General Info

School Hours
School Donation and Fees
Payments
Out of School Care
Dental Nurse
School App
Library
Newsletters
Parking
PTA
Agricultural Day
Absences
Reports
School Bus
School Houses
Stationery
Sunsafe Students
Other School Activities
School Zone

School Hours

9am  School starts

10.40 – 11.10am  Morning interval

12.50-1.40pm  Lunch

2.55pm  School finishes

The School Office is open from 8.30am to 3pm daily


School Donation and Fees

A Sports & Activity Fee of $50 is for Year 5 - 8 children and $25 for Year 3 & 4. This provides for bus tranpsort for out of school trips and the use of a school top for the year, it is payable at the beginning of the school year.

Should the payment of your child’s fees cause a problem please contact the office to make alternative arrangements.

Puketaha School Board of Trustees has opted to accept the government offer of funding in lieu of requesting parent donations, therefore we are no longer requesting a donation of $100 per child. 

School Donations 2020


Payments

The school preferred method of payment is internet based Kindo.  To sign up use the links on the school website. Cash payments should be handed in at the school office.


Out of School Care

We are fortunate to have out of school care available.  Hours are 7am- 8.20am & 2.55pm- 6pm each day. For booking information please call the office on 07 8382529 or you can utilise our online booking system at http://bit.ly/enrolYMCA.


Dental Nurse

Check-up appointments are sent to parents. The nurses can be contacted through the Fairfield Dental Clinic or 0800 Talk Teeth if an appointment is required.


School App

The school app has information, dates, links and contact details about the school and is a great way to keep in touch with what is happening at Puketaha by sending out alerts and reminders.  Find it by searching the Google Play store or Apple app store.

 

Library

Each class visits the library at least once each week.  Junior children are able to borrow one book each week (to be taken home in the book bag issued when they start school) and the older children can borrow two books. E-books are also available through Wheelers e-platform.  The librarian will have login details.


Lunches

Often a sausage sizzle (or similar) is organised on a Friday by the PTA or individual classes as a fundraising activity for the school. The availability of lunches will be communicated through the school app.


Newsletters

The school newsletter is published every second Thursday (odd weeks) and the link emailed to our parent/caregiver contact. The newsletter is full of information and celebrations about the events at school, sports fixtures etc. Class newsletters and notices will be emailed.


Parking

There are two areas available for delivering your children to school and picking them up in the afternoon.  Please escort your children to the school gate and pick them up from the school gate, via the designated paths at both car parks.  This is for the safety of all of our Puketaha students.


PTA

The Puketaha PTA is an integral part of school.  We are proud that at Puketaha we have an active, enthusiastic and social PTA.  For more information or enquires about the PTA please contact the school office.


Agricultural Day

We are a rural school and agricultural day is a highlight for many children and parents.  This is held at the beginning of Term 4. Children are encouraged to enter a lamb, kid goat or calf.


Absences

Please inform the school office if your child is going to be away for any reason.  This can be done via phone message 07 8243870,text 020 404 28607 or via the App.

 

Reports

We aim to report on your child’s learning request throughout the year on a range of ways, from class blogs, emails, texts and possible catching up informally at the end of the school day.

In addition to this we send home two written reports a year.  For the first three years you will receive a progress and anniversary report within a month of their 6 month and annual anniversary.  For Years 4-8 this will be at the end of Term 2 and Term 4.

We also have Student-led conferences in Term 1 & Term 4 and a report follow up evening in Term 3 for years 4-8. Years 1-3 will be shortly after the progress report where the teachers will make contact with you.


School Bus

We have a bus that provides transport for children in some roads in our zone – please contact the School Office if you would like to find out more about the bus route.


School Houses

All students are members of one of our four School Houses.  Siblings are generally in the same house. Puketaha’s Houses are Rimu (green), Tawa (purple), Rata (red), Kowhai (yellow).


Stationery

Teachers will determine stationery requirements at the commencement of each year.  Parents are encouraged to purchase the stationery from the school, this can be purchased at the start of the year via the school payment system, Kindo.  New entrants will be given stationery to start at school with payment via Kindo.   Stationery is available during the year from the school office.


Sunsafe Students

Puketaha is a sunsafe school, therefore, hats are essential for all of our children for outdoor activities during Term 1 and Term 4. Please ensure that your child is responsible for this and wears a hat at school during these terms.


Other School Activities

There are a number of sporting opportunities for Puketaha children.

Puketaha School is one of the schools in the Eastern Waikato Country Schools (EWCS) Cluster.  This enables our children to participate in EWCS tournaments, including Swimming, Cross Country, Hardcourt Sports, Athletics & Softball. Children who qualify attend these events.

There are also school based sports events, including a Try-Challenge, Swimming sports, Cross Country & Athletics and a Sports Camp for Year 7 & 8.

Puketaha enters a number of teams in different sporting codes.

At Puketaha School children are also given the opportunity to attend various events, activities, trips and excursions. In previous years this has included a technology challenge, Writers club, Science fair, water safety, Environment club, chess club, rose judging, talent show and summer games.

Footsteps Dance is a programme provided in Term 4 for all students at a cost of $35 per term.

Music lessons are available from Music House and are held at school.  Contact Music House directly to make this booking.

 

School Zone

Puketaha School has a school zone, please visit Puketaha School Zone for more information about the zoning area