Centenary Registration

Click here to download the registration formCentenary Registration Form100 years sign

  • Please ensure numbers attending are clearly written on the registration form for catering purposes.
  • Paper copies are available from the school office, or email the centenary team to get one sent out to you.
  • Registration fees: $40.00 per adult (18 years +), $10.00 per child (5 – 18 years). Includes entry to all events except dinner on Saturday Evening.
  • Saturday Dinner and Dance $60.00 per adult.
  • Payments can be made by cheque or internet banking. See registration form for details.
  • Registrations forms must be received by 25 September 2015 to ensure your place at the celebrations.

Return your completed registration form along with payment to:

The Centenary Committee, 37 Huatoki Street, New Plymouth 4310

or email to: vogeltownschool100years@gmail.com

Centenary Programme:

Friday 23 October:
  • 10.00 am – Registration desk open all day – school open for viewing
  • 11.30 am – Special school assembly in the hall
  •  1.00pm – Exhibition interschool sports games
  • 6.00 pm – Get Together Evening at the school (light supper provided), cash bar available
  • 7.00 pm – Welcome and performing arts presentations
  • 10.00 pm Evening finishes
Saturday 24 October:
  •  9.30 am – Registration desk open, complimentary tea/coffee provided throughout the morning’s activities
  • 10.00 am – Welcome, tree plantings, decade/class photos
  • 11.30 am – Speeches, Jubilee Cake, raising the flags, ringing of the school bell, time capsule
  • 12.30 pm – Morning activities finish
  • Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 2.55.25 pm 5.30 pm – Pre-dinner drinks (cash bar) Dinner & Dance at La Mer Lounge, Pukekura Function Centre, Pukekura Raceway
  •  6.30 pm – Karakia, dinner served (additional cost per person) followed by a live band
Sunday 25 October:
  • 10.30 am – Final Farewell – your last chance to catch up with friends and join in with good ol’ fashioned family fun
  • 12.00 pm – BBQ lunch provided (sponsored by the Home & School Assn)
Any queries?

Click here to email: The Centenary Committee

Mark Luff

luff 10 - CopyIt was with sadness that we said farewell to Mr Mark Luff at the end of last year.  Mark had been at the helm of Vogeltown School for 9 years and in that time saw the roll grow from 120 to over 300 students.

His easy going style of leadership allowed students and staff alike to flourish with his ‘work hard – play hard’ attitude.  His passion for the students and their learning was evident by his commitment to his role as principal.

He was never one to shy away from hard work, or to get stuck in with the students on the field.  His jokes and antics around school will not be forgotten quickly – except the jokes maybe…

“He is a great principal and always looks after us kids, and makes sure we are safe.”

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” He is an inspiring leader, always ready to listen to ideas, and let people run with them. I wish him all the best for his journey at Highlands.”

We wish Mark all the very best for his new position as principal at Highlands xc2Intermediate, and he will be sorely missed.

From the team at Vogeltown.


Earthquake Remedial Work

As you will have noticed the senior school playground has been overtaken by temporary classrooms. There are now three onsite. The arrival of the classrooms is in preparation for the start of the earthquake strengthening works that are required for C block (known as the middle block) and the hall. What this means for three classes is, they will be spending term one in one of these three temporary classrooms.

Details about which classes are affected have been communicated with the end of year reports. Having the construction work on site during term one is going to be disruptive, but be assured we will be working hard with the contractor to minimise disruption to the school and our neighbours.

The Ministry of Education, TBIG (project managers) and the School have approved the final design for the works and the main contractor is in the process of being appointed. We are nearly there, and all going to plan the main contractor will be in place before Christmas. The building works will start during the holidays (as early as 5 January). The anticipated completion date is towards the end of term one.  Please be careful if you are in school grounds during this time, as the contractor will be moving a lot of equipment onsite.

As well as the main earthquake works the Board of Trustees has committed additional monies to improve the insulation, heating and lighting in block C, replace some windows, refurbish the middle toilet block as well as external painting on some buildings. The school will look fabulous when finished, and will set us up for a great centenary year in 2015!

We will continue to keep you updated via Facebook over the holidays, and in the newsletter in 2015. Thanks for your ongoing support and patience.

Merry Christmas and may you all have a fun-filled relaxing and safe holiday.

The Board of Trustees

(Ashley, Louise, Nita, Blair, Linda and Philly)