Puketapu School Newsletter

Week 4, Term 1, 2019

Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners

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

Ko Puketapu Matou

We are proud to sing our country's National Anthem, in Te Reo Maori, English and in NZ Sign Language. We love to have our whanau join with us.


E Ihowā Atua,

O ngā iwi mātou rā

Āta whakarangona;

Me aroha noa

Kia hua ko te pai;

Kia tau tō atawhai;

Manaakitia mai

Aotearoa


God of Nations at Thy feet,

In the bonds of love we meet,

Hear our voices, we entreat,

God defend our free land.

Guard Pacific's triple star

From the shafts of strife and war,

Make her praises heard afar,

God defend New Zealand.

https://youtu.be/CbDf0YG2xnA

Did you spot our mistake?

Well done to those who spotted our mistake in our karakia last week. We left out "ki roto"! Here is the corrected karakia:


Kia uru uru mai

A hauora, a haukaha, a haumaia

Ki runga, ki raro, ki roto, ki waho

Rirerire hau paimarire


Enter forth

The winds of life

The winds of strength

The winds of courage

As above, below, within, without

Peace be upon us

Say hello to...

The Rimu Learning Team (Years 0-2):
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Team Rimu!

From left: Ms Peggy Schwieters, Miss Anna Proffit, Miss Kim Sowman
and Mrs Fiona Warring (Learning Leader)

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The Bike Track is Open!

We have been loving the bike track! There are heaps of bikes at school this week and some great biking games going on. Great fun!


Scootering is also great, and we will always love those ramps!

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TOTARA BEACH WALK

On Tuesday the Totara team (approximately 87 children, a few dedicated parents and windswept teachers) walked to the Bell Block Beach.


We talked about how we were going to take some natural resources from our beach and that this time it was OK because there were so many rocks. We told the children that it is important to give thanks for any taonga you take to use and Mrs Harvey said a Karakia thanking the mountain and the sea and Ranginui (the Sky Father) and Papatuanuku (the Earth Mother) for providing these gifts that we were going to use.


Each child collected two rocks each, they had to look for flat rocks about the size of their hand (as they had to carry them back to school!). Over the next few weeks we are going to paint the rocks with our school values, school logo, school whakapapa in our school colours and the next time we go for a walk we are going to hide them in the community for them to become part of the #taranakirocks community.


Who knows where our little stones may end up?

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Each child collected two rocks each, they had to look for flat rocks about the size of their hand (as they had to carry them back to school!). Over the next few weeks we are going to paint the rocks with our school values, school logo, school whakapapa in our school colours and the next time we go for a walk we are going to hide them in the community for them to become part of the #taranakirocks community.

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Thank you Natural Fare!

The Totara Team and Puketapu school thank Russell Jordan and his company Natural Fare for their kind and generous donation of herbs and vegetables for our garden and learning space.


Thank you to Leah Barnard for facilitating this donation, you are amazing.


Already the children in Totara 3 have enjoyed smelling eating and learning the names of the plants you donated. THANK YOU!

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Digital Learning in Kauri

Our Year 7 & 8 Students are very excited to have been issued with their Chromebooks as part of our 1:1 digital learning environment.


Huge thanks to Mr Quince for his help in setting up all those devices and all those email addresses so everyone has access.

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In Kauri we have been learning how to use our devices appropriately and how to use Google Classroom. Here we are working on our Reading. We have reading activities that have been shared with us by our teachers on Google Classroom. We check our activities on our device and then share them with our teachers. It is helpful that we have the chrome books because we can access activities that help us to learn. When we share to the teachers there is no waiting in line. We can just send it and then they respond to us.


By Charlotte, Bella and Abbey.

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Water is Brain Juice

Water is brain juice - it keeps us hydrated and helps us learn.


We have two new water fountains at school which have been getting lots of use!

https://youtu.be/lo6FFsDe6vA
We are a Water Only School, so please don't send fizzy drinks, energy drinks, flavoured milk or any other similar drinks to school. Water bottles are very welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS TO...

Congratulations to our Puketapu Superstars this week:


Kia Kaha - Do Your Best


  • Sharn Hoeta
  • Losa Fonoti


Kia Maia - Be Courageous


  • Nathan Deacaon
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Hats

Hats are still required every day this term. We only have a few spares so please remind your tamariki to bring their own hat every day.


School hats are for sale at the office for $5

Sick Kids?

If your child is unwell, or you suspect they might be, please keep them at home until they are well. Sending a sick child to school only spreads germs and can lead to embarrassing situations.


If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea, please keep them at home for at least 24 hours after their last sick poo or spew.

Year 7&8 Immunisation

Next month nurses from Taranaki District Health Board are coming to our school to save parents time and trips to their GP to administer important vaccinations:


  • Year 7 students receive "Boostrix" which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
  • Year 8 students receive vaccination for Human papillomaviruses (HPV), a group of common viruses, some of which, among other things, cause types of cancer. There are more than 150 types of HPV, at least 14 of these are high-risk types linked to cancer.


Information and permission sheets have gone out to all Year 7 and 8 students and need to be returned by Thursday next week.


Important - Please send completed forms back to school - regardless of whether your child is going to be immunised at school or not.

Sports Update

Touch: This is fantastic. Thanks to everyone who has made it such a success this season.


Hockey: We do not have enough players for our own teams at this stage however I am communicating with North Taranaki Junior Hockey to see if we are able to join some other teams/schools. Intermediate Players we have the opportunity to combine with Sacred Heart. They have a coach and are good to go so that is awesome. Watch this space :)


Miniball: Years 0-2 We need 3 more players so that we can have 2 teams. We also need a coach for each of those teams.

Years 3-4 We have 2 teams which is great but need 2 coaches please/


Basketball: Years 5/6 we need 2 more players so we can have 2 teams. We also need a coach for one of these teams. Year 7/8. This team is full and Mr B will be coaching.


Netball:

Years 0-2 You play in term 4 so more info to follow then.

Years 3-4 We need more players so we can have 2 teams and we also need a coach for one of those teams.

Years 5-6 We need one more player and two coaches please so that we can enter two teams.

Year 7/8 We currently have 1 players which is too many for one team but not enough for 2 teams. We need 7 more players to make up a second team. We have one coach so will need one more if we get to enter a second team.


Coaches needed

If you are able to coach any of the above teams please call the office or email me at ksowman@puketapu.school.nz please. Without coaches I will not be able to register teams. I will need to know by Tuesday 5th March

Sport Fees and School Costs

The touch season is now in full swing. If you haven't already, please pay your child's $20 touch fee.


Account Statements will be coming out over the next few days. If you owe, please pay. (We still have a few 2018 bills that need to be paid urgently now please.)


If you would like to start an automatic payment to help with school costs, please speak with Karen or Paula in the office.

DONATIONS

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU! to all those whanau who have made a donation to the school. Your generosity is very much appreciated and every donation made goes to helping us create inspiring learning experiences for all our akonga.


If you would like to make a donation to school, please see Paula or Karen in the office.
Don't forget your receipt, as you can claim back one third of your donation from the Tax Man.

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The Tech Hub

Kia Ora Puketapu Whanau!


Kauri students have been getting ready for their overnight stay on Thursday night.


We have been baking up a storm in the hall kitchen making ANZAC Cookies, Pizza Pinwheel Scones and Caramel Pinwheel Scones.


It's been a great few lessons with lots of keen students.


Nga mihi,

Mrs Wigley

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Recipes we have made this week:

Pizza Pinwheel Scones


2 cups flour

4tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 TBSP butter

¾ cup milk

6 TBSP pasta sauce

100g thin ham, salami or other sliced meat

100g cheese - grated

1 tsp mixed herbs.


Preheat over to 220C

Sift dry ingredients and rub in the 1st measure of butter.

Mix to a soft dough with the milk.

Roll out to a 1cm thick rectangle.

Spread with pasta sauce and ham. Sprinkle on the cheese and herbs.

Using the long side roll into a log and then cut into 1cm thick slices. Place these cut side down on the tray.

Bake 10-15 minutes until golden



Caramel Pinwheel Scones


2 cups flour

4tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 TBSP butter

1 TBSP sugar

¾ cup milk

3 TBSP cold butter

⅔ cup brown sugar.


Preheat over to 220C

Sift dry ingredients and rub in the 1st measure of butter.

Mix to a soft dough with the milk.

Roll out to a 1cm thick rectangle.

Grate the second measure of butter and spread evenly over the dough.

Sprinkle the butter with brown sugar

Using the long side roll into a log and then cut into 1cm thick slices and place cut side down on the tray.

Bake 10-15 minutes until golden


ANZAC Cookies


½ cup plain flour

⅓ cup sugar

⅔ cup coconut

¾ cup rolled oats

50g butter

1 TBSP golden syrup

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 TBSP boiling water


Preheat oven to 180C

Mix together flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats.

Melt butter and golden syrup.

Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water, then add to butter and syrup mixture.

Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.

Place TSBP’s of mixture onto trays with baking paper.

Bake for 15min or until golden.

Makes 20-ish

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School Banking

School banking is back on! Bring in your banking by Thursday mornings to be counted for whanau points.


If you don't have a bank account yet, head up to TSB to open an account - tell them you are from Puketapu School and you will go in the draw to win a Smiggle School pack. (Open your account before 28 March to go in the draw.)


Grown ups: If you are looking at getting a home loan, take a look at TSB and tell them Puketapu School sent you. If you take out a new home loan with TSB you get $250 and so do we!

Friday Lunches

Order and pay at the office before 3.30pm on Wednesday.


Last Call for this week: Friday 1 March:


  1. Bacon Macaroni and Cheese $4.50
  2. Fruit Salad with Yoghurt $5.00
  3. Lunch Pack $4.50 (Small Bacon and Egg pie (cold), fruit yoghurt, fresh fruit, raisins, and a mini cookie)

Next Friday 8 March is the Teacher Only Day, so Friday Lunch will be on Thursday 7 March:


  1. Chicken Salad $5.00
  2. Ham Wrap $4.50
  3. Lunch Pack $4.50 (Cheese scone, fruit yoghurt, raisins and a mini cookie)



Friday 15 March


coming soon...

Kowhai Beach Walk

Reminder - our next beach walk is tomorrow, Thursday 28 February, so all members of Kowhai Learning Team please remember your hat, suitable walking shoes, plenty of packed lunch and water.


Any whanau who would like to join us please do come along.

Car Boot & Market Day - This Saturday!

This Saturday!


Food, coffee, ponies and lots to buy!


See you there from 8am if you are selling and 9am if you are shopping or hungry!

Cookies & Croissants Fundraiser

They are delicious, amazingly easy and helping raise funds four our school!


It is time to get your orders in...


Forms are ready at the office. Grab one then get Mum, Dad, Granny, Aunty, workmates, the lady down the road... and anyone else you know to buy a couple of boxes. All money raised goes back into cool as stuff for our school. Home and School have a couple of big projects in the pipeline this year so we are excited to get going.


Orders and payment need to be in by Friday 15 March and orders will be delivered to school on Wednesday 3 April.

Jumpstart Breakfast Club

It is on every week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings before school. 8.15 to 8.45am.


FREE breakfast with your mates - what a great way to start the day! Why not come along and check it out?

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We would like to give a huge shout out to Hayley Adams who did a big clean up in our Hall Kitchen recently, getting things ship-shape for breakfasts and tech. Kia Manawanui from Hayley (and a fair bit of Kia Maia as well!)

Donate and Win!

Anyone who drops off canned fruit for Jumpstart Breakfast Club this week and next will be in the draw to win a $20 Voucher from the awesome White Pear Cafe. Drop off at the office and make sure to leave your name for the draw! Thanks heaps to The White Pear Cafe for their constant support.

Birthdays

Happy birthday to all those who have had Birthdays this week or coming up soon:


  • Kiritopa Veza
  • Areiana Zandbergen
  • Thomas Sioli
  • Khade Gray
  • Katana Haddon
  • Luke Sowman
  • Poutama Murray
  • Daniel Polata
  • Conrad Hobin

What's On: This week and next

Thursday 28 February:

Kowhai Mangati / Beach Walk

Kauri Overnighter at School (tents)


Saturday 2 March:

Car Boot Sale and Market Day


Monday 4 March:

Dental Bus on site (will be here for two weeks)


Tuesday 5 March:

3.15 Girls Touch Academy #2


Thursday 7 March:

Student Showcase 9.15 (Totara)


Friday 8 March:

TEACHER ONLY DAY (No School)

What's on: Later this term

As we continue with our planning, more things will be added to our Calendar. Further information will come home regarding trips and outings.


Monday 11 March: TARANAKI ANNIVERSARY DAY (No School)

Tuesday 12 March: 3.15 Girls Touch Academy #3

Thursday 14 March: Kowhai Rock Pool Visit, Swimming Sports, Family Picnic - 4.30pm-9.00pm (Home & School)

Friday 15 March: Rimu trip to Pukekura Park, last day for Cookie orders

Monday 18 March: Junior Maths for whanau information afternoon 3.15-4.30pm

Tuesday 19 March: 3.15 Girls Touch Academy #4

Wednesday 20 March: Board of Trustees Meeting 6.30pm

Thursday 21 March: Student Showcase 9.15 (Kowhai), Swimming Sports

Friday 22 March: School Photos

Tuesday 26 March: Weetbix TRYathlon, 3.15 Girls Touch Academy #5

Thursday 28 March: Year 7 & 8 Immunisations (part 1), Netball training (details TBC)

Tuesday 2 April: League: Tony Kemp Cup @ Clifton Park Waitara, 3.15 Girls Touch Academy #6

Wednesday 3 April: Interschool Swimming Competition

Friday 5 April: Student Showcase 9.15 (Kauri)

Wednesday 10 April: League: Howie Tamati Cup (venue TBC)

Thursday 11 April: Kowhai Ranui Out & About (Times TBC)

Friday 12 April: Last day of Term 1


Term 1 ends at 3pm on Friday 12 April

Term 2 begins on Monday 29 April

Road Safety

Roadsafe Taranaki work really hard to keep us safe on the roads. There are lots of simple things we can all do to stay safe. Here are a few tips:
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Group Piano Lessons

Dynamite Music are offering group piano lessons in the Fred Tucker Hall on Monday afternoons.

The cost is $14/week and there are discounts for siblings and community services card holders.

For more information and to sign up for a free trial visit:

https://enrolmy.com/dynamitemusic/activity/41-Bell-Block

Community Notices

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