Week 9, Term 2 - Thursday 30 June 2022

Kia Manawanui - Have a Heart

Kia Māia - Be Courageous

Kia Kaha - Do Your Best

Kia Ora - Be Well

Learning & Wellbeing Conferences

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There is no school tomorrow - only Learning & Wellbeing Conferences for all students.

It is not too late to book your conference for tomorrow:

All bookings are made online through School Interviews. Our event code is hfszt

Simply enter your details and your child's name, then choose your child's teacher and the time that suits you. If you need to change your time, you can log back in to change it.

Changes in Kauri 3

It is with a sense of sadness that we say farewell to Mrs Julia Johnstone at the end of this term and a sense of joy that this wonderful educator is heading off on a new adventure.

We deeply appreciate all her mahi and love for the tamariki of Puketapu School and we wish her all the very best in her new role.

We are delighted to let you know that for the remainder of the 2022 school year, Terms 3 and 4, the wellbeing and learning of tamariki of Kauri 3 will be in the capable hands of

Mrs Kellie Minnell and Ms Marina Collier.

As most of you know, Kellie was a highly regarded teacher and leader of the Tōtara team here at Puketapu for several years and has been away for the past year supporting in the family business.

Marina is one of our wonderful part time teachers who usually covers the release of full time teachers.

We are delighted that Marina and Kellie are joining forces to take up this role. Both teachers already know, understand and have built strong relationships with many of the children in Kauri 3, they have an affinity with our community and are valued members of the Puketapu team.

We thank Julia, Kellie and Marina for working closely together to ensure the tamariki of Kauri 3 have a smooth transition from Term 2 into Term 3 and we know you will look forward to meeting with Marina and Kellie as the year progresses.

Farewell Mrs J, welcome back Mrs Minnell and kia ora Whaea Marina

board elections

In September of this year schools across the country will be holding Board of Trustee Elections.

Board members are active leaders in our school. They have an important role of supporting strong professional leadership and ensuring effective teaching for all students through informed governance.

Who do you want to see on our Board?

School boards need to represent the diversity of their school communities to ensure a bright future for all our children. You don't have to have a student at school to be on our Board, you just need to be a member of our community.

The elections are your opportunity to vote for candidates who will make a positive difference for children’s education - people willing to use their skills and experiences for the benefit of students!

Nominations for our Board members will be opening during the school holidays, so keep an eye out for the nomination link.

For more information about becoming a Board member, please see the NZSTA website - School Board Elections

pb4l Superstars

PB4L - Positive Behaviour for Learning
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Celebrating our Week 9 Superstars! One of our Superstars even got a certificate two days in a row... tino pai Zane Gallichan.

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Zane Gallichan, Carlos Zenovich, Liam Gorrie, Rosalie Rodgers, Hudson Ryan &

Zane Gallichan (again!)

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Tylah Taitoko, Rocky Lomano, Taina Williams, Leon Corin & Michael Phillips


On the menu for next week:

Monday: Spag Bol

Tuesday: Sandwich Day

Wednesday: Mini Meatball Sub

Thursday: Butter Chicken

Friday: Burgers!!!

Our Rimu tamariki Leo Jeffrey, Ahkira Takerei-Holswich and Allyssa Taylor enjoying Pizza day!


On Sunday a number of our tamariki enjoyed participating in the Taranaki Rugby League Junior Festival at Hickford Park. Our local club Marist Dragons did an awesome job of organising the day. If your child is keen to play league next winter keep an eye on our newsletters.
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Kian Devonshire, Harlee Ruwhiu, Rihari Hotene, Ava Falaniko, Poutama Murray, Keanu Tango, Steven Rupe, Taaj Prestney and Nixon Gadsby are just some of the Puketapu ākonga

bake sale

On Thursday next week 4 of our Kowhai students (with help from their parents) are having a bake sale to raise money to buy a gymnastics mat for our school.

All items will be $1, $2 or $3

There will be Lollycake, Cupcakes (with a gluten free option), Brownies (made from Bout Time Brownies), Cookies and more!

Items are available for sale from 11am-11.30am on the stage/deck outside Totara 4/5 (aka the old Kowhai 4/5 and the really old Hall.)

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Lucy Nicholas, Summer Wilkinson, Lexi Gorrie & Parker Smith - organisers of
next week's bake sale.

the lemon club

This is just a quick note to let you know that we are now taking bookings for Term 2 Holiday Programme at Puketapu School July 11-22, 2022

Activity name: Term 2 Holiday Programme at Puketapu School July 11-22, 2022
Venue: Puketapu School
Dates: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 to Fri, 22 Jul 2022

We use Enrolmy to help make booking quick and simple, so securing your place in Term 2 Holiday Programme at Puketapu School July 11-22, 2022 is only a few clicks away.

Home and school

PEPPER & ME - one week to go

Home & School sent out the Pepper and Me fundraising forms a couple of weeks ago. If you have misplaced yours or need another one, come and see us in the office.

Check out their website here - Pepper & Me https://pepperandme.co.nz/

Put your order form and payment into the Home & School box in the office by the end of next Thursday, 7 July.

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check the lost property

While you are here for your Learning & Wellbeing Conferences pop into the whare kai and check out the lost property!

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LAST CALL FOR school photos!

Sunday 3 July is the last day for school photos to get free delivery.

You can still order after this time, however you will be charged delivery costs.

An email was sent to parents directly from Photolife on Thursday 16 June, with the link and unique code to order. This was sent to the email addresses we have on Hero for Primary Caregivers but we have all the codes here in the office if you can't find the email.


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yummy stickers

It's that time again, bring your Yummy Stickers to school
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this week at school

Week 9 at Puketapu School...
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Today two of our Year 7 & 8 Rippa teams along with Whaea Elle & April Thompson went and played in the finals at TET Inglewood.

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This week for our Year 5 & 6 Interschool exchange we hosted Mangorei School. 2x netball games, 1x football, 1x rugby and Chess.

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Thank you to our Year 7 & 8 helpers who come out and help keep the score and time for interschool.

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Kia Manawanui from Rocky Lomano and Keanu Tango at Interschool, playing for Mangorei School as they were short on players.

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Welcome to our school!

Some of our 5 year olds, posing for a photo to update our 'Starting at School' Booklet.

Great smiles Kimi Wano, Indie Bird, Bryn Smith, Hudson Ryan, Harry Perkinson and Macy Donaldson

Bikes Bikes Bikes!

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Two of our newest students Sarah Jenkins and Macy Donaldson

Fun with mud! You are never too old to get muddy!

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Smiles from Rimu

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Ahkira Takerei-Holswich got to watch her big sister Bailey play Interschool and went back to class to write a story about it.

From home

If you have anything you would like to share or celebrate from home please email it to ksmith@puketapu.school.nz


Happy Birthday to the few students who have Birthdays coming up over the next week:

  • Jada Graham Moore
  • Teina Williams
  • Nicole Jupp
  • Parekaiuru Tuturu o te Atiawa
  • Lexis Darby

Upcoming dates

Upcoming Whole School Events/Dates

Please check the Hero App for more dates and information

Thursday 30 June

  • Learning & Wellbeing Conferences (3.30-8.00pm)

Friday 1 July

  • Learning & Wellbeing Conferences (8.00-4.00pm - No school except for conferences)

Wednesday 6 July

  • Showcase @ Northpoint

Friday 8 July

  • Last day of Term 2

Community notices

Fibre Ed

Remember the woodshed that visited our school last year? Come along and see all the wool traders and have a go with knitting, felting, weaving etc.

There will be harakeke projects on display.

I encourage students to attend with their whaanau, and to look for the mako whero! (Clue: it is in the lower 1/4 of a long wallhanging, and it is felted).

Our school Piupiu from the office will also be on display.

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Edventure Holiday Programmes - July 2022

After reaching maximum capacity last holidays, we are excited to announce that these coming holidays we will be operating out of two venues in New Plymouth.

- Fitzroy School

- Merrilands School

The same programme will be running each day at each venue.

Week 1. July 11th-15th

- Edventure Everyday, see daily activities below. Onsite, 5-13 yr olds, $45/day

- Edventure Outdoors, Each day we head offsite for a new Edventure see daily activities below, 8-13yr olds $75/day $350 whole week special

Week 2 July 18th-22nd

- Edventure Everyday, see activity schedule below. Onsite, 5-13 yr olds, $45/day

- Edventure Dance Academy, In conjunction with Taranaki Academy of Dance, we transport the kids to the dance studio for their workshop. 5-11 yr olds $60/day

- Edventure Sports, A mixture of drills skills and modified games across a range of sporting codes 5-13 yr olds $45/day

Book Now - www.edventure.co.nz

Call - 02102241576

Email - mark@edventure.co.nz

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