Te Panui o te Kura o Puketapu
Week 2, Term 4 2021 - 27 October 2021
Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners
Kia kaha - do your best * Kia māia - be courageous * Kia manawanui - have a heart
From the Principal
It was great to have that extra day to spend time with the whanau over the long weekend. I hope that you had a good weekend too.
As well as continuing with great learning this term and working towards our SOMADD performance in December, plans are well underway for 2022.
Over the next few weeks we will be working on class lists for 2022. As you can imagine, this is a huge undertaking as we take into consideration learning needs, personalities, relationships, friendship groups and many other aspects to place every student in the class that best fits their needs.
On Thursday 2nd December we will be holding 'Meet Your 2022 Teacher' to give all our students the chance to meet their new teacher and see which classroom they will be based in for 2022.
There will be some changes, including some new faces joining our teaching team - details are below.
NEW STAFF APPOINTMENTS 2022
After our recent appointments process (we received 54 applications for our 4 roles so selecting just four from so many excellent applicants was a tough decision!) we are delighted to announce our new staff members for 2022.
More information about which classes they will be leading will come later in the term.
Ko Taranaki te maunga
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Hangatahu toku awa
Ko Tara-wai-nuku te marae
Ko Taranaki Tuturu te iwi
No Taranaki ahau
Ko Goodwin te whanau
Ko Mark toku matua
Ko Glenys toku whea
Ko Laura taku wahine
Ko Ruari ratou Ko Isla aku tamariki
Ko Matthew taku ingoa
I love to teach and positively influence other people’s lives. I have a real passion for further developing people’s knowledge, understanding, and skills sets. I get a real thrill seeing people grow and develop their talents, whether it be inside the classroom, workplace or sports field. Over the past 5 years, I have also engaged in various professional development opportunities to improve my own practice. Highlights have included the Accelerated learning for literacy program, restorative practice workshops, various Numeracy, Literacy, and Health and Physical Education workshops and programs and I have recently completed the Waikato University Middle Leaders course online.
Matt has taught at Devon Intermediate having held roles as a Team Leader, acting Deputy Principal and Sports Co-ordinator.
Ko Taranaki te maunga
Ko Waiwhakaiho te awa
Ko Te Atiawa te hapū
Ko Muru Raupatu te marae
Ko Elle ahau
I am a dedicated and qualified beginning teacher eager to start a full-time teaching career. I am a team player, an excellent communicator, patient and caring. Absolutely love sports and anything outdoors. I will offer an unwavering commitment to the teaching profession and am excited to optimise student growth and learning. The school values, kia kaha, kia māia, and kia manawanui align closely with my own as I believe the best student growth occurs when the body, mind and soul are natured and cared for. One of my greatest desires as a teacher would be to make each student value and love learning. My beliefs in how to achieve this would be to build safe and open relationships with my students and their whanau, teach lessons that develop curiosity, wonder, and excitement, and through role modelling what a life-long learner looks like
Elle is looking forward to coming home to Taranaki and as a local that lives in Dillon Drive, she can not wait to be more involved with the Puketapu community. Elle is also the Event Director for the Tūmata Kōkiri Student Association's supporting Māori students at Te Kura Toi Tāngata at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (The University of Waikato).
Tēnā hoki koutou i ngā āhuatanga o tēnei wā
Ko Kennedy toku ingoa
He uri ahau, nō Te Tai Rawhiti
I te taha o toku Papa, nō Te Whānau-a-Apanui
Ko Mihimarino te maunga
Ko Waipapa te awa
Ko Kahurautao te tipuna
Ko Pahaoa te marae
Ko Te Whānau- a-Kahu te hapū
I te taha o toku mama, nō Ngāti Porou
Ko Tokatea Te Maunga
Ko Kiekie Te Awa
Ko Kiekie Te Marae
Ko Te Whānau a Rakairoa te hapū
Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi
Tēnei te mihi atu ki a koutou
Promoting a culturally responsive & inclusive education holds huge importance in my teaching philosophy. I want every child in my class to feel safe and valued as a member in my classroom regardless of their gender, culture, background or ethnicity. I am a teacher who celebrates diversity and the aspects that make up who they are. As a teacher and educator, I want to learn and grow with my students. I love learning and am consistently reflecting on my own professional practice and development. I believe that my role as a teacher is to work collaboratively alongside the staff and students in my class to meet the learning needs and interests of my students. I want to build strong relationships with my students and implement student voice so that we as a class are responsible and accountable for our learning and development.
Ko Micaela ahau.
Ko Westrupp tōku ingoa whānau.
Nō nga hau e wha ō Aotearoa ahau.
Kei tōku whānau tōku kainga.
Kei Taratahi ahau e noho ana.
He kaiako tāku mahi. Ko Gladstone te kura.
Kia ora, I am a kaiako who has brought skills and knowledge to my teaching
from my work in radio, outdoor education, event management and as a small
business owner. I enjoy teaching and leading with strengths-based and
culturally responsive approaches. Being passionate about supporting
neurodiverse learners within the schooling system, I have worked within a
Universal Design for Learning framework, which includes support for students
with diverse learning needs. Additionally, I am a passionate Tangata Tiriti
educator, currently facilitating workshops for teachers, boards of trustees and
community members, in the latest understandings of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, He
Whakaputanga and factual knowledge of our Aotearoa history.
Gladstone School - Currently working at Gladstone School as a Syndicate
Leader, Lead Teacher of Literacy, Te Āo Māori and co-Lead of ICT, I am
also stepping out of an Across School Leader role with our Kāhui Ako,
which has me searching for a new challenge.
Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L)
The PBB4L team are continuing to promote our school wide goal of “Kia Manawanui’ for our environment. Keep a look out for our litter free and tidy spaces.
Prizes for classes who consistently show kia manawanui for their environment.
ONLY 1 MORE DAY TO GET YOUR ORDER IN...
Our students have been working on some fabulous art which will be made into calendars, mouse pads, gift cards and notepads.
Your children should have brought home order forms for these (spares are at the office) and they need to be paid for and handed back into the office by tomorrow - Thursday 28 October.
Payment can be online or cash or EFTPOS at the office. (See the order form for details.)
design tech hub
This week Mr Lewis's class made some quick, cheap and easy bread case quiches.
You can fill these up with lots of different ingredients that you have to hand.
Easy Bread Cases and Quiche Fillings
9 slices of bread (brown or white)
2 Tbsp butter
½ medium zucchini / carrots
½ cup grated cheese
½ cup milk
salt and pepper
ADDITIONAL EXTRAS: sliced ham, grated carrot, chopped tomatoes, sliced capsicums, mushrooms
Preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 F)
Remove the crusts from the bread, you can cut the bread into a circle, you can cut into squares but trim the tips of the corners so that they don't burn
Flatten the crustless bread by rolling it out.
Butter one side of the bread
Press the bread butter side down into a muffin tin
Bake the empty cases in the oven for 3-5 minutes until they just start to toast
While the bread cases are toasting, grate the onion and the zucchini & roughly mix the two together
Pop even amounts of the onion and zucchini into the bottom of each bread case
Add the grated cheese
Whisk the egg, milk and salt & pepper. I do this in a measuring jug as it makes it easy to pour the mix into the cases
Pour the egg mix into the cases, do this carefully so that you don't overfill the bread cases
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the quiche filling is cooked
Allow them to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tray before you remove them
Cool them on a rack
You can serve them warm or cool
Keep NZ beautiful Clean up week
term 4 means sun hats
Please remind your child to pack their sunhat. The weather is warming up and our ākonga must have a sun hat on to go outside in term 4.
Two of our newest students to school Pippa Perkinson and Abbie Kendrick already know the drill and are being sun smart wearing their hats during outside play and break times.
All touch team information has gone out via Hero and your invoice is ready to pay.
Games start on Monday 1st November. Watch Hero and Facebook for the draw.
There are NO SPECTATORS other than the coach and manager allowed at the fields. Please respect this as we are so grateful to Shane for making touch happen.
Coaches: Your team lists and gear bags will be sent home Friday
Two of Puketapu's basketball teams met together for a break-up and prizegiving held at The Lab. Well done to the players on your season and well done to the individuals who won an award.
Puketapu Green Award list:
- Most Improved Player: Slade Walker
- Defender of the Year: Taaj Prestney
- Attacker of the Year: Nixon Gadsby
- Coach's Player of the Year: Zakhan Faapulou
Puketapu Penguins Award list:
- Team Player of the Year: Keanu Prestney
- Most Improved Player: Shylin Awa & Rihanna Dellow
- Defender of the Year: Harper Sutherland & Davis Leaf
- Attacker of the Year: Kade Davis
- Most Committed Player of the Year: Davis Leaf
- Coach's Player of the Year: Raven Falaniko
Raven Falaniko and Matua Ale
Whanau group lunch time basketball
Our year 7 & 8 netball team played the year 7 & 8 boys after school last week. It was a great game and the girls came away with the win.
Calling all uniforms and borrowed sports ts
All sports uniforms and borrowed sports Ts need to be returned now please:
* Netball * Miniball * Rippa * Interschool * Hockey *
*Touch from Term 1 * Rugby * Volleyball * NYLD * Basketball *
lucky book club issue #7
Order forms have gone home today and spares are all the office.
loud shirt day or wacky hair this Friday
Wear your brightest outfit or wacky hair for Loud Shirt Day on Friday 29 October and raise vital funds to help children and adults with profound hearing loss who access sound through cochlear implants.
Loud Shirt Day is the national fundraising campaign for The Hearing House and The Sourthern Cochlear Implant Programme. – the only two charities in New Zealand dedicated to helping children and adults with cochlear implants learn to listen and communicate.
Money raised through Loud Shirt Day will help The Hearing House and SCIP ensure everyone in New Zealand has access to lifetime cochlear implant support.
Optional gold coin donation.
home and school
Teachers and children supported in their hundreds with Monique from Westbrook School Rotorua being chosen as the artist behind the winning design.
the wraps are now available to purchase. All proceeds from the wraps will be donated to Save the Kiwi (formerly Kiwis for kiwi). Produced by locally owned and operated Honeywrap, this design is strictly limited so get in quick to secure yours now – perfect for picnics, school lunches and Christmas gifts.
Purchase your wrap here...
From around the school
CAN YOU HELP THE DESIGN TECH HUB?
ATTENTION ALL YOU HANDY DADS, GRANDADS, UNCLES, MUMS, AUNTIES....
Are you looking for a quick project?
Are you good with wood and drills?
We are looking for anyone who would be interested in helping to make these children's round tables and seats. We have 3 large tyres all ready to be used!
Please email Whaea Claire if you would be interested. Can be made at home, at school or even with a group of amazing kids to help you!
Thank you to The Junction - Zero Waste Hub for the inspiring idea!!!
ROAD PATROL - WHANAU VOLUNTEERS WANTED
School Patrols help to keep students safe on the road by controlling the flow of vehicles and pedestrians at pedestrian crossings and ‘kea’ crossings (school crossing points).
Operating before and after school, patrol members extend STOP signs onto the road in both directions, which signal approaching drivers to stop. Once the traffic is slowing or has stopped, the patrol signals to waiting pedestrians that it’s safe to cross the road.
Each duty patrol is typically made up of two students (with one designated the leader) and a supervising adult.
We are looking for whanau volunteers to be our supervising adults. There is a Road Patrol Supervisor training on November 4th @ 11.15am & 1.45pm for those that want to volunteer. This is led by the NZ Police.
Please contact the office if you could be one of our Road Patrol Whanau Volunteers and let us know which days you are available and whether you can do the morning or the afternoon.
- Savannah Tunnicliff-Jury
- Lesley Paora
- Kasey Judd
- Dahrell McDonald
- Clara Wallace
- Layla Read
- Damion Paora
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.
Our School Calendar has been updated, however there may be events postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 new protocol.
Thursday 28 October
- ShakeOut 9.30am NZ Earthquake drill day
- Keep NZ Beautiful - Clean Up Week
Friday 29 October
- Loud Shirt & Wacky Hair Day - the national fundraising campaign for The Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP) - Dress up loud and optional gold coin donation
Friday 5 November
- Gumboot Friday for I am Hope - wear your gumboots and bring a gold coin donation. https://www.iamhope.org.nz/gumbootfriday
- Paula & Kims 100th Birthday - Dress up BRIGHT along with your gumboots
Tuesday 2 December
- Meet your 2022 Teacher
Friday 3 December
- SOMADD Community Concert
Please check the Calendar on the Hero App for team and class calendar events.
have you had your vaccine yet?
Whether it’s your first vaccination or your second, Tui Ora will be back in our neighbourhood next week.
When: Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Time: 9am – 3.45pm
Where: Fred Tucker Hall, Parklands Ave, Bell Block
No appointment needed
If you’ve got any questions or want to know more, the friendly Tui Ora staff will be on hand to have a chat.
And if next week doesn't suit for jabs, head down to the mobile clinic down Dillon Drive and Glasgow Street after school today about 3.30pm with an ice cream truck too!
the lemon club
They also now have WINZ subsidies available!
Find out more or book online at:
East End Surf Club
East End Surf Life Saving Club is a fun family friendly community focused club with members aged from 5 years old to the young at heart.
Members 14 years and older are trained to provide lifesaving services to the wider community on our beaches and sea and we have an active and successful surf sports team. We also offer lifeguard training for those who want to develop those skills.
There is an opportunity to compete in swim / board / surf ski / surf canoe / IRBs / Surf Boats / running on beach.
Our Junior Surf section provides training for 5 to 13 years of age, with the focus of water confidence and skills to keep the young members of our community safe.
There is also an opportunity to compete and attend carnivals at junior surf events.
We have a masters swim section as well – who train and compete together.