Te Puru School
Newsletter Term 2 2016 - Week 2
A Message from our Principal
Tena koutou katoa, nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa.
Greetings parents, whanau and members of our school community.
Welcome to the following new students to our school. We know that you will really enjoy being part of our student community:
If anyone knows of other families in our area or in Thames that would like to consider enrolling their child(ren) here at Te Puru School, please encourage them to contact Tania in the office in order to come out and have a guided tour around the school and through classrooms. We do have spaces available for students who live outside our enrolment scheme area.
Yesterday, students from Y5/6 (2 teams) and Y7/8 (2 teams) represented our school at the Thames Inter-School Rippa Tournament.
I watched several games played by each of our teams and was really impressed by the teamwork and skill level. This hasn’t happened overnight and is thanks to the many hours of coaching and the experience of Scott Sell. Both Y5/6 teams and one of the Y7/8 teams have qualified for the Thames Valley Finals in Paeroa. The Y7/8 team that missed out on qualifying only needed to score one more try.
Thanks also to the parents who supported Scott on the day by managing teams and supporting our teams on the sideline.
Last weekend, the netball season began. I watched the Y5/6 and the Y7/8 teams for parts of their games. Both teams played well and I know they will improve as the season progresses. In the Y5/6 team, a number of the girls are playing netball for the first time. It is great to see you involved and learning from your coaches and team-mates. I was really impressed in the first half by the teamwork displayed by our Y7/8 team and the shooting of Harena and Nikita. Well done to you all and good luck this weekend in your games. Remember to thank your coach, manager and parents after each game, and also your opposition whether you have won or not. It’s important to be a humble winner and remain positive when you lose.
I would like parents of bus users just to remind their child(ren) of the importance of staying seated in the bus at all times. This is for the safety of all our bus users. We have noticed that many of our students are standing up before the bus stops, whether arriving at school in the morning or back into town after 3pm.
Thank you, also, for your support last Friday when we didn’t have a driver to drive the school bus up the coast to Waiomu and back into town. We also now have a list of parents, who have their bus license, who have offered to go on our Relief Driver list so if this happens again, we will have someone to drive the bus for us.
Principal’s Award this week goes to Ariah Savage for her honesty. Ariah, earlier this week on arriving at school, found a $20 note in the car park and immediately handed it in.
Have a great weekend!
Rippa Rugby Tournament
What a fabulous day Te Puru School had on Wednesday at the Thames Rippa Rugby Tournament. The juniors were totally unstoppable. Both teams won all their opposition games with the Snappers loosing just one game to the other Te Puru Junior team the Stingrays. In total the two junior teams scored 98 tries throughout the day and have both qualified for the Thames Valley Finals Day in two weeks time. It’s the first time we have ever had two teams at the same level qualify for this tournament. Well done juniors we had high expectations of you all and boy did you deliver.
But the true superstars of the day went to the senior team, the Te Puru Terminators. They had a lot more teams to compete against and of higher quality. After a draw against Mecury Bay, they then had to play them again in the semi final, which we easily won making up for the earlier disappointment. Next we had to play a very good Parawai A team in the final, after we had previously lost to their B team. The score ended in a draw so we had to have 3 extra time games before Jesse scored the most famous of all Te Puru tries and we won by one try. The win meant that they also qualified for the finals day. There will be many sore bodies tomorrow I am sure. I now have the hard job of trying to pick a player of the day from each team, which I will award at assembly on Friday. Thanks also to our positive sideline parent supporters. A huge congrats to all the children for playing hard and proving that with team work the best team will always win. Mr Sell.
This week at Te Puru School...
Room Kauri are busy bees!
What a lot of creativity happened! Zentangles; free-writing; wall-hangings; cars, boats, trailers models; masks and a working water-wheel. All of the students maintained their concentration and focus to high levels for much of the day - outstanding, team!
TPS Mini Master Chefs - Ruma's Kauri & Nikau buddy up to produce some yummy, scrummy food
Our Recipes - so you can try at home too
1 egg beaten
grated cheese(1-2 cups depending how much cheese you like and how much broccoli you use)
salt and pepper
herbs from the garden chopped
Cut broccoli into small florets. Cook in boiling water until just cooked.
Grate the cheese put into a mixing bowl.
Add 2 cups of breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and chopped herbs. Add beaten egg
Add broccoli and mix with your hands until combined.
Take a small handful of the mixture (not too big) and place on to a baking sheet.
Cook in a hot oven for 5-10 mins until golden. Take out of the oven and eat.
These are delicious!
1 Small white cabbage (grown in the garden)
4 sticks of celery (grown in the garden)
small handful chives and parsley (grown in the garden)
1 carrot grated
4 spoons of mayonnaise
Wash cabbage throughly, shred and put into a bowl.
Grate the carrot, chop the herbs and celery. Add to the cabbage.
Add mayonnaise until just covered and enjoy.
salt and pepper
Wash kumara and carrot and grate. Add to a mixing bowl, season with salt and pepper and a teaspoon of chopped garlic and a beaten egg. Use a frying pan with a dash of oil and heat. Add a small spoon of mixture to the pan and fry until golden on each side. Yum!!!
Daily 5 in the Middle School
Ever thought of becoming a parent representative on the board of trustees?
Feel free to come in and ask any questions you may have, if you are thinking about joining Te Puru School Board of Trustees.
Unfortunately our next board meeting is not until Monday 23rd May at 5.15 pm in the staffroom, however please free to come and observe. Nominations close Friday 20th May at 12 pm.
Following are some guideline dates for Elections for Board of Trustees
Nomination forms have been sent out
Nominations close 20th May, 12 pm
Election day 3rd June, 12 pm
Declaration of results 9th June
Board takes office 10th June
beans, legumes and lentils - delicious, check this recipe out!
Dates for your diary
13.05.16 Ruben the Bear visit - Rm's Kauri, Nikau, Pohutukawa
19.05.16 YR 8 girls vaccinations 9.30 am
23.05.16 Board of Trustees meeting, 5.15 pm, staffroom
23.05.16 Scholastic Book Fair (all week)
25.05.16 Rippa Rugby finals (Paeroa)
26.05.16 National Young Leaders Day Yr 7/8's (Akld)
06.06.16 Queens Birthday (Monday)
08.07.16 Last Day Term 2
Te Puru School Saturday Netball Draw
Please note that Te Puru are on duty this week. Duty consists of working in the kitchen and shop etc. Can we please have as many parents as possible to help out, this does not include Coaches, Managers and Umpire's.
Parent Duty Roster
Te Puru Fusion 8.45 am - 10.15 am
Te Puru Panthers and Yrs 3/4 Future Ferns - 10.15 am - 11.30 am
SPORTING FIRST AID
St Johns are providing the wider sporting community with the opportunity to learn about sporting first aid. Due to a shortage of volunteers, St Johns are funding a workshop for teams to educate, managing their own sporting injuries. These will be held on the 9th May and 19th May from 6pm to 8pm at the St John Training Hall, 1102 Queen St, Thames.
This will cover the following:
Spaces are limited, so if you would like to participate please contact Robyn Wilder on 07 8680555 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.