Puketapu School Newsletter
Term 3 2020 - Wednesday 5 August
Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners
Kia kaha - do your best * Kia māia - be courageous * Kia manawanui - have a heart
It is with heavy hearts that we wish to inform our community that Noah Keith, precious son of Mel and Doug Keith and brother to Elijah, Petra and Gretta passed away on Saturday.
A Year 6 student in Kowhai 2, Noah was a fun-loving kid who desperately loved his family, a bright spark and full of curiosity. He was a keen footballer and runner, an avid reader, and a talented photo-bomber. He will be greatly missed.
This is a sad time for everyone involved and we all need to support each other by showing kindness and love. We feel especially sad for the Keith whanau, we love Noah and all of our thoughts are with him and his whanau.
A Celebration of Noah's life will be held at Northpoint Church on Saturday at 1pm.
Noah's family have asked that this be a bright, vibrant celebration of Noah's life, so we ask everyone to wear bright colours and come prepared to sing and share their memories of Noah.
We are enormously grateful for all the wonderful offers of support at this sad time. The Puketapu School community is asked to provide cold savoury food for the service (sandwiches, cheese and crackers, carrot/vege sticks and dips, breads etc). If you are coming to the service or if you are unable to attend but would like to drop something off, please drop to Northpoint Church, 116 Mangati Road, before the service on Saturday.
From our Whanau Leaders
Kia ora, Hi I’m Bella - Kaitiaki Kotiro
This week has been hard for a lot of people due to the passing of Noah Keith. Noah was a really happy kid who used to join in our volleyball games. He’s going to be really missed around the school and community.
It’s at times like this that we need to remember our school values especially Kia Manawanui.
We can show Kia Manawanui by:
Taking a breath and responding rather than reacting when you’re upset.
Asking if people are okay and if needs be...
Giving someone a smile or a hug if they’re sad.
Just be there to support each other.
It’s important to remember all the good times we shared with Noah. I’ll always remember him with a smile on my face.
Cross Country Fun Run & Walk
An event for the whole school, we would love to see everyone dressed in their whanau colours (kids and parents!) supporting each other. Crazy wigs, face paint and vibrant accessories are all good.
Running starts at approximately 9.30am after our colourful gathering and briefing on the quad.
Our Community Police will be on the BBQ with sausages for all once they have completed their run and we will have the Garden Bake Sale too.
Come along to join the fun!
See the video of what last year's event was like:
Cross Country Sponsorship
On Friday, every child will come home with a sponsorship form. The money raised is used to directly benefit the children at our school. In 2019 we raised $4000 to upgrade our playtime and sports equipment.
This year we will be looking at some cool new things for playtimes. Every child who returns their sponsorship form with go in the draw to win one of many prizes at a showcase later this term. A massive shout out to Team Green Harcourts for their sponsorship of $450!
New faces in Rimu
Last Term we were joined by Miss Rachel Slack in Rimu 2...
Design Technology - Logo design
Petra, Dayna and Yelena are working together to design a logo for their netball team. They would like to get it printed onto hoodies.
This is the 1st stage of their design process- drafting up possible ideas.
Design thinking in Design Technology
Crazy 8's is a core Design Sprint method. It is a fast sketching exercise that challenges people to sketch eight distinct ideas in a short period of time. The goal is to push beyond your first idea, frequently the least innovative, and to generate a wide variety of solutions to your challenge.
This week the challenge was...8 ways to use a hairdryer...
Biking on the pump track
High School Enrollment Interviews
- Inglewood High School - Tuesday 11 August starting from 9:30am (Book interviews through our school office)
- New Plymouth Boys High School - 19 August starting from 11am (Book interviews through our school office)
- New Plymouth Girls High School - 19 August starting from 11am (Book interviews through?
- Spotswood College - Thursday 10 & Friday 11 September from 9am (Book interviews through: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/kiosk?ecode=t9qpy)
All students that have interviews must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. If these dates and times don't suit you, please contact the High School directly for an alternative day and time.
Well done Taaj!
- Rhikyda Pirini
- Aurelia Takerei
- Kendall Perrett
- Fleur Grace
- Riahn Paki
- Leila Parker
- Mckayla Sabine Almario
- Tiki Ngarangi
- Osborne Grace
- Shaun Galiste
- Alaize Kake
- Nate Stainthorpe
More events and details will follow
Thursday 6 August: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
Friday 7 August: LEAD Conference - Taranaki Student Leadership Conference, Ladies pre loved clothing fundraiser - Fred Tucker Hall 6-9pm
- Dental Bus on site until Thursday
- Tuesday 11 August: Rotary Reading, Enrollment Interviews - Inglewood High School (Year 8s)
- Wednesday 12 August: Year 5 + 6 interschool vs St John Bosco - Away Game
- Thursday 13 August: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Friday 14 August: Puketapu Cross County Fun Run and Walk 9.15am
- Life Ed Bus on site for two weeks
- Tuesday 18 August: Rotary Reading, Year 7/8 interschool sports @ Inglewood
- Thursday 20 August: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Friday 21 August: 10.00am Whole School Showcase, 2.00pm NZ Playhouse Show "Chilled" (at Northpoint)
- Life Ed Bus on site all week
- Tuesday 25 August: Rotary Reading
- Thursday 27 August: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Friday 28 August: Daffodil Day, Year 5 +6 interschool vs Waitara East - Away Game
- Monday 31 August: St John Ambulance training for Totara and Kowhai
- Tuesday 1 September: Rotary Reading, St John Ambulance training for Totara and Kowhai
- Wednesday 2 September: St John Ambulance training for Totara and Kowhai
- Thursday 3 September: St John Ambulance training for Totara and Kowhai, Year 7+8 Interschool Cross Country at Omata, Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- National Tongan Language Week
- Tuesday 8 September: Rotary Reading
- Wednesday 9 September: Board of Trustees Meeting 5.30pm
- Thursday 10 September: Spotswood Enrolments (Year 8s, 9.30 0nwards), Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Friday 11 September - Spotswood Enrolment (Year 8s, 9.30 0nwards)
- Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
- Monday 14 September: Vaccinations Year 8s and Year 7 catch ups
- Tuesday 15 September: Rotary Reading (last one for Term 3)
- Thursday 17 September: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Saturday 19 September - NZ Election
- Friday 25 September - last day of Term 3
LADIES PRELOVED CLOTHES FUNDRAISER
Friday 7th August, 6pm - 9pm at the Fred Tucker Hall.
Time to clean out those wardrobes, if you hadn't already done so in lockdown!
$5 door entry, $2 per item or otherwise priced. BYO drinks, carry bags and your friends.
A great ladies night out.
Drop your clothes, bags, shoes, accessories to Puketapu School office or by arrangement (all donations need to be in good condition). Contributions will go to the Puketapu Home & School which will be put towards their next special project!
Monster Children's Book Fair
If you have any unwanted books that you wish to donate, please drop these off to the school office before Friday 24 August. (Please do not include colouring-in or activity books unless they are in new condition.) To find out more about this book sale, please browse the Facebook event HERE.