VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PĀNUI 2023
TE KURA O HUATOKI. TERM 4, WEEK 4 2023
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2023
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/
6 - 16 November - Vogeltown School Talent Quest auditions and heats
8 November - 400 Day Celebration
10 November - Hangi Day
13 November - Teacher Only Day - Staff involved in Cultural Awareness at Te Whare Hononga
17 November - Vogeltown Talent Quest Final
20 November - Whānau Athletics
24 November - Vogeltowner Awards, 2pm
29 November - Starting School the VS way (5.30pm @ Junior School)
1 December - Four Year Old Friday (9:00am to 11:00am)
5 December - BOT Meeting
7 December - Cultural Evening (6pm in school hall)
8 December - End of year summative reports come home
8 December - Whānau Tabloids
13 December - Yr 6 Leaving assembly 10:30am
13 December - Yr 6 Leavers evening (6:00pm)
15 December - Last day of 2023! School finishes at 3pm
KIA ORA VOGELTOWN WHANAU
Kia ora Vogeltown whānau, welcome to the fourth newsletter for Term 4, another busy week. Big apologies for the postponement of the hangi, we want this to be another great whānau /community event and the weather has to be right. We will be doing it (rain or shine) this coming Friday 10th Nov. We will pull the hangi up at 1pm - so come and join us for kai!
It is so awesome to see all the hard work and learning happening in our classrooms. Term 4 is always a rush to get work over the term completed, to get as much learning as we can into our priority learners and incorporate all the end of year activities. Please keep up to date with the school calendar, Facebook, Skool Loop, Seesaw and the newsletter to make sure you have the dates locked in for this term - it is only going to get busier!
It was great to have a nice fine day for our school photos - the kids looked amazing! The code for ordering these photos will be emailed to you all individually. We will also have a master list in the office, if you lose it. There is a small window of delivery where there will be free delivery, so get these orders in early.
Next week we have another couple of big events coming up:
We have reached a massive milestone for Vogeltown School - 400 akonga/learners! This is massive. To celebrate on Wednesday we will come to school in our PJ's, make some cool '400 hats' and do a parade at the senior school. Then take a photo of us all and end the day with some ice blocks! Whānau are welcome to join us from 2pm at the senior turf!
As mentioned above, we have our annual Vogeltown Hangi scheduled for Friday 10 November, with our Yr 6 learners staying over at school on Thursday night. A big thanks to everyone who has donated items - we really appreciate all items and we put everything we receive in the ground. A reminder to bring a peeler on Thursday, maybe wrapped up in some paper in your child's bag.
All the kids will be coming home talking about Talent Quest. This is another annual and exciting time on the school calendar. The Huatoki (middle) auditions are on the 6th November, the Paetoki (senior) are on the 7th November. The Taranaki (junior) auditions happen in their class over this week. The Talent quest final is on the 17th November.
A reminder that we have a Teacher Only Day on Monday 13th November (next Monday). This is in line with the Ministry of Education's curriculum refresh. We are meeting with other New Plymouth Schools at Te Whare Hononga and doing a day around our localised curriculum - incorporating Pukākā Pa (Marsland Hill) and St Mary's Church.
Have a great weekend whānau!
Mr O and the VS Team
PRINCIPAL AWARDS - WEEK 4
Ka mau te wehi to all the tamariki that earned a Principal's Award this week!
Ragni Fatima, Meela Carroll, Toby Rosser, Harry Morton, Ava-Lee Te Maire, Waiora Neho, Hanna-Rose, Emilie Gane, Anje Mostert, Jadon Gaarkeuken, Siddansh Swamy, Iylah Brown, Katie Xu, Felix Fiedler-Mueller, Oscar Bird, Millie Hodson, Carter Christiansen, Malan Mostert, Viviana Navas-Daal, Fergus Stevenson, Amore Kuun, Taylor Scadden, Henry Southgate, Bay Belton, Aria Baker, Eli Rawhiti, Rainah Evans-Gallie, Isabel Gernhoefer, Kaidyn Barber, Liam Wildbore, Azalea McDonald, Freya Gray!
Ka mau te wehi whanau!
These awards are well deserved whanau!
SCHOOL GOAL THIS TERM - BE AN 'ORIGINAL' VOGELTOWNER
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - 400 DAY!
Vogeltown School has just reached 400 learners!
To acknowledge this milestone, we want to have a '400 day' to celebrate. We are going to have this day on Wednesday 8th November. The day will be a celebration of the number 400. All the kids can dress up in their PJ's for this day. Each Vogeltown learner will be designing a 'hat' that represents their whānau and the number 400 - we will then be having a school parade on the turf at the senior school at 2pm, followed by a photo of all of our learners from a drone on the back field and then some celebration kai to finish (ice cream/ice block cake!)
All whānau are welcome to come and join us on this day at 2pm to be part of this celebration!
CONGRATULATIONS MISS SAWTELL!
A massive congratulations to Miss Sawtell (Lisa) and her partner Dylan with the speedy arrival of their baby boy Luca!
Luca was born on Tuesday afternoon weighing 6lb 5oz!
We are so happy for Lisa and Dylan, there are quite a few clucky teachers at the school now!
I am sure we will all get to see Luca and Lisa over the coming weeks - especially Room 3, who I know will get a special visit!
Check out the awesome photo of Luca being well looked after by Luna!
Ka mau te wehi Lisa and welcome to the world Luca Tuckey!
'SCHOOLDOCS' - VOGELTOWN SCHOOL POLICIES
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HATS - PŌTAE
A reminder to our whānau that all of our Vogeltown learners must wear a bucket hat in Term 4. The sun becomes more intense over the term, so the bucket hat is the best way to protect faces and necks.
You can purchase a school hat from the senior office for $17 but any bucket hat is fine to wear.
We also have sunscreen in the classrooms.
TE REO FOCUS - WK 3 & 4, T4 2023 - SCHOOL HANGI
WEET BIX TRYATHLON 2024
If you would like your child to be part of the Weetbix tryathlon in 2024, then please enter below. We have set up a Vogeltown School group entry site to make it easier and even get the race pack delivered to Vogeltown School for your child(ren).
- After you enter the participants details on the entry form, you will be asked if you would like to "join a School Group". Search for your School Group when prompted and click on the group to add the participant to it.
- When joining your School Group we will be notified that you have entered and it will help make our school eligible to win prizes.
The day of this event is Wednesday 27th March 2024.
Use the link below to enter:
COOKIE TIME FUNDRAISER
Calendar artwork - orders have now closed. The calendars etc will be sent home with your children when they arrive. Thanks for your support with this fundraiser!
We are having pizza day on Wednesday 15th November. Individual slices of pizza can be purchased via Kindo and will be delivered to your child's classroom at lunchtime on the 15th. Orders must be placed by next Thursday 9th November so get in quick!
Down the road, past 190 Huatoki Street, there was a creepy halloween house.
Inside that house there lived a creepy old man. With grey hair and always wears BLACK!!
On the 31st of October he had a Halloween party. It had real dead skulls. After the halloween party the old man went missing and 3 weeks later the old man was found dead under my bed! One dark night I heard him walking up and down my hallway….saying I must find her!
Happy Birthday Vogeltowners!
ENROLMENTS AT VS FOR 2024
OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS 2024:
Enrolment at Vogeltown School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or from our website.
Next year there will be two enrolment periods.
The first enrolment period will run from 30 January 2024 to 12 April 2024.
The second enrolment period will run from 29 April 2024 to 5 July 2024.
The Board has determined that 0 places are likely to be available for out of zone students turning 5 in the first enrolment period. The Board will determine how many places are likely to be available for out of zone students turning 5 for the second enrolment period by Wednesday 14th February 2024. The exact number of places will depend on the number of enrolments received from students who live within the school's home zone.
For students seeking enrolment within the second enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of out of zone places is Friday 23rd February 2024. Application for enrolment for an out of zone student is made by completing an out of zone application form (available from the school office and from our website). Applications can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered directly to the school office.
Parents and whanau who live in the home zone and intend enrolling their child for 2024 should apply by Friday 6th October 2023 to assist the school to plan effectively for the 2024 school year.
For the second enrolment period, if the number of out of zone applications exceeds the places available, students will be selected by ballot in accordance with instructions detailed in the enrolment scheme. If a ballot is required, it will be held on Monday 26th February 2024. Parents and whanau will be informed of the outcome of the ballot on Tuesday 27th February 2024.
Vogeltown School Board of Trustees