VOGELTOWN SCHOOL

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 10 TERM 2 2019

SCHOOL GOAL: RESPECT FOR OUR FRIENDS

WHY: Respect is a way of treating or thinking about your friends or someone. For example, If you respect your teacher, then you admire him/her and treat him/her well.

SIGNS OF SUCCESS:

* You have a good group of friends

* You are kind to all people and they are kind back to you

* People will mention that you an awesome friend and person to be around

* You are a true ‘Vogeltowner’!!

KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O

Welcome to the last week of term 2 and the final day before the holidays begin! What a great week we have had with our school birthday celebrations, mid winter swim and getting ready for the holidays!


What an awesome night we had last night at the Basketball! A huge thanks to all the parents and supporters who went to the basketball last night. We had an amazing group of kids and a wonderful choreographer/coach - Mrs Seed! Well done team, what a great way to end the term.


When we look back over the term we have certainly been involved in a lot of activities, experiences and of course learning. Just a brief mention of these activities:

Rippa Rugby, Puke Ariki visits, Interschool exchanges (four of them in fact), Support Staff Day, Pink Shirt Day, Young Leaders visit to Palmerston North, Mathathon, BOT nominations & elections, AWE swim safe, Matariki week - including our Hangi and Yr 6 sleep over, Arbor Day with Bill, Lets go days, Whanau gumboot throw, Whanau Tug o war, Whanau mid winter swim and last night the winners of the Jump Jam competition! Whew, what an awesome term!


A huge thanks to all parents, caregivers, coaches, whanau who have helped us out this term - we really do appreciate your help!


Have a safe two weeks of holiday. Spend some quality time with your family and whanau. Make sure you get out and enjoy some of what our great region has to offer, turn off the wifi for a couple of days and get out the board games.

WE HAVE OFFICIALLY TURNED 100!

Vogeltown school, on the senior site, has turned exactly 100 years old! That is an amazing achievement for the school. We actually celebrated the centenary in 2015 because in 1915 Vogeltown School was located on Hori St (where the kindy is now) and was not built on this site until 1919!

To celebrate such a milestone, we had our mid-winter swim on Monday and we also shouted everyone an ice cream! Big thanks to Vogeltown Countdown who donated the ice cream, cones and sprinkles all for free!


See below for phots of the mid winter swim and the birthday celebrations!


Timeline of Vogeltown School

1915 Opened on Hori St

1919 Opened on Huatoki St - where the senior side is today (Rooms 7, 8, 9 and 10)

1943 New wooden classroom block opened (Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14)

1940 The school pool was opened

1949 The School Hall was opened

1951 Junior school opened across the road.

Happy Birthday Vogeltown School - 100 years and still going strong!

BIRTHDAY ICE CREAM PHOTOS

MID WINTER SWIM PHOTOS 2019

VOGELTOWNER AWARDS - LAST WEEK

A huge well done to all the students who received a Vogeltowner award last week. It was even more of a special assembly as we had our wonderful korowai gifted to the school by the Ansell whanau. A massive thanks to Beverley Ansell - Grandmother of Ella Ansell (Room 13) and to Rebecca, Pete and Jacob Ansell, we are very lucky to have this korowai. We have named it 'Korowai o Manaaki' - the cloak of care.


Also well done to our choir and kapa haka group who performed during our special assembly. You guys are awesome and thanks so much to Mrs Agar and Whaea Raewyn for their dedication to these groups! Tu Meke!


Congratulations to these students:


Tangaroa Roberts, Audrey Coutts, Mela D'Ath, Brayden Taylor, Lacey Pitcairn, Joe Zimmermann, Ivy Read, Noah Carley, Remi Nguyen, Hunter Gray, Cocone Hiyama, Ilana Cohen, Brianna McEldowney, Owen Muir, Ava Dyett, Jacob Taylor, Taylor Davies, Caru Nieuwoudt, Leeanya Lepper, Oliver Treadway, Kawana Erueti, Orion Walker, Te Ana Hamilton-Whale, Kyson Wallace, Isabelle Chapman-Sadler, Sevana Commerer, Heather Smale, Portia Solomons.


Tu Meke whanau.


See the link below for photos of the Vogeltowner Assembly:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NdXUqqwnqk8z7rd26

REPORTING TO WHANAU

This week, every child will be bringing home a 'competencies' mid year report. This report is on the personal and social competencies that we endeavour to teach and learn at Vogeltown. The key competencies are a major part of the NZ curriculum and an important part of learning at Vogeltown - People use these competencies to live, learn, work, and contribute as active members of their communities.

In Term 3 we will be reporting on the curriculum areas - showing progress from Term 1. The key part of these progress reports is the 'Learning Conferences' we have with whanau. More info about these will come out in Term 3.

WHANAU POINTS UPDATE - LAST ONE FOR THE TERM

After the Mid winter swim on Monday, we can now do the final tally for Term 2. We have one more event in Term 3 - the Cross country event. Again, any family members who come along and run with your child(ren) will also receive a point for their whanau. Every child who runs in the cross country will get an ice block at then end of the race! More details will come out next term.
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VOGELTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL WHANAU

Kia ora koutou Vogeltown whanau

The home and school friends met this week and we are excited to announce that we are donating over $7,000.00 to the school towards the purchase of bark for the senior/middle playground and a whopping $3000 towards the scooter/bike track concrete path at the Junior School. We are also purchasing more sports uniforms to replace lost and additional tops. Without the support of our families, staff and volunteers, this would not happen so thank you to each and every one of you!

Special thanks to Jennie for co-ordinating the lunch fundraiser for us and also to her helpers, Jane, Jessie and Fay. Great work ladies! See below for the lunch order form for next week.

Our teachers are very keen to organise a Lego Club at school where our students can get busy with their imaginations and build some amazing things creations. If you have any Lego that is not being used and you are willing to donate to the school, please bring into the school offices please.

The best way to touch base with the Home and School whanau is to send an email to vshomeandschool@gmail.com

KIDS CORNER

Here are some acrostic poems from Rm 10.


Winter

Winter snow

Internet not working

New York City

Thunder

Eating cookies

Rainy nights


By James



Wet winter raining at night

Irritating rain so we can't play outside

Now it snows in the UK play now, play, play

Terrorising the planet making kids cry

End winter now!

Rain, rain go away, come back another day!


By TK



Warm fire heating us up

Interesting sound of rain

Nothing is more colder than winter

Together we will be nice and cozy

Extra snow on the mountain

Rainy days are wet and cold


By Kaylee

Kaitlin from Room 7 reading her new Dragon Defenders book which arrived this morning!

Kaitlin from Room 7 reading her new Dragon Defenders book which arrived this morning! (Thursday)

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019

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/

JULY

5 July - Last day of Term 2 2019.

22 July - First day of Term 3

26 July - Rm 10 Whole School Assembly

AUGUST

2 August - LEAD Conference (Class Reps)

2 August - Four Year Old Friday

5 August - Home and School whanau meeting 7pm.

14 & 15 August - Learning Conferences, School closes early on these days at 2pm

19 - 23 August - Book Fair in the Library

21 August - VS Cross Country

MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS

1) If your child is sick, please phone or call the office to let us know. You can even use our school app!


2) Cross Country next term so go for a few runs during the holidays!


3) Hunt out any school books or sports uniforms and bring them back next term. Cheers!

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Thanks whanau

Have a great holiday whanau! Enjoy quality family time together and have some awesome adventures. Keep safe and we will catch up next term!


Remember if you have any issues you wish to discuss, please come in and see me or contact me on principal@vogeltown.school.nz


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal

COMMUNITY NOTICES



Young Visionaries 2019

Term 3 after school art classes

Ages 6 – 8 | Wednesdays 24 Jul – 25 Sept | 3.45 – 5.15 pm

Ages 9 – 12 | Thursdays 25 Jul – 26 Sept | 3.45 – 5.15 pm

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

$65 per term | Book online
Enquiries phone 06 759 6715

Weekly after school art classes where kids are inspired by great art.

This term's tutor is Oakura artist Kris White who will help students create art with a ‘transformations’ theme. Your child will portray themselves as a comic book super hero, constructing a mask and experimenting with mixed media to make a poster for a movie that stars them.