VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PANUI 2022

TE KURA O HUATOKI. WEEK 3 TERM 1 2022

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL PEPEHA

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!

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL - THE 'VS' WAY

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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SCHOOL VALUE THIS TERM: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'

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 'Kind'.


To be 'inclusive' and welcoming to all our new Vogeltown learners is the 'Vogeltown Way'. We show 'inclusiveness' as part of our school vision of Manaaki Tangata - Caring for the people.

Being a 'Vogeltowner' is being a good citizen of our community - someone who is inclusive, respectful, original, courageous and kind.

SCHOOL GOAL: 'TO BE INCLUSIVE'

WHAT: WELCOME BACK TO 2022 – To treat everyone the same, our VS family! Be INCLUSIVE!


WHY:

  • We are a welcoming school and we want all learners and whanau to feel safe and happy here

  • Being an ‘inclusive’ learner you show the school vision of ‘Caring of the people’ - Manāki tangata

  • Vogeltown is one big ‘whanau’ and we welcome & involve all people to our family – being ‘inclusive’

HOW:

  • By being a ‘Vogeltowner’ you show ‘inclusiveness’ by involving everyone - regardless of creed, race or gender.

  • By involving anyone in your group - whether it be a game, a class task, sitting together at lunch

  • By supporting other people and accepting everyone has differences - being collaborative

  • By being a positive Vogeltown citizen - keeping a positive attitude when working with others


SIGNS OF SUCCESS:

  • You can work collaboratively and positively with other people

  • You are welcoming and accept people into your game, group or task

  • You can support others - making sure everyone feels included in your group, class and school

  • You are a ‘Vogeltowner’ showing inclusiveness and Manāki tangata

  • You have respect for the feelings and well being of others

TE REO FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

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VS KARAKIA

KIA ORA VS WHANAU, FROM MR O

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of our third week for Term One of 2022. We really feel like we have got in to our stride this week with our learning! There has been some awesome artwork, writing, reading and great topic work. All classes are doing their topic around getting to know each other - ‘Katoa mo au’ (all about me).


We have appointed our Whanau Leaders for 2022 and you can read this below. We are looking forward to doing some whanau events in our syndicates and these leaders will be instrumental in leading the teams and organising the events.


I know it is a bit distressing to hear that the Covid variant Omicron has moved in to the district and into a couple of local schools. We knew this was going to happen and we are planned for this. As a result of recent news this week, we have moved to an even more cautious approach at Vogeltown - you can read this below in our 'Covid update'. We will continue to stick with our current protocols and introduce our new protocols on Monday. This is all done in an attempt to slow the spread across our school sites and into our community.

If you do have any symptoms, please get tested. If your child(ren) is sick, then please keep them home and let us know. If you have a confirmed 'close contact' in your home, then please contact Jeremy asap.


We are very fortunate to have such an awesome Vogeltown community. Thanks for your ongoing support and kind words.


HE WAKA EKE NOA - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER


Aroha nui, Mr O

WELCOME TO VOGELTOWN SCHOOL

A massive welcome to all our new families and whanau to Vogeltown School this week.

Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai.


Welcome to:

Munro Ludick (Rm 6)


Welcome to Vogeltown, we know you will really enjoy your time with us!


Nau mai, Haere mai.

FROM OUR CLASS REPS - RM 10

From Indi:

Hi am Indi. I am one of Room 10's Class Reps. My favourite colour is ocean blue. I have a dog he is an American Staffy his name is Ice. I like skiing, hockey, biking, swimming and pretty much every sport.In the summer holidays every year me and my family go out to Urenui. We have two caravans.

Im looking forward to being term one and two class rep. I look forward to working with all the kids on lots of projects round the school.


From Elsie:

Hello! I’m Elsie, one of the class reps for Room 10, Term 1 and 2. (I enjoy hanging out with my friends and going swimming) :D

What it takes to be a leader:

I think that to be a leader you have to be all of the IROCK values and more!

(-Inclusive-Responsible-Original-Courageous-Kind)

I think that you also need to be well-rounded, meaning you're involved in lots of activities and sports and things like that.

For those of you who want to give it a shot:

I suggest if you wanna try it out you might as well but if you don't get it. You still have one last try! (term 3 and 4)

From Elsie:)


ROAD PATROL

Kia ora whanau,


Mr George is still after some help with road patrol. Any volunteers for road patrol need to be fully vaccinated. We still have a few spaces we are trying to fill on the following dates:


* Monday morning

* Tuesday morning

* Tuesday afternoon

* Wednesday morning

* Wednesday afternoon


Thanks to all our parents/caregivers who are currently giving us a hand with road patrol, we really appreciate it!

LUCKY BOOK CLUB

Lucky Book Club brochures have gone out to classes this week. Please note we are not accepting cash payments. Orders can be made online following the instructions in the catalogue. You can either download the "Book Clubs Loop NZ" app from the App Store or Google Play store, and order through the app, or go online to https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/Login.aspx

If you haven't placed an online order before, you will need to register yourself on that website.

COVID-19 - 'RED' SETTING - 'UPDATE'

We are entering a period of schooling over the next few weeks that will be a bit chaotic. As we have seen in other local schools, the Omicron variant of Covid is beginning to spread.


As a result of recent cases and numbers nationally going up, we have begun an even more cautious approach at Vogeltown.


Beginning next week we will become 3 islands at Vogeltown. We are lucky that by geography our school is actually 2 schools.

From next week (until we feel safe enough to discontinue) we will:


  1. Not have any buddy class activities happening across sites.

  2. No duty swaps across sites

  3. Juniors will not be using the library from Monday 21/2

  4. No staff meetings together in person

  5. Syndicate meetings will still happen, but spaced out

  6. We will be limiting all interaction across the sites

  7. Paetoki and Huatoki teams, from Monday, will have different break times


We are doing these things, as well as the protocols we already had in place, to help slow the spread at Vogeltown School. Our goal is to keep the staff, students and community as safe as we can.


Our response to Omicron at Vogeltown School will be dependent on various scenarios that could play out within our school community. At all times we will be following the requirements set out by the Ministries of Health and Education.

Scenario One: Business as usual. School is open for all students. For any students needing to isolate at home, we will provide access to distance learning (learning from home).
Scenario Two: Cases within the school community are affecting student and staff attendance for extended periods of time. We will move to a mixed model of onsite learning and distance learning (learning from home).
Scenario Three: Cases within the school and community are significantly affecting student and staff attendance for extended periods of time and onsite school programmes cannot operate. We will move to distance learning (learning from home) only.

Scenario Four: Case numbers are such that the school cannot operate in any capacity. School is closed. No learning options are available.


Communication

We will communicate with all families through Facebook, email and the Skool Loop app. If we need to contact families of individual classes, we will do this through Seesaw. If it is an emergency, then this will be communicated through our eTAP (SMS) system via text or email.

If you, or anyone in your family have contact with a 'close contact' or someone in your family is a confirmed 'close contact' please let Jeremy know.


Thanks again whanau - He waka eke noa, We are all in this together!

CONGRATULATIONS - WHANAU LEADERS 2022

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Congratulations to our Whanau Leaders for 2022. These awesome learners will be in charge of whanau events this year! They begin their role next week and will be in charge of sorting out some new whanau leader shirts for the school.


Kakariki: Madeline O'Connor and Cruise Rosser-Reynolds

Karaka: Marco Korff and Chloe Farmer

Whero: Katelyn Wang and Dylan Venables

Kahurangi: Owen Muir and Tatum Francis

Kowhai: Taylah-Bree Heke (not in the photo) and Quinn Hall


The Whanau leaders will also be helping our Miss Fleming with our focus on 'Healthy active learning' this year that we are doing with the support of Sport Taranaki.


Tu Meke team - we look forward to watching these leaders grow in their role over the year.

FOUR YEAR OLD FRIDAY DATES - TERM 1 2022

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PRINCIPAL AWARDS

Congratulations to all the Taranaki (Junior) kids that were given Principal Awards last Friday. We gave out the awards on Monday. Check out the awesome photo of our recipients below:


Rm 1: Azariyah Gear and Zachary Wright

Rm 2: Theo Cowley and Felicity Donovan

Rm 3: DJ Kuvarji and Claude Nguyen

Rm 4: Malachi Robinson and Vega Collins (not pictured)

Rm 6: Emelia Stirling and Brody Stokell


Tu Meke whanau!

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SYNDICATE AWARDS - TARANAKI TEAM (JUNIORS) WEEK 3, TERM 1 2022

Tu Meke to our Junior Syndicate award winners from Week 3, Term 1.


Check out the awesome photo below. Our Huatoki and Paetoki winners will be in next weeks newsletter!

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SPORTS NEWS

2022 Sports Registrations


There are still a few spots that we would like to try and find players for.


Touch Rugby - We are still looking for:


  • year 3/4 - boys or girls
  • year 5/6 - girls
Games are played on a Wednesday afternoon at Hickford Park in Bell Block. The season starts on Wed 23 Feb and runs for 6 weeks.



Cricket:

  • Incrediball (Yr3-6) Friday nights from 5.30pm - we need 1 more player please


Please sign in to your Kindo account to view all the details. Any new families can use the following link to sign up to Kindo. http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/kindo-shop/


If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me on michelle.sleep@vogeltown.school.nz

LEARNERS CORNER

Check out this awesome piece of writing from Bianca in Rm 12.


Tu Meke Bianca!

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SENIOR SIDE - CLASS WORK ON THE WALLS

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Miss Wohler who got married today! She now becomes known as Mrs Lewis. I know the day would have gone brilliantly!


Also, next weekend, congratulations to Miss Bleasdale who is getting married next Saturday! A massive congrats to Jillian and Sam! We can not wait to see the photos!

VS BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays this week -


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


GARDNER William

LUDICK Munro

WALKER Willow

ROYCROFT Akelia

CHAPMAN Dylan

JOHNSON-ORANGE Kyan


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM!

VOGELTOWN SCHOOL CALENDAR 2022

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/

FEBRUARY

23 February - Whanau Fiesta (Postponed till Term 4)

22 - 24 February - Yr 6 Water Safety (at the Aquatic centre)

MARCH
11 March - Teacher Only Day (VS staff are doing First Aid training)

14 March - TARANAKI ANNIVERSARY (No School)

16 March - Whanau Tryathlon

17 March - Syndicate Tryathlons

18 March - Four Year Old Friday 9:30am - 11:00am

29 March BOT meeting 6:30pm - 8:30pm

APRIL

6 April - Learning Conferences (night 1) 2:00pm - 7:30pm

7 April - Learning Conferences (night 2) 2:00pm - 7:30pm

13 April - Starting School the VS way evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm

14 April - Last day of Term 1 2021

15 April - GOOD FRIDAY (No School)

MAY

2 May - Start of Term 2

2022 TERM DATES

Here are the term dates for Vogeltown School in 2022.


* Within these terms we have only one Teacher Only Day.

We have organised this day to tie in with the Teacher Only Day at Highlands Intermediate.


TERM 1

1 February - 14 April

* Includes Waitangi Day 7 February, 11 March TOD, Taranaki Anniversary 14 March, Good Friday 15 April

TERM 2

2 May - 8 July

* 6 May Queen's Birthday and 24 June Matariki day

TERM 3

25 July - 30 September

TERM 4

17 October - 16 December

* includes 24 October Labour Day.

OUR JUNIOR SCHOOL CARVING

After 6 years of searching, Mr George found out what our Junior school carving means - we knew we had the details somewhere!


The Junior school carving has a great link with the Senior school carvings. Have a read about what this awesome taonga at our school means.

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MR O'S FRIENDLY REMINDERS

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) Please be courteous before and after school with parking around the school sites. We have lots of kids and not enough parks, so please allow time to get to school and be patient around the streets.


3) If you, or anyone in your family is a 'close contact' of Omicron, please let Jeremy know asap.

Thanks whanau

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


Enjoy your weekend, stay safe and be kind!


On behalf of the Vogeltown team,

Ka kite ano


Jeremy Ogle - Principal/Tumuaki

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