Monthly Archives: February 2018


Kia ora Vogeltown whanau,

Unless we have any changes over the weekend, Vogeltown will be OPEN on Monday 26/2/18.

It is over to individual families to you send your child if you are still concerned about their health and safety. If your child is sick, please keep them home. Contact the office if your child will be away.

We are asking that every child come to school with at least 750ml of drinkable water in a named drink bottle. We will have ‘some’ safe drinking water at school to help refill bottles if required.

We have hand sanitizer in each room for kids to use after going to the toilet.

Swimming will still go ahead as normal over the week. We will be having a senior and junior assembly Monday morning to talk with the Kids about the situation and procedures.

We will continue the process above until we are notified by NPDC that the water is safe.

Looking forward to Monday, have a great weekend whanau!

Mr O and VS BOT


Kia ora whanau, thank you for your patience. This has been a tough last 24hours trying to sort through all communication channels and make the best decision for our school. As a result, Vogeltown will be closed tomorrow (Friday 23/2) but will definitely be open Monday. We have some health and safety procedures to put in place tomorrow ready for Monday.
Thanks for your patience whanau. Mr O


Well this is nearly unheard of, but we have been advised this evening that the boil water policy could be in place for the next 7 days. The Ministry of Education are going to bring water in to schools for drinking, but this will not be available till Friday at the earliest. Based on this information, both myself and our VS BOT chair have decided to close the school for tomorrow (Thursday 22/2). We will reassess this situation at 1pm tomorrow and update you all on Facebook, our app, by text and on our website.

Thanks for your support today whanau, a trying day for all. It is not often we have to close a school, so enjoy your day with the family!

Mr O