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Welcome to Puketapu School.

Empower All People to be Healthy, Lifelong Learners

At Puketapu School we believe that our students contribute to their learning, their whanau and their community, they are communicators, they are kind to themselves, others and their environment, they are learners, they have a strong sense of belonging and they look after their wellbeing.
Information for New Parents
From communicating with parents, to  lunches to stationery to Bring Your Own device (BYOD), Puketapu School has plenty of great extras!
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School Calendar
Get all the important dates for school terms, events, meetings and official information.
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Puketapu School Home Zone
All students who live within the home zone described below and/or shown on the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
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Enrol Online
Welcome to the first stage of enrolling at Puketapu School - complete our online enrollment form here.
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our values

Kia Manawanui - Have a Heart
Kia Māia - Be Courageous
Kia Kaha - Do Your Best
Kia Ora - Be Well

Learning at Puketapu

Our Principles

High Expectations
Oritetanga (Equity)
Inclusion – Ako
Community Involvement
Future Focus
Environmental Sustainability
Hauora

Two Pathways to Excellence

Academic - When the learner has developed the generic learning skills and the specific knowledge, skills and understandings that enable them to excel in their chosen pathways.

Personal - When the learner has developed the personal values, dispositions and capabilities that enable them to lead a happy, healthy and successful life, while making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of their communities.

Newsroom

NEWS ARCHIVE

Newsletter for Term 1: Week 8: Friday 24 March

In this issue: Week 8 @ Puketapu with Pare & Marlia; How we show School Values at school; Te Mako Matawhero…
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Newsletter for Term 1: Week 7: Friday 17 March

In this issue: Did you hear our Fire Alarm?; School Photos update, get your orders in for free delivery; Have…
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Newsletter for Term 1: Week 6: Friday 10 March

In this issue: Thank You from Matua Ngatai; Photos from our Community Picnic and a message from Miss Sowman; Puketapu…
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Newsletter for Term 1: Week 5: Friday 3 March

In this issue: Tonight is the night for our Community Picnic; Working Bee tomorrow; School values & Mako awards; Winter Sport…
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Could you be our next kaiako?

We are seeking an inclusive, professional, hard working and creative teacher to deliver an innovative design technology programme.
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Newsletter for Term 1: Week 4: Friday 24 February

In this issue: Kapa Haka in 2023; NZEI Union Meeting Wednesday next week; Picnic by the Pool & Farewell to…
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Newsletter for Term 1: Week 3: Friday 17 February

In this issue: Some questions you can ask your tamariki after school; Community Picnic & Farewell for Miss Sowman: SAVE…
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Newsletter for Term 1: Week 2: Friday 10 February

In this issue: A message from our Kaitiaki Tama & Kaitiaki Kotiro; School Values all round at Puketapu; An update…
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Newsletter for Term 1: Week 1: Friday 3 February

In this issue: A message from our Kaitiaki Tama & Kaitiaki Kotiro; School Values all round at Puketapu; An update…
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Newsletter for Term 4: Week 9: Thursday 15 December 

In this issue: A message from the Board & from our Principal; Farewell to those who are leaving; Thank you,…
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Address
25 Dillon Drive,
Bell Block,
New Plymouth.
4312

Main Reception
Phone 06 755-0973
Online
office@puketapu.school.nz
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