Puketapu School Newsletter
Week 7, Term 2 2021 - 16 June 2021
Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners
Kia kaha - do your best * Kia māia - be courageous * Kia manawanui - have a heart
welcome to the Construction Zone
Kia ora koutou,
On Tuesday the 3rd of September 2019 an announcement was made the Ministry of Education that we would be receiving four new learning spaces due to roll growth.
We are hugely excited to announce that this week, the building project has started.
Over the next 37-40 weeks Southcoast Construction will be part of our Puketapu Whānau constructing our new buildings.
Below are some 3D renders of the designs to give you an idea of how they will look:
We are planning to have our akonga and kaiako into these learning spaces in Term 2, 2022.
Learning & Wellbeing Conferences
Thursday 1 July (after school) or Friday 2 July (8.00-4.00pm)
All bookings are made online through School Interviews. Our event code is p6t2j
Simply enter your details and your child's name, then choose your child's teacher and the time that suits you. If you need to change your time, you can log back in to change it.
If you are not able to book, please contact the office or speak with your child's teacher.
Whaea Liss has accepted a position in the junior school at Tikorangi School, which as a family they have decided is the right choice for their whanau at this time.
From Whaea Liss “I have had a wonderful time being a part of the whānau and team at Puketapu and leave having added some wonderful teachings and memories to my kete”
Whaea Liss would like to thank you for the support she has had since beginning at Puketapu School. Although it has been a short period of time, we have appreciated how Whaea Liss has worked to create a strong culture of manaaki and learning in her class.
We wish Melissa and her whanau all the best for her future.
PB4L (Positive Behaviour For Learning) works to build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life.
As part of who we are at Te Kura o Puketapu, we aim to teach positive behaviours. Sometimes this takes time, modelling, practice and repetition but it will happen :)
More Hoodies... and T Shirts!
Exactly as last time, you can order child or adult sizes in a range of colours, with a personalised name on the back.
This time, you can also order Tshirts.
You will also be able to get your items delivered or collect from the school (the auto reply will say collect from Game Changer, but they will deliver them to us to save you a trip.)
Orders open this Friday...
Get your order in before the end of term and it will be ready early in Term 3.
The Wool Shed
We are delighted to be hosting The Wool Shed, a great resource celebrating the natural, sustainable eco-fibre that is wool.
On Monday, Mrs Paterson and Claudia Lua of Creative Fibre showed students how a spinning wheel works and how to felt, using some lambs wool - which were shorn from Whaea Paula's lambs!
Honor Wilson and some of the Rimu 3 children learning to spin lambs wool.
Keaton Feather-Smith and Vidyasri Vathada from Rimu learning about felting.
Totara 3 have been writing reports on their favourite things.
"We did pictures of cats, dogs, bunnies or anything important to you. Mason did a car and I did a cat. We had to write what parts they have and about what they are."
- Ryan Wharram, Totara 3
Ryan, Mason, Harlem, Madie, Tariana, Trisha, Maria, Ava, Parker and Riahn with their reports.
Creatures in Kowhai
This week Puketapu School is registered for a weeklong virtual online hui about esports and gaming within New Zealand.
Esports is a form of competition using video games. Esports often takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams.
This a great opportunity for Kauri and Kowhai to listen and learn from New Zealand professionals.
Thank you subbers!
A massive shout of to the people doing subbing. This is a tough job especially when some of our teams are really full (Year 0-2 miniball for example).
It isn't easy making sure everyone gets a fair amount of time each week so aim for everyone getting a fair amount over the whole season!
Thank you as it is hard to watch for gaps in the play, while getting the next children ready while trying to watch your own child play. You subbers are amazing!
the countdown is on to aims games
Our Year 7&8 Magic Netball team and Tayte Hancock in BMX.
Her goal is to represent New Zealand in the Olympics one day.
From the Playground
So many awesome and fun things going on around our school.
Even on a wet week, we find ways to have fun inside and outside.
It's a Kakapo in a tree - Leon Corin
Fun on the field for the Rippa Staff vs Students game
Fun in the mud - remember to bring spare clothes...
Pop-its in the playground- these are still the latest craze.
Mud monsters in the playground
Arm wrestling in Kauri
Carlos Macicoe received this medal in the weekend at BMX for great races and jumps plus helping with other people when they fell off their bikes.
Home and school
We are on the look out for...
Kia ora Puketapu Whanau,
The Design Tech Hub is on the lookout for some plywood. For the last few weeks we have been lucky enough to have Ian come and work with some year 7 classes to make balance boards.......but now the word is out, and the rest of the year 7 and 8 students want to make boards too.
Do you have any plywood that you could donate to us? It would need to be 16 - 18mm thick.
If you do, please pop it over to the Design Tech Hub and we will store it until our next opportunity to work with Ian.
- Mason Nation-Fahey
- Nico Reeve
- Reece Speedy
- Malan de klerk
- Harlem Rangi
- Tyreece Joines
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.
Coming up next week...
Monday 21 June
- Kapa Haka yr 4-8: 11.30-12.30
- Totara Sports 2-3
Tuesday 22 June
- Kowhai Interschool Sports away game @ St Pius X (bus leaves 11.30)
Thursday 24 June
- Muru Raupatu Visit - Kauri Overnight (Bus leaves 9.15am)
- BSL (Better Start to Literacy) Whanau hui for Rimu 1 & 2 parents: 3.15-4.00
Friday 25 June
- Muru Raupatu Kauri & Kowhai (Kowhai leaves at 9.15am bus returning by 3pm)