Puketapu School Newsletter
Week 8, Term 4, 2019
Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners
Kia kaha - do your best * Kia māia - be courageous * Kia manawanui - have a heart
SOMAD is This Friday!
On the quad area facing the Stage (outside the old Hall / Totara 1&2)
There will be some chairs/bench seats, but please bring your own chairs or picnic blanket if you can. Bring some money for raffle tickets too - there are some great prizes to win!
Food will be on sale from 5.00pm (and stopping by 6pm so don't be late!)
- Sausages $2
- Hot Dogs $3
- Burgers $4
Thank you to our awesome Home & School team for sorting out the food.
Performance starts at 6.00pm
The running order is (approximately):
6:00 PM Welcome to our Show!
6:10 PM Senior Kapa Haka
6:25 PM Words from our Principal
6:30 PM Rimu - Old Town Road
6:40 PM Totara - Battle of the Mountain
7:00 PM Junior Kapa Haka
7:10 PM Kowhai - Drama
7:20 PM Kowhai - Visual art
7:30 PM Kowhai - Dance
7:45 PM Kauri - The Greatest Showman
8:10 PM Raffle draws
8:30 PM Thank you and good night
(Please note that these times are approximate - it will depend on how fast we sing and dance.)
If it rains...
The weather forecast is improving, so we are hoping there will be no rain... If the weather isn't ok, we will make the decision to postpone as late as possible.
Performers should all know what to wear, but just in case the pre-show nerves have made them forget:
Cowboys and cowgirls, denim, plaid, white Ts, more denim! (Cowboy hats welcome if you have them but not essential.)
Totara 1. Black pants with brown, orange or black top
Totara 2: Black pants with blue or white tops
Totara 3: Black pants with yellow or brown tops
Totara 4: Hawaiian or black tops with shorts OR pretty dresses
Black bottoms, white tops
Plain black (black pants/tights, plain black Tshirt)
Touch Finals tonight!
Good luck to our two intermediate teams for their final tonight - it's a Puke v Puke final!
Congratulations to all the teams who played.
Huge thanks to all our parent Coaches and Subbers and supporters. Special thanks to Shane Gray and Toni Maxwell for organising another great term of Touch.
If you have a borrowed Tshirt please bring it back to school (washed and ready for the next person) to get your $40 bond back.
Run by Sport Taranaki, this event has students from all over Taranaki competing in a giant obstacle course as individuals and teams.
Designed for students, iNVENTIONATOR is a two day workshop for gifted learners who want to PLAY. THINK. DESIGN. innovative solutions to real-life problems that matter.
iNVENTIONATOR provides a platform to unleash young minds. Six online resources lead up to a two-day event, where teams present their ideas or solutions to whānau at the wider community event.
We were delighted to have a group attending iNVENTIONATOR this week. Here are some photos of them in action.
Caught Being Good!
- Sharn Hoeta
- Kairyn Niwa-Te Huia
- Te Waiaurere Mahinekura
- Nabeel Sahrun
- Reece Speedy
- Pavihi Ekeroma
Our Duffy Awards are sponsored by First Gas.
Congratulations to this weeks Puketapu Superstars
Kia Kaha - Do your Best
- Pandora Cameron
- Sapphire Kuchler
Kia Maia - Be Courageous
- Isla Johnson
- Bonnie Rupe
- Harmony Lambert
Kia Manawanui - Have a Heart
- Nova Davies
- Chayse Hodson
- Skye Ramsay
The 12 Days of Christmas...
The 12 Days Of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas, my Grandad gave to me, a bucket of KFC.
On the second day of Christmas, my cousin gave to me, two packs of chips and a bucket of KFC.
... (We have skipped some of the verses for space, but sing along - we are sure you know the tune!)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, everyone gave to me, twelve bowls of chop-suey. Eleven broken pencils from Warehouse stationery, ten-dollar Cheesy Weezy’s and a bottle of Pepsi, nine shapes from their pantry, eight high fives while eating a hangi, seven bags of lollies, six books, even though I can’t read, Five burger rings. Four energy drinks, three cups of water, two packs of chips and a bucket of KFC.
Written by, Liam Puru 2019
what's On: This Week and Next
Thursday 5 Dec
- Year 6&7 Meet Your 2020 Teacher (2.00 - 2.40)
- Year 8 (Exit Interviews) Boys with Mr Walker, Girls with Miss Sattler
Friday 6 Dec
- SOMAD Community Concert
Food served from 5.00pm, Performance starts 6.00pm (see the big notice at the top of this newsletter)
Monday 9 Dec
- 10.00am Opening of Puketapu Gateway Project - NPDC
Tuesday 10 Dec
- Tabloid Sports Day
Wednesday 11 Dec
- EMR Trip to Goat Island departs - Kauri (16 students)
- Totara Ranui - Hickford Park and Bike Track
Thursday 12 Dec
- Kowhai/Totara/Rimu Meet Your 2020 Teacher (2.00-2.40)
- Rimu trip to Brooklands Zoo & Pukekura Park
What's on: Later in the Term
Monday 16 Dec
- Final School Assembly (11.00am) - Northpoint Church
- Year 8 graduation dinner (6.00pm) - Northpoint Church
Tuesday 17 Dec
- School finishes @ 1200
Tuesday 4 Feb
- Head Start Hui (bookings open in Week 9)
Wednesday 5 February
- First day in class!
Happy birthday to all those who have Birthdays coming up this week:
- Ashaela Brider-Bailey
- Destin Gallichan-Pearce
- Tayla Gorrie
- Malachi Hargreaves
- Chayse Hodson
- Carter Taylor
- Onaleah Zandbergen
- Troy Perry
- Ridhaan Chand
- Vinny Sturmey-Christiansen
FULTON SWIM SCHOOL SWIMMING LESSONS
At Fulton Swim School we have a specifically designed program that our teachers deliver to ensure progression.
We have smaller class sizes then industry standards which provides parents with peace of mind knowing that your child is getting the instruction and attention they need and deserve to become competent in the water .
Our pool is heated to 32 degrees throughout the year, using no harsh chemicals to treat the water.
We’re focused and committed to making learning to swim an enjoyable experience at all levels.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to ours, and look forward to sharing the wonderful world of learning to swim and being safe in the water with you
Click the link to book your child's swimming lessons with Fulton Swim School today! www.fultonswimschool.co.nz