TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 4 TERM 3 2020
SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE COURAGEOUS'
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 risk taker, stick up for themselves, think of their own solutions, try new things, offer opinions and ideas, 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
SIGNS OF SUCCESS:
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 VS WHANAU, FROM MR O
It has been a strange end to the week with a lot of anxiety and emotions floating round from our learners, staff and whanau with the announcement of moving to Level 2. It is a bit sad that we are back in Level 2, however, we have been there before, we know what to do and we will 'crush' this virus again.
Our biggest concern at Vogeltown is to keep everyone safe and happy. The way we react and behave during this time, will be closely watched and mimicked by our kids. We are working hard to keep everything at Vogeltown as normal as can be.
There is going to be an announcement made this afternoon at 5:30pm by the Prime Minister, and we should know more about the alert levels over this weekend and in to next week. Hopefully we stay in Level 2.
If we do move to Level 3, then we are prepared as a school. We have done this before.
We are sending home 'hard learning packs' tonight with your child. This will be in a clear, re-sealable bag. This does not need to be opened this weekend, it is only there 'should' we move to Level 3 and we need some work for our learners to do next week. A massive thanks to the Vogeltown team for putting these packs together.
If Level 3 is announced tonight or over the weekend, there will be an email, Facebook, Seesaw and Skool Loop notification sent out over the weekend with two survey links asking for 2 things:
Survey 1: Whether you are an essential worker and if your child(ren) will be attending Vogeltown during Level 3. This will help us sort 'bubbles' and staffing
Survey 2: Whether your child(ren) require a school device to do remote online learning.
Once we collate this information, we will be able to plan for next week.
Devices will be able to picked up from the senior school on Monday - under Level 3 restrictions, parents can come to the school (social distancing of course) to pick up devices.
Have a great weekend with your families whanau. Be kind, be safe, be aware.
A TIMELY REMINDER...
Please make sure you have at least one of these to help us communicate with you.
* Inter-school sports vs West End - Cancelled
* Whanau Fun run (21 August) - postponed (we will let you know the new date soon)
* First Aid training in classes (17 - 20 August) - Postponed (We will let you know the new dates)
As part of our review of our school policies, we often ask the Vogeltown community for feedback. The 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.
login: vogeltown, password: huatoki
Netball: ALL netball activity in Taranaki (competitions, trials, trainings, meetings etc) have been CANCELLED effective immediately and further decisions will be made and provided on Monday 17th August. We will keep you updated via Facebook and App alert system.
Miniball/Basketball: NPBA cancelled Wednesday's miniball games as they could not keep their numbers in the stadium under 100. They will make a decision regarding the remainder of the season early next week once they know more. Please check the NPBA facebook page for the latest information.
Hockey: At this stage all hockey games will go ahead with NO spectators allowed. All parents must wait in their car or drop their child off and return at the end of the game. Please refer to their website or facebook page for the latest updates:
VOGELTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL
A big a reminder about Anderson Pies. We do not have many orders currently. 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.
ENROLMENTS AT VOGELTOWN
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 and term 4.
FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAYS - TERM 4
VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020
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/
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
INTERSCHOOL SPORTS NEWS
These dates are:
West End vs Vogeltown Away Thursday 20th August - 'CANCELLED'
Woodleigh vs Vogeltown Away Thursday 27th August (For the Huatoki rock)
More information will be out closer to the day.
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.
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.