TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 1 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 risktaker, stick up for themselves, think of their own solutions, try new things, offer opinions and idea, 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.
KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O
We have had a great first week back to the term I have visited every class and our learners are settled and engaged - ready to be 'open for new learning'. Class programmes are up and running - we will be putting out syndicate newsletters next week to let you know what is happening in each syndicate this term. Please check the school calendar and the important dates at the bottom of the newsletters - this way you will not miss any important dates.
Term 3 is one of the hardest terms in regards to the weather, but also in regards to learning. We really push our Vogeltown learners very hard in Term 3 to learn and accelerate their learning as much as possible.
This term we begin our annual interventions in reading and maths. This is to help support the learning for some of our learners. Mrs Harold is taking the reading intervention and Mrs Oliver is taking the maths intervention at the junior and senior side over the next 10 weeks.
Because of the lockdown in Term 1 and the number of weeks in Term 2, the inter-school sports has been pushed to this term. This involves the Year 5 and 6 students against our other schools. The dates for these events are further down in the newsletter. These are awesome events and we invite all whanau to come and watch these sports happening.
Term 3 is also the cross country term. This involves gearing our kids up for the Vogeltown cross country and then some of our students on to the New Plymouth Primary schools cross country on the 8th of September. We will be encouraging our kids to run or walk the course we have at school - it is great for our daily fitness.
We are looking forward to an awesome term!
We will be using this day in two ways:
* The first is for learning conferences for our Taranaki (Junior) syndicate. We will have the Thursday night and all of Friday for our parents/caregivers to book in and talk to your child's teacher. See the link below to book in a time for these learning conferences.
* For our Huatoki (Middle) and Paetoki (Senior) syndicates, this day will be for Professional Development around writing.
Our learning conferences for the Huatoki (Middle) and Paetoki (Senior) syndicates will be in Week 9 of Term 3.
PRINCIPAL AWARDS - WEEK 1, TERM 3 2020
William Wright, Wiremu Te Anini, Mila Donaldson, Andie Rathgen, Tangaroa Roberts, Ruby Inia, Shaykahn Tito, Lily Graham, Matilda Hope, Isla Fox, Liam Christensen, Jipsey Hannah, Kimihia Repia, Isabelle Chapman-Sadler, Hayden Graham, Astra Newman-Smith, Toby Aspinall-Hanscombe, Sapphire Borell, Summer Bloemen, Jensen Grooby-Taylor, Harper Tyrrell, Mason Dyett, Annalisa Tupou, Tommy Ngapera, Wairua Rangiwai, Tempest Parker, Skilah-tess Stevens, Sadie Parata, Ilana Cohen, Alice Gernhoefer.
Tu Meke team - awesome achievements!
NEW CLASS REPS FOR TERM 3 and 4 2020
Well done to these awesome leaders:
Room 9: Karmin Du Plessis and Lauren Gardner
Room 11: Josh Lonsdale and Lexie Coombe
Room 12: Ngaia Peterken and Cooper Stockman-Gedye
Room 14: Dante Todd and Charlie Collins
We look forward to the class reps adding a separate 'student newsletter' in the coming weeks.
LEARNING CONFERENCES - TARANAKI SYNDICATE
We always aim to get 100% attendance to these conferences as they are a very important time to meet with your child's teacher and discuss the progress made so far over the year. You will also receive your child's progress report at this meeting - this will be the same report as you received in Term 1.
To book in for a learning conference, please use this website and these codes for the different days:
- Go to parentinterviews.co.nz, enter the event code and click Go.
- Enter your name, email address and the names of the students you wish to make bookings for.
- Select the teachers you'd like to book by ticking the checkbox beside their name, and then click the Book Interviews button at the bottom of the page.
- Using the timetable, click the Book button beside the time slot you'd like to book for the teacher. You'll be asked to confirm your booking.
- Continue until you've booked all teachers.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS ONLY FOR TARANAKI (JUNIOR) SYNDICATE AT THIS TIME.
The codes for each day are:
* Thursday 30th July (3:30pm - 7:30pm) - 97TUDZ5G
* Friday 31st July (9:00am - 3:00pm) - ST8Z2GZ4
WHANAU EVENT - GUMBOOT THROW
Well done to all the finalists who threw some amazing throws!
Well done to all the teachers too, who showed some great skills in grip and technique. Miss KIng was the best teacher with an amazing throw - showing great accuracy!
The results were:
Well done to everyone! A massive thanks to Mr Stirling for his organisation and microphone voice - Ka Rawe Mr Stirling!
WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN
See the photos below of our new students wearing the school Korowai (Korowai o manaaki) at Assembly today.
We know you will enjoy Vogeltown! A massive welcome to our new whanau!
WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN
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.
VOGELTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL
Meeting next Wednesday 29th July - All welcome!
Who are the Vogeltown Home & School?
We are a small group of parents and staff that fundraises for the ongoing educational needs of Vogeltown School students. We help with all the 'little extras' that sometimes school funding does not cover. We are often found handing out ice blocks at school cross country, organise the school lunches and other small fundraisers throughout the year. Each year we commit to supporting the school through providing sports uniforms, classroom equipment, transport subsidies and there are other projects that come up every now and then because of a need or want for them. After the school holidays, the Home and School will discuss future fundraising events for the school and we would love to have fresh ideas from our school community.
When do we meet?
We usually meet once or twice a term, however on Wednesday 29th July, we invite you to an informal hui in the Senior School Staffroom at 7pm. There will be some light finger food available as we will also hold our AGM (don't be put off - this will only take 15 minutes where we will appoint new office holders - formal stuff sometimes has to be carried out!).
We encourage our new Vogeltown families to come along and see what we are all about, fundraising can be fun and very rewarding!
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/
29 July Home and School hui 7pm (Senior side staffroom)
30 July Interschool sport vs Central School (At Vogeltown)
30 July Taranaki team (Juniors) Learning Conferences 3:30pm - 7:30pm
31 July Teacher Only Day and Taranaki Team Learning Conferences
4 August BOT Mtg 6:30pm
5 August Brooklands Kindy visit
6 August Interschool vs Welbourn (at Vogeltown)
6 August Highlands Intermediate parents evening 6:30pm
7 August Four Year Old Friday (9:00am -11:30am)
INTERSCHOOL SPORTS NEWS
These dates are:
Vogeltown vs Central Home Thursday 30th July (For the Carrington Cup)
Vogeltown vs Welbourn Home Thursday 6th August
West End vs Vogeltown Away Thursday 20th August
Woodleigh vs Vogeltown Away Thursday 27th August (For the Huatoki rock)
More information will be out closer to the days. All those students involved, during our home games, will need to bring a 'plate of food' for the after match functions.
MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS
1) Please be mindful of where you park before and after school - especially over the next 12 weeks as the roadworks begin in front of the schools. No one should be parking on broken yellow lines - PLEASE!
2) 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.
3) We currently have 11 orders for hoodies but need 20 before we can place the order. If you would like to order one, you can do this through Kindo - www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/
We have samples of the hoodies at the senior office if you would like to check sizing.