As we did last year, Vogeltown and Bell Block school were the co-hosts of the North Taranaki Rippa Rugby tournament! It was another awesome day, supported by Jack Kirifi and the TRFU team, NPBHS boys who were the refs, the Vogeltown Home and School who provided a BBQ and the awesome students from 19 different schools, involving 640 kids! A big thanks to Mr Stirling for sorting teams, taking practices and being awesome! Thanks for all the support from the sidelines too. Here are some photos of the event.
The tradition continues, although this year with a bit more focus on our local curriculum and area. Today we walked all the way from our school and followed our river (awa) ‘The Huatoki’ all the way to the ocean. That is why our school is known as Te Kura O Huatoki in maori, the school beside the Huatoki. Now we know every kid at Vogeltown has walked from the school, followed the Huatoki till it ends. It was an awesome day!
At Vogeltown we promote healthy eating. We promote water for drinking (no fizzy drinks) and make sure we hydrate during the day with our drink bottles in the class.
We are lucky to have a very small number of students who do not have any lunch – and we can provide for them. However we have a big number of students who have lunchboxes crammed with lots of packets of food – of which very little is healthy. To keep it simple and affordable, we have come up with ‘The ideal healthy Vogeltown lunchbox’. (See the picture below) it does not need to be processed or expensive.
Remember we are a ‘PACK IN, PACK OUT’ school so all packaging brought to school goes home as well. Thanks for helping us make Vogeltown a health(ier) and tidier community school.
A big welcome back to our returning whanau and our new whanau as we transition in to 2019! We are looking forward to another great year here at Vogeltown!
You will notice some subtle, and some not so subtle, changes around the school for the 2019 – see if you can spot them!
We welcome Mr Brent Bishop to Rm 8 as Mr George will be a walking DP for the school this year – I know you will all welcome Mr Bishop in the ‘Vogeltown Way’.
We begin this year on Feb 4th at 9am. We will be having a Powhiri for the students at 11.30am on this day.