Education Review Report April 2024

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

Read the full report Education Review Report

Enrolment at our school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.

In 2024 there will be three enrolment periods, one in each of the first three terms. Information for enrolments within each of those periods will be advertised part way through the previous term.

As our school operates a Cohort Entry policy for new entrants which means that new entrants start school in groups through the year rather than on their fifth birthday, at specified points in the year: either on the first day of term or at a mid-point of a term after they turn five. More information is at https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/your-child-at-school/cohort-entry/

For the first enrolment period, the school has determined that up to 3 places for Year 1 (new entrant) students are likely to be available for out-of-zone students to start at the beginning of Term 1 2024 (Wednesday 31 January). The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.

Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by Friday 6 October 2023 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.

Applications are made online at https://enrolments.linc-ed.com/apply/NZ/2223

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Monday 16 October 2023. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Details relating to the next enrolment period will be published in 2024.

The school's Strategic & Annual Plan for 2023

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Here is our Annual Report for the financial year ending 31 December 2022

Annual Report

We are seeking an inclusive, professional, hard working and creative teacher to deliver an innovative design technology programme to our Year 7-8 ākonga, starting Term 2 2023.

This exciting position needs someone who will:

  • Lead the Year 7/8 Design Technology programme with input from the students and staff
  • Be strong in planning, teaching, assessment and reporting for Design Technology
  • Bring in community experts in their field to grow our ākonga and kaiako
  • Be able to lead the Year 7/8 elective programme (two afternoons a week)
  • Work with a variety of outside agencies to extend the thinking of our ākonga
  • Link our vision, values, learning beliefs and cultural narrative into the Design Technology programme
  • Continue to grow their knowledge in digital technologies and use them in the learning for our ākonga
  • Continue their own journey in Design Technology learning

If you are interested or know someone who might be, read the full vacancy description and download the application from our Job Vacancies page. Applications close at noon on Friday 17 March 2023.

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 own wellbeing.

Are you a kind and courageous kaiako looking to be part of a collaborative team? 

We are seeking an inclusive teacher to be part of our Year 5-6 team, starting Term 1 2023.

Get the full details at our Job Vacancies page

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 own wellbeing.

Are you a kind and courageous kaiako looking to be part of a collaborative team?  We are seeking three inclusive teachers to be part of our team, starting Term 1 2023.

There is the possibility of leadership units attached dependent on experience, please make your areas of expertise clear. Please also include your preferred year level to teach, the reasons why this is your preferred year level and any other relevant information to make it clear that you are the kaiako for us.

We welcome experienced and beginning teachers to apply. We pride ourselves as a school community on being caring, supportive and a fantastic school to be part of.

We are looking for people who:

  • Show our school values (Kia Kaha - Do your best, Kia Māia - Be Courageous, Kia Manawanui - Have a heart, Kia Ora - Be Well) in their daily lives 
  • Will bring the curriculum alive through the use of play, literacy, te Reo, the Arts, music, sport, digital technologies and more
  • Will collaborate with other teachers to personalise the learning for all akonga
  • Have a passion for taking the learning outside of the classroom
  • Hafe excellent empowerment, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Are team players who contribute to all aspects of life at our Kura
  • Are innovative and willing to try new ways of approaching education.

We are seeking three new teachers for the 2023 year:

  • Scale A Teacher (Junior School) Permanent - ref: 1HAXHP
  • Scale A Teacher (Senior School) x 2 Fixed Term 1 Year, 2 positions - ref: 1HAXHK

If you are interested in either of these vacancies:

  1. Download General Information about our School
  2. Download an Application Form
  3. Email your completed application, CV and an inspiring covering letter outlining your strengths and interests to our Principal, Ngatai Walker, via office@puketapu.school.nz

Applications close at noon on Monday 7  November 2022

The results are in! Thank you to all those who stood for election and thank you also to all those who voted. The official election declaration is below:

Puketapu School Board Elections

Parent Elections Results Declaration

Parent representative votes:               

Name                                                                                     Votes

Paul RAUPUTU                                                                                  99

Stephanie JULIAN                                                                              94

Shannen ROBINSON                                                                        91

Megan CORIN                                                                                    81

Hayley ADAMS                                                                                  78

Rebecca THOMSON                                                                         58

Candice ARMOOGAM                                                                       48

                                                                Invalid Votes                        1                                                                

I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Paul RAUPUTU                                                                                 

Stephanie JULIAN                                                                             

Shannen ROBINSON                                                                       

Megan CORIN                                                                                   

Hayley ADAMS                                                                                 

Signed

Paula Martin
Returning Officer

Enrolment at our school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.

In 2023 there will be four enrolment periods, one in each term. Information for enrolments within each of those periods will be advertised part way through the previous term.

As our school operates a Cohort Entry policy for new entrants which means that new entrants start school in groups through the year rather than on their fifth birthday, at specified points in the year: either on the first day of term or at a mid-point of a term after they turn five. More information is at https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/your-child-at-school/cohort-entry/

For the first enrolment period, the school has determined that up to 10 places for Year 1-3 students and up to five places for Years 4-8 students are likely to be available for out-of-zone students to start at the beginning of Term 1 2023 (Monday 30 January). The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.

Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by Friday 14 October 2022 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.

Applications are made online at https://enrolments.linc-ed.com/apply/NZ/2223

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Monday 17 October 2022. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Details relating to the next enrolment period will be published in 2023.

Kia ora koutou

Here is your link for our newsletter for Week 6:

https://www.smore.com/kzygw

In this issue: We love Spring and Fathers' Day; Time to enrol younger siblings for 2023; Safety at school and at the gate; Last chance to vote for the Board of Trustees; Heaps of award winners! Hoodies, calendars, book club and a great excuse for another dress up!

Kia pai tō rā

Address
25 Dillon Drive,
Bell Block,
New Plymouth.
4312

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