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Welcome to Puketapu School, our happy and friendly school in Bell Block, New Plymouth.

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Term 1: Week7: 18 March 2020

In this issue: It’s all about COVID-19: School Trips and Excursions; Hygiene at School; Learning about Keeping Clean; Things to do if your child is worried; Learning Partnership Hui – still on in Week 9; What’s that on the field? Hats, Ts and Hoodies to order; What’s on for the rest of the term?

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Term 1: Week 6: 11 March 2020

In this issue: Teachers are Learners too! What we did on the Staff Only Day last week; Your health is in Your Hands – so how clean are your hands? Learning Partnerships Hui bookings are now open; Scones, coding, Rakeiora, Winter Sports, School Photos and much more!

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Term 1: Week 5: 4 March 2020

In this issue: Ko Puketapu Matou – We are Puketapu; the next step for Learning Partnerships; an update from the Board; COVID-19 Coronavirus information; School Photos are coming; Tryathlon is tomorrow! Self portraits, bio poems, sand castles and soft materials, and so much more!

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Empower - Learn - Belong

Empower - Learn - Belong

Puketapu School has launched Empower – Learn – Belong, our approach to home learning.

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Proposed Enrolment Scheme

Proposed Enrolment Scheme

Bell Block is growing fast and to make sure Puketapu School continues to be able to provide for tamariki in our community, we need to introduce an enrolment scheme, a "school zone". Working with the Ministry of Education, the Board of Trustees has agreed a draft enrolmentRead more
We have a new Board!

We have a new Board!

We are delighted to announce our new Board of Trustees

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Teacher Strike – Wednesday 29th May

Teacher Strike – Wednesday 29th May

This week we received confirmation of the planned strike for both primary and secondary teachers across New Zealand. Consequently, the school will be CLOSED on Wednesday, May 29th. We fully appreciate that this will be an inconvenience to our families, but also feel strongly that change andRead more
Board of Trustee Elections 2019

Board of Trustee Elections 2019

2019 BOARD OF TRUSTEE PARENT ELECTIONS Puketapu School School profile number: 2223 Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent representatives to the board of trustees. Nomination FormAttached is a nomination form to enable you to put your name forward as a candidate in theRead more

School Calendar

April 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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2
  • Learning Partnership Hui
3
  • Learning Partnership Hui
4
5
6
  • Kauri Marae Overnight Trip
7
  • Kauri Marae Overnight Trip
  • Year 6-8 Interschool Swimming Sports
8
  • Kowhai Ranui Day
9
  • Last Day of Term 1
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
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18
19
20
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25
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27
  • ANZAC Day Observed
28
  • First day of Term 2
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