Welcome Back to 2021!

Kia ora koutou to our Vogeltown whanau, welcome to the end of our first week of 2021 at Vogeltown – didn’t that week fly past quickly! It has been great to catch up with our families, it sounds like you all had a great Xmas break with your families and whanau.

It has been an amazing first week of the school year with happy faces everywhere! It is so good to have our Vogeltown family back together and we have welcomed 20 new learners and their families to Vogeltown as well this week. As Captain William Hobson said at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi – “He iwi tahi tatou’ — We are now one people.

Term 1 is shaping up to be a very busy term full of great activities! We will keep you all in the loop with communication of the activities over the term through our normal portals. We use our Facebook page (go and like us), Skool loop app (free download) our school calendar (see link below) and our newsletter. We are also using ‘Seesaw’ in the classrooms this year. This is an amazing tool for the teachers and links to individual classes. Last year, this was invaluable when we went into lockdown, so please scan the QR code your child(ren) are bringing home and download this app.

A massive thanks to everyone who has returned the communication sheet we sent out this week. We rely on this to update our school systems and hopefully you will have read all the ways we try to communicate with our families.

Our teams are beginning the year with units of work around getting to know their class, themselves and their teachers – making connections. We will then move to units of work about our link with the Huatoki river, early New Plymouth and their class bird. The Paetoki (senior) team will be doing lots of post camp work and bonding at camp!

Jeremy Ogle – Principal/Tumuaki

Aroha nui, Mr O

Whole school together for lunch on the first Friday back
1st Assembly for 2021 – our Powhiri to welcome our new learners!