Puketapu School Newsletter
Term 3 2020 - Wednesday 9 September
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
What a great time at the Puketapu Cross Country Fun Run & Walk (not Dawdle) last week! Thank you to all those who helped make the day such a great success and especially to Kim Sowman for her dedication to the event.
Puketapu School would like to congratulation Tupou Vaa'i for making the All Blacks squad. Tupou worked at Puketapu School in 2018 as a Learning Assistant. Tupou epitomises our school values of Kia Kaha - Do your best, Kia Māia - Be courageous and Kia Manawanui - Have a heart in everything he does. He is a hard trainer, humble, fearless competitor, dedicated teammate and he loves his family and friends.
We are looking forward to seeing you play for Taranaki this week, Tupou, and for the All Blacks in the near future.
Cross Country Fun Run & Walk
A massive thanks to everyone who made the effort to get dressed up...each year there are better and better costumes.
Please don't forget to send along your sponsorship forms back to school this week.
Here are just a few photos of the day. There are heaps more in our Puketapu School.Bell Block Facebook Group.
Cross Country Fun Run and Walk Placings
5 Year Old Girls
1st: India Mckenna
2nd: Preston Cooper
3rd: Eden Lucinsky
5 Year Old Boys
1st: Jaxon Kuchler
2nd: Tyler Kenny
3rd: Chase Roberts
6 Year Old Girls
1st: Kyra Herewini
2nd: Sophie Morrison
3rd: Nevaeh Cullen
6 Year Old Boys
1st: Kaydince Brill
2nd: Liam Wilson
3rd: Kupa Brider
7 Year Old Girls Beach Run
1st: Summer Wilkinson
2nd: Brooke Balsom
7 Year Old Boys Beach Run
1st: Alexander Den-McKay
2nd: Hamu Adams
7 Year Old Girls Field Run
1st: Alexis Gorrie
2nd: Ameliah Martin
3rd: Leila Parker
7 Year Old Boys Field Run
1st: Kasey Judd
2nd: Taine Mckenna
3rd: Goo Pham
9 Year Old Girls Field Run
1st: Jahlia Manukonga-Te Uira
2nd: Lydia Walthew
3rd: Kylah Neilson
9 Year Old Boys Field Run
1st: Kayden Tango
2nd: Harry Smith
3rd: Kemp Hancock
10 Year Old Girls Beach Run
1st: Esther Poching
2nd: Erin Sowman
10 Year Old Boys Beach Run
1st: Poutama Murray
2nd: Ethan Cross
3rd: Aidan Stoneman
10 Year Old Girls Field Run
1st: Katie MacRae
2nd: Amaia Sherry
3rd: Emma Hoskin
10 Year Old Boys Field Run
1st: Jaxson Davis
2nd: Kiritopa Veza
3rd: Liam Phillips
11 Year Old Girls
1st: Rylei-Jay Dellow
2nd: Kirsty Stoneman
3rd: Skylah Hill
11 Year Old Boys
1st: Keanu Prestney
2nd: Davis Leaf
3rd: Liam Smith
12 Year Old Girls
1st: Tayte Hancock
2nd: Yelena Poching
3rd: Mercedez Tagatauli
12 Year Old Boys
1st: Alex Cross
2nd: Keanu Suthon
3rd: Destin Gallichan-Pearce
13 Year Old Girls
1st: Tirahia Ormsby-Turner
2nd: Kyla Dorne
3rd: Jahliyah McLeod-Chard
13 Year Old Boys
1st: Tiki Ngarangi
2nd: Te Omeka Akariri-Buckley
3rd: Maui Walker
Enrolments for 2021
Enrolment at our school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.
The board has determined that up to 5 places for New Entrants and up to 8 places for Year 7-8 students are likely to be available for out-of-zone students next year. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.
Next year there will be three enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Tuesday 2 February to Friday 16 April 2021.
For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Friday 25 September 2020.
Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by Friday 25 September 2020 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.
Applications are made online at https://enrolments.linc-ed.com/apply/NZ/2223
If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Monday 12 October 2020. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.
Details relating to the next enrolment period will be published in 2021.
Skipping at Lunch Time
A message from the Keith whanau
Thanks to everyone who has supported us since Noah's sudden death a month ago. We are grateful for your aroha and awhi as we have wept, prayed and struggled together to come to grips with this new reality. A special thanks to the Kapa Haka Ropu who came to sing to our whanau, and to everyone who supported us as we gathered to celebrate the short time Noah had with us. We have been blown away with the kindness and care shown by so many. We deeply appreciate your continued prayers as we navigate this unimaginable space we have found ourselves in, and are grateful for our Puketapu whanau. Thank you all.
Arohanui, Doug, Melanie, Elijah, Petra and Gretta Keith
Reading is great anywhere!
Life Skills in Kowhai
This week in Kowhai is Life Skills Week.
We are learning lots of different things:
- how to tie a tie
- how to sew on a button.
- how to read a map
- how to follow instructions
...and lots more!
Learning... to follow instructions... and to tie a tie!
... working together...
Ta da! Malan showing one tie, tied!
How to put up a tent
Kauri Revolution Tour
"Ricky Baker" from the movie “Hunt for the Wilder People” (his real name is Julian Dennison) and the tour talked about resilience = the ability to bounce back when hard things happen .
Julian talked about seeing our life as a movie and what do the different scenes look like and that even if there are some bad scenes in a movie it always gets better. Kids can always phone or text for free the number 1737 if they want to talk or get help .
Julian Dennison and the Kauri students
Rimu 2 - Origami Skills
Damion is a great instructor!
Lucky Book Club
Orders and payment are due back to the office by midday tomorrow Thursday 10 September, or alternatively you can order online at the Loop by the same time.
Ko Puketapu Mātou
Each student in Tōtara 3 illustrated their own scene for each section of the story.
Students used various art techniques. For scene nine the students took these photos in their reading group. One student acted as Rakeiora, three others acted as starving members of Te Atiawa and the fifth member was the photographer. Scene eleven, each student acted as Rakeiora to personalize their story for them.
We put them all together into a class book that Matua Ale will hopefully get printed into an actual physical book! Thanks to Matua Glen Skipper and Anaru Wilkie for providing the Puketapu narratives.
Here are just a couple of pages from our Ko Puketapu Mātou narrative:
Maths at Playtime!
A great use of a warm sunny day. Students were finding fractions of 3 digit numbers and seeing relationships between numbers, using our scootering context of 360deg. These students are stars! working with Mrs P.
Other Sports News...
If your child would like to participate in this event here are some details:
DATE: Wednesday 23RD September 2019. There is no postponement date. This event will proceed unless weather is extreme.
TIME: Start 11:00am sharp (9 year girls)
VENUE: Hawera A & P Showgrounds, Burnside Ave entrance (off Waihi Rd, 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 in place 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. I will need names to the office before Friday 11th September. Parents must organise their own transport to this event.
New Plymouth Primary Schools Cross Country is cancelled.
Sports Ts to be returned please
Sports Fees Outstanding
Payment can be made at school or online. You can log in to Hero at any time to check if you owe anything. If you have any queries, please contact Paula or Karen in the office.
Mason the Superstar!
Outstanding Kiwiana Work!
Terrific Totara Taniwha!
World Car Free Day - Come Join us!
Last Call for Raffle Tickets!
Tickets are $2 each. Choose from:
- One hour deluxe hydrating facial from Face2Face Skin Clinic valued at $110
- A cut and colour of your choice, treatment and takeaway product from Section35b Hair, valued at $250
- Ruby Tadikonda
- Taaj Prestney
- Akyla Williams-Ormsby
- Claire Asai
- Imogen Den-McKay
- Justyce Drake
- Tess Balsom
More events and details will follow
- 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), Year 7&8 Squash 12.30pm
- Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
- Monday 14 September: Vaccinations Year 8s and Year 7 catch ups
- Thursday 17 September: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am
- Friday 18 September: Year 7&8 Squasg 12.30pm
- Tuesday 22 September: World Car Free Day
- Wednesday 23 September: Office Duty & Road Patroller Thank you lunch
- Thursday 24 September: Senior Kapa Haka (Northpoint Church) @ 0915am, Kauri Ranui
- Friday 25 September - last day of Term 3
Term 3 finishes on Friday 25 September
Term 4 starts on Monday 12 October