WHY: When you are involved your mind is busy, your body is busy – You have fulfilment!


* You are involved in a sports team or drama group or lunchtime club – anything that is involvement

* You develop new friends, new skills and new learning

* You are kept busy and contribute in some way to the school, community or group

* You are enjoy life a lot more and feel fulfilled!


Welcome to the end of week 7, another very busy week! Great to see all the kids getting involved and sticking to the school goal! Well done team!

Well done to all our senior students with their Build a Business ventures over the last 6 weeks. The culmination of the inquiry was the Build a Business evening last night and what an awesome event it was! Thanks again to our Vogeltown community for supporting the kids with their businesses - you are such an awesome community! Thank you so much!

There is a bit of information in the media currently about measles in the province - we continue to be vigilant around this at Vogeltown school. For those students who we do not have an immunisation form from, we are ringing and asking for a copy. Any students who are not vaccinated, we will continue to monitor and take our lead from the Taranaki District Health Board. Please see the information below under 'community notices' about measles.

A big thanks to the Home and School committee who have been working hard with fundraising for the school. The raffles have sold really well and the prizes that the team have for these are amazing! A huge thanks to this tireless team of volunteers!

A big thanks again to our Vogeltown community for supporting these fundraising ventures!!


Principal Awards - Week 7 2019

Well done to these students who received a Principal's award today at assembly:

Manawa Neho, Karwyn Crean, Iylah Brown, Peyton Hodgson, Ruby Inia, Silvie Manson, Theo Miners, Victoria Crawford, Hunter Gray, Rio Lucas-Mitchell, Alfie Frost-Snashall, Blake Gillum, Chloe Farmer, Dante Joseph, Cooper Stockman-Geyde, Vadma Lucas, Elsie Matuku-Emilie, Kobe Wildbore, Kyle Bowling, Dateyneon Cahse, Sienna Frost-Snashall, Sebastian Salt, Lleyton Goodin, Dmalyah Wiremu, Amber Williams, Charlee Chase, Elizabeth Hall, Jarex Bloeman.

Tu Meke to these guys! Awesome work to achieve this award!

Welcome to Vogeltown School

We welcome Marley Taylor and Jackson Pretty (both Room 3) to our Vogeltown School whanau. We know they will love it here and learn sooooo much!


As you will see by the ad below, we are taking a very limited number of our of zone enrolments in 2020. If you know of anybody who is wanting to enrol at Vogeltown in 2020, please get them to read our newsletter and this ad which will be in the midweek on Wednesday the 11th and Saturday the 14th.


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We have a huge amount of lost property currently - especially at the senior school! We have not been able to put it out on the courts like we normally do due to weather. If your child is missing some gear (especially sweatshirts) then it is probably in the lost property cupboard - beside Rm 13. We will be putting all the left over lost property in the clothing bin by the end of the term, thanks.


We took out 4th place in the Centre City ‘My School Rules’ competition. $500.00 coming our way. Thank you so much to Centre City and to all of our school community who dropped their receipts at VS or Centre City. We are going to put the prize money towards five impressive whanau poles for the front of the school.

These are the official results.

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As part of our annual consultation with parents and families, we have a questionnaire on offer for families to fill in on the learning conference nights. We asked similar questions in Term 1 of this year.

We are aware that some parents did not have enough time to fill in the surveys or get to them on these nights.

We are still after as much community voice as we can, especially around the school values - we received some great feedback about the values in Term 1 and we have now broken this down in to two areas - Curriculum delivery and Vogeltown student dispositions. These surveys will close at the end of the last week of this term.

Please click on one of the links below for a link to either a google form or a survey monkey to complete the survey and provide feedback:


Room 7 and Room 9 Maths classes have been working hard all term in preparation for this bake sale! We have learnt about money, fractions, surveying, graphing, measuring and addition and subtraction strategies during this time! On Tuesday the 10th of September at morning tea (11.00am) in the hall, these cupcakes will be available for purchase. They are $2 each, for a beautifully baked and decorated, medium sized cupcake. We would appreciate your support!


Term 4 Summer Sports

Registrations for the following sports are now available:

  • Superstar Cricket (Yr 0-4): Played on a Friday evening at various grounds from 5.30pm. Click here for all the details and to print a form. Registration forms are also available from the Junior or Senior office. Registrations close 06 September.
  • futureFERNS Netball (Yr 0-2): Registrations are now closed. Teams will be emailed out next week.
  • Summer Soccer (Yr 0-6): Played on a Tuesday evening at Merrilands Domain from 6pm. Teams play 2 short games each night. Please click here for all the details and to print a form or grab a form from the Junior or Senior office. Registrations close 09 September.
  • Touch Rugby (Yr 0-6): Played on a Monday after school at Devon Intermediate. We desperately need more girls to register, especially in U8's (those born in 2012/2013) and U12's (those born in 2008/2009) Please click here for game details and to print a form. Forms are also available from both the Senior or Junior office. Registrations close on 06 September.
  • Summer Hockey (Yr 3-6): Registrations are now closed for Y3/4. We have space available for 1 or 2 more Y5/6 players. Please click here to download the form or see Michelle at the Junior office.

Please get your forms into the office with payment as soon as possible. There are occasions when team numbers are restricted so those who have returned their forms and paid (or organised a payment plan with the office) will get preference. If you have unpaid sports fees from previous terms this will also affect your registration for sports teams going forward.

Other options for term 4 sports outside of school:

  • SuperSmash Cricket (Yr5-6): Any year 5/6 children keen to play cricket will need to join with a club. NPOB Junior cricket registrations for Term 4 are now open and players wishing to register can click here to fill in the form on CricHQ. Details to join Woodleigh Cricket Club to be advised.
  • Hockey (Yr0-2): Any players aged 4-6 yrs who are keen to try Hockey can join the Taranaki Hockey Funsticks programme by clicking here and registering directly with Taranaki Hockey.


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 September - Pizza notice home

9 September - Home and School raffle drawn

10 September - New Plymouth Cross Country @ Peringa Park

13 September - Pies orders due back in

18 September - Gymsport competition

19 September - School Disco night. (Juniors 5.30 - 6.15pm, Middles and Seniors 6.30 - 7.30pm

20 September - Four Year Old Friday

23 - 25 September - Talent Quest Heats

24 September - Senior Social dancing and Build a Business awards night

25 September - Starting school the VS way evening (5.00 - 6.00pm)

26 September - Talent Quest Final

27 September - Last day of Term 3


14 October - First day of Term 4 2019


The Home & School Whanau are super excited to announce that we have donated over $4000 to the beautification project including new whanau sports boards, basketball back boards, flags and importantly lock down kits for each of our classrooms. This wouldn’t be possible without the support from our families of our raffle this year so thank you all very much! It is great to spend the money raised by our tamariki on our tamariki! Next time you are in the school, have a look at the flags and the new basketball backboards! (See below for the designs).

2019 Raffle – What a super effort in selling these tickets, thanks very much to all the families who have sold tickets, fundraising can be tricky at times however the Vogeltown Whanau make fundraising just that much easier! Special thanks to Jess and Carla who secured some awesome prizes for this, the lucky winners will be announced on Monday!

Mad Hatters SCHOOL DISCO – Time for our tamariki to get their dancing shoes on and hats on – please note that we are not selling glow items this year, a gold coin donation would be appreciated. If you are able to assist with supervision please email Harmonytoia@gmail.com

ANDERSON PIES – order forms have been circulated for the ever popular Anderson Pies, great time to stock up the freezer for these chilly winter evenings. Orders need to be in 13 September with delivery to school planned for 26 September.

HELLS PIZZA will be on offer for lunch on 13 September – another fundraiser organised by Jennie Hamilton – thanks Jennie!


Nga mihi

Home & School Whanau


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1) Check the lost property - it is overflowing at the senior school

2) Please be careful around the front of the school when dropping and picking kids up, it is a busy place currently with loads of work vehicles for the new classroom build.

Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend! If you are playing sport, then give it heaps!!

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


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Media Release

August 29, 2019

Fourth confirmed Measles case in Taranaki a serious concern for DHB

Taranaki DHB has serious concerns about the rising number of measles cases in Taranaki following confirmation of the fourth in the region; a 29 year old unvaccinated New Plymouth man.

Dr Jonathan Jarman, Taranaki DHB Medical Officer of Health said, “All four cases of people with measles in Taranaki were not vaccinated. Three of those people contracted the measles after having spent time in Auckland. Two of those cases have been so severe that hospital care was needed.

“Unfortunately we are getting cases from the large outbreak in Auckland and this is likely to continue.”

Dr Jarman said that he wished to thank all the parents who were making sure their children were vaccinated as it stopped the disease from spreading in Taranaki.

“At this stage we don’t have an outbreak here in Taranaki. What we have is the disease coming into the province from another outbreak,” Dr Jarman adds.

The Ministry of Health is advising people travelling to Auckland, particularly South Auckland, that they should be immunised against measles before they travel and that any babies who are travelling to Auckland should have their first measles vaccine at 12 months of age (rather than 15 months). Vaccination should be carried out at least two weeks before travelling to allow their immunity to develop.

“Measles is highly infectious and spreads very easily through unvaccinated people. When you vaccinate your child, you're also protecting the people around you, including those who can’t be vaccinated and those who have compromised immunity (e.g. people receiving cancer treatment),” says Dr Jarman.

Dr Jarman says the Taranaki community needs to achieve public protection or “herd immunity”. This means immunisation coverage of 95 percent is needed to help shield the population from serious diseases, like measles.

“Vaccination is highly effective and provides immunity for 95 percent of people after one injection and for 99 percent of people after two,” he explains.

Measles is a severe illness where normally one in ten people need to be hospitalised.

“Disease is more severe in people aged over 20 years and this could explain why two out of the three cases in Taranaki required admission to hospital.”

Dr Jarman says, “Measles is highly contagious as it is an airborne disease so if you or anyone you know develops symptoms of measles, please stay at home and call Healthline (0800 611 116) or your doctor to alert them of the illness. Going to these places without speaking to staff over the phone first could put a lot of other people at risk and spread the disease further.

“It is important to give your doctor advance warning before turning up with measles to prevent infecting others in the waiting room.”

The Taranaki Public Health Unit are currently following up with people who are known to have been in contact with the most recent Taranaki case, but Dr Jarman says people who are fully vaccinated have nothing to fear from measles.

For more information about measles visit www.tdhb.org.nz

For more information please call:

Greer Lean Communications Advisor 027 801 9084

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