu, Mia Vooght, Ksiya Fenton, Caitlin Johnson, Leon Cassidy, Henry Salt, Jai Hikaka, Sid Croad, Karah Drake, Paige Margetts, Jathan Jansen, Azharia Martin, Alberta Mansvelt, Katelyn Wang, Cooper Smith, Lexie Coombe, Marli Fromings, Ayla Farmer, Cody Kindler, Baxter Coutts, Chelsea Johnson, Jack Caswell, Tom Wilkinson, Indi Mason, Lilly Cowan.
Tu Meke whanau!
ONLINE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY - WEEK 5, TERM 3
NED's Mindset Mission
Students will learn:
- The Power of Yet - if you're not good at something, it just means you're not good at it yet
- How to spark courage in others
- How to keep learning and growing, even when they think they already know something
As part of this we will have collectible yo-yos for sale. Please see the flyer below for more information. Yoy-os can be ordered via our Kindo website - the link is http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/
Please note due to Level 2 restrictions this is the only way to order - no orders can be taken by the school office.
VOGELTOWN LEARNERS ZONE
A TIMELY REMINDER...
Please make sure you have at least one of these to help us communicate with you.
As part of our review of our school policies, we often ask the Vogeltown community for feedback. The current policy we are seeking feedback about is 'Learning Support'.
If you have time, please go to the following link, type in 'Learning support' in the search bar, have a read and please give us some feedback.
login: vogeltown, password: huatoki
TERM 4 SPORTS
It's exciting to think that 'summer' sports are only just around the corner which means warmer weather and more sun filled days!! Hurray!!! I know the immediate future of sports is a little uncertain but we can only hope by Term 4 it will all be back to 'normal'. Please start thinking about topping up your Kindo accounts if you need to as again, like last term we will be doing our sports registrations through our Kindo shop. Registrations will be open next week.
Options for Term 4 sports are:
Touch Rugby: Yrs 0-6 Played Mondays after school at Devon Intermediate.
Summer Soccer: Yrs 0-6 Played Tuesdays from 6pm at Merrilands Domain.
Summer Hockey: Yrs 3-6 Played on Saturday mornings at the Hobson St Turf.
Kiwi & Incrediball Cricket: Yrs 0-6 Played on Fridays from 5.30pm at various grounds.
Netball: Yrs 0-2: Played on Wednesdays after school.
Netball: Games are back on track with spectators limited. Please check the Netball Taranaki website regularly for updates.
Miniball/Basketball: All Miniball and Basketball games have been cancelled while we are in Level 2.
Hockey: All games are commencing as per the original draw but please no spectators inside the turf area. Please refer to the Taranaki Hockey website or Facebook page for the latest updates:
VOGELTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL
A massive thanks to the Vogeltown community for supporting the pie fundraiser. This fundraiser has made a $2,500 profit for the school - thanks so much.
This money is going to be used to build a 'natural' playground between Rm 1 and Rm 2, it will be amazing! Watch this space as we plan the design and look of this area.
The pies will be ready for collection on the 27 August between 2pm and 4pm. If we are still at Covid alert Level 2, we ask that you ring the mobile number that will be displayed on the gate and we will run the order out to you.
A reminder to begin organising your quiz team for the upcoming Home and School quiz! Lock in the date - Tuesday 20th October, 7pm. $15 per ticket.
Thanks for your continued support of this hardworking Vogeltown Home and School team.
ENROLMENTS AT VOGELTOWN
If you know any families who may be thinking about coming to Vogeltown in 2021, please get these families to contact myself or the school office for an enrolment pack or for a visit.
Below are the 'Four Year Old Friday' dates for Term 3 and term 4. Note: We will still go ahead with the Four Year Old Fridays - please sign in at the junior school office before heading to Rm 1 Thanks.
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAYS - TERM 4
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020
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/
27 August Interschool vs Woodleigh (at Woodleigh) - We will keep you updated.
28 August Four Year Old Friday (9:00am -11:30am)
31 August 'Spellathon' information out
1 September Lockdown Drill
2 September Vogeltown School Cross Country (note date change)
3 September Arbor Day
4 September Whanau fun run (note date change)
8 September New Plymouth Schools cross country (Peringa Park)
8 September BOT meeting 6pm
9 September Wig Wednesday (Child Cancer fundraiser) & Mid winter swim 2pm!
11 September Vogeltown Talent Quest final
14 - 18 September Book Fair at Vogeltown (in the library)
15 September Learning Conferences (Huatoki and Paetoki) 3:00pm - 7:30pm
15 September 'Spellathon' Testing day
16 September Learning Conferences (Huatoki and Paetoki) 3:00pm - 5:30pm
17 September Learning Conferences (Huatoki and Paetoki) 3:00pm - 7:30pm
18 September Four Year Old Friday (9:00am -11:30am)
18 September School photos
23 September Starting School the VS way 5:30pm - 6:30pm
24 September Paetoki Social dancing evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm
25 September 'Spellathon' Assembly
25 September Last day of Term 3
12 October First Day of Term 4
INTERSCHOOL SPORTS NEWS
There will no longer be semi-final or finals for the NPPA interschool sports this year. This is the first time this has happened since the exchanges first began.
These dates are:
Woodleigh vs Vogeltown Away Thursday 27th August (For the Huatoki rock)
More information will be out closer to the 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.
2) If you have any concerns, please contact the school office to make an appointment with your child's teacher or ask for Mr George or Mr Ogle.