Ko Taranaki te mounga

Ko Huatoki te awa

Ko Tokomaru te waka

Ko Te Atiawa te iwi

Ko Ngāti Te Whiti te hapū

Ko te Kura o Huatoki te kura.

Ko Taranaki, ko Huatoki, ko Paetoki oku tīma

Tihei mauri ora!


Our Mission: Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere Whakamua

Care for the land, Care for the people, Go Forward

Our Values: I.R.O.C.K

Inclusive, Respectful, Original, Courageous, Kind

Whakauru, Whakaute, Tipu, Kaha, Atawhai


Our 5 school values are I.R.O.C.K.

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


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 koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of Week 3 of Term 3, another fantastic week here at Vogeltown.

We have been very lucky with the weather so far this term. We have also been able to dodge a lot of the wet weather yesterday and today and made it through our sports exchange and school assembly. Well done to everyone involved in the sports exchange.

I have been very impressed with our Vogeltown learners and teaching staff who have 'got stuck in' to the learning this term. We are making great progress with our learners and are providing some great programmes and interventions to support this.

A reminder to ask your child what they are learning at school, what their learning goals are and what progress they believe they are making. These are the kinds of conversations we have at school and it is always interesting as to what they tell us.

The government and Ministry of Education continue to remind us that we are still in Level 1 of Covid. Some of our Level 1 protocols are:

  • We will promote good hygiene practices - regularly wash and dry hands, sneeze and cough into elbows
  • Anyone who is sick should stay home - no exceptions please
  • We will document any visitors who come on site. All visitors will need to sign in / out at the school office on Vistab
  • We will support contact tracing efforts by displaying QR Code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App at each entrance and the office
  • We will meet and greet children at the entrance ways and encourage parents to say goodbye at the gate in the morning
  • We would ask that at the end of the day parents meet children at the gate, or if entering the school grounds, wait until 2:55pm - 3:00pm to do so

A big thanks for your patience as they continue to develop Huatoki St. We are aware that it is taking a lot longer to get to and from school. The council are still working on developing the crossing and the hump down by the Vogeltown shops.

They are working on the footpaths between the junior school and senior school (both sides) and then in the Term 3 holidays they will be addressing the front of both school sites.

It will look awesome once it is all completed!

Thanks whanau,

Mr O


Kia ora whanau,

As part of our review of our school policies, we often ask the Vogeltown community for feedback. Thye current policy we are seeking feedback about is 'Learning Support'.

If you have time, please go to the following link, type in 'Learning support' in the search bar, have a read and please give us some feedback.

Thanks whanau

Vogeltown BOT.


login: vogeltown, password: huatoki


At Vogeltown we try and offer many varied activities for our learners! We try to extend them (bungee) through a Friday afternoon programme.

This term we are doing Mountain Biking. A massive thanks to Miss Fleming and Mr Stirling for taking this bungee and to our parent help - thanks heaps. Here are some shots from today (before the rain!):


Just a reminder about Anderson Pies. All orders need to be in by Monday 17th Aug and deliveries to be collected on the Thursday 27th August. Pies must be picked up on the 27th from the school hall between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Also to save the date, Inaugural VS Quiz night. Tuesday 20th October 7pm. $15 per ticket. Tell your friends! More details to come.

All proceeds from the above 2 fundraisers going towards building a nature's playground over at the Junior School to be underway soon. Designed with input from the kids at the Junior School.


To assist the school with preparation for the rest of 2020, please inform the office of any students who may be starting or leaving that we may not already know about.

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.

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Four Year Old Friday dates - Term 4

Just a heads up for Term 4, the dates are:

Friday 23 October

Friday 20 November

Friday 11 December.

Vogeltown vs Welbourn - Sports Exchange

We had an awesome sports exchange at Vogeltown against Welbourn School yesterday. We really enjoy this sports exchange with another of our 'city cousins'. The kids were awesome, the sport was awesome and the weather held off!

The results were:

Rugby - Loss - MVP Flynn Scott

Football - Loss - MVP Tyler Hambridge

Netball B - Loss - MVP Amber Williams

Netball A - Loss - MVP Asher Lallu

Basketball - Tie - MVP Chase Judson

Bowls - Win - MVP Charlotte Williamson

Chess - Loss - MVP Riagan Woods

A massive thanks to our coaches and supporters! It was a great exchange and was enjoyed by all. We look forward to our next exchange against West End School, at West End, on the 20th August.


Birthdays this week -

These Vogeltown students had their birthday this week - Happy birthday to these Vogeltowners:

Colby Smith, Cotto Rapira, Lucah McCarvill, Dante Joseph, Taimana Irwin, Rhiannon Ardern, Ashleigh Lowry, Noah Jones, Aarav Patil and Dylan Venables.



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/


11 August Taranaki team recycling visit 1

17 August First Aid training for kids (all week)

17 August Taranaki team recycling visit 2

18 August Taranaki team recycling visit 3

20 August Interschool vs West End (at West End)

26 August Vogeltown School Cross Country

27 August Interschool vs Woodleigh (at Woodleigh)

28 August Four Year Old Friday (9:00am -11:30am)

31 August 'Spellathon' information out


1 September Lockdown Drill

3 September Arbor Day

8 September New Plymouth Schools cross country (Peringa Park)

8 September BOT meeting 6pm

9 September Wig Wednesday (Child Cancer fundraiser) & Mid winter swim 2pm!

11 September Vogeltown Talent Quest final

14 - 18 September Book Fair at Vogeltown (in the library)

15 September Learning Conferences (Huatoki and Paetoki) 3:00pm - 7.30pm

15 September 'Spellathon' Testing day

16 September Learning Conferences (Huatoki and Paetoki) 3:00pm - 5.30pm

17 September Learning Conferences (Huatoki and Paetoki) 3:00pm - 7.30pm

18 September Four Year Old Friday (9:00am -11:30am)

18 September School photos

23 September Starting School the VS way 5:30pm - 6:30pm

24 September Paetoki Social dancing evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm

25 September 'Spellathon' Assembly

25 September Last day of Term 3


12 October First Day of Term 4


A massive well done to these Vogeltown learners who have worked hard to receive a Principal award this week. Most of our learners have been working on the school goal of 'being open to new learning' and the school value this term of being 'Courageous'.

Well done to these guys:

Ruby Uncles, Dylan Chapman, Sophie Flitcroft, Jackson Pretty, Taya Ransfield, Imanii Osborne, Audrey Coutts, Tawhe Patene, Alia Darbyshire, Coen Price, Madisyn Baker, Mila-Anne Chapman-Sadler, Kayden Davey, Jaden Campbell, Mia Bisset, Tyler Paton-Bloor, Katrina Kumar, Kace Raven, Savannah Coombe, Jameson Gallie, Josh Lonsdale, Riagan Woods, Esme Chisnall, Jasper Miners, Blake Gillum, Cooper Scott, Sebastian Salt, Dante Todd, Fletcher Barnes, Dajhae Patene.

Tu Meke team!


This term we have our Interschool sports against our other city cousin schools!

These dates are:

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 day.

Thanks whanau.


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.

2) If you have any concerns, please contact the school office to make an appointment with your child's teacher or ask for Mr George or Mr Ogle.

Thanks whanau

Have an awesome weekend whanau! Stay Safe!

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal


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