Te Panui o te Kura o Puketapu
Wiki 8, Term 3 2021 - 15 Mahuru 2021
Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners
Kia kaha - do your best * Kia māia - be courageous * Kia manawanui - have a heart
Māori Language Moment
At 12pm on Tuesday 14 September at least 2 million New Zealanders joined together to celebrate te reo Māori together.
Our school gathered on the quad, sang waiata and a performed a haka.
We have had lots of fun this week focusing on using more Reo Māori in our classrooms and extra activities celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
Totara 4 & 5 colouring in their tiki guardians
Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L)
By strengthening relationships and creating more positive home and school environments, we remove barriers to engagement and improve students' chances to achieve at school and beyond.
Incredible Years programme.
Incredible Years is a series of evidence-based programs for parents, children and teachers and is supported by over 30 years of research.
The goal is support young children’s behaviour and promote their social, emotional and academic learning.
This week we are focusing on Tips to Encourage Friendships:
Update: School Photos and Lucky Books
As soon as we know more we will let you know...
design tech hub - Puketapu Home Cooking Competition
Congratulations to Nancy Chen from Kowhai 3. Nancy was the winner of the Puketapu Home Cooking Competition. She won a copy of Nadia Lim's cook book.
Enrolments for 2022
Enrolment at our school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.
The board has determined that up to 6 places for New Entrant students are likely to be available for out-of-zone students next year. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.
Next year there will be three enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Tuesday 1 February to Friday 14 April 2022.
For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Friday 24 September 2021.
Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by Friday 24 September 2021 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.
Applications are made online at https://enrolments.linc-ed.com/apply/NZ/2223
If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Monday 4 October 2021. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.
Details relating to the next enrolment period will be published in 2022.
Term 4 Cricket- We amalgamate with Bell Block School for cricket so if anyone in Years 1-5 would like to play please contact Gayle Davis Sport Co-Ordinator at Bell Block School for details.
Can all hockey sticks and shirts please be returned to the office unless you are playing summer league in Term 4.
Can all dresses and gear bags be returned to the office please.
The Puketapu Penguins finished 1st in pool play and are now into the basketball finals against Devon! Our game is on Friday 24th, unfortunately due to level 2 restrictions spectators are not allowed to watch however, keep an eye out on the Puketapu Facebook page and the game will be live streamed. Time is yet to be confirmed. The team should be proud of their efforts as they have trained hard and played harder!
Borrowed sports Shirts
That includes Miniball, Term 1 Touch, Rippa, Interschool or any other event you may have borrowed a T-shirt for. A list of who is still to return theirs will go around the classrooms before the end of this week.
New Lost Property Trolley
To try to help manage our MOUNTAIN of lost property, our wonderful Home and School team have arranged for a new and improved lost property trolley, complete with HEAPS of coat hangers.
Thanks to Matiu Adams and Al Den-McKay for building it and to Jess Nicholas and Hayley Adams for washing, sorting and hanging everything up.
It is in the same place - the foyer of the Whare Kai - and there is A LOT!
lunches in schools
Friday's updated menu:
Standard Meal: Curry Chicken Wrap with Carrots and Greens & Seasonal Fruit
Vegetarian Meal: Pulse Pasta & Broccoli Salad, Kumara and Mayo & Seasonal Fruit
Special Diets: Will be produced as per above with required variations
We are on the lookout for
Some of our Kauri students have started a band and are in desperate need for some more instruments!
We are mainly looking for drums at this stage.
If you have a old drum kit gathering dust at home and would be happy to donate them, please let Mr Lewis know.
from the classroom
Ava Smith & Parker Smith playing doctors, Parker has done a great job with Avas' arm bandage.
Rimu 3 & 4 doing some colouring and cutting
Kowhai 1 with their beautiful neat writing
Khalise Clement practicing her big sister skills with Vidyasri Vathada
Jaxyn Sandford & Nova Davies working hard on their writing
From the playground
Layla Read having fun with messy play
Waipuia Lomano, Jurnee Rei, Mika Falaniko, Jakaila Hori and Ava Falaniko all with wonderful big smiles
Playground piggy backs with Amy-Jaide Paki, Yelena Poching, Esther Poching and
Basketball with Noah Gomez, Alex Morrison and Aston Chadwick
Our ākonga are loving watching the new classroom construction happening
Cain Logie & Kayden Tango having a snack break in between rugby games on the field
- Xanthe Rushton
- Tess Balsom
- Aimee Gunther
- Drevious Te Kura
- Koda Herewini-Kelsen
- Luka Herewini-Kelsen
- Joel Purdie
- Shay Coomey
- Emma Hoskin
Dates for your Diary
Did you know you can see What's On any time with the Hero App? Check out Term Dates or the Events Calendar whenever you like.
Our School Calendar has been updated, however there may be events postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 new protocol.
Friday 24 September
- Onesie dress up day
Friday 1 October
- Last day of Term 3
Please check the Calendar on the Hero App for team and class calendar events.