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 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


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 4 of Term 3.

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.

Aroha nui,

Mr O


If you have not done so already, we try to communicate through a range of avenues. We have Seesaw set up in each class which is a great way to communicate with your child's teacher and receive updates on their learning. We have 'Skool Loop' which is our school app, this is free to download and has all the updates from school. We have a school Facebook page, if you 'like' this page, then you will get all recent notifications. We also email families and have a newsletter which can be emailed and can be found on the school website.

Please make sure you have at least one of these to help us communicate with you.



At this stage the following school events over the next 2 weeks are either cancelled or postponed until further notice:

* 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)


Kia ora whanau,

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.

Thanks whanau

Vogeltown BOT.


login: vogeltown, password: huatoki


We have enough now to order. We will not put this order in until Monday. If you still want one for your child there is still time. Go to our School website and under 'Kindo' you can place an order, link here: http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/

Thanks team.


As we are now in Level 2 we have received the following advise from our sporting codes:

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:




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.


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 and term 4.

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Birthdays this week -

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

Bay Belton, Jean Lingenfelder, Kanin Beattie, Sam Collins, Zariah-Rose Irwin!



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


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

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.

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 and be kind to each other. We will be in contact over the weekend regardless of what level we are in.

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal


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