Our Family Trees

    Next week the whole school will be going to visit Muru Raupatu Marae. We have all been learning about our whakapapa. Kowhai 1  made 3D trees to represent our families. Each leaf is a family member. We included our siblings, parents and grandparents.

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Pool Party!

Pool Party!

We celebrated the re-opening of our school pool with a family picnic and pool party. The pool has been re-surfaced, re-painted and re-filled just in time for summer – HUGE thanks to the generous help of Methanex, TBS Coatings, ThinkWater and many, many people. It’s great!  

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Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup

We had some very special visitors to our Assembly today, who brought the Rugby League World Cup with them! We were very excited to see it and to learn about the World Cup later this year.

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Gold Rush!

Our Production this year was “Gold Rush!” What an amazing show! Well done to all our performers and huge thanks to Mrs Barron and the team who put it all together. We had cowboys and can-can girls, cowboys, rustlers and even crazy chickens!

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Cross Country 2016

Cross Country 2016

Wow what great racing we saw this year! The weather may have not played well, but the competition, spirit, friendship and community support was brilliant! Well done to all our runners, both in our school competitions and our representatives at competitions around Taranaki.  

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A Day With Nathan Wallis

A Day With Nathan Wallis

On Thursday 1 September we had a great day of professional learning for our staff and community with Nathan Mikaere Wallis. One of New Zealand’s most knowledgeable and humorous speakers, this is the first time Nathan has come to Bell Block. As well as a full day

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Learning to be Great Hosts

Learning to be Great Hosts

Puketapu School was delighted to host the Connected Learning Advisory regional support day in New Plymouth on Thursday 25th August. 40 educators from around the country came to our school to talk and learn about digital technologies and how we can all learn new ways, new tools and

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Welcome to Mr Walker

Welcome to Mr Walker

We were pleased to say a big Puketapu welcome to Mr Walker, who officially started at Puketapu at the start of Term 3. Many members of our community joined us in welcoming Mr Walker at our powhiri on Friday 29 July. We are delighted to have him on

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