WHY: Respect is a way of treating or thinking about your friends or someone. For example, If you respect your teacher, then you admire him/her and treat him/her well.


* You have a good group of friends

* You are kind to all people and they are kind back to you

* People will mention that you an awesome friend and person to be around

* You are a true ‘Vogeltowner’!!


Welcome to the end of week 6. The end of this week marks the middle of the year - the year is moving by quickly. It also means that the shortest day of the year is only 14 day away (21 June) the weather is certainly cooler and we have had a lot of kids away with bugs. Thanks for ringing in when your kids are sick, we appreciate this communication.

We had a great sports exchange against Welbourn school on Thursday. Vogeltown School were the hosts and all the kids did an amazing job. The Welbourn kids were great opponents and the results certainly favoured them. See the captains recounts below.

The Vogeltown Board of Trustee election finishes today. We will let you know who the new Vogeltown Board will be next week. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election.

Next week we have our annual hangi and Yr 6 sleep over. If you have any food to donate to our hangi, then please drop it in the boxes on either side of the road. The food we eat at our hangi is all donated, so the more we get donated the more we can eat! See below for the Hangi update

In two weeks time you will be receiving a mid year report on your child. This reports on your child's key competencies at school. It will come home with your child in an envelope. We will not have any learning conferences for these reports, however, if you have any concerns raised in these reports, then please arrange a time to meet with your child's teacher. Progress reports, like we had in Term 1, will come out midway through Term 3 after we have done our progress assessments.

Interschool dates:

27 June - vs Woodleigh School (at VS) Games start 11.45am

Highlands Intermediate Waharoa opening

This morning Mr George, Keana Wood, Emma Muir, Taine Lock and myself went to the Highlands Intermediate unveiling of their new Waharao (gateway) in to the school. It was a great occasion to be a part of and the waharoa makes a great entranceway.

The waharoa has lots of links to past, present and future kids of Highlands and also links with the Huatoki and Te Henui rivers.

If you get a chance, go and have walk through the school to view it, it is a great piece of work!


It is that time of year again and we are going to celebrate Puanga by having our annual hangi. Matariki and Puanga are a set of stars that the early Maori people used to spot to mark the start of the Maori new year. When you could see the stars you knew it was the new year beginning. In Taranaki and Whanganui we use the word Puanga as we cannot fully see the set of stars called Matariki.

Our school hangi will be a way of marking this event and celebrating the significance of Puanga. The story of Puanga (Matariki) can be found here: http://www.puanga.org.nz/pages/puanga.php.

To make the day a huge success, we ask our community for donations and these are then used for everyone to have lunch on the day. If you are able to donate anything, please bring it to the junior or senior office(s).

Donations in include:

40+ Chickens, Beef roasts, Pork roasts, 60 kg Spuds, 50kg Kumara, 5 kg Parsnips, 20 Pumpkins, 15 kg Carrots, 10 Cabbages.

Tu Meke whanau.


We have a massive amount of lost property at the senior school! Currently we have 3 large rubbish bags full. We will try and put this out on the court on fine days for the kids to look at. If you think your child might be missing some clothing, then come and have a look through the lost property. At the end of the term we send the lost property to the Salvation Army.

Thanks, Mr Mac.


Kia Ora whanau

At present we have 21 ukuleles at Vogeltown School. There are 35 Senior children that would like to join our ukulele club for 2019. If you have a spare uke or 2 lying around at home, that you haven’t used for a while, maybe you could donate it to our school. It would be very much appreciated.


Mr G



On Thursday we had a game with Welbourn in basketball. We lost 14-7 to them. It was a very good game and our player of the day was Vee because he got some great passes and good shots. Anyway it was lots of fun playing with them they deserved to win we played a great team. Josh Lonsdale


We played Welbourn on Thursday. It was an awesome, fun fair game. Everyone played pretty well. Our player of the day went to Wairua Te Whana. We lost and the score for the game was 46-52. Thanks to to Welbourn for coming over and playing.

Jacob Taylor


Netball B

Yesterday we played Welbourn. They were a hard team, but we had fun. Everybody played well and the player of the day went to Connor Candy. We lost and the score was 8-0.

Abbie Hurley

Netball A

Yesterday we played Welbourn A team and we lost 31-4. They played very fairly and the player of the day was Portia Solomons. Thanks Welbourn for the tough fair and hard game.

Ava Dyett.

Indoor Bowls

Yesterday we played Welbourn at indoor bowls. It was a really good and fair couple of games. Our player of the day was Emma Muir. I would like to thank Welbourn for playing us we had a great time. Welbourn won 2-1.

Izzie O’Keefe


Yesterday we played Welbourn in football. We had a great match and played in perfect conditions. Unfortunately, due to sickness, we had no subs - but the team played well without any break! The score was 3 to Welbourn and 0 to Vogeltown.

Player of the day for Vogeltown was Ryan Gillum for his dedication to the team.

Noah Fromings


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/


12 June - 19 June - Life education bus at Vogeltown

13 June - Puanga and school Hangi (NOTE: Only Yr 6's sleep over)

14 June - Vogeltown Community Hangi

19 June - Wig Wednesday and PJ day. Wear a wig and your PJ's to school. $1 donation to child cancer

25 June - Home and School meeting 7pm

26 June - Starting School the VS way (5-6pm)

28 June - Four Year Old Friday (9-11am)


1 July - Vogeltown Birthday!

1 July - Mid-winter swim 2pm

5 July - Vogeltowner Assembly 2pm

5 July - Last day of Term 2 2019.

Lucky Netball girls!

Yesterday my netball team went to the courts in Fitzroy to play netball with the Central Pulse netball players. I was in the blue team and Summer was in the purple team. After we had finished a lady asked me questions when I was getting my poster signed by the Pulse netball players. She took my photo and wrote about me in the newspaper. The Pulse netball team taught me how to play netball properly. I liked how they also let us play tag. See the article from the newspaper below.

Kenzie Madden


1) If your child is sick, please phone or call the office to let us know. You can even use our school app!

2) We are celebrating Arbor day on the 13th of June. If you have time on this day, come down to the Huatoki Domain and see what the 'greenies' and Bill are up to.

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Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend whanau! If you are playing winter sports, then play hard and show them how Vogeltowners play!

Remember if you have any issues you wish to discuss, please come in and see me or contact me on principal@vogeltown.school.nz

On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano

Jeremy Ogle - Principal



Taranaki Steelformers Mountainairs v Southern Huskies Friday 31 May. Tip off 7pm at the TSB Stadium - Yeti and the team look forward to seeing you there!

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Does your child want to learn to play music?

Would you like in-school lessons with a qualified teacher?

You can enrol your child in small group keyboard or ukulele lessons at Vogeltown School!

We deliver a fun, varied and structured curriculum. Students learn songs in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary during school hours.

For more information, contact Jennifer Wall;

jennifer.wall@musiqhub.co.nz or 027 227 4885 or visit www.musiqhub.co.nz


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