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!



To give your best effort, especially when things get tough


To always give your best even when things are hard – the Vogeltown spirit!

To appreciate the challenges that we face

So we can learn to step out of our comfort zones and take responsible risks

To learn a good work ethic in learning and play


You always give 100% in everything you do, especially when it is challenging

You have a great work ethic and strive for the best

You take responsible risks in your learning and in play

You enjoy coming to school more and learning more!


Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to Week 6 of Term 4. What a great week we have had at Vogeltown - so much fun!

On Monday we had our Class Reps head to Palmerston North for their 'Young Leaders Conference'. This was an early start - 5.30am! The Class Reps enjoyed the speakers and it was great to hear them thinking more about leadership. They certainly showed great leadership with our juniors at Junior athletics today!

Big thanks to Mr Ransfield and Miss Fleming for being the chaperones and to Mr Steve Gardner who provided us with a 12 seater van and drove our class reps down and back.

Also this week we had our annual athletics days. These are great days and it's so good to see the skills of our learners. As in previous years we spread this over two days - with the Juniors day being today! A big thanks to all the Vogeltown staff for their dedication, enthusiasm and role modelling of sun hats. A massive thanks again to Mr Stirling who is in charge of sporting events at Vogeltown - Ka Rawe!

A big thanks to all our whanau who have begun to bring in Hangi donations - we really appreciate these. Our school hangi is open to the whole community and we only cook the food we get donated. Book in the 4th of December!

Dates to look out for the next two weeks:

Wednesday 25 November Home and School meeting 7:00pm

Thursday 26 November Yr 5/6 Road Patrollers to the Aquatic Centre

Friday 27 November Vogeltowner Assembly 2:00pm

Tuesday 1 December BOT meeting 6:30pm

Thursday 3rd December Paetoki team sleepover

Friday 4th December Vogeltown Annual Hangi day

Friday 4th December Whanau hui (meet in the hall at 11.30am)

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

Aroha nui, Mr O



What a beautiful day we had for our Junior School Athletics. Here are a few action shots from today. We will post more next week.

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.



Due to Covid, we never got to do our annual hangi as part of the Puanga celebrations this year. We also did not get to do our annual marae stay, so instead we are going to have our marae stay at school with our seniors and incorporate our hangi into this day.

As with every other year, the food we get donated is the food we eat on the day. A big thanks to our Home and School Committee, who always bolster up the meat we need for the hangi.

If you can help with any of the items below, please bring them in to the school office(s) and we will begin getting ready for this amazing annual event.

We need:

Frozen Chickens, Potatoes, Kumara, Parsnips, Pumpkins, Carrots, Cabbages, beef rolls and pork rolls. For every item brought in, your child will receive a token for their whanau.

Also on hangi day we are having our Whanau hui. See the poster below for this event. We will also be posting this invite out today.

Thanks whanau

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Hoodies - LAST CHANCE!

We are doing one last hoodie order for 2020!! If you would like a hoodie for next year (especially our Year 6 leavers) then please go onto our school website and under 'Kindo Shop' you can order a hoodie. They are $52 each. We have samples at the senior school that can be tried on to get sizing correct. We will need an order of 20 to make it this price. Thanks whanau!


Kia ora from the Vogeltown Home and School.

Calendar Art

Thanks to everyone who ordered their child's calendar artwork. It is such a great fundraiser and you get some really cool artwork for the wall too!

A reminder, our last meeting for the year is this coming Wednesday 25th November at 7:00pm in the senior side staffroom, all welcome. We have a few valued members leaving this year as their children finish up at Vogeltown so it would be great to have some new members for next year!

Thanks whanau


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Birthdays this week -

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

Jarex Bloemen, Sienna Frost-Snashall, Abigail Williamson, Charlotte Williamson, Emelia Gooch, Maneli Mohebi, Katelyn Wang



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/


Wednesday 25th November - Home and School Meeting 7:00pm

Thursday 26 November - Road Patrollers day at the pool 10:00am - 2:00pm

Friday 27 November - Vogeltowner Assembly 2:00pm


Thursday 3 December - Paetoki team Marae stay at school

Friday 4 December - Vogeltown Hangi day and Whanau hui 12:00pm

Friday 11 December - Whanau Fun Run 11:30am

Monday 14 December - Achievement reports home to whanau

Tuesday 15 December - Whole School assembly, then 2021 class visits 9:00am

Tuesday 15 December - Year 6 Leavers evening 6:00pm

Wednesday 16 December - Last day of school 2020, school finishes at 3:00pm


Monday 1st February - First day of school 2021


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) You may have noticed some of the male members of staff growing some very average moustaches at the moment. This is for a good cause - mens health, especially towards prostate cancer. If you want to donate, then here is the link, our goal is at least $100


3) Please please please ensure you and your children use the school pedestrian crossing on Huatoki Street. We have had a few close calls with cars recently and cannot emphasise enough the importance of using the crossing. Thank you for your support with this.

Thanks whanau

Good luck to everyone playing sport this weekend!

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.


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