General Information

The following information should answer any questions you have about Vogeltown School. If you have further questions/queries/concerns please contact the school. Our aim is to ensure the transition to Vogeltown School is seamless and that the children quickly become part of our school community. If you have further questions/queries/concerns, please contact us.

Newsletters are available every Friday.  These are emailed and are also available on Facebook and Skool Loop.


Reading – Children will bring home a reading book most nights. Your child will have read this reader at school and please let them read it with you at home. They will also have a notebook with the name of the book in it, please sign this notebook to indicate whether your child has read or not.

Alphabet Chart – Some children will bring home an alphabet chart in their home reading folder so that they can learn the letter names and sounds.

School Entry Assessment
When your child has been at school for approximately 6 weeks they will be tested on a range of tasks making reference to numeracy and literacy. After the test, this assessment task and other classroom observations and assessments will be used as part of a parent teacher conference where goals will be set.

Learning Conferences
(Parent–Teacher Interviews)
Formal Parent – Teacher meetings take place on approximately week eight of Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 and at the end of Term 4 (end of the school year) there is a written report summing up the years progress. We welcome meetings outside these times if there are any concerns.

Parent Help at School
All parents, caregivers and extended family are welcome to visit the classroom or to help with selected programmes identified by the teacher.

Activities you could help with are:

  • Reading
  • Hear children read in a small group or individual situation
  • Supervise independent reading tasks
  • Writing
  • Supervise groups of children writing
  • Help children with their activities

If you were able to assist at school we would love to hear from you.

Our Mission asks children to take a growing responsibility for their own behaviour. The school has a Discipline Plan which we are happy to share with parents if requested.

Road Patrols and Pedestrian Crossings
Road Patrol is on duty from 8:30am to 8:55am and from 2:55pm to 3:15pm.  We ask that parents please use the pedestrian crossing at times.  Bikes and scooters are to be walked across the crossing.  Volunteer parents act as supervisors - we are always looking for more helpers, please contact the Senior Office if you are able to help.

Junior School Drive – No Car Access
Please - NO cars to be driven down the Junior School Drive because this puts children at risk.

Assemblies are held fortnightly on Fridays at 11.30 am. Each class or syndicate holds an assembly each term and parents concerned are invited to attend. These are not concerts, but a chance for the class to share their work with the school.

Bus Trips/Visits/Performances
During the year, classes may visit various locations (e.g. museum, art gallery, other schools etc).  A form with information will come home for you to read and sign.

Home & School Committee
This committee meets on a Tuesday at 7.00 p.m.in the staffroom to arrange social functions and fundraising activities. Dates for these meetings are advertised through the school newsletter and via our facebook page.  Parents are welcome to come along and check out what the Home & School do.

Dental Clinic
Vogeltown students usually attend the Te Henui Dental Clinic. Parents are responsible for taking the children to the clinic when appointments are issued.

After School Care
This service is provided on normal school days by the YMCA in the senior school block. Details about fees etc can be obtained by contacting the YMCA directly on 06 758 3666

If your child requires medication to be taken at school, please ensure a Medication Administration Authority form is filled out at the school office. All medication is kept at either the senior or junior office.  Medication is not permitted to be kept in school bags.

Sun Smart
Vogeltown is a SunSmart School. Parents are strongly advised to provide children with sunscreen and bucket-style sunhats. Children must wear a bucket hat during the summer months.  If they do not have one they must sit in the shade. Vogeltown bucket hats are available to purchase from the Senior Office for $17.00.

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