Puketapu School Newsletter

Week 2, Term 2, 2019

Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners

Kia kaha - do your best * Kia māia - be courageous * Kia manawanui - have a heart

Health Survey

Our school is committed to developing policies and procedures that strengthen our health and physical education programmes.


As required by legislation, our board or trustees produces a written statement (at least once every two years) about how the school will implement health education.


We are currently reviewing our written statement and health and P.E curriculum so would like to consult with members of the school community regarding the way in which the school should implement health education.


(The legislation makes provision for individual parents to request that their children be excluded from specified parts of the health programme related to sexuality education.)


Please help by completing the online Health Survey:

Board of Trustees Elections

Next month we will be electing the Board of Trustees for the next three years. We will be electing five parent representatives.


Nominations


Letters and nomination forms are in the mail this week and spare nomination forms will be available from the office from next week.


You can put your name forward as a candidate or you can nominate someone else as a candidate. If you are on the school roll and eligible to vote, you can nominate yourself.


Nominations close at 12 noon on Friday 24 May 2019.


The main roll for voting in the election is available to view at the school office. If you believe you are eligible to vote and your details are missing or not correct, please speak with Paula in the school office before Wednesday 22 May.


Election Day is Friday 7 June 2019.

Great weather for lunchtime playing!

We have been so lucky with the weather this week - long may it continue!

The Tech Hub

Kia ora and welcome to Techs 1st practical food lesson for term 2.


If you were wondering what those wonderful aromas were coming from our Tech room this week, it was our Tech students making Butter Chicken and Naan Bread - Yum Yum!

Below is the recipe, and some very happy faces eating the rewards of their efforts.


This is a simple, cost effective and yummy dinner which I know my kids love!


Please don't forget to pay your tech fee, it's a great deal and one less thing for you parents to worry about during the term.


Please also remember that all students need to bring a named container on practical lessons, in the hope they will bring some yummy food home!


Also some simple health and safety rules that all students follow during class times:

- hair must be tied up.

- covered shoes must be worn.

- wash hands before cooking.

- wear an apron.


Happy cooking everyone!



BUTTER CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS:

500g Boneless chicken thighs or breast

300ml cream

1 tin condensed tomato soup

1 tsp minced garlic

1tsp minced ginger

1 TBSP honey or brown sugar

1 tsp curry powder (S)

1 ½ tsp turmeric (S)

1 ½ tsp garam masala (S)

¼ tsp cinnamon (S)

½ tsp cumin (S)

1 tsp paprika (S)

¼ tsp chilli power -optional. (S)

1 TBSP oil

1 TBSP butter

METHOD:

1. Chop chicken into bite sized chunks.

2. Heat oil and butter in a pan, add garlic, ginger and the spices (S) and cook until fragrant.

3. Add tomato soup and chopped chicken to the pan and bring to a light boil.

4. Add the honey or sugar, and cream, simmer for about 20 minutes.

5. Add salt and pepper to taste, and add more spices if needed.

Serve with rice and naan bread.

Serves 4.

QUICK NAAN BREAD

INGREDIENTS:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

3/4 tsp baking powder

2 tsp oil (I used olive, you could use anything relatively mild)

1/2 cup* milk

Butter + herbs for seasoning

METHOD:

1. Combine all dry ingredients, and whisk together.

2. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, and add the oil and milk. Mix everything together until it forms a ball. Turn out on the counter and knead until very smooth and elastic — at least 5 minutes — adding more flour as necessary.

3. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 8-10 equal pieces.

4. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Roll one piece of dough until very thin. If the frying pan isn’t non-stick, melt some butter before each piece. One at a time, cook the naan for about 90 seconds, or until parts are blackening, on each side. When they are done, you can brush them with butter and add seasonings (coriander and garlic) if you want.


Nga mihi
Mrs Wigley.

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We are planting these plants because it is the Maori new year ( a.k.a Matariki ), and the harvest is at its best. Matariki is a time of renewal and innovation. Traditionally, the reappearance of Matariki's seven stars happened to appear at the end of harvest season. There was alot of food for winter, and less work was needed in the gardens. People could spend more time together.

by Destin Gallichan-Pearce

Be on time - by five to nine

All students should be at school no later than 8.55am every day.


Arriving late to class is disruptive for everyone, so please show our school values and be here on time.


Students can arrive any time between 8.30 and 8.55am - or why not go to Breakfast between 8.15-8.45am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday? You'll be here on time and with a good, free breakfast as well!

Quiz Night - Save the Date!

Now confirmed for Thursday 27 June at The Plymouth Hotel.

More Details will follow soon...


  • We are also looking for donations of prizes for the Quiz Night - If you would like to donate a prize please call Cushla Walthew on 0204 000 5722

Statements

Statements for school costs have been emailed out - if you haven't received your statement, please check that we have your email address.


You are most welcome to set a School Account up at any time - payments can be any amount and any frequency to suit you. Call in to the office for more information.

Kids and Creativity!

Kascey Judd, Horizon Scott and Toby Ryan displaying their Mountain they made in Miss Sharrock's class this week. Kia Kaha boys, you really did do your best!
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Puketapu Hoodies and T-Shirts

We will be putting in an order for Puketapu School branded hoodies (lots of different colours in a range of child and adult sizes) and for Puketapu School branded T-Shirts in the four Whanau Group colours.


T-Shirts will be $15 each (AS brand) or $25 with your name on the back.


Hoodies will be $55 with your name on the back, $45 without.


There are samples at the office to check sizes and quality. Orders must be paid in full in advance.

Two Maths Games to Play at Home

I Spy


What you need:

A pack of cards with the picture cards removed. Ace counts as 1; 40 cards in total.


Addition Version:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to develop instant recall of addition facts to 20.


What to do:

  1. Deal out the cards in 10 rows of 4 or 5 rows of 8.
  2. Players take turns to challenge the others. For example I spy two cards that add to 12
  3. Players look for 2 cards next to each other, horizontally, vertically or diagonally, that add to the number specified.
  4. The player that finds the combination collects the 2 cards. If the combination of cards cannot be found, the player who posed the ‘I Spy’ question takes the two cards.
  5. If the player made an error and there is no such combination of cards, nobody collects any cards and the next player takes their turn.
  6. As cards are removed, the remaining cards are rearranged to fill in the spaces.
  7. The winner is the player with the most cards once all the cards have been collected.


Variations:

Add three cards to make the “I spy” total.


What to expect your child to do:

At first children may need to count the symbols on the cards to work out the addition facts but expect them to develop instant recall.


Multiplication Version

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to develop instant recall of multiplication facts.


What to do:

  1. Deal out the cards in 10 rows of 4 or 5 rows of 8.
  2. Players take turns to challenge the others. For example
  3. I spy two cards that multiply to make 30
  4. Players look for 2 cards next to each other, horizontally, vertically or diagonally, that multiply to give the number specified.
  5. The player that finds the combination collects the 2 cards. If the combination of cards cannot be found, the player who posed the ‘I Spy’ question takes the two cards.
  6. If the player made an error and there is no such combination of cards, nobody collects any cards and the next player takes their turn.
  7. As cards are removed, the remaining cards are rearranged to fill in the spaces.
  8. The winner is the player with the most cards once all the cards have been collected.


Variations:

A simpler version is to use fewer cards: aces, twos, threes, fours and fives. This is a total of 20 cards that can be arranged in 4 rows of 5.


www.nzmaths.co.nz

Sports Corner

Hi all,


I hope that your young players are ready to start the Junior Basketball league next week!


A few notes:

  • Hope you all received Draws? They are on the website: http://newplymouthbasketball.co.nz/ if you need to direct parents there.
  • Have all your players registered on The Huddle via the links that were sent out?
  • Do your coaches have mouth guards to give to your players prior to their first games?
  • Have you advised parents that FastBreak Academy is FREE for years 5/6 and 7/8? All FastBreak details in the attached notice.
  • Do your Year 5/6 Girls know about the Girls Clinic Monday afternoons? Information in attached flyer.

Thanks for all your help in making this happen for our young Basketball players,

Kim

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Friday Lunches

Order and pay at the office before 3.30pm on Wednesday.


Friday 17 May


  • Bacon sour cream stuffed Potato $5
  • Cup of soup with roll and butter: Country Chicken Noodle$5
  • Lunch pack (piece of fruit, yoghurt, mini cookie, raisins and Cheese Scone) $5



Friday 24 May


  • Mild Mince Nachos $5
  • Cup of soup with roll and butter: Veggie $5
  • Lunch pack (piece of fruit, yoghurt, mini cookie, raisins and Savoury Pinwheel) $5



Friday 31 May


  • Mince and Cheese Pie $5
  • Cup of soup with roll and butter: Creamy Chicken $5
  • Lunch pack (piece of fruit, yoghurt, mini cookie, raisins and Mini Bacon and Egg Puff) $5



Friday 7 June


  • Hawaiian Quiche $5
  • Cup of soup with roll and butter: Sweetcorn and Bacon $5
  • Lunch pack (piece of fruit, yoghurt, mini cookie, raisins and Mini Ham and Cheese Croissant) $5



Friday 14 June


  • 8" sausage with Mash potato and Cheese - comes with potato gems $5
  • Cup of soup with roll and butter: Pumpkin $5
  • Lunch pack (piece of fruit, yoghurt, mini cookie, raisins and Ham Sandwich) $5



Friday 21 June


  • Sausage Roll with potato gems $5
  • Cup of soup with roll and butter: Chicken and Sweetcorn $5
  • Lunch pack (piece of fruit, yoghurt, mini cookie, raisins and Cheese Scone) $5



Friday 28 June


  • Macaroni and Cheese (Bacon) $5
  • Cup of soup with roll and butter: Kumera and Bacon $5
  • Lunch pack (piece of fruit, yoghurt, mini cookie, raisins and Savoury Pinwheel) $5



Friday 5 July


  • American Hotdog $5
  • Cup of soup with roll and butter: Veggie $5
  • Lunch pack (piece of fruit, yoghurt, mini cookie, raisins and Mini Bacon and Egg Puff $5

Congratulations To...

They've only been back at school two days and already they are being awesome! Congratulations to our Puketapu Superstars this week:


Kia Kaha - Do Your Best


  • Divyasri Vathada
  • Arnika Engebretson
  • Kemp Hancock
  • Iniyah Zandbergen
  • Alexis Gorrie
  • Losa Fonoti


Kia Manawanui - Have a Heart


  • Nixon Gadsby


SHOWCASE VALUES AWARDS RECIPIENTS:


  • Chyra Roygard
  • Oracle Rangi
  • Kirsty Stoneman
  • Luka Herewini-Kelsen
  • Brooklyn Mehaney-Johnston
  • Jonny Read
  • Noah Ramsdale

Birthdays

Happy birthday to everyone with birthdays this week:

  • Nixon Gadsby
  • Billy MacRae
  • Alexander Den-McKay
  • Ngakau Cameron
  • Noah Gomez
  • Amaia Sherry
  • Murray Sioli
  • Harshal Nand

Our Roll is 365!

Welcome to Isla Johnson who started at Puketapu this week.

Lost/Found/We are looking for...

We are introducing a new section to our newsletter, where we have a forum for lost and found items at school, and a - we are looking for forum for our teachers.


LOST: Corban Read has lost a Blue "Baby G Shock' watch. This went missing at Kapa Haka practice on Thursday in the Hall. There is a reward for it's safe return.

Any information please contact the office.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Rimu 4 are in search of large sheets for building forts/castles etc. If you are able to donate any, please see Kim Sowman.

Lucky Book Club

Last day to accept orders is 13 May 2019.

Please return all book orders with payment to the office.

Not before 8.30am please

While we love tamariki to be at school nice and early, please don't drop them off before 8.15am on Breakfast Club mornings (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) or 8.30am on Mondays and Fridays.


If you need to be at work before this time, please contact Cherish Childcare to talk about Before School Care options - 06 755 4405.

What's On: This week and next

Wednesday 8 May:

Paid Union Meeting: School finishing early at 12.45pm

Year 7/8 netball team training with Netball Taranaki 2.00-3.00pm - Cancelled


Friday 10 May:

Year 5 & 6 Interschool Frankley - Home game


Tuesday 14 May:

Year 5 & 6 Rippa Rugby Tournament

Rimu Trip to Pukekura Park


Wednesday 15 May:

Board of Trustees Meeting 6.30pm


Friday 17 May:

Year 5 & 6 Interschool Waitara East - Away Game

What's on: Rest of the Term

As we continue with our planning, more things will be added to our Calendar. Further information will come home regarding trips and outings.


Monday 20 May: NYLD19 (Palmerston North)

Tuesday 21 May: NYLD19 (Palmerston North)

Wednesday 22 May: ZEAL Empowering Young Leaders Day (NP)

Friday 24 May: Last date for Board of Trustee nominations

Monday 27 May: 9:30-10:30 am Inglewood High School Principal (Rosie Mabin) and Student Leaders Visit to Puketapu Year 8s

Monday 3 June: QUEENS BIRTHDAY - No School

Friday 7 June: Board of Trustee Election Day

Monday 17 - Friday 21 June: Hockey coaching this week for Totara, Kowhai and Kauri More info to follow.

Wednesday 19 June: Board of Trustees Meeting (first for new Board)

Monday 24 - Friday 28 June:Hockey coaching this week for Totara, Kowhai and Kauri More info to follow

Thursday 27 June: Home & School Quiz Night

Friday 28 June: Disco

Friday 5 July - LAST DAY OF TERM 2

Community Notices

Alternative Energy Workshop

Wednesday 15th May 10.30 - 2.30

Huatoki Plaza, New Plymouth

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FREE WORKSHOP OPEN TO ALL AGES - schools, kindergartens and the public


If you are interested in biofuel, having a go on an e-bike, making food and drinks without electricity, building solar powered robots, sourcing funding for projects and finding out what

others in Taranaki are doing in alternative energy, then come along at any time on the day.


Alternative Energy display and fun activities

Learn to make a solar oven

Ride the Blender Bike!

Like and follow us on Facebook: Taranaki Enviroschools www.enviroschools.org.nz

Changes to SH3

Don't miss your chance to give feedback about


  1. The realignment of Airport Drive.
  2. Improvements to SH3 between Bell Block and Waitara.


Give feedback on NPDC’s website at newplymouthnz.com/HaveYourSay or come along to the New Connections Open Day anytime between 3pm and 7pm tomorrow, Thursday 9 May at the Fred Tucker Memorial Centre.

Special Puketapu Prices at Noel Leeming!

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