Puketapu School Newsletter
Term 3 2020 - Wednesday 22 July
Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners
Kia kaha - do your best * Kia māia - be courageous * Kia manawanui - have a heart
From our Principal
Kia ora koutou,
Mātai ki te rangi, tēra ko Puanga to te tohu mo te tau hou. Nau mai haere mai nga whanau o Puketapu. Welcome back to Term 3. I love the fact that this feels like our new year, our Maori new year This week is an opportunity to reconnect, reflect, recalibrate and refocus for the remaining of the year. As a school we will reflect on our school values, our learning team guiding documents, our class treaties and see where we are now and how to move forward. As a whanau look at some New Year's resolutions and reset goals as a whanau for the remaining two terms. We have 46 days in Term 3 and 46 in Term 4 before we complete our unprecedented 2020.
Te Ahu o Te Reo Taranaki
Nga mihi nui ki a kaiako koutou. A huge mihi to the group of staff that have shown amazing commitment to learning Te Reo over the past months. There have been teachers coming into school early or staying up late at night to learn Te Reo for our learners. The aim of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is to grow and strengthen an education workforce that can integrate te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga and students in Aotearoa New Zealand by 2025. I am hugely proud of all of the mahi our ropu of teachers have put in.
KIA KAHA - KIA MĀIA - KIA MANAWANUI
My name is Nathan and I am the Piwakawaka whanau leader.
We hope you guys had a really great holiday and your first week back at school has been phenomenal.
This week school sports starts back.
In week 5 Kauri will have interschool sports. Kowhai starts their interschool sports exchanges next week. So now is the time to start getting ready for the season.
Our top tip for the people playing sports is: get your gear ready the night before. Good luck and have fun.
Have you booked yet?
Learning & Wellbeing Conferences
These are next week after school on Thursday 30 July and all day on Friday 31 July and are for all students, except the newest of our new entrants.
Bookings are made online through School Interviews. (Event code is jbpqc)
Book a time to meet with your child's Kaitiaki or Homeroom Teacher and if you would also like to meet with any specialist teacher (eg, Design Technology (Mrs Wigley), Maths (Mrs Paterson) or Literacy (Mrs Den-McKay) Specialist teacher) you can book a time to meet with them on the same day.)
Our Teachers will meet with you and your child to share and reflect on their learning, wellbeing, progress, achievements and goals you have for your child for the rest of this school year.
Don't forget: The Friday will not be a normal school day - only those with conferences attend, and you only come for your conference, then go home again.
Hero - Parent Portal
At Puketapu School our aim is to implement a robust system that allows teachers, parents, and students to access learning in an online environment that is secure, easy, and effective.
HERO allows teachers and students to share learning anytime, anywhere and this can be viewed on any device.
Wow! More Great Jackets!
Can you help?
Is there a local farmer who might take our green waste?
When we start doing the BMX track planting there will be loads of grass coming out to make way for plants so be good to have somewhere to take it - if we have to put it in our skip it costs us and isn't great for landfill. If you can help, please let us know.
Turning 5 soon?
Now that we have an enrolment zone, we have to do this even earlier! So we are asking for your help:
If you have a pre-schooler turning 5 in 2020 or 2021, please use the online enrolment form to make sure they are pre-enrolled. This is particularly important if you live out of zone and have a younger child you wish to start at Puketapu School.
If you do have clothes that children have grown out of and would like to donate these please bring them to the office.
Lucky Book Club
Orders with money are due back to the office by 12:30pm on Wednesday 5 August, or alternatively you can order online by the same date.
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!
- Leila Parker
- Riahn Paki
- Fleur Grace
- Kendall Perrett
- Aurelia Takerei
- Nikola Panchorie
- Kayden La-Rue
More events and details will follow
- Thursday 23 July: Spotswood Open Evening
- Monday 27 July: Art Walkabout
- Tuesday 28 July: Rotary Reading starts, NPBHS Open Evening
- Wednesday 29 July: Year 5&6 Interschool Sports v Inglewood (Home game, kick off tbc) and NPGHS Open evening 5:30pm
- Thursday 30 July: Learning & Wellbeing Conferences from 3.30pm (after school)
- Friday 31 July: Learning & Wellbeing Conferences all day
(Friday is no school, only conferences)
- Dental Bus on site All Week
National Cook Island Language Week
Tuesday 4 August: Rotary Reading
Wednesday 5 August: Board of Trustees Meeting 5.30pm
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, 9:30am Enrollment Interviews - Inglewood High School (allow ½ hour each)
- 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 18th August: Rotary Reading, Year 7/8 interschool sports @ Inglewood
- Thursday 20th August: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Friday 21st August: NZ Playhouse Show "Chilled" (2.00pm at Northpoint)
- Life Ed Bus on site all week
- Tuesday 25th August: Rotary Reading
- Thursday 27th August: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Friday 28th August: Daffodil Day, Year 5 +6 interschool vs Waitara East - Away Game
- Monday 31st August: St Johns ambulance training for Totara and Kowhai
- Tuesday 1st September: Rotary Reading, St Johns ambulance training for Totara and Kowhai
- Wednesday 2nd September: St Johns ambulance training for Totara and Kowhai
- Thursday 3rd September: St Johns ambulance training for Totara and Kowhai, Year 7+8 Interschool Cross Country - Omata, Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- National Tongan Language Week
- Tuesday 8th September: Rotary Reading
- Wednesday 9th September: Board of Trustees Meeting 5.30pm
- Thursday 10th September: Spotswood Enrolments (Year 8s, 9.30 0nwards), Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Friday 11th September - Spotswood Enrolment (Year 8s, 9.30 0nwards)
- Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
- Monday 14th September: Vaccinations Year 8s and Year 7 catch ups
- Tuesday 15th September: Rotary Reading (last one for Term 3)
- Saturday 19 September - NZ Election
- Friday 25th September - last day of Term 3
Little Theatre Presents...
New Plymouth LittleTheatre are putting on their postponed show
August 5-15 at Little Theatre in Aubrey Street.
Set in the 1920's Enchanted April by Matthew Barber is a community theatre production by special arrangement with Josef Weiberger Ltd and Play Bureau
Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and forgotten in the rush of 1920s post-war society, two London housewives pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday away, reluctantly recruiting a pair of difficult upper-class women to share the cost and the experience. Together under the Mediterranean sun, the four women clash — and then begin to bond and bloom — until men once again upset the balance
Book Now at iticket