National Young Leaders Day 2024

National Young Leaders Day 2024 - By Rhys Warring and Emma Lane.

On Wednesday at 4:30am our brave young leaders embarked on their journey to NYLD. After three hours in the car, we arrived in Palmerston North. After putting on our pink wristbands, we hurried into the theatre where NYLD was taking place.

There were 4 great speakers and an amazing singer called YAHYAH. They brought amazing energy and told us some wise things to make us better leaders.

Often throughout, there were dance breaks with a guy called Ezra.

With much reluctancy, we left the theatre. But to our surprise, the teachers came up with some fun challenges for us to do, including arcade games and op-shop dress up.

On the way home, we stopped at Mcdonalds Hawera where we all got dinner and arrived back at Puketapu around 7:00 pm.

A big thank you to the staff who made this possible for all the leaders. We had a great time!

πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸ Today, we're shining the spotlight on our incredible support staff here at Puketapu School! πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰

We want to extend our thanks to every single member of our support team. From our talented chefs who keep our bellies full with delicious meals, to our dedicated caretakers who ensure our school is safe and clean, and to our amazing learning assistants and administration staff who work hard to support our tamariki and teachers.

Today, our tamariki and teachers came together to show their appreciation for all that our support staff do for our school.

Here's to our amazing support staff! Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to our students and school. You truly make a difference every single day, and we are so grateful to have you as part of our Puketapu whānau.

We received a lovely email from another school about one of our year 5/6 netball teams.

Some of the email is below and it is too good not to share πŸ‘‡πŸ½. It was so lovely that someone took the time to write this to us.

We ended up being one player short so the Puketapu coach very kindly offered to loan us one of the Puketapu players - Cara was awesome - tried her best even though she was playing for the opposition, really kind to the girls in my team, gave them lots of hints and advice and represented the school so well.

Just wanted to pass this on as it made such a difference to our team - we have lost every game so far by a number of goals so its been pretty disheartening, and even though we lost again last night it was a ’nice’ loss and the girls felt positive. The girls chose Cara to get the player of the day award for our team as they were so grateful to have her. The whole Puketapu team were really lovely, it was a drama free game which was great! They all did Puketapu proud.

We were last visited by the Education Review Office (ERO) in March 2024.

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Check out our new concrete painting!

Last term Noodle Head Bell Block donated this awesome sports equipment. We had some happy tamariki βš½οΈπŸ€πŸˆπŸ

🌺 Lest We Forget 🌺

This ANZAC Day, let us take a moment to honor and remember the brave men and women who fought for our freedom and the values.

Wishing everyone a meaningful and reflective ANZAC Day.


Yesterday some of our Year 5 & 6's participated in the Howie Tamati League Tournament. We came away with second place. Thanks Matua Brody and the parents that helped make it possible.

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