Centenary Registration

Centenary Countdown:

Click here to view our countdown timer!

Have you registered for the centenary yet? Don’t leave it till the last minute!


Latest Updates:

Click here to view our August newsletter: Centenary Newsletter – August

IMG_20150914_113122Click here to download:  Centenary Wall Order Form

Our first plaques have arrived back from the engravers and they look very good.  This is to give you an indication of what you can write on the plaque and what they look like.  We can’t wait to get these adhered to the wall!

Click here to downloadCentenary 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’s  Dinner and Dance  at the La Mer Lounge is $60.00 per adult.
  • Payments can be made by cheque or internet banking or cash/eftpos (only available at school office). See registration form for details.
  • Registrations forms must be received no later than 1 October 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 Wall:

stone wallThis centenary project provides past and present students, staff and others associated with the school, an opportunity to buy a permanent historic plaque commemorating their time at Vogeltown. These will be mounted on the back of the Centenary Wall.


Former Vogeltowner Mr Darryl Hine was approached to build IMG_20150506_084158the Centenary Wall at the entrance of the junior school.  Darryl has fond memories of his time at Vogeltown, and still lives in the area.

Click here for further information: Centenary Wall Order Form

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
  • 1.00 pm – Exhibition sports games with Central School (our nemesis!)
  • mf226.00 pm – Get Together Evening at the school (light supper provided), cash bar available
  • 6.30 pm – Welcome and performing arts presentations from Vogeltown School students
  • 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, speeches, Jubilee Cake, raising the flags, ringing of the school bell, time capsule unveiling
  • 11.00 am – decade photos by PhotoLife Ltd, complimentary morning tea
  • 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:
  • 10.00 am – Final Farewell – your last chance to catch up with friends and join in with our good ol’ fashioned family fun fete!
  • tug-o-wars, egg & spoon, 3-legged races, sack races – bring the family!
  • 12.00 pm – BBQ lunch provided  for registered guests (sponsored by the Home & School Assn)
  • coffee cart, ice cream truck, bouncy castle and Photo Booth will also be onsite so make sure you bring your loose change!
  • BBQ sausages, hamburgers, kebab sticks, cake/sweets, cold drinks will be on sale for non-registered family members and friends


The Centenary Committee is offering the following merchandise to remember the jubilee celebrations: (click here to view items)

  • Centenary Book – $15.00 – Will be posted out after the event
  • Coffee mug – $8.00
  • Metal Drink bottle – $10.00
  • Cap (black & white)  – $15.00

These items must be pre-ordered (along with payment with your registration form) no later than 1 October to ensure supply.  Limited stock will be available to purchase at the celebrations, however we strongly recommend pre-ordering to avoid missing out.


Want to know who’s coming to the Centenary Celebrations?

Listed below are our attendees (in order of registration receipt): This will be continuously updated leading up to Labour Weekend.

Don’t see a name that should be here?  Let them know about the centenary!!

Eileen Mandell  nee: Dormer Raymond Sleep
Cynthia Coomber  nee: Canham Barry Owen Cronin
Ellen Cash  nee: Christoffel Dave Burton
Michelle Moen  nee: King Ian Robertson
Robyn Roland  nee: Fraser Steven King
Dawn Kyle  nee: Russell Roger Brandt
Barbara Gartner  nee: Case Andrew Little
Andrea Tait  nee: Cox Trevor Snowden
Calvin, Matthew and Jessica Tait Paul Cooney
Yvonne Burr  nee: Black John Hanning
Barbara Lonsdale  nee: Cocker Neville Christiansen
Vivenne Jones nee: Bretherton Graham Cochrane
Nolene Hughes  nee: Quin Donald Putt
Lee Singer  nee: Mayhead Terry Stowers
Irene Gardiner  nee: Fowler Sydney Honeyfield
Audrey Ansell  nee: Bretherton Ashley Murray
Joan Hewitt  nee: Russell Michael Kruse
Patricia Keinzley  nee: Fowler George Honnor
Marlene Gauld  nee: King Barry Cardiff
Georgia Wills Frederick Coldrick
Raylee Clark  nee: Black Nelson Lattimer
Luanne Gooch nee: Russ Trevor Ashman
Marion Adlam  nee: Orams Graham Flannagan
Anne Hawkins  nee: Vinnicombe Owen Paton
Kaysha Penniall Alistair Duncan
Shellwyn Roebuck  nee: Chen Neville Carmichael
Heather Lofthouse  nee: Spence Rob Riley
Valerie Vickers  nee: Riley Rex Rutherford
Flora Margaret Lister  nee: Hetherington Maurice Cowley
Geraldine Rose  nee: Putt Owen Sutton
Joan Marshall  nee: Prentice Graham Hill
Avis Marshall  nee: Mason Donald Dickson
Katherine Earby  nee: Elliot John H Honnor
Diana Hoskin  nee: Maindonald Ted Bretherton
Betty Burgham  nee: Carmichael Lewis MacLeod
Linda Agar  nee: Clow Bruce Hinton
Mitchell, Hannah and Nathan Agar Josh Stirling
Heather Clow  nee: Robertson Grant Rutherford
Sharon Sheehan Gary Alchin
Jill Emeny  nee: Wheeler John Terris
Beryl Day  nee: Chuen Gavin Griffin
Alison Downs  nee: Chuen Gavin Sutherland
Sandra Fox Perry Richards  (Alchin)
Sheila Parker Richard Hales
Noelene Gilbert  nee: Dixon Colin Cook
Duanne Te Awa  nee: Chew Ron Schlup
Raewyn Tomasi Phil Gayton
Heather Oliver  nee: Jennings Bill Phillips
Elspeth Honey  nee: Paton Donald (Tony) Fraser
Maureen Cottam  nee: Riley Peter Saxton
Glennis Bridgeman  nee: Alchin Noel Saxton
Louise Tester Denis Sole
Jan Dew  nee: Low Richard Cardiff
Elsie Archer  nee: Honeyfield Tom Lancaster
Fiona Amer  nee: McKee Bruce Bithell
Susan McAree  nee: Peters Lou Donnelly
Pamela Bird  nee: Prentice Mike George
Pauline Haigh  nee: Butcher Jeremy Ogle
Leonie Jacobs  nee: Hatcher Colin Sarten
Phyllis Ford  nee: Taylor Robin Neal
Caroline Irving  nee: Meo Leo Neal
Sandra Garman  nee: Harper Nelson Cook
Jane Hann  nee: Kennedy Frederick Brooking
Janice Chinnery-Brown Mike Donnelly
Marlene Ridley  nee: Prentice
Frances Newman  nee: Page
Lee Newland
Lynnette Orams  nee: Hayward
Jeanette Cronin  nee: Taylor
Gladys Hansen  nee: Franklin
Kathleen McAlpine  nee: Honnor
Sheryl Jones  nee: Williams
Glenys O’Keeffe  nee: Hayward
Catherine McKee  nee: Robertson
Tracey Tompkins
Val King
Ngaire Anderson
Beryl O’Keeffe  nee: Bellringer
Jill Bennett  nee: Sleeman
Cherie Smith  nee: Hill
Sandra Weir  nee: Hetherington
Sandra Peri  nee: McMahon
Linda Sleep
Kay Christoffersen-Bates  nee: Lambert
Maureen Davidson  nee: Andrews
Anne McMahon
Rachel Pretty
Chris Johnston-Low
Irene Kemp  nee: Fraser
Karla Kemp
Lesley Lash
Any queries?

Click here to email: The Centenary Committee

Newsletter #20

Click here to view: Newsletter No 20 – 2nd July 2015

Highlights include: principal’s award recipients, sports news, 100 year celebrations, centenary countdown,  winter raffle winners.IMG_4317

A panoramic photo of the senior school taken this week during the gumboot throwing final with Whero taking out first place.

shirt groupStudents are placed into Whanau groups with other family members when enrolled at school.  Several Whanau events are held each year ranging from the competitive cross country and triathlons to the lets-not-take-ourselves-too-seriously Whanau sing-off .You can purchase Vogeltown Whanau T-shirts (kids sizes 6 – 12) at the office for $20.00 each.

  • Kakariki – green
  • Kowhai – yellow
  • Whero – red
  • Kahurangi – blue
  • Karaka – orange

Newsletter #14

shirt groupClick here to view: Newsletter No 14 – 21st May 2015

Highlights include: Principal’s Award Recipients, Dads & Daughters Breakfast, Four Year Old Fridays, Centenary update, Winter Raffle, Sports draws & news… and much much more!

Our fabulous girls are modelling our whanau shirts which are available from the office for $20 in kids sizes 6 – 14.  These are used for whanau events throughout the year.  Simply stunning!

Newsletter #13

Click here to view: Newsletter No 13 – 13th May 2015

Highlights include: Life Ed, Dads & Daughters, Centenary Countdown, Mother’s Day Raffle, sports news and draws.


Centenary Wall – to commemorate our 100th birthday, we are erecting a new wall at the junior school entrance.  Old boy of the school Daryl Hine is  keen to get this finished in the next week or so – very exciting!  Plaques will be available for present and former Vogeltowners to purchase so watch this space for more details!