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

News No:6 – 12 March

1958 staffClick here to view: No 6 – 12 March 2015

Highlights include: New Principal appointment, learning conferences, spellathon 2015, senior swimming sports, weetbix tryathlon, sports news and much more!

As part of our centenary, we’ve uncovered photos dating back decades.  This photo is a staff photo from 1958!  Do you know any of these people?  We’d love to hear from you!

News #5 – 5 March 2015

1921 std 6 classClick here to view: Newsletter No: 5 – 5 March 2015

Highlights include: spellathlon, swimming, weetbix tryathlon, lost property, sports news.

This photo is from 1920 – these children would have seen the original school building being built!  We have currently at Vogeltown a forth generation student whose great- grandparent is in this photo!  That’s what makes our school so wonderful – seeing parents bringing their own children here.

Our centenary is coming up on Labour Weekend this year so if you attended Vogeltown School you are welcome to join us for the celebrations.  Click here to see the latest information or to contact 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.”

“His jokes are so funny!”photo 41

” 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.