VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PāNUI 2021
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 4 TERM 4 2021
SCHOOL GOAL: 'BEING ORIGINAL"
WHAT: To follow our school value of being an ORIGINAL learner – by doing it!
WHY: We want all VS learners to be 'Original', show creativity in your work place and learning.
Being original means not following the herd, you make your own positive choices.
HOW: By using your initiative in learning.
By applying what you learn everyday - seek feedback, question and help others.
SIGNS OF SUCCESS: (See profile sheet)
You continue to learn everyday - you apply what you seek and question.
You show creativity in your learning. Make your learning unique and present your work in an original way.
You make your OWN good choices.
You enjoy school and enjoy the opportunities to be original at school!
KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O
It was great to finish this week with our traditional hangi and Yr 6 sleepover - it was nice to be able to provide at least one tradition in a year of cancellations. Unfortunately we could not involve our community with the hangi - lets hope 2022 allows us this opportunity again!
Massive thanks to the Paetoki teaching team and the awesome Paetoki learners for the Hangi - the dedication the teachers show to our school and the kids is outstanding! Big thanks to our community for the donations, we were once again overwhelmed - Tu Meke.
We have enjoyed a week of changes. Our Junior school has enjoyed the new 'Hauora time' that we do at 10am each day. This is a 10 minute fitness slot designed to break up the long morning of hard mahi.
The Yr 6 learners also got to do some lifesaving skills at the Todd Energy Aquatic centre. A big thanks to AWE for sponsoring this for our learners again this year.
As we move through the weeks, we continue to try and offer 'normality' to our learners. Some things we can not do at Level 2, whilst some things we have had to adapt. We will be using the power of digital technology to help us share a lot of these events. For instance we are going to 'Facebook Live' the Talent Quest Finals this year. We are also going to 'Facebook Live' the Vogeltowner assembly and the Yr 6 leavers assembly.
Next week I will share with you the staffing for 2022. We have had a couple of changes for next year, and we are excited about our teaching team for 2022. All our learners will know which class they will be in on their final report for the year. They will also get a chance to meet their new teacher for 2022 on the last Monday of this term.
Please, if you can give up 5 minutes, please give us some feedback in the Whanau Hui survey below - we really would like some feedback.
Nga mihi nui
Mr O and the VS team
VACCINATIONS AT VOGELTOWN SCHOOL
IMPORTANT DATES 2022
We begin 2022 on Tuesday 1st February - this is line with Highlands Intermediate as well.
We have a few dates in 2022 that you will need to add to your diary:
7 February - Waitangi Day - SCHOOL IS CLOSED
8 February - Meet the Teacher evening. 5.15pm - 5.30pm Taranaki (Junior team), 6.00pm - 6.30pm Huatoki (Middle team), 6:30 - 7.00pm Paetoki (Senior team).
15 February - BOT meeting
18 February - Vogeltown Adventure
23 February - Whanau Fiesta (Whanau picnic night) at the Junior School
11 March - Teacher Only Day - SCHOOL IS CLOSED (Staff are renewing their First Aid certificates)
14 March - Taranaki Anniversary Day - SCHOOL IS CLOSED
16 April - Whanau Tryathlon
6 & 7 April - Learning Conferences 2:00pm - 7.30pm
14 April - Last day of Term 1
15 April - Good Friday.
2 May - 8 July
25 July - 30 September
17 October - 15 December
HOME AND SCHOOL UPDATE
THE BIG VS HOME & SCHOOL RAFFLE!!
1 more week to get your raffle books back to us!
We still have quite a few ticket books to come back - please remember if you are unable to sell your tickets, please return them to school ASAP so they can be reallocated.
We still have additional ticket books available, so please let us know if you are able to sell more tickets. We can allocate extra books and send them home with your child.
Once your tickets are sold, please put all tickets stubs and money in the zip lock bag provided and send back to the school office.
Alternatively, you can pay into the Home & School bank account below (please only pay for full books online):
All funds, ticket stubs and unsold tickets must be handed in by Friday 19 November.
Special thanks to the following people who have donated prizes – we couldn’t do this without you…
Thank you so much for your support of our children and our school.
Vogeltown Home & School
PIZZA LUNCH - FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER
If you haven't signed up for a Kindo account then now is the time to do this, and it's really easy!
Just go to http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/ and follow the instructions.
FRESH AIR CHALLENGE
The class with the most 'fresh air' points will get a pizza lunch! We might even get some school prizes as we compete with other local schools
Thanks for making that extra effort with getting to school in a 'non car' way the last 2 weeks, the weather certainly helped!
FRESH AIR CHALLENGE 2021
TE REO FOCUS - WEEK 4, T4 2021
Click on the link to find out how to make a hangi. There are a lot of moving parts for a hangi, more than you would think! The pay off is after all your hard work, you have a wonderful feed of kai at the end. Tu Meke!
NEW SCHOOL SWEATSHIRT!
A massive thanks to our class reps who helped design this alongside Jai Huta who owns Game Changer. Game Changer is a local store just up the road from us on Huatoki Street, and it is great we can do this locally!
Jai let us in to his shop to look at designs and work with him to come up with a brilliant sweatshirt!
The sweatshirt is 'sub-laminated' - have a look at the Game Changer online store to get a real look at this sweatshirt. They are lined inside so they will be nice and warm in the winter!
You will notice that on the back of the sweatshirt we have a 'Tohu'. This Maori motif was designed by another local teacher - Mr Phil Hoskin, and it has great meaning to our school. Massive thanks to Matua Phil for his design which he has 'gifted' our school. Tu Meke Phil.
The sweatshirts are $69 each and can be ordered from their online store (www.gamechanger.co.nz). You can have your name or initials on the sweatshirt for no extra cost.
As the weather this weekend is forecast to be a little wet please remember to check the following places for cancellations:
Touch: website: https://www.facebook.com/citytouchtaranaki
Term 1 2022 Sports
In week 6 I will be adding the sport options for term 1 next year. Please remember that Kindo is a fantastic product where you are able to drip feed your account and have money sitting in credit for when you need to use it. If you need to know how to set this up the Kindo helpdesk are fantastic at helping. Give them a call on 0508 4KINDO
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL POLICIES
We have one policy that we are asking for feedback on. The policy we are after some feedback from is:
1) Maori Educational success
Go to www.schooldocs.co.nz and type in Vogeltown School for the school name.
Use the login: vogeltown
Use the password: huatoki
Any feedback on these policies is greatly appreciated. This will be open till week 2 of Term 4.
Vogeltown Board of Trustees
WHANAU HUI - ONLINE 2021
The link is below - we would love to get as much feedback as we can. We are sorry not to be able to offer this in a 'kanohi to kanohi' state in 2021.
WHANAU POINTS UPDATE
The results were:
Kowhai 115 tokens
Kakariki 108 tokens
Kahurangi 107 tokens
Whero 93 tokens
Karaka 53 tokens
Tu Meke whanau - 476 great choices against our values over the last 2 weeks! Tu Meke whanau!
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/
12 November - School only Hangi day
18 November - Junior Athletics Day
19 November - Senior Athletics day
19 November - Four Year Old Friday
19 November - Raffle books due back
19 November - Online Assembly
22 November - Home and School raffle drawn
26 November - Vogeltowner Assembly (2pm)
26 November - Pizza Lunch (orders online through Kindo)
29 November - Talent Quest heats begin
1 December - Home and School meeting 7pm
3 December - Talent Quest Final
6 - 10 December - Activities week (more info will come home from syndicates)
7 December - BOT Meeting 6.30pm
7 December - All syndicates water day
8 December - Paetoki team 'Big Day Out'
9 December - Teddy Bears Picnic (Taranaki team)
10 December - End of year reports home
10 December - Home and School free sausage sizzle for lunch
13 December - Yr 6 Leavers lunch and Yr 6 Leavers evening
13 December - 2022 new class visits
14 December - Last day of school year 2021 - school finishes at 3pm