WHY: To think carefully about our learning.

To think about our emotions - how these affect ourselves and others.

SIGNS OF SUCCESS: We can reflect on our learning and discuss what we have learned.

We can control our emotions and know what to do when we feel upset, excited, stressed or tired.


Welcome to week one of Term 4! It is hard to believe we are in the last term of the 2019 school, year - what a busy year it has been so far!

This term is a very busy term with loads of learning, school activities, sports, whanau events and end of year activities. Please look at the calendar below and our online calendar for all activities and events.

We have begun this week with the seniors Big Day Out. This was funded by the students business ventures! They had an absolute blast at the pools, Bowlarama and then pizza for lunch! What an awesome way to end this unit of work.

A big thanks again to all the families who supported the kids business ventures. Also huge thanks to the senior team of teachers and Mr George who worked tirelessly to make this such a successful inquiry!

You will notice that the senior school grounds are nearly completed after the building of the new classroom. The senior school is locked up after 4:30pm and in the weekends/holidays so that it is a safe place for the community to use. With the sunshine hours extending, we will see the school grounds being used and more over this term - please respect and enjoy the grounds.

With the sunshine hours extending we are asking the kids to have their 'bucket sunhats' this term. If you do not have a bucket hat, you can get one from the office for $15 or bring your own.


We would like to welcome these students and their families to Vogeltown - we know you will really enjoy our kura!

Welcome to - Zakira Te Anini, Wiremu Te Anini, Siena Duckett, Sophie Flitcroft, Xaviahe Hellier all in Rm 3!


Room 3 changes

A reminder this term that he number of children in Room 3 has increased. As a consequence, Mrs Boot and Mrs Melody will team teach with Mrs Newland for the whole of Term 4. These are the days when Mrs Melody and Mrs Boot will be in Room 3:

Monday: Mrs Newland & Mrs Boot

Tuesday: Mrs Newland & Mrs Melody

Wednesday: Mrs Newland & Mrs Melody

Thursday: Mrs Boot & Mrs Melody

Friday: Mrs Newland & Mrs Boot

This daily team-teaching approach will provide a great opportunity for small group work. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to come in and chat to Mrs Newland.


To assist the school with preparation for 2020, please inform the office of any students who may be starting or leaving that we may not already know about.

Please note, if you have a student who is transitioning to an intermediate or year 7 - 13 school in 2020 we advise you to check that the enrolment has been received and accepted by that school. This is especially important for schools that have an enrolment scheme in place. Thanks heaps!

Working Bee this Saturday 12pm - 3pm

Kia Ora Whanau

Working Bee This Saturday 19th October

It will be from 12pm - 3pm ish (time changed because of the weather). If you have lopers, secateurs, shovels, wheelbarrows, outside brooms or anything else you think might be needed, please bring it along. Meet outside the office at the Senior School at 12pm and we’ll go from there.

Thanks in advance,

Team Vogeltown!


This week we had only Junior and Middle students receive Principal awards. The senior team were away for assembly on their Big Day Out!

Here are the very worthy recipients:

Dima Jumashev, Manawa Neho, Jaxon Corbett-Howcroft, Jahstice Sharp-Lepper, Connor Stevenson, Jipsey Hannah, Bailey Smith, Harry Ahkuoi-Hotene, Ruru Hona, Paige Margetts, Holland Bowling, Eli Rawhiti, Jett Hay, Alice Gernhoefer, Quinn Hall, Jensen Grooby-Taylor, Karah Drake, Katrina Kumar, Jackson Karetai and Isabelle Chapman-Sadler.

Tu meke whanau!

The Great Ukulele and Marimba Festival

Kia Ora Whanau

On Thursday 24th October around 20 Vogeltowners will be strumming their ukuleles along with a whole lot of children from other schools. There are songs from the Beatles such as 'Eight Days a Week', 'Get Back', 'Something' and 'Hey Jude' and 'Hotel California' by the Eagles. We also have ukulele tunes such as 'Ukulele Heaven', 'Pavlova' and 'Mr Ukulele'. Come along for a great night of entertainment. Tickets only $10.00 from the school office, cash only. No door sales! See you there!

Mr G

Big picture


Taranaki has had several cases of people with measles. We don’t have an outbreak at the moment but more cases are likely because of the large outbreak in Auckland.

Now is a very good time to make sure everyone in your whanau has protection against measles. Children should be vaccinated on time at 15 months and four years of age.

If you don’t think you are immune to measles you need to make an appointment with your GP clinic for an MMR vaccination.
Please be patient if you can’t be vaccinated straight away. It is not possible to vaccinate everyone at once.
The risk of catching measles in Taranaki is still low.

Taranaki DHB has a new measles FAQs page which aims to answer questions you might have about measles.

Click the link below to view the FAQs, which can also be reached via the Taranaki DHB website home page. http://www.tdhb.org.nz/services/public_health/measles.shtml

The school office is in the process of making sure we have immunisation certificates on file for all students, so that in the event of a measles outbreak, we know which students are not immunised, as they may be required to stay away from school until the outbreak is contained. You may be contacted by the school office and asked to bring in proof of your child's immunisation. Thank you for your cooperation.


Term 4 Summer Sports

Outstanding payments: Can any outstanding payments please be made to the office or online as soon as possible please. Our bank account number is 15-3955-0493446-00. Please use your child's surname in the particulars and sport played as reference.

Draws: All summer sports draws are now loaded on our website on the sports page. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/sports/

Superstar Cricket (Yr 0-4): We have space for 1 more player in our Kiwi Cricket team (yr 0-2) and 1 more space in our Incrediball team (Yr 3-4) . Played on a Friday evening at various grounds from 5.30pm. Please see Michelle at the Junior office asap if your child is interested. The cricket season starts 18 October and finishes on 6 December.


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 October (Saturday) - Working Bee at Vogeltown School

21 October - Scooter Skills (Juniors)

22 October - Highlands Intermediate Teachers meet with Senior teachers at VS

24 October - Ukelele Festival (TSB Stadium)

25 October - Four Year Old Friday

28 October - School Closed - LABOUR DAY

29 October - Vision and Hearing testing at VS


7 November - Highlands Orientation (For Year 6's in 2020)


Kia Ora Vogeltown Whanau

We hope you all had a fabulous holiday break and enjoyed some time family time together.

We have a busy term ahead of ourselves and are kicking the fundraising off this term with our Art Work fundraiser. Students will be bringing home an order form for this this week with orders due in before 12 November. We are offering calendars, cards, mouse pads and notebooks again this year and samples can be viewed at the senior school office. Correct cash with orders can be dropped off to school office, no change can be given, alternatively you can pay direct to bank account as shown on order form. Please ensure your order form is complete with students name and items to be ordered please.

Call in the your child's class and check out their artwork!

Next Vogeltown School H&S Hui is on 22 October, we always welcome new faces!

Nga mihi

Vogeltown Home & School Whanau


1) As we get back in to routines, please remember to drive slowly and cautiously through the crossing outside the school. The crossing operates between 8:20am and 9:00am in the morning and from 3:00pm till 3:20pm in the afternoon.

Thanks whanau

Well done to the Silver Ferns this week with another win over the Aussies. Shame about the second game but it makes for a great series. Good luck to the All Blacks as they take on Ireland in the weekend!

Good luck to all our Vogeltowners playing sport this weekend. Play hard, play fair, enjoy!

See you on Saturday at the working bee! Hope the weather fines up.

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal


Highlands Swimming Club

Highlands Swimming Club Registration Day Term Four Wednesday 30th October 2019 4pm to 6pm.

For more details please email: highlands.swim.club@gmail.com



Highlands Swimming Club