TE PĀNUI O TE KURA O PUKETAPU
Week 8, Term 1 - Friday 24 March 2023
Kia Manawanui - Have a Heart
Kia Māia - Be Courageous
Kia Kaha - Do Your Best
Kia Ora - Be Well
Week 8 @ Puketapu with pare & Marlia
The mornings have been crisp but the sun has been shining this week at Puketapu.
In class we have been working on our visual pepeha this week. We have Taranaki te maunga and our awa along with iconic things from NZ.
On Wednesday we gathered as a school at assembly and Mr Walker got us to go into our whānau groups to play a game. Kākāpō won! The Te Mako Matawhero awards were given out too.
Today Kauri & Kōwhai have swimming sports at Bell Block Pools, it was cool to see everyone arrive at school dressed up in their whānau colours.
Our year 6's have camp next week and all of our school winter sports are starting soon.
Enjoy the next two weeks of school everyone before the school holidays start.
Parekaiuru Tuturu o te Atiawa & Marlia Cooper
Our whole school gathered for Wednesday morning assembly.
Kia Kaha with Addison Leathley: "I show Kia Kaha at school by trying my best with all my learning"
Kia Ora with Billy MacRae: "You can show Kia Ora at school by taking care of your belongings, putting your loose clothing in your bag and checking the lost property"
Kia Māia with Hunter Grey: "I have shown Kia Māia at school when I needed to say sorry and had to be brave to apologise"
Kia Manawanui with Lexi Gorrie: "If I see someone upset in class or in the playground I show Kia Manawanui by asking if they are ok and giving them a hug"
Addison Leathley, Billy MacRae, Hunter Grey and Lexi Gorrie with the School Values Rocks (made by a school Mum Anna Fleet).
Our fortnightly Te Mako Matawhero awards were given out on Wednesday at our School Assembly.
These Tamariki have been selected by their class teachers for showing our school values. Next week on Tuesday they will get a special treat in the staffroom to celebrate.
Rimu: Harry Perkinson, Melody Hanscombe, Willow Deed & Harvey Thomson
Tōtara: Kiah-jayne Wylde-Prestney, Cairo Mcleod, Liliana Hodson, Romie Marlow &
Emilia-Rose Macioce (absent)
Kōwhai: Charlotte Mangin, Sophie Jacobsen, Chayse Hodson & Goo Pham
Kauri: Erin Sowman, Iona Den-McKay & Connor Christian
Here are just a few of the many tamariki this week recognised for showing their School Values.
Aki Ekeroma & Te Aorangi Wanakore-Sioli have been showing Kia Māia and Kia Kaha in their learning.
Lucy Nicholas from Kōwhai has been showing Kia Kaha in her learning.
Ethnie Stevens & Cooper Kerr from Rimu have been showing their values in class.
KA ORA, KA AKO-Healthy LUNCHES IN SCHOOL
Teresa, Charlotte and Sharron are the dream team, working hard, ensuring our tamariki are well fed and ready to learn.
On the menu for next week...
Monday: Mac n Cheese
Tuesday: Macho Nachos
Wednesday: Chicken Tacos
Thursday: Bread Day
Toastie sandwich prep in the wharekai
HOCKEY, MINIBALL, BASKETBALL
Registrations close at 3pm today (Friday 24 March) for Hockey, Miniball and Basketball.
Register on Hero if your child wants to play any of these sports for the winter season.
We have almost reached the end of another season of Touch! It has been great fun!
Two of our U12 teams (Matawhero & Steelers) are playing each other for the final which will be held at school on Monday at 2.15pm (as we have year 6s away for camp from Tuesday).
Thank you so much to all our coaches, parent helpers, supporters and sideline fans!
Puketapu Pepemako having a good time on and off the field at Touch.
yummy stickers in schools
home & School
BINGO NIGHT - Wednesday 5th April
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Thanks to our Home & School team for keeping the lost property under control
(as much as they can)
health - watch out for spots!
this week at school
Tōtara tamariki were lucky this week when Mrs P brought in a Pilot's Jacket from WWII.
Below is What Mrs P had to say:
"I brought in this pilot’s jacket today as a prompt for talking about things in a museum. This was from my husband Mark’s Dad. He was a pilot in WWII (1942 onwards)."
The Tōtara 4 & 5 students who came were right into drawing the jacket and talking about a label for it. They talked about what it was made from, how old it is and how precious it is - It was a lovely discussion.
Some of the Tōtara 3 tamariki were able to engage in this discussion and so many were keen to try it on and take a photo.
Big smiles from Tōtara with their WWII Pilot's Jacket.
Creative thinkers in Whaea Lauries class have worked together to design and build an impressive home complete with swimming pool.
Happy learners in Whaea Kennedys class!
Count the Dominos in Rimu with Manaaki Taipari & Xavier Leaf.
Ella Rauputu with her descriptive writing.
It's free, it's delicious and it's a great way to start the day!
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Friday 24 March
- Puketapu Swimming Sports (Senior School @ Bell Block Pool)
- Bell Block School Gala Day 5pm-7pm
Monday 27 March
- Touch Final: Puketapu Matawhero vs Puketapu Steelers 2.15pm
Tuesday 28 March
- Year 6 leave for Camp (Te Wera)
- Year 5 Activity week starts
Friday 31 March
- Year 6 return from Camp
Wednesday 5 April
- End of Term Assembly @ Northpoint Church 9.15am
- Home & School Bingo Night
Thursday 6 April
- Last Day of Term 1
Monday 24 April
- First Day of Term 2
Tuesday 25 April
- ANZAC Day / School Closed
Monday 1 May
- Staff Only Day / School Closed