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

SCHOOL GOAL: Kindness (Manaakitanga)

Kindness or Manaakitanga, is showing care and concern for other people, animals and the environment – ‘caring for the people’. It is part of our school vision and one of our school values.

We need kindness for people to ‘get on’ and relate to each other, animals and the environment. “Manāki Tanagata, Manāki whenua - To care for the people and to care for the land” this is a big part of our school vision.


You practise environmentally friendly habits such as recycling

You take excellent care of your friends, new people

You accept that people are different

You have respect for the feelings and well being of others


Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of Week 9 - boy has this week gone quick!

A big thank you to everyone who has handed back the survey notes about our plans for the front gates - we really appreciate the feedback. We will let you know what the plans are for the school going forward next week. We will be looking at the feedback closely as a staff and as a BOT, then making sure we plan accordingly.

Next week we are back to normal finishing time for the junior school finishing times - 3.00pm. We will not be taking the big kids over at 2.45pm and Rm 5 and Rm 1 will be finishing at 3.00pm.

The back gate to the junior school is open - this should alleviate some of the congestion we often see at 3.00pm outside the junior school.

We are after your feedback again next week - this time we after some feedback about the learning provided by the school and the Ministry of Education during the lockdown.

If you have 3 minutes, please fill in the online survey forms - we have one for 'Google form' and one for 'Surveymonkey' depending on which platform you like to use. See the links below:




We have had a few questions about ordering the Vogeltown school sweatshirts. We have a link for this on the school website and payment through the online system 'Kindo'. Once we have 20 orders we can out the bulk order in. Here is the link: http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/

We have some major changes happening on Huatoki St. This was suppose to begin prior to lockdown. We have been given the new date for commencement and this is the 22nd of June.

This is going to take 12 weeks to complete and will cause quite a lot of disruption for the front of both school sites. We wikl try and keep you up to date as we work through this process with the council. If you want to remember what the plans were, see the drawings below.

Our Te Reo focus for this week has been:

He aha te tae? What is the colour?

He_______________ te tae

Ma - white, whero - red, kakriki - green, Maota - dark green, Karera - light green, Pango - black, kowhai - yellow, kahurangi - blue, kikorangi - blue, karaka - orange, mawhero - pink, kiwikiw - grey, paraone - brown, tawa - purple.

Thanks whanau

Mr O


A massive welcome to Matilda Hope in (Rm 5) and Braxton Hancock (Rm 10) who have started at Vogeltown this week.

I know you will enjoy Vogeltown school and all we have to offer. We will put the Vogeltown Korowai on Matilda and Braxton at next weeks assembly and put the photos in the newsletter.

From the Syndicates

Taranaki Team (The Juniors)

It is great to be back at school and to have welcomed all of the Junior children back.

They are very excited to be with their friends and to settle into school routines.

A huge thanks to parents/ whanau for your support with drop offs at the gate each day and for the positive way you have supported the children to make this a successful routine.

We have kept our classroom routines as normal as possible and have integrated Autumn theme topic activities and other mini topics into our first 2 weeks back.

At the end of next week the Life Education mobile classroom will be at the junior school and all of the classes will have the opportunity to be involved in the learning programme offered.

We look forward to a busy few weeks.

The Taranaki team.

Huatoki Team (The Middles)

Kia ora everyone. What a fantastic 2 weeks it has been back at school. We have really appreciated all of the support from our families during our remote learning and the way all of our students have returned to the classrooms full of smiles, energy and ready to learn.

As a syndicate, we have introduced well-being time in the mornings. This is where we practice meditation, stretching and yoga type exercises. We have found this a calming way to start each day and also teaches our students how to manage their emotions through breathing techniques.

Our topic this term is our class tree and reduce, reuse, recycle. We are learning how to be responsible citizens by caring for the land both at home and at school. Keep an eye on Seesaw to see what we are teaching our students and ways you can support this at home.

Take care

Huatoki Syndicate

Paetoki Team (The Seniors)

Kia ora from the Paetoki team. It has been great to be able to get back into the swing of things and all of the children have come back with positive learning attitudes. A massive thanks to all of those who supported the programs that were set for the children during the lockdown period.

Our children have adapted well to the new procedures we have in place for COVID19 and are becoming experts in moist breath zones and social distancing. The children are very settled and are back into our regular school routines. Another huge thanks for supporting these procedures.

This term for our inquiry/topic we are focussing on litter and what we can do as a syndicate and individuals to help look after mother earth, stay tuned for more as the term progresses.

Till next time

Paetoki Syndicate


Birthdays this week -

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

Cooper Scott (8th), Sadie Parata (8th), Phillip Repia (11th), Charlee Chase (12th), Deakon Wilmshurst (13th)



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/


5 June Life Education at school (here till 12 June)

19 June Whanau Tug 'o' war battles!

24 June Starting school the VS way (5.30pm - 6.30pm)

26 June Vogeltowner Assembly 2pm


1 July Four Year Old Wednesday (note day change)

1 July Vogeltown School birthday

3 July Last day of Term 2


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Winter Sport:

Miniball (yr0-4)/Basketball (yr5-6): Registrations are currently open for all year groups but close on Sunday night. The season will run throughout term 3 starting the first week back at school. Further details about the season are available when you sign into your Kindo account.

Please click on the following link which will take you to our Kindo Shop on our school website. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/ If you have any queries at all regarding registrations please do not hesitate to contact me.

Netball: If we have any year 5 or 6 students who would like to play netball and haven't already registered please contact me on michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz Games are played on a Tuesday after school from 3.45-5.30pm at the Waiwhakaiho courts in Fitzroy.

Netball Taranaki have confirmed games will start on the week beginning 20 July which is week 1 of term 3.

Hockey: Taranaki Hockey have confirmed their winter season will run in Term 3 for 9 weeks. The first game will commence on Saturday 25 July and the last game will be Saturday 19 September.

If you have any queries at all regarding winter sport for your child, please do not hesitate to contact me on michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz


1) The back gate on the junior side is now open, so children can use this way to get to and from school.

2) Please avoid parking on the broken yellow lines outside both school sites. Doing this hinders our Road Patrol's ability to see down the road. Thanks.

Term Dates 2020 - Note changes due to Covid-19

Term 1

Monday 3 February - Friday 27 March

20 March - Teacher Only Day

Term 2

Wednesday 15 April - Friday 3 July

27 April - ANZAC Day

28 April TOD

1 June - Queen's Birthday

Term 3

Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September

31 July - Teacher Only Day

Term 4

Monday 12 October - Wednesday 16 December

26 October - Labour Day


Devon Intermediate

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Highlands Intermediate

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Thanks whanau

Have an awesome weekend whanau! First round of football begins for all grades this weekend. If you are involved - good luck!!

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal



Tukapa Junior Rugby is taking registrations. Please visit our Facebook page and follow the link to register for the 2020 season commencing 25 July. Or register at Tukapa Rugby Club on the 24th of June from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.