Vogeltown, Taranaki

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Basic information
Local authority New Plymouth
North New Plymouth centre
Northeast Brooklands
East Highlands Park
West Frankleigh Park
Northwest Westown

Vogeltown is a suburb of New Plymouth, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located to the southeast of the city centre and east of Frankleigh Park.[1] The suburb was named after Sir Julius Vogel,[2] Prime Minister of New Zealand in the 1870s.


Vogeltown School[3] is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 6 and a roll of 298 as of 2015.[4] The school was established in temporary premises in July 1915 and moved to its own site in May 1919.[5]

New Plymouth Seventh Day Adventist School is a state integrated full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 36 as of 2015.[6]

Both schools are coeducational.


  1. ^ North Island Provincial Town Maps (5th ed.). Wises Maps. p. 93. 
  2. ^ "European Place Names". Encyclopedia of New Zealand (1966). 
  3. ^ Vogeltown School Official Web Site www.vogeltown.school.nz
  4. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Vogeltown School". Ministry of Education. 
  5. ^ G. H. Davey. "History of Vogeltown School 1915 - 1965". Archived from the original on 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - New Plymouth Seventh Day Adventist School". Ministry of Education. 

Further reading[edit]



  • Wright, Henry R. (1974). "Vogeltown Methodist Church: a brief history". New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Vogeltown Methodist Church. 


  • "Vogeltown School 1915-1990". New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Vogeltown School Committee. 1990. 
  • Davey, George H. (comp.) (1966). "History of Vogeltown School: 1915-1965". New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: The School. 
  • Hammonds, Bruce (1983). "Towards a more informed vision: creating an environment for quality learning". Palmerston North, [N.Z.]: Palmerston North College of Education. 

Coordinates: 39°4′42″S 174°4′47″E / 39.07833°S 174.07972°E / -39.07833; 174.07972