We have had a week of ‘Try’athlons at Vogeltown this week.

We began with the ‘Whanau Tryathlon, expertly organised by Mr Ransfield! We had so much fun with teams consisting of one junior, one middle and one senior. each person in the team ran (junior), swam (middle) and biked (senior). Awesome day whanau!!

We then had the syndicate tryathlons on Thursday, followed by the Kindy tryathlon on Friday! Whew, what a week!!

Thanks to the parents and caregivers for coming along and supporting the kids.

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What an awesome adventure we had! We are currently studying ‘Ako o te wai’ which is the study of water. The Middle and Senior Syndicate are studying the Huatoki River and the Juniors are looking at the Rocky Shore.

We left school on buses (all 360 of us) to the Puke Ariki landing where we looked at the Huatoki river that runs past our school and comes out at the Sea.

We then walked to Ngamotu Beach. Unfortuantely when we got there it rained so we had to come home! :( But that is what adventures are all about!! Well done whanau!

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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year whanau!

Welcome back to Vogeltown School for 2017 and welcome to our 20 new students for 2017, we hope that you find you

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Teachers and classes for 2017 are:


Rm 1 Mrs Adrienne Treadway, Rm 2 Mrs Heather Oliver, Rm 3 Mrs Lee Newland (AP), Rm 4 Miss Emma King, Rm 5 Mrs Jo Harold, Rm 6 Mrs Katie Stone & Mrs Leeanne Lash,


Rm 7 Mrs Linda Sleep, Rm 9 Mrs Laura Seed, Rm 11 Mrs Sheila Parker (DP), Rm 13 Mr Tom Lancaster


Rm 8 Mr Mike George (DP), Rm 10 Mr Nathan Ransfield, Rm 12 Mr Josh Stirling, Rm 14 Ms Rachel Pretty.

Any new enrolments for 2017 that we do not already know about, please come and see me, Mr Ogle on Thursday 26th January – I have blocked out this day to see new students and whanau.

Our School zone is in the final throws of being put in place. Please see the VS Zoning tab at the top of our web page to see the map. At this stage we are not able to take any more students in to our middle school (Yr 3 and 4) as these classes are at capacity (31+). However, if you are in the zone, then please feel free to come and see us!

If you are looking for stationery lists, then please see the tab at the top labelled Stationery link

All dates for Term 1 are on the calendar Рplease see the tab at the top of the web page labelled Calendar link

We are looking forward to a dynamic year!! :)

Mr O.


Rm 12 Game show’s!

Rm 12 have been working hard on developing their oral language. Part of their unit was to develop a game show as a group and present this to the class. They had a lot of fun doing this and it was great to see the oral language confidence coming out! Well done Rm 12.

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See some of the game shows recorded here on Mr Stirling’s youtube channel: