After months of research, design and planning, and construction, our Vogeltown Flagpole Bungee Group were present for the official unveiling of our amazing flagpoles (one at the junior and one at the senior sites). Well done Mrs Parker and the bungee group, these flagpoles represent the VS Way!
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)
Click here to view: No 36 – 11 December 2014
This is our final newsletter for 2014. Highlights include: 2015 classrooms and teachers, open letter from Mr Luff, BoT, sports draws, term 1 school activities, reading… and there’s still more!
People say working with kids and animals is a recipe for disaster. We firmly put that theory to rest after a very successful Pet Day last week. Animals of all sizes, shapes and textures joined us for a morning of animal antics. Teddies and other soft toys were also invited to attend the day with most of them being exceptionally well behaved. Check out our facebook page for more photos.
Click here to view: No 32 13th Nov 2014
Highlights this week include: Best of the Best, Talent Quest, classroom info, School Hangi, pet day, sports draws and much much more!
The beginning of the year saw the Home & School commit substantial funds towards the purchase of new sports uniforms. These have made our sports and performance teams look very smart as you can see by the photo.
Click 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!