VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2022
TE KURA O HUATOKI. TERM 2, WEEK 5, 2022
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2022
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 June - Queen's Birthday (No School)
8 June - Spellathon money due back
8 June - Be Seen Day (Dress up)
10 June - Four Year Old Friday, 9:15am - 11:30am in Room 6, Junior School
10 June - Our Jump Jam team perform at Mountainairs game
13 - 21 June - Life Education Truck at Vogeltown School
14 June - School open night 6:00pm - 7:30pm
14 June - Home and School AGM, 6:30pm, senior staffroom
16 June - Arbor day, planting in the Huatoki domain
21 June - BOT meeting 6:30pm
23 June - Planting new trees down the junior school driveway
23 June - Dads and Daughters breakfast
24 June - Matariki Day (no School)
1 July - Vogeltown School's birthday (107 years old!)
8 July - Vogeltowner Assembly
8 July - Last day of Term 2 2022
25 July - First day of Term 3 2022
SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE RESPECTFUL'
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 'respectful'.
TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O
We have had a great week at Vogeltown, regardless of the weather (which has been horrible!). The Vogeltown learners continue to surprise us with their resilience, adaptability and awesome learning.
This week we did a 'soft opening' of the new deck at the senior school. It is amazing how much of an outdoor extension this gives to our rooms. It is going to be so good to have this breakout space for our learners to work in. We are still waiting for an extra handrail and some 'flashing' before we can fully open up the deck area. We will be having an 'official opening' - we will let you know when this is.
We will soon begin work on the Junior side. This is going to be the biggest change in this space since the 1990's! I will add some images in next weeks newsletter - it is going to be awesome, fully functional and modernised!
Next week we celebrate our 'Support Staff' as part of the National Support Staff week. Even though we celebrate our awesome staff all the time, it will be great to have a special morning tea for these guys - we really could not do what we do here at Vogeltown without them!
Next week we also celebrate 'Be seen day - Tiaho Mai'. This is a dress up day - we encourage our learners to dress up in the brightest clothes (neons, fluros) that they can! We will give some prizes out to be the best dressed (in syndicates) and get that special whole school picture. This day is organised by the 'Lets Go' team at the Council. Watch out for our 'Caught being good' day coming up this term too - this day is kept secret, but watch out for a tall Pukeko in the coming weeks!
Have a great weekend whanau - enjoy the extra day to be with your family. We will see you all back here on Tuesday.
Aroha nui, Mr O
WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN SCHOOL!
This week we welcome:
Elsie Miller (Rm 6)
Haere Mai, Haere mai! We know you will enjoy your time with us!
We also welcomed out new VS learners from the last 2 weeks officially at assembly today - with our Korowai (Te Korowai o manaaki).
HOME AND SCHOOL UPDATE - BINGO NIGHT!!
Come along and have fun while supporting Vogeltown School!
The Home and School Committee invite you to come to along and play BINGO!
Date: Monday 4th July
Location: Stumble Inn
Cost: $20, which includes 4 games of bingo
To purchase tickets please email email@example.com with the number of tickets you require, and then deposit your money into the Home and School bank account:
There will be a raffle as well as some spot prizes up for grabs.
We look forward to seeing you there!
We are also having a fundraising BBQ at Mitre10 Mega in the Valley on Saturday 2nd July. We would love some volunteers to help us out - all we need is an hour of your time to help raise money for our amazing school. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
VOGELTOWN ADVENTURE 2022
It was a bit sad that we had to postpone our Vogeltown Adventure today - but the right call was made. We are looking for the next couple of fine days, and then we will go - this may mean we only give everyone a day's notice.
Below is the information about the hikoi. The focus is around:
1) The history of our carvings and the relationship to our school’s place based curriculum.
2) The names and people who lived in our local area - they are also part of our local curriculum - Urukinaki, Kahutaiaroa and Tuparikino
3) The places that part of our local curriculum and area - Parihamore Pa, Puketarata Pa, Te Henui river, East End Beach, Fitzroy Beach, Te Rewa Rewa bridge.
Below is the proposed timetable for this day.
Rm 13's Te Henui reports - why is it called the Te Henui?
COVID-19 UPDATE AT VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - WEEK 5, TERM 2
We continue to see a few flu's and a couple of tummy bugs creep in this week. However, luckily Covid is not making the big resurgence we had expected.
This week we are sitting at an average of 89% attendance at Vogeltown. We are increasing our attendance slowly each week - this is awesome!
We are still seeing some cases of covid crop up - it is just a reminder that we are still in a pandemic and we must continue to keep being vigilant with hand washing and keeping safe.
For more detailed information, please refer to:
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION - TERM 1 'SATISFACTION SURVEY'
A big thanks to the 95 whanau who gave us some feedback last term around the teaching and learning satisfaction at Vogeltown School.
Last week we shared, visually, the feedback in graph form. Today we would like to share some the awesome comments we received from 2 questions in this survey.
We are very proud of Vogeltown School and we continue to achieve and be a high performing school - the feedback we received tells us we continue to do an awesome job!
VOGELTOWN LEARNERS CORNER
Young Leaders conference 2022
Awesome writing from Rm 12
Theme of 'Patterns, Process and Phenomena' in the Huatoki team
There has been a great inquiry around the topic of Antarctica in the Huatoki team!
The highlight today was how cold is ice? How long can we hold it? What states of matter does water change too and how does 'blubber' on animals help to keep them warm!?
It was great to see the facial expressions! Check out the photos from Rm 15 below.
Principal Awards Wk 5, T2
Well done to these awesome Vogeltowners who achieved a 'Principal Award' at todays whole school assembly.
The Principal award celebrates our learners who live by the school values (IROCK) and who continue to demonstrate these in class and in the playground!
Ngakau Koha, James Milham-Smith, Kyan Johnson-Orange, Alba O'Donovan, Will Palliser, Asha Gibbons, Jameson Gallie, Rinto Shimada, Holland Bowling, Manav Kumar, Taine Lock, Cocone Hiyama, Shay Tito, Kai Takahashi, Claudia Yukich,
Luke Ackerman, Charlie Taylor, Amalia Tyrrell, Millie Wilson, Zayne Fabish, Aiden Johnson-Orange, Savannah Coombe, Madisyn Baker, William Gardner, Isabel Gernhoefer, Khloe Briscoe, Kobe Wildbore, Poppy Telfer, Tayah-Jane Davidson-Hermanns, Otto Foltz
Tu Meke whanau! Ka mau te wehi!
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAYS - TERM 2
WHANAU POINTS - WEEK 5
Well done to everyone for the amount of IROCK tokens they earned over the last 2 weeks. We had 716 tokens to count, that means that there have been 716 kids rewarded with a token for showing/displaying/living the school values!
The overall winner for the last 2 weeks was.........Kahurangi! Tu Meke Kahurangi, ka mau te wehi!
Pictured left is Marco with the Whanau shield for winning the Gumboot throw last week! Well done Karaka!
MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS
1) 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. Please do not use SeeSaw for student absences - these must come through the office.
2) Please be courteous before and after school with parking around the school sites. We have lots of kids and not enough parks, so please allow time to get to school and be patient around the streets.
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE
The YMCA is looking at providing a before school care service to a few extra schools and would like to get a feel for how many of our parents & caregivers may use the service?
Drop off is at the main YMCA from 7:30am, the cost is $9 for regular bookings and $10 for casual / ad hoc bookings. Children will be dropped at school after 8:30am
Parents can contact email@example.com if interested.
YMCA OSCAR Team