Te Panui o te Kura o Puketapu

Term 3 2020 - Rāapa 16 Mahuru

Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners

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

From our Tumuaki

Tēnā koutou

Mīharo ake nei! Ko te Wiki o te Reo Māori tēnei!!!

Kia mātou o te kura nei, he taonga te reo. Nā reira, e ngana ana mātou ki te hapai i tēnā taonga ki te kura, i a rā, i a rā. He mihi hoki tēnei ki a koutou e poipoia tēnei māpihi maurea ki te kura, ki ō koutou kāinga, ki ngā wāhi katoa!

Heoi anō, e tautoko rawa ana mātou i te kaupapa o te wiki, he kaupapa e piri kaha ana ki ōu mātou ngākau. E tika ana te kōrero, ko tōku reo tōku ohooho.

Nā reira, ahakoa he iti, ahakoa he nui, me kaha tātou ki te kōrero te Reo Māori!

From our Whanau Leaders

Kia ora.

Nau mai haere mai.

In Kauri 3 we have been doing some learning for Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Maori Language week.

We have been learning how to ask people ‘What is this colour?’, 'How many colours are here?’ in te reo maori.

Mrs J has set a wero (challenge) to Kowhai for a maori kanikani (dance) battle. May the best team win!

There is also something exciting coming up next week, Ranui day!

Ranui is a day to celebrate all the work students have done throughout the term. It is a reward for students and the completion of their mahi (work) and as someone once said “Do the mahi get the treats”

Nga mihi mai i a Emma raua ko Bella

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

With Wiki o Te Reo Māori there is a new project Kaupapa Kori is a great way to celebrate Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori (Māori Language Moment)10 brand new waiata each with it's own fun and interactive dance video!

We'd love for you to GET INVOLVED, learn the kupu, post your dance moves, then tag your whānau and friends. Kaupapa Kori is a fully immersive Te Reo Māori experience #KaupapaKori

As a preview of what's to come, they have dropped the video for 'Karawhiu' early!

Kaupapa Kori - Karawhiu ft. Tiana Haze

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori in Class...

Our students have been celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori and learning in many different ways!

In Kowhai 2 have we have been learning our Pepeha...

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Kirsty with her decorative pepeha

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Aiden with his colourful pepeha

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Meihana shows us his carefully written pepeha

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In Rimu 2 - Oscar has been learning his colours and practicing his written Te Reo Maori...

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In Totara 5 - Summer Wilkinson displays the korowai and piupiu she made...

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Kaydince and Sophie paddling in the waka made by the students of Totara 2...

In Kauri Oracle, Marley and Rhianna have been making feathers with the Kauri students names on them for their korowai...
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It takes a lot of feathers to make a korowai!

A special visitor

This week we were delighted to welcome NPDC Councillor Dinnie Moeahu to meet with some of our senior akonga.

We were very proud of the manaakitanga they all showed today, setting up morning tea, listening attentively, performing a haka and even cleaning up and doing the dishes.

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Learning Fun this week in Rimu

What fun we can have while learning!
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Reeve shows us her writing - what a great smile!

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Is it a car? Is it a plane? A space ship? With a little creative thinking, a cardboard box can become anything you wish it to be!

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What can be more fun than bubbles? Bubbles and toys and friends...

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... and a guinea pig!

Wiggly fun in Totara

Totara 1 have been learning about worms and today with Miss Collier, we ate some!!!

We mixed Raspberry jelly with cream and some green food dye and poured it into a container with upright straws. When it had set, we squeezed the jelly mixture out of the straws onto a plate. They looked like worms, felt slimy like worms but tasted yum!!

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Kayden demonstrates how to get the jelly worms out of the tube...

tahi-rua-toru Tech Challenge

3 groups of Kauri students are working on projects for the tahi-rua-toru Tech Challenge. This week we got to have a zoom hui with our mentor, Ben Chartrand, from Wellington.

The teams are identifying a problem within our school and creating a digital solution to solve it.

Team Wahine Toa are designing a website and QR code that can take you to the website, so look at how many cars are parked in the drop off bay. This way you can decide if you want to attempt to come into the drop off bay or not.

Team Pioneers are designing a points based website for classes to collect rubbish for points. Once the class has reached a certain number of points for collecting rubbish they would get a prize.

Team Panthers are designing a check in, check out system for equipment from the sports shed, in the hope that it wont go missing!

Fingers crossed these teams will make it through the regional competition and onto the National Competition with these great ideas.

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Paper circuits in Design Tech

Tarli and Honor have been looking at electricity and circuits. Here are their practice paper circuits. Their final project will be their names lit up with LED lights.

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Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats

On Thursday Luka and Sandra made dog treats for all the dogs belonging to the staff at Puketapu.

They went down a treat! (Pardon the pun!)

Here are some of the happy puppies.

Radar, Whoopi, Aegon, Jasper and Titan

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Titan liked his so much he took it and hid under the bed so none else could have it.

Billie liked hers so much she actually sat still for a second one. A very rare occurrence!

Sam ate his so fast he missed his photo opportunity!

Did you know...

From number 0 to 1,000, the letter "A" only appears in
1,000 (one Thousand)

This and many more maths facts can be found on the We Use Maths website.

Puketapu Superstars - Kia Kaha in Learning

Well done Goo, Channing, Kupa, Aaron and Nabeel for Kia Kaha - Doing your best in your learning.
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Touch Coaches Needed!

Touch coaches needed please.

We have teams in all grades (Under 6/8/10/12 and Int) who need a coach. You know the deal - without a coach we can't field the team.

Please contact Kim Sowman via our Facebook page, ksowman@puketapu.school.nz or see me in Rimu.

Taranaki Cross Country

There is still time to register at the office if your child would like to participate in this event but we will need names to the office before Friday 11 September. Here are some details:

Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2020. There is no postponement date. This event will proceed unless the weather is extreme.

Time: Start 11:00am sharp (9 year old girls)

Venue: Hawera A&P Showgrounds, Burnside Ave entrance (off Waihi Road, Hawera) parking available at The Hub.

Course: Cross Country course which is flat to undulating, all grass surface. The course will be marked by flags/tape and pointsmen will be placed around the circuit. Maps will be distributed via email before the day and available on the day.

Entry Fee: $4.00 per child

You do not need to qualify to enter this event. Parents must organise their own transport to this event.

Sports Ts to be returned please

We are likely to have 15 touch teams next term so we need all borrowed shirts back URGENTLY please. If you have a borrowed shirt at home, please return it now.

World Car Free Day - Come Join us!

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Sausage Sizzle!

As part of the fundraising for Year 8 Camp, we will be holding a sausage sizzle on Wednesday 23 September.

Pre-order your sausage from the Kauri Team in the school office on Monday or Tuesday morning.

Caught Being Good

Duffy Awards are given for academic achievement, progress, improvement or attitude to learning. Students receive a certificate and get to choose a book to keep.

Congratulations to our Duffy Award winners:

  • Alexander Den -McKay
  • Landon Mottram
  • Erin Sowman
  • Elody Perrett
  • Charlie Hardgrave
  • Connor Christian
  • Cailan Molineux
  • Harmony Lambert
  • Katie MacRae
  • Te Waiaurere Mahinekura
  • Esther Poching
  • Reece Speedy
  • Claire Asai
  • Armani Cooper
  • Cara Edwards
  • Ocean-Pearl Ardianta
  • Millie Collison
  • Addyson Chaloner
  • Rhikyda Pirini
  • Harry Smith


Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating Birthdays this week
  • Xavier Peters
  • Yulla Te Kura
  • Rylei-Jay Dellow
  • Rihanna Dellow
  • Luka Herewini-Kelsen
  • Koda Herewini-Kelsen
  • Liam Puru
  • Shay Coomey
  • Joel Purdie
  • Drevious Te Kura
  • Emma Hoskin

What's On

More events and details will follow

Week 9

  • Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
  • Thursday 17 September: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
  • Friday 18 September: Year 7&8 Squash 12.30pm

Week 10

  • Monday 21 September: Office Duty & Road Patroller Thank you lunch; Boys Kapa Haka Extra Session (1.30pm - 2.30pm) Wharekai (Matua Clive)
  • Tuesday 22 September: World Car Free Day; Girls Kapa Haka Extra Session (1.30pm - 2.30pm) Wharekai (Whaea Wharekuka)
  • Wednesday 23 September: Kauri Ranui Day; Sausage Sizzle lunch
  • Thursday 24 September: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
  • Friday 25 September - last day of Term 3

Term 3 finishes on Friday 25 September

Term 4 starts on Monday 12 October

Community Notices

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Touch Coaching Course

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Monster Book Sale!

The Monster Children’s Book Sale is not just for little children!

We have a huge selection for school kids too, right up to young adults!

With books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Marvel, Geronimo and Thea Stilton, Spirit Animals and the Treehouse series, lots of books from David Walliams to Roald Dahl and Margaret Mahy, there are old and new favourites for everybody! Come to the Taranaki Toy Library’s Book Sale this Friday 18 Sept 2-6pm or Saturday 19 Sept from 9-1 and get yourself some great reads at bargain prices! Check out our event on Facebook under “Monster Children’s Book Sale 2020. See you there!”


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