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 and

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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 the

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A New Bike Track

A New Bike Track

We love being outdoors and active and we love our new bike track! With the help of Bikes in Schools who helped organise and pay for it, and Groundworkx who constructed it, we have a brilliant new track for biking at school. The track goes right around

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Students Become Teachers!

Students Become Teachers!

This year we are delighted to welcome 7 new faces to our teaching team, including two who were once students at Puketapu School. Miss Cara Knuckey and Mrs Laurie Edwin will be joining Mrs Murphy and Miss Megaw in the Kowhai Learning Team.

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Year 7&8 Summer Camp

Year 7&8 Summer Camp

There were physical challenges, activities never tried before, team activities and a whole lot of fun. Thank you so much to the many parents who helped out on camp, cooking, supporting and being amazing. Thank you to all those who donated food, brought extra blankets and went

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Teacher Strike

Teacher Strike

Over the past few months our union, NZEI – Te Riu Roa has been negotiating with the government for our primary teachers and principals around these three main topics: Fixing the teacher shortage crisis Schools are struggling to attract and retain great teachers. There is also a

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Community Conversation Evening 2018

Community Conversation Evening 2018

In 2016 we had a conversation with our Puketapu community around these three questions: What are the aspirations for your child? Empower all people to be what? What skills and attributes would you like for the Puketapu Learner for the future? From this conversation we built on

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Scooter Skills 2018

Scooter Skills 2018

    We all love to scooter and after a little help from the Scooter Skills team from Sport Taranaki, we are much safer on them too.  Class by class, all of our Year 1-4 students got a turn.  We also had some help from some of

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Rimu 1 Out and About

Rimu 1 Out and About

We were going to be heading up the mountain, but the road to the Visitor Centre was closed! Instead, we took our bus to Pukekura Park and Brooklands Zoo.   We looked at nature in the park.    The playground is great fun!    Rolling down the

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Rugby Talent On Display

Rugby Talent On Display

Heaps of rugby talent on display at Puketapu School as we begin term two. We have had a really strong start to the inter-school sports competition. The Puketapu year 5 & 6 rugby players have been enjoying themselves and training really hard. Last Thursday we held a Puketapu

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