Off to a Lifestyle Block

Off to a Lifestyle Block

Rimu 1 went to visit Mrs Paterson’s farm. She has lots of interesting things to learn about! Mrs Paterson is a bee-keeper, so she gets her own honey. Yummy! She also has chickens and ducks so she gets lovely fresh eggs – we found some! She collects

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Kauri Camp to Wellington 2017

Kauri Camp to Wellington 2017

In November, our Year 7 & 8 students visited our nation’s capital for a week of experiences.   Wellington harbour, ferry ride…   The Beehive…         Te Papa…     Wellington Zoo… the Police College at Porirua…   Somes Island… Adrenalin Forest…   Movie

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Puketapu to Port… and Back Again!

Puketapu to Port… and Back Again!

The Year 5 & 6 students were away on camp, so the Year 4s had some adventures of their own. Today we biked from Puketapu School to the Port, along the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway. We had an amazing day! Thanks so much to all the parents

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Year 5&6 Camp 2017

Year 5&6 Camp 2017

This year our Year 5 & 6 students went to Te Wera. What an adventure! Challenges, teamwork, water, mud, hills… and no cell phone coverage! What an amazing time we had. Huge thanks to Mrs Murphy and to all the parents and staff who came along and

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Puanga 2017

Puanga 2017

Our kapa haka roopu took part in Puanga 2017. Huge thanks to Mrs Gotz, Matapaepae Urwin and to all the whanau who helped us learning, practicing, polishing and preparing for our day. Well done everyone!  

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Prep Market Day 2017

Prep Market Day 2017

We have researched, designed, manufactured and marketed… From our concepts for a business, right through to selling our end products, we have learned about the many aspects of running a business.  From recruitment and staff management, to supplier management and costings, there are many things to learn.

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Weetbix TRYathlon

Weetbix TRYathlon

We had an awesome team from Puketapu School this year – 31 students took part in the Weetbix Tryathlon at Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth. We had an amazing time and did our school proud. Thanks to all the parents for their support, and especially to Mrs

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Relay for Life 2017

Relay for Life 2017

Mrs Gotz and these amazing Year 8s (and siblings) stuck with it for the long haul, walking from 10am-10pm in this year’s Relay for Life. (All this after two long days at our marae and a triathlon during the week!) This great event is in support of

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A Chance to Give Back

A Chance to Give Back

Puketapu School will be holding a Car Boot Stall and Market Day on Saturday 1 April 2017. This event is for people in our community to raise some money for themselves… or to shop and get some bargains! It is an event where the people of Bell

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Dancing with the Ballet

Dancing with the Ballet

This morning two groups of our children took part in creative dance workshops run by Pagan from the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She certainly challenged our children and I know they had a lot of fun and even begged her to stay longer! Thanks to the PSG

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