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

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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 'Respectful'.

To be respectful we want our learners to greet people in a friendly manner, listen to others when they speak, share and take turns, work with others in work and play, keep our hands and feet to ourselves and say kind and encouraging things!



Getting satisfaction from doing your best in everything!

Being lucky enough to attend this awesome school!


You don’t have to rely on extrinsic rewards – just the pride of doing your best!

You give more effort when you are proud of your work

Poho Kereru – pump out your chest and be proud of your efforts!


You are a proud Vogeltowner and talk about the school like it is home!

You compliment others on doing their best!

You feel good inside when you give 100% to your work, friendships and life!

You speak and act positively when people ask about your learning!

You make others feel good when they are around you!


Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to week 2 of Term 4.

It has been another great week here at Vogeltown - the fine weather sure does help with the tone and positive energy around the schools. A reminder again, that we require every learner to have a hat in Term 4, we will be strongly enforcing this as of Tuesday next week. If you need a hat, we sell Vogeltown hats at the senior office office for $15.

A massive thanks to all those parents/caregivers, friends and acquaintances who came out to the Home and School quiz night on Tuesday night! It was an awesome night and heaps of fun and laughter! Big thanks to Jess Parker who organised this event and had some great raffles on the night - Tu Meke Jess.

We were able to raise over $2,000 on this night! Thank you so much whanau. This money goes straight back in to learning resources at Vogeltown.

On Wednesday our Year 6 students going to Highlands Intermediate met with the Highlands teachers and discussed how this will look. A reminder for any parents of Year 6 learners to make sure that they are enrolled in their chosen school for 2021.

Today we had two groups of students enter the Taranaki Science Fair competition at the Devon Hotel. They did an amazing job with their entries and now know a lot about renewable energy sources - they even won the school $250 for being 'newbies' to this competition! A massive thanks to Mrs Seed and Mrs Eloise Hay for their passion for this event and the countless hours of gluing and painting the projects.

Dates to look out for the next two weeks:

Monday 26 October - Labour Day (No School)

Tuesday 27 October - BoT Meeting 6:30pm

Tuesday 27 October - Junior scooter skills

Wednesday 28 October - Junior scooter skills

Thursday 29 October - Rippa Rugby tournament, Vogeltown Park

Friday 30 October - Whole School Assembly

Friday 30 October - Kapa Haka Puanga, TSB Stadium


Thursday 5th November - Highlands Orientation (Yr 6 students) 9:30am

Have a great long weekend with your families, whanau. Be kind, be safe, be aware.

Aroha nui, Mr O

Covid Level 1 Information for Vogeltown School

At Vogeltown School:

  • There will be no more signage displayed around the school sites

  • Parents/caregivers are welcome on site. You do not need to ring before coming on school sites. Although we are still encouraging the morning ‘drop offs’ at the gates.

  • After 3pm parents/caregivers and kids are allowed on the school sites. Please be aware however that our staff are still working after 3pm to get programmes ready for the next day in their rooms - they need this time for preparation.

  • We will open the drinking fountains on both school sites. Learners can still bring drink bottles if they so wish.

  • We will still ask that if your child is sick to please keep them home. As you know staying at home if you’re sick is especially important at Alert Level 1. The risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out.

  • If your child has cold or flu symptoms you should call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. If recommended to get tested, you should do so.

For our Vogeltown community:

  • COVID-19 is contained at Alert Level 1, but it’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to minimise the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns.

  • For air travel you are not required to wear a face covering, (if not travelling to, through or from Auckland), but you are encouraged to do so for your safety and the safety of those around you. Consider doing the same for all inter-regional travel.

  • Scan into places through the NZ COVID Tracer app or keep a good record of where you have been, to support speedy contact tracing.

  • We will still have our ‘contact tracing QR code’ posters up at our classroom doors and office doors.

  • There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings. Schools, like workplaces, are not considered to be gatherings. Physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events can go ahead

  • There are no restrictions on domestic travel. People should avoid using mass transport if sick, awaiting a result from a COVID-19 test or required/recommended to self-isolate.


Please ensure your child brings a bucket hat to wear at school (no caps). Any children without hats will have to sit in the shade or inside during break times. Vogeltown School hats can be purchased for $15 from the school office, however children can wear any bucket hat they like.


Taranaki Science Fair 2020

Some of our Year 3 and 4 students entered the Taranaki Science Fair 2020. The focus is on developing renewable energy sources and requires doing some research and making a model of their project.

Our teams did very well for their first year and we will be back in 2021!

Well done team!

BUNGEE - Creative Crafts Club!

Creative Crafts club Bungee 2020

We are really lucky t have so many talented and creative people at Vogeltown School. We have an amazing Teacher Aide in Debra Harlan who is taking a Bungee this term called the 'Creative Crafts Club'. The kids involved are letting these creative juices flow with their work.

Check out the awesome work they created today!

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Last week every learner brought home a 'photo access key'. There is a link to go online to the 'Photolife' website to look at the class and individual photos and for you to order. We do not take any orders through the school office.

If you are ordering, there is free delivery for photos until midnight the 8th of November. The deliveries will come to school and then we will send them home.


Thanks for your continued support of this hardworking Vogeltown Home and School team.


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Birthdays this week -

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

Olivia Palliser, Teelle Beer-Rauner, Jai Hikaka, Kobe Wildbore, Chloe Farmer, Poppy Telfer!



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/


Monday 26 October - Labour Day (No School)

Tuesday 27 October - BoT Meeting 6:30pm

Tuesday 27 October - Junior scooter skills

Wednesday 28 October - Junior scooter skills

Thursday 29 October - Rippa Rugby tournament, Vogeltown Park

Friday 30 October - Whole School Assembly

Friday 30 October - Kapa Haka Puanga, TSB Stadium


Thursday 5th November - Highlands Orientation (Yr 6 students) 9:30am


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. Please do not use SeeSaw for student absences - these must come through the office.

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

Good luck to everyone playing sport this weekend - especially our cricket teams, give it heaps!

Stay safe and be kind to each other. Thank you for the ongoing support of Vogeltown School, we appreciate the community we live in.

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal


WEETBIX TRYathlon 2021 Ngamotu Beach

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Here is some information about next year's Weetbix TRYathlon. It usually sells out early so make sure you register ASAP if your child wants to take part!

This is the link to enter as part of our Vogeltown School team https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=40604&G=118223


Morning of Wednesday 31 March 2021


Ngamotu Beach, Moturoa


Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds (based on age on event day)


Individual 7 – 15 years

Junior Team 7 – 10 years

Senior Team 11- 15 years

Both team members must meet age requirements.

Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)

One team member completes the swim, one team member completes the cycle and both complete the run.


· Official Bib Number.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Pack with miscellaneous offers and giveaways from our partners.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Drawstring Bag.

· Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Finishers medal.

· Complimentary Breakfast at the Weet-Bix Better Brekkie Breakfast tent.

· All TRYathletes are eligible for spot prizes (must attend prize giving).


· Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Wednesday 10th March 2021

· Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021

· Entries received by Wednesday 10th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Pack delivered at a cost.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party - CityWest Church, 62c Poplar Grove

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Highlands Swimming Club Registration Day Term Four Wednesday 28th October 4pm to 6pm.

For more details please email: highlands.swim.club@gmail.com



Highlands Swimming Club