WHAT: To know what your learning goals are and what you need to do to achieve them


· Everyone has goals they are working towards – kids and adults

· If you do not have learning goals, then you do not know what you are learning and why

· By having a learning goal, you are aiming to improve your learning

· Kids who set their own learning goals, tend to achieve more!


Welcome to the end of week 2 and what a busy week it has been. We have had the juniors visiting Puke Ariki as part of their inquiry study of 'The olden days', they really enjoyed these trips! We had some of our Year 5 and 6 senior students involved in the first winter sports exchange of the year with Bell Block School - this was an awesome exchange!

The students are really getting their teeth in to learning this term and it is great to see the excitement and engagement of kids learning! The school goal is for the kids to be 'aware of their learning goals' and this helps to remind the kids what they are learning, and more importantly why.

Next Tuesday Vogeltown are hosting and organising the Year 5 and 6 Rippa Rugby tournament at Vogeltown park. A big thanks to Mr Stirling who has been organising the teams and running practices. We will have 4 teams participating on the day and over 100 teams involved in the day from 20 schools! Thanks also to the Home and School who are running a sausage sizzle on the day!

Class trips:

Middle Syndicate to Puke Ariki. Rooms 7 and 11 on Tuesday 14 May, Rooms 9 and 13 on Wednesday 15 May. We are asking $5 per kid for these trips

Interschool dates:

23 May - vs Spotswood Primary (at Spotswood). Games start 11.45am

6 June - vs Welbourn Primary (at VS) Games start 11.45am

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


We are participating in Pink Shirt Day next Friday 17 May. Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships.

It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or cultural background.

On Pink Shirt Day we are asking everyone in our school to Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against bullying after a new year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink.

New Zealand has been celebrating Pink Shirt Day in Aotearoa since 2009 and the campaign grows stronger and larger every year.

We are asking students to wear anything pink - a ribbon, socks, t-shirt or even tie!

Interschool Sport vs Bell Block Tuesday 7th May

Netball B Team

Our netball team played Bell Block school yesterday. The score was 9-4, Bell Block won.

It was a hard game, Bell Block was really good at shooting and catching, they did lots of big throws. Makita was our player of the day because she got goals and did really good catching and throwing to our team. I think I did pretty well in the game, but I need to work on bigger passes and shooting goals. I can’t wait for our next interschool game.

By Ngaia

Netball A team

Yesterday we travelled to Bell Block for our annual interschool. I was playing in the netball A team. It was a really good game considering it was our first time playing together. We all really enjoyed it. We lost but all had a fabulous time. Everyone played extremely well. Player of the day was Ava as she did a great job in defence.

Heather Smale


On the seventh of May our interschool rugby team went to Bell Block to have a game of rugby. We won 74/27! It was an awesome game and everyone played fairly. I thought everyone enjoyed themselves a lot and all of the boys went home proud. Our player of the day was Lleyton, because he got some awesome tackles and amazing conversions.

By Jacob Taylor


On the 7th of May, the Vogeltown football interschool team bussed to Bell Block school for the first interschool sports exchange of 2019

The football started at 12:30, in the first half Vogeltown was down 3..1.

The end result was 4..3 to Vogeltown. Our player of the day was Zachery Roukema, he scored all four goals for the Vogeltown football team, 1 in the first half and 3 in the second half.

After the game we had speeches in the Bell Block school hall, afterwards everyone had afternoon tea.

Noah Fromings


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


A reminder about this wonderful learning and fundraising opportunity. This is a major fundraising event and we ask that you assist us. Students are asked, with your permission, to ask others out of your immediate family to sponsor them per word or gift a monetary donation to the school. Each child will be tested in week 4 of the term. They will need this sheet to be with them at school, then the score sheet will be returned so that money can be collected,. There are spot prizes in three categories, plus the child who raises the most money is also recognised! Yahoo!!

Please add learning these maths problems each night in your child’s homework… just a few each night will soon build up great knowledge. Thanks whanau


Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both

parts of the form must be signed.

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on 24/05/2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

The important dates for this year are:

10th May Call for BoT nominations

24th May Nominations close

29th May Voting papers are sent out to families on the roll

7th June Election Day - voting closes at noon.

13th June Votes counted

14th June New VS BoT takes office.



We have our AGM on Monday 27th May at 7pm and will be in need of a new Chairperson and a Secretary. If you have skills in any of these areas and would like to know more email me at katyquest@yahoo.com and I can chat with you. You may just be able to come along to the odd meeting and put your hand up to help at various events like the Fun Fiesta. We also have an email database we can add you to so you can stay in touch and find out what we are up to. Let us know if that's you on vshomeandschool@gmail.com or contact us on our facebook page :Log in to Facebook | Facebook

If you are keen to come to the AGM, lock in the date - Monday 27th May at 7pm in the senior staffroom. Thanks whanau.


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Term 2 Winter Sports

Miniball Yr1-4/Basketball Y5-6: Draws are now out...please check your emails for a copy of the draw for the season. Your season starts the week beginning 13 May. Good luck to all teams who have their first games this week. Please remember to take your mouth guards each week as no mouth guard = no game. Please see our sports sections for a copy of the draw.

Yr 5/6 Girls - are invited to attend a Girls Basketball Training Clinic on Mondays from 4-4.40pm at the TSB Stadium. This is FREE to attend - no registration is necessary just turn up if you are keen to improve your game.

Fastbreak Academy - the NPBA have put in place a development programme for Basketball players both male and female. Sessions for Year 5/6 players will run every Sunday from 9-10am from May 12 until June 23 (no session on 2 June) at the NPBHS gym. No registrations are necessary and these sessions are FREE to attend.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the above information on 753 6843 or email me at michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz


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/


10 May - Board of Trustees call for nominations

14 May - Rippa Rugby tournament

14 May - Middle syndicate to Puke Ariki (Rms 7 and 11)

14 May - BOT Mtg 6pm

15 May - Middle Syndicate to Puke Ariki (Rms 9 and 13)

17 May - Pink Shirt Day (or pink anything day)

17 May - Four Year Old Friday (9 - 11)

20 May - Class Reps to P.Nth, Young Leaders day.

23 May - Dads and Daughters breakfast - 7am

24 May - BOT nominations close

29 May - Mathathon closes, money due in


3 June - Queen's Birthday

7 June - BOT election day

7 June - Four Year Old Friday

12 June - 19 June - Life education bus at Vogeltown

13 June - Puanga and school Hangi (Yr 5 and 6 sleep over)

14 June - Vogeltown Community Hangi

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.


1) Dad's and Daughters breakfast is coming up in 2 weeks time! Please Dad's make sure you get some morning time off and bring your daughter in to school and join us for breakfast. A note will be coming home next week to remind you about it.

2) There are some more roadworks on Huatoki street again. This is going to continue for the next 3 weeks. Please show courtesy and patience as we deal with these hold ups.

3) Even though we currently only have one sign for Road Patrol, as the other one was smashed by a car, we ask for your patience and courtesy as we do not have the normal signage we use to stop traffic for our crossing. If you are driving along, please stop for our road patrollers.

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Thanks whanau

Have a great weekend whanau! If you are beginning 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


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