Puketapu School Newsletter

Week 1, Term 3 , 2018

Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners

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

Principal's Message

Kia ora whanau,

What an outstanding start to Term 3. This term’s learning theme is He Ao Mō Tātou - Sharing the Planet and I am so excited about the upcoming learning experiences that have been organised.

From our Community Korero last term, one of the key responses from our community was to have learning experiences in and out of the classroom walls that have impact on our community and province.

Thank you in advance to all the parents and caregivers that will be going on learning trips with our students this term.

Matua Ngatai

Our School Role is... 313

Welcome to Kharlym Gilligan, Caitlyn Bellairs, Mason Waugh, Jada Moore and Bella Neilson who started at Puketapu School this week.

Community Korero

We Want Your Voice

Thank you to all those who attended our Community Conversation Evening last term. If you were not able to make it, it's not too late:

Have your say online: Community Conversation 2018

Duffy Sponsorship: Groundworkx Taranaki Ltd

Puketapu School would like to say a huge thank you to Groundworkx Taranaki Ltd for becoming our latest Duffy Sponsor. Groundworkx is a Taranaki wide earthmoving business with 16 years experience in the game. You can see more about them on Facebook - Groundworkx taranaki ltd

Thank you Groundworkx - you're awesome!

School Notices

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We have a new gate in the drop off zone!

To help with the congestion at the ends of the school day, we have opened another gateway and put in a path from the pool end of the Rimu block.

Please remember - don't park here though: this area is for drop of and pick up only. If you have to leave your car, please park somewhere legally.

Well done to all our Mid Winter Swimmers!
Mid Winter Swim

It was green, it was cold, it was... heaps of fun!

Well done to all of our keen fundraisers for braving the water on the last day of last term. They were all helping to raise funds for end of year camps. Special mention has to go to Corban Read, who raised a whopping $143! Well done Corban!

Great new climbing challenges!

Over the holidays Layne from Plaztuff Taranaki was very busy making and installing 4 new sets of jungle gyms. A massive thanks to the Home and School for purchasing these for our school and to all the people who came to the disco to support the H&S fundraising. The jungle gyms seem to have made the grade looking at all the smiling faces.

Breakfast Club

Come along to our free Breakfast Club on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. 8.15am-8.45am in the School Hall. All welcome. See you there!

School Donations

Thank you to everyone who has made a School Donation to the school so far this year. All money received goes towards learning experiences for our tamariki. If you would like to make a donation this term, please contact the office.

Interschool Semi Finals

On Monday 30 July we have two teams competing in the Year 5&6 Interschool Sports Semi-Finals:

Our Football team will play at Puketapu School at 1pm

Our Rugby team will play at Frankley School at 12.30pm

Go teams! You have done so well already!

Kauri Fundraising - Sausage Sizzle

Throughout this term our Year 7 & 8 students will be working hard on fundraising for camps and trips.

First up, we have a Sausage Sizzle on Wednesday 1 August. $2 per sausage. Order forms will be at the office.

Puketapu School Cross Country: Fun Run & Walk

Training has already begun for our cross country. This year our Cross Country Fun Run & Walk will be on the morning of Thursday 16 August. It is a fun run and walk, so the expectation is that every child takes part, both in training and on the day. The focus is on health and wellbeing, challenging ourselves and taking part.

Remember: you don't have to be good to start, but you have to start to become good.

It will be a dress up whanau event and there will be sponsorship challenges as well.

What's On... the next Two Weeks

(Some dates and activities may be subject to change)

Wednesday 25 July

NPBHS / NPGHS promotional visit for Y8s, 10.15-11.00am

Learning Partnership Hui - day 2: book at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz - event code - gm3nh

Thursday 26 July

Learning Partnership Hui - day 3: book at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz - event code - gm3nh

Monday 30 July

Totara Team to Puke Ariki - 9:30, 11:30, 1:30

Year 5&6 Interschool Semi Finals, Puketapu & Frankley

Taranaki Wetlands Education Programme

Tuesday 31 July

Rotary Readers (first one for Term 3)

Kapa Haka (2.00 - 3.00) - Hall

Powhiri for new students @ 2.30pm - Hall

New Plymouth Boys High School Open Evening

Wednesday 1 August

Choir Cluster Practice - 12:30 - 2:30 at Highlands Intermediate

Lunchtime Sausage Sizzle - order at the office

New Plymouth Girls High School Open Evening

Thursday 2 August

Spotswood College Promo Visit at 10.15am

Totara Rotokare Pre-Visit @ School

Board of Trustees Meeting 7pm, in the Library

Friday 3 August

LEAD Day 2018 (Year 8s)

Student Showcase 9.15am (Kauri)

Totara Rotokare Pre-Visit @ School - 10 - 2pm

What's On... later this Term

Monday 13 August -Totara trip to Rotokare

Tuesday 14 August - Finals Day Year 5/6 interschool

Wednesday 15 August - NZEI proposed strike day

Thursday 16 August - Puketapu School Cross Country Fun Run & Walk (in the morning, dress up!)

Friday 17 August - Puketapu School Cross country postponement date

Monday 20 August - Life Education Trust Bus arrives

Wednesday 22 August - 11.00am NPGHS / NPBHS - enrolment interviews (Year 8s)

Friday 24 August - Tatarakihi Kapa Haka Festival - The Hub, Hawera

Tuesday 4 September - Taki Rua Show - 9.15am - Mihi Whakatau, 9.30am show starts - ($2 each) http://www.takirua.co.nz/hine-kihawai)

NP Primary Schools Cross country

Wednesday 5 September - NP Primary Schools Cross country postponement day

Thursday 6 September - Omata Cross Country Years 7/8, Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday 10 September -Keep NZ Beautiful Clean Up week, Ski Trip - Year 8

Wednesday 12 September - Kaitiaki: Wetlands and lagoon visit

Wednesday 19 September - Dental Bus on site until end of term, Taranaki Music Festival

Saturday 22 September - Men in Education - Rugby - Taranaki v Manawatu (Curtain Raiser to Taranaki v Auckland - Mitre 10 Cup)

Monday 24 September - Puketapu Road Patrol Reward Afternoon

Wednesday 26 September - Taranaki Cross-Country - Hawera

Friday 28 September - Last day of term! Loud Shirt Day

Community Notices

NP Girls High School Open Day

Wednesday 1 August, 5.30-8.00pm, NPGHS invites all Year 8 girls to come along to their Open Evening. They will show you around and give you a taste of what the school has to offer. Presentation in the Hall at 6.30pm. Any enquiries, call 06 757 3899.

Waitara High School Open Day

Wednesday 1 August, sessions at 3.30pm and 6.00pm, starting in the School Library. Come and talk to us about what Waitara High School can offer your child and your family, take a tour of our vibrant and expanding campus and hear our vision for the future.

Street Hip Hop Classes

TPSE is growing and students often are selected to perform at large scale events such as the TSB Festival of Lights, local arts shows and private corporate events.

At New Plymouth YMCA

Newbies First Class FREE!

Contact Tansi: 027 224 3480