TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 3 TERM 1 2019
KIA ORA WHANAU, FROM MR O
Thank you to all the parents/caregivers who came to the 'Yr 6 camp meeting' on Wednesday night. We like to keep all parents in the loop with the camp - how it is run, the organisation and the health and safety aspects. We are looking forward to this camp - only 1 and a half weeks away!
Looking forward to the whanau tryathlon and all syndicate tryathlons next week. There are separate notices that have come home about this today.
Satisfaction Survey T1 2019
Once compiled, your answers will help provide feedback to the Board of Trustees and our staff about how the school is going with learning and teaching, culture and learning environments. It also asks your preference for the beginning of the year transitions.
Thanks in advance - see link below:
JOIN THE VOGELTOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES?
If you have never thought about being on the BOT, then now might be the time! It is a great position and an important one to help with the direction and governance decisions of the school.
If you might be keen, please contact Mike Miners, our current Chairperson who would be more than happy to chat with you. Mr Ogle is also available to have a chat.
There is also an NZSTA hui coming up about being on a school BOT if you want to know more - see the details below.
Term 1 2019 Summer Sports
All term 1 team sports are now under way. All draws are posted on our website in the sports section. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/sports/
For any cancellations please see the following:
Touch Rugby: City Touch facebook page by 2pm Wednesdays. https://www.facebook.com/citytouchtaranaki/
Summer Soccer: NP Rangers facebook page by 3pm Tuesdays. https://www.facebook.com/New-Plymouth-Rangers-Juniors-517781541673004/
Cricket : Taranaki Cricket website by 2pm Friday https://taranakicricket.co.nz/
Registrations and information about winter sport options will be available from next week. Please keep an eye on our facebook page and next weeks newsletter for details.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the above information on 753 6843 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Sport Notices:
Taranaki Cricket is holding their 125th Jubilee on the weekend of Friday 8th March and Saturday 9th March 2019. Registrations for the jubilee are now open. To register go to www.taranakicricket.co.nz and the registration form link is on their home page.
Pukekura Park Tennis Club have part season memberships and a wide selection of coaching opportunities available now, from ages 4yrs and up. Please contact email@example.com for more information and to register.
Weet Bix Tryathlon 2019
Here is the link to this years Weetbix TRYathlon in New Plymouth.
Just click on the link and register your child. Last year the event sold out very early. This is your SCHOOL GROUP specific link that you can share with everyone. This link will enable your SCHOOL GROUP members to join your SCHOOL GROUP with ease!
New Vogeltown Football tops
We will use these not only for football but for other sporting events as well - like Rippa Rugby in T2! Thanks again for all the fundraising efforts!
See Noah in the photo -
WHANAU TRIATHLON NEXT WEEK
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019
TERM 4 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/
TERM 1 - February
22 February - Whole School assembly (Rm 10)
27 February - Whanau Triathlon 11.30am
28 February - All syndicate triathlons
1 March - Kindy Triathlon 9.30am
5 March - Minstrel perfomance at school - 9.30am
6 - 8 March - Senior syndicate camp to Vertical Horizons
11 March - Taranaki Anniversary
15 March - Four Year Old Friday
19 March - BOT meeting 6pm
20 March - Senior Swimming sports (at Highlands)
26 March - Weet bix Tryathlon
29 March - Four Year Old Friday
3 April - Starting school the VS way, 5-6pm
10 April - Learning Conferences 2.15 - 7.30pm (school closes 2pm)
11 April - Learning Conferences 2.15 - 5.30pm (School closes at 2pm)
12 April - Last day of Term 1
HIWI THE KIWI - THE MINSTREL
He will performing at Vogeltown School on the 5th March at 9.30am. The cost per student is $4, please pay this to the school offices.
The minstel is an amazing performer and shares some very powerful messages about the ocean, wildlife and especially around our school vision of Manaaki whenua!
See below for a link to a sample of the Minstrel performing.
SENIOR CAMP 2019
The camp payment needs to be in before the camp date (6 March), the cost is $150 per child - subsidised by the Home and School.
If you want to have a look at how much fun camp is, check out this video Mr Stirling made in 2017 and if you missed the parent evening, here is the powerpoint Mr Ransfield presented:
CLASS REPS TERM 1 and 2 2019
Kia ora from our Class Reps for Term 1 and 2 2019. Here they will tell us a little bit about themselves:
Hi, my name is Jae. I’m so excited about being a class rep. I’ve wanted to be one since my brother was one. I love helping people and encouraging others to be better. I like being at school so I can try and make myself better person and learn the most I can. My goal for being a class rep is being the best I can be and also do a better job than my brother.
Kia Ora my name is Jacob Taylor
I am one of room 8’s class rep for term 1 and 2
I can’t wait to do lots of jobs and help out the school.
I love art,writing and maths.
My goal as being a class rep is to help others and the teachers and making the school a good positive place.The class rep job has been something I’ve wanted to ever since I became a senior.
Kia Ora my name is Nevaeh Carroll. I am the one of the class reps for room 8. I am extra excited to be a class rep for the half of 2019. my goal is to feel like people can come and talk to me if anything is wrong.I love helping others around the school and in the playground . In my spare time I like to read and spend time with my family . I love going on adventures and being outdoors. I love sports and I like trying things new.
Kia Ora my name is Heather Smale and I am extremely excited to be one of room 14 class reps for the first half of the year. I enjoy surfing singing and lots more.I have always been inspired to be a class rep and now my time has come. My goals for 2019 are to be the best version of me I can be, to encourage people with their learning and make the school a better place.
Kia Ora my name is Nala Singh.
I am really excited to be Room 12’s class rep for the first 2 terms of 2019. I have always
wanted to be a class rep since I was in the junior school. My goal is to help others around
the school . I am excited to learn knew skills to help me be a better class rep and leader.
Hi my name is Emma Muir Rm 10 I am really excited to be this years class rep for the first two terms of 2019. I really enjoy swimming,art and spending time with my friends. My class rep goals are to make our school a positive place,keep students and teachers happy and also be a better class rep than my sister. Thanks.
Whanau Leaders 2019
SWIMMING AT VS
Please make sure your child(ren) have their togs ready to go each day, with the weather the way it is currently, we will be making the most of the pool.
If you want to use the pool after school hours, please see the senior office for a key. All keys are $45 ($5 back one key returned at the end of the season). You will be required to sign an agreement with the school - please read the terms and conditions carefully - especially around sharing of keys, we have some families who share keys - if you sign for the key, then you are responsible for it!
MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS
2) We have a school app, which is great for quick access to the calendar, newsletter, digital permission forms and notices. Download the app on google play or from the apple store - look for 'Skool Loop' and select our school. (see advert below)
Remember if you have any issues you wish to discuss, please come in and see me or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Vogeltown teaching team,
Jeremy Ogle - Principal