Te Pānui o te Kura o Puketapu

Week 7, Term 4 2021 - 29 Nov - 3 Dec 2021

Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners

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


Today is the day...

We are hoping the rain stays away. You can view our SOMADD concert live on our public Facebook page. This will also be available to watch on our page after the live event. Please make sure you have liked our PUBLIC PAGE - ink below:


design technology

Congratulations Team Indigo!!!!

This year we had 3 teams enter into the 123 Tech Challenge, where teams of students think about a problem or issue within their school or community and design a digital solution.

This year Team Indigo have won the regional final, they are the top in the Taranaki/Manawatu region, and will go on into the National final.

The girls, Imogen Den-McKay, Lucy Hatchard, Caylin Weideman and Olivia Corin, decided as we don't have a library and they love reading, that they would create a online book club. You can go online and read a book and then complete different tasks, like a kahoot, about the book. It was a great way to get people into reading and made it easier for people to get books in the absence of a school library.

Puketapu School is really proud of their achievement.

Congratulations to the other two teams that also entered. You also put in the mahi with your entries.

This is the second time that Puketapu School has won the Taranaki/Manawatu regional final (and this is only our second time we have entered!)

Fingers crossed for a shot at winning the national title!

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Lucy Hatchard, Caylin Weideman, Olivia Corin and Imogen Den-McKay


All Touch and Hockey players are to bring their sports t-shirts back on Monday 13 December for a big group photo and then T-shirt (and other uniform) collection.

PLEASE RETURN ALL OTHER OUTSTANDING UNIFORMS so we can stock take these for the end of the year.

School Accounts

Statements will be sent out this week. Please check your account and pay anything outstanding. Please pay either online or at the school office. (If paying online, please make sure to put your child's name as the reference.)

lost property

Please check the LOST PROPERTY before the end of the year as what ever is left will be donated to charity.

staff vs students

Once again, the Pedagogy Panthers have retained top spot and managed to knock over the champion side, Puketapu Penguins.

The final score was 28 - 19. A very physical game but the match was officiated well by Whaea Shaina and Alex Morrison.

Thanks to the students on the bench, Harlee Ruwhiu and Damion Paora, for keeping score.

Great game boys, see you in 10 years time for the rematch!

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home and school


Pool fundraiser - Help us heat the pool. Check out the poster below.
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Must be in by the end of the day today (Friday 3 December).

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One of our awesome Home & School families have set up the below fundraiser for our school. Check out the poster and the Facebook event link...

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Support our fundraiser and never to to Lost Property again!

Stuck On You offers a great range of name labels - stick on, iron on, clip on... even a clothes stamp!

Use code: PUKETAPUHS at checkout:

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From around the school

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Raven Falaniko, Shaun Galiste and Shylin Awa went to New Plymouth Boys High and had a music jam session with Mr Evan Davies. They absolutely loved it!

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Charlotte Mangin, Savannah Tunnicliff-Jury and Nikayda Taylor helping with the lunch food scraps

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Waimirirangi Adams' beautiful painted roses

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A pirate Manaaki Taipari was spotted in Rimu this week.

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Thank you Jahlia Manukonga-Te Uira & Brianna O'Keeffe-Wano for helping with the lunches in your own time.


We have so many great tamariki showing our School Values every day! Here are just a few:
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Tyde Simpson with Kim Sowman and his certificate for helping tidy up.

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Nusaybah Merdj & Cassandra Wall-Colvin doing a great job showing their school values in the classroom.

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Taylor Harvey has been showing his school values at Kapa Haka.

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Imogen Den-McKay & Mirelle Baker have been showing initiative and taking charge of our lunches on hot lunch Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Olivia Corin & Tayla Gorrie have been excellent helpers showing our School Values.

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Damon Judd has been a superstar helping Whaea Kerie with the School Lunches.

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Nikayda Taylor, Savannah Tunnicliff-Jury & Charlotte Mangin from Totara 2, all doing a great job at showing our School values.


Happy Birthday to everyone who has a birthday this week:

  • Carter Taylor
  • Vinnie Luke
  • Chase Roberts
  • Onaleah Zandbergen
  • Ridhaan Chand
  • Hayzyn Ruakere

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 3 December

  • SOMADD Community Concert (Students and staff only, being streamed for parents)

Tuesday 14 December

  • Final Assembly (Students and staff only, being streamed for parents)

Wednesday 15 December

  • Last day of school 2021 - School finishes at 12pm

Tuesday 1 February 2022

  • Head Start Hui

Wednesday 2 February 2022

  • First Full Day of School

Please check the Calendar on the Hero App for team and class calendar events.

Community notices

Year 7&8 Recharge

Time to reCharge!
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Food bank

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Summer Holiday programme

Edventure Holiday Programmes Dec21' & Jan22'

These holidays we have a range of holiday programmes to cater for every child. Spaces limited, OSCAR available. Based at Fitzroy School.

Book now at www.edventure.co.nz

- Edventure Everyday - Arts, crafts, fun and games, 5-13 yr olds. $45/day Dec 16-24. Jan 10-28

- Edventure Outdoors - Head offsite, activities including archery, snorkelling, tramping, surfing etc 8-13 yr olds, $75/day Dec 20-22, Jan 24-28

- Edventure Surf School - Surfing lessons, water safety, SUP. 8-13 yr olds, $75/day. Jan 24-28

- Edventure Sports - Drills, skills, modified games and different sports. 5-13 yr olds. $45/day Jan 17-21

- Edventure Dance Academy - Dance, yoga mindfulness. 5-13 yr olds $55/day Jan 17-21

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Christmas gift boxes

Please drop off to The White Pear or Gather
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the lemon club

Did you know we have before and after school care onsite with The Lemon Club?

They also now have WINZ subsidies available!

Find out more or book online at:


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