Kawerau Pūtauaki School

Newsletter -Friday 30th of July 2021

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Kia Ora koutou and welcome back to term 3, 2021. That was a beautiful pōhiri this morning. We would like to welcome our new whānau and students to our Kura. We would also like to thank our whānau for entrusting us with their tamariki / mokopuna to develop great TAHI learners.
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School will be closing at 12:30 on Monday, the 2nd of August for Goal Setting Conferences

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Every week you will be seeing a staff profile in the school newsletter. This will help you to get to know all the fantastic staff we have here at Kawerau Pūtauaki School.

This weeks spotlight - Matua Jeff Dunn


Kia ora Whanau


I am Matua Jeff Dunn. My role at Kawerau Pūtauaki is as one of the Deputy Principals. Some of my responsibilities are the junior area of the school, sport and EOTC.

My other role is as one of the Across School teachers for the Pūtauaki ki Rangitaiki Kāhui Ako. For this role, I work in a number of different schools across the region building local curriculum and digital technologies.


I have been at this school for two terms now and loving my time here. I moved here from Ōpōtiki where I was a classroom teacher for 10 years.


A bit about me; I am married to Rose who works as an accountant and I have 4 children. Ali (13), Matthew (11), Holly (4) and Tessa (2). We live on a small lifestyle block where we can stretch out and pretend to be farmers. We have recently adopted two calves, Nutella and Butch Cassidy. We are soon to be adopting some chickens... when I finish building Cluckingham Palace for their home.


In my “spare time” I like to do a bit of hunting, fishing, camping in Te Kaha and taking the boat to the lake.


I am looking forward to getting to know all the children more this year and creating some great memories from their time at Kawerau Pūtauaki.

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EBOP 7's Tournament .

Trials for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams have begun!

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Book in a time to meet with your child's teacher to discuss the year to date, and what to work on in the future. Remember to use the code: 62rz4

Our students are in the process of selecting more books to take home this term, thanks to Duffy Books in Homes, and our school's sponsor, Nova Energy.

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We have had a great response to the Tough Guy Tough Gal Challenge from our Year 5 and 6 students! We were able to extend the number of participants to 30.

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