VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2021
TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 4 TERM 1 2021
SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO SHOW KINDNESS"
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 'Kind'.
To be kind and welcoming to all our new Vogeltown learners is the 'Vogeltown Way'. We show kindness as this is part of our school vision of Manaaki Tangata - Caring for the people.
Being a 'Vogeltowner' is being a good citizen of our community - someone who is kind and caring!
SCHOOL GOAL: 'SHOWING KINDNESS - MANAAKITANGA'
WHAT: Kindness or Manaakitanga, is showing care and concern for other people, animals and the environment – ‘caring for the people’. It is part of our school vision and one of our values.
Kindness is especially important at the start of the year. We are all a bit nervous about the new year, our new class, our new teacher and making new friends, so we show kindness.
WHY: We need kindness for people to ‘get on’ and relate to each other, animals and the environment. “Manāki Tangata, Manāki whenua - To care for the people and to care for the land” this is a big part of our school vision.
HOW: By welcoming new people to our school – making new friends
By making everyone feel welcome to your class or our school
By taking notice if things need your care
By treating other people the way you would like to be treated
SIGNS OF SUCCESS:
You practise environmentally friendly habits such as recycling
You take excellent care of your friends, new people
You accept that people are different
You have respect for the feelings and well being of others
KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O
A massive congratulations and thanks to our Paetoki team of teachers for their efforts on camp this week! They were so well planned and made the camp another wonderful experience - tu meke team!
A big thanks to all the parents and caregivers who helped with camp as well - we can not do camp without you guys, and your energy on camp was awesome - thanks heaps.
To our Paetoki learners, you have had an awesome experience and made memories that will last for life! Thank you all for your enthusiasm, determination and being 'Vogeltowners', it shone through this week. Now have a great sleep tonight!
Congratulations to Mrs Linda Sleep who celebrated her 70th birthday today! We had a special morning tea for Mrs Sleep and sang her Happy Birthday. Well done 'Sleepy', have a wonderful weekend of celebrating!
Thanks again to those parents/caregivers who have provided feedback on the 'start of school' survey and the 'health survey. Both these links are below and will only take a couple of minutes - please, if you can give up 2 minutes, fill these in for us. We have 340 students at Vogeltown, and we only have about 20 responses - please help us out so we can get a 'genuine' response to these surveys. I will leave them here for the next few weeks.
We are looking forward to our 'Whanau Fiesta' next week on Wednesday night. This is always a highlight for the school and a time when you can informally catch up with your child's teacher. There is a list below, so you know which 'event' your child's teacher is on Wednesday night. It is also a great night to catch up with the Vogeltown BOT and all our new families. See the video below of last years event - filmed 3 weeks before lockdown!
Aroha nui, Mr O
TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK
MEET THE TEACHER 2021 and 2022 SURVEY
In 2022 we are looking at doing something a little different and we would like some feedback on this. Our plan is at the beginning of Term 1 to have our 5 year olds do a half day with Mrs Treadway and Mrs Newland. We would also have 3 different times over this day that we will offer a time to come and meet each syndicate and then move to classrooms to meet your child(rens) teacher. All our Yr 2- 6 learners would begin the day after this.
If you could fill in this survey (it will take 2 minutes), we would appreciate as much feedback as we can so we can make the start of the year for our teachers, learners and families as 'Vogeltown' as we can. See the link below.
Thanks whanau, The VS Leadership team
HEALTH SURVEY 2021
Vogeltown School Health Survey 2021
The Ministry of Education requires all schools to consult with their community on the school’s delivery of the Health Curriculum.
The following is an overview of Health Education at Vogeltown School and the link to the community survey can be found at the bottom. This survey will help us to gather your thoughts and ideas about our Health Curriculum and help us further develop our programmes.
Health and Physical Education at Vogeltown School
The NZ Health & Physical Education curriculum is divided into four strands:
The four strands are:
· Personal health and physical development, in which students develop the knowledge, understandings, skills, and attitudes that they need in order to maintain and enhance their personal well-being and physical development
· Movement concepts and motor skills, in which students develop motor skills, knowledge and understandings about movement, and positive attitudes towards physical activity
· Relationships with other people, in which students develop understandings, skills, and attitudes that enhance their interactions and relationships with others
· Healthy communities and environments, in which students contribute to healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action.
Through these strands, our team teaches various topics as a unit or by integrating concepts with other areas of the curriculum.
At Vogeltown School we endeavour to provide a caring, child friendly environment where students feel safe, supported and included. Opportunities are provided for students that promote our values of being inclusive, respected, original, courageous and kind. All students are encouraged to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Here are some examples of how the Health curriculum is integrated into your child’s learning:
Our school values are regularly discussed with whanau and our learners
Fitness & physical education
Restorative approach in our behaviour system
Celebrating our varied cultures and languages
Identity and self-esteem
Healthy eating & nutrition
Friendships, relationships and team work
Ball skills and sport
Swimming and water confidence
Our whanau events - including Vogeltown Adventure days
Our ‘Bungee’ extension programmes at school (Mountain biking, outdoors, greenie team)
In some instances we also work with outside agencies to add value to our programmes.
Keeping Ourselves Safe (NZ Police)
FireWise (NZ Fire Service)
Cycle safety and Scooter skills (Let's Go team at New Plymouth District Council)
Sport Taranaki (Healthy eating, active lifestyles)
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2021
VOGELTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL - WHANAU FIESTA!
We are looking forward to our 'Whanau Fiesta' on Wednesday night. We have had to change to this event to now take place on the Senior side of the road, as the Junior school is a 'building zone' at present.
We look forward to this event every year. The idea is to welcome our families back to the new year, welcome new families, informally chat/meet with your child's teacher and have a great evening!
To find your child's teacher, here is the list of stalls/events on the night with the teacher at each:
BBQ - Mr George, Ms Pretty, Miss Bleasdale
Pizza stall - Mrs Treadway and Mrs Oliver
Hot Chips stall - Miss King and Miss Fleming
Cake Stall - Mrs Seed and Mrs Irving
Desserts stall - Mrs Harold
Drinks stall - Mrs Melody, Mrs Stone and Mrs Lash
Horizontal bungee - Mr Stirling and Mr Bishop
Pool - Mr Ransfield
Bouncy Castle - Mrs Newland
'Mean' games - Mr Ogle
We will have eftpos available for the senior school office for 'cash out'. We will also have cash at the stalls.
Parking will be available on the back field of the senior school.
SCHOOL POLICIES - COMMUNITY SURVEY
All our policies are available on the 'School Docs' website - this are available at any time.
Please login in to 'School Docs' and go to reviews to have a read of this policy and give the BOT some feedback.
Nga mihi nui - Vogeltown BOT
Winter Sport Terms 2 and 3
Next week our winter sport registrations will open for you to sign your child/ren up. On offer will be hockey, miniball/basketball, and netball (Yr3-6).
Please remember you can keep topping up your Kindo account so it is in credit in preparation for when you need to use it.
Birthdays this week -
These Vogeltown students had their birthday this week - Happy birthday to these Vogeltowners:
Peyton Hodgson, Chelsea Johnson, Kenzie Madden, Isabelle Chapman-Sadler, Archer James, Azharia Martin, Jaxon Gray, Andie Rathgen, Jacob Rose, Jackson Cowley, Jameson Gallie, Savannah Coombe
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!
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/
26 February - Four Year Old Friday 9:15am - 11:00am
3 March - Whanau Fiesta 5:30pm - 7.30pm @ the Junior school
8 March - TARANAKI ANNIVERSARY (No School)
10 March - Whanau Tryathlon
11 March - Syndicate Tryathlon
12 March - Kindy Tryathlon
18 March - Learning Conferences 3:30pm - 7:30pm
19 March - TEACHER ONLY DAY - Learning Conferences 9:00am - 3:30pm
31 March - Weetbix Tryathlon
2 April - GOOD FRIDAY (No School)
5 April - EASTER MONDAY (No School)
6 April - EASTER TUESDAY (No School)
8 April - Starting School the VS way evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm
9 April - Four Year Old Friday, 9:15am to 11:00am
16 April - Last day of Term 1 2021
3 May - Start of Term 2
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. Please tell the office even if you have let the teacher know.
2) Please also remember, to scan the Covid-19 QR code when you come in to the school. if you are signing your child(ren) in/out, you will still need to scan the QR code. Thanks heaps for stopping this virus in NZ.
Stay safe and be kind to each other. Good luck to all those learners involved in sport tonight and over the weekend - give it all you have!
Thank you for the ongoing support of Vogeltown School, we appreciate the community we live in.
On behalf of the Vogeltown team,
Ka kite ano
Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki
WEETBIX TRYathlon 2021 Ngamotu Beach
This is the link to enter as part of our Vogeltown School team https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=40604&G=118223
Morning of Wednesday 31 March 2021
Ngamotu Beach, Moturoa
Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds (based on age on event day)
Individual 7 – 15 years
Junior Team 7 – 10 years
Senior Team 11- 15 years
Both team members must meet age requirements.
Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)
One team member completes the swim, one team member completes the cycle and both complete the run.
ENTRY FEES INCLUDE
· Official Bib Number.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Pack with miscellaneous offers and giveaways from our partners.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Drawstring Bag.
· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Finishers medal.
· Complimentary Breakfast at the Weet-Bix Better Brekkie Breakfast tent.
· All TRYathletes are eligible for spot prizes (must attend prize giving).
· Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Wednesday 10th March 2021
· Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021
· Entries received by Wednesday 10th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Pack delivered at a cost.
New Plymouth Rangers Junior Football Registration
Registrations are now open for anyone looking to play football for New Plymouth Rangers in 2021. The club has junior teams for players aged 4 and older and caters to all skill levels from beginners to budding young professionals.
In 2021 the club is introducing a new Academy curriculum for serious young footballers born in 2012 or earlier, led by our new Director of Football, who has come to New Plymouth from Olé Football Academy. Players in the Academy will train within a curriculum designed by Olé. It will incorporate the key elements integral to the development process at their Wellington academy, and players should expect to learn, be challenged, and have a lot of fun.
This is a unique opportunity for players to experience ‘The Olé Way’ right here in New Plymouth, and develop within a proven method, known for producing players who are now at the highest level around the world.