Newsletter No 30 – 30 October

mf22Click here to view: No: 30 – 30th October 2014

Highlights include: ERO report 2014, Marae Visit, Road Patrol, Puke Ariki Visits, Kapa Haka, Huatoki Domain, … and much more!

Our inaugral Arts Festival was held end of term 3 with performances from our Choir, Kapa Haka, Jump Jam, Ukulele and Percussion Groups.  Well done to everyone who took part – it was a fantastic evening!

Education Review Office Final Report 2014

Education Review OfficeThe Education Review Office (ERO) just released it’s 2014 report. We’re thrilled with the report and excited to be able to continue building on our unique schools strengths.

Report snapshot

Conclusion
A broad curriculum provides appropriate opportunities for all learners to achieve success. Responsive teaching programmes encourage high levels of learner engagement, progress and achievement. A collaborative leadership team promotes teacher reflection and inquiry. Trustees and leaders have high expectations for schoolwide improvement. Further development of evaluative review and inquiry is a next step. Continue reading

Owae Marae

Owae MaraeVogeltown School will be visiting Owae Marae in Waitara, 22 – 23rd October, with the senior students staying overnight on Wednesday.  This is a unique way to learn about, experience, and celebrate Maori culture within our community.

Senior students should have received a permission form including costs and further information, that needs to be filled in and returned to school.  Parents and caregivers are most welcome to join us for all, or part of the experience.

Newsletter No: 27 – 18 September 2014

nukes 4Click here to view: No: 27 – 18th Sept 2014

Highlights include: marae visit, music festival, sports news, uniforms, junior classrooms, school lunches and much much more!

We were very fortunate to have The Nukes perform at our school last week – this talented trio of ukulele players from West Auckland enthralled the audience, young and slightly older alike.  You can learn more about The Nukes at http://www.thenukes.co.nz/