Dear Parents, Caregivers and Children,
Welcome back to Term 4. As is becoming more and more common, we started the first week of term in style with our annual Ag Day on Tuesday. While the weather was terrible, the effort, care and knowledge the children had of their animals was not. It was great to see the introduction of Chickens this year, they were a nice addition to the programme. I was super impressed with how our children managed themselves and proudly showcased their Lamb, Kid Goat or Chick. Well done to all children who participated in this event. Also, a big thank you to Laura, Rachael and Christine for their organising of the day. A lot of after hours meetings and time goes into bringing this day together, thank you for your support and commitment to ensuring the success of it.
Over the break I was very fortunate to travel to China on a Relational Tour with NZTA (NZ Transit Agency). It was a privilege to travel with 7 other Principals from the Waikato to immerse myself in the Chinese Culture and primarily start the process of building a long term relationship with a sister school, Zhongshanlu Primary in the city of Shijiazhuang. The welcoming that I received from the school was overwhelming. They were hospitable and had a real pride in being able to showcase their place of learning. During the visit I gave an hour presentation on our school, who we are and the learning values that we are grounded by. I also had a Q and A session with their families, they have a real interest in building a long term relationship with us which I believe is an exciting opportunity.
On the building front, our Board of Trustees have finalised the procurement process and have selected THL as our preferred contractor for the refurbishment of Ropu Kakano 2 and 9. THL will start their setting up next week and will remain onsite until the end of the year. This inevitably causes some disruption with which we have worked hard to minimise. A message to note is that our Sainsbury Road Entrance way will be moved from its current location to the old entrance way at the North End of our PAC. We will set up next week with cones to make it clear where to cross on Sainsbury Road. The Sainsbury Road Car Park will not be disrupted and families can park there as per normal.
Finally, we look forward to another great term with you all as we welcome the summer months and all that they bring.
During Term 4 the children will be attending dance lessons with a parent performance at the end of the term. There is a cost associated with this programme that has been added to your child's school account. If you have not already done so please pay this via Kindo.
Calendar order information with each child's unique code was sent home yesterday with orders now available online. Please get in touch with Christine at the School Office if you need to get the code to place an order. Orders will close at 9am on the 29th October.
There will be a new entryway on Sainsbury Road while the construction and refurbishment process is happening. The main entryway will be fenced off so please use the bus bay entrance by the staff car park.
Puketaha School is hosting a Free Parenting Place Workshop
"Raising Happy, Confident & Resilient Children"
Thursday 14th November
from 6.30 - 8pm
This workshop is open to everyone. To book your spot email email@example.com or leave a message at the School Office.
Education Outside the Classroom & Sun Protection
These policies are currently being reviewed. Parents/caregivers are invited to be a part of this review.
Visit the website Puketaha School Policies
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Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
Read the policy.
Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
Select the reviewer type "Parent".
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Submit your ratings and comments.
If you don't have internet access, school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and a review form.
25 Oct 2019
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Marrzipan have gained a huge reputation in New Zealand for the development of shy children, especially those with anxiety, autism and selective mutism. Saying that, this is a class for the super crazy and dramatic types too as we focus on positive leadership and social skills.Our classes focus on inner and outer self-confidence, and are super fun and exciting for children. Parents are kept up to date with weekly emails about what’s been covered in class and why, as well as what you can work on at home. We have two awesome showcases at the end of every term too, so you can see your child’s development first hand as they perform in one of our termly productions.
Get in touch via our website to secure your child’s space for a no-obligation trial class, or call our superstar Office Team to give you the lowdown on why your child simply MUST give it a go. Head to www.marrzipandrama.co.nz
The Gymnastics Academy
Improve your gymnastic skills and confidence with Gymnastic Academy Sessions running in Puketaha Community Hall every Tuesday. Register online at http://www.
Toolbox Parenting Courses