We were pleased to say a big Puketapu welcome to Mr Walker, who officially started at Puketapu at the start of Term 3.
Many members of our community joined us in welcoming Mr Walker at our powhiri on Friday 29 July.
We are delighted to have him on board and we look forward to a new and exciting chapter at Puketapu.
We are delighted to present Issue 5 of our Community Newsletter, the Puketapu Press.
Issue 6 of the Puketapu Press is being delivered to every letterbox in Bell Block over the next two weeks. Watch out for your copy. If you are out of the delivery area, pick up a copy from the Office or download from the web site or Facebook.
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Ngatai Walker as the new Principal of Puketapu School, starting at the beginning of Term 3, 2016.
An experienced educator, Ngatai was Deputy Principal at Inglewood Primary and has most recently been working for Core Education as Learning with Digital Technologies Facilitator.
Believing strongly in growing positive citizens, Ngatai is a leader with a strong knowledge of teaching and learning and a passion for community. He is excited about the role and is looking forward to taking up the role.
The Board of Trustees was unanimous in their decision to appoint Ngatai and we are extremely excited about the future of the school and the community.
We appreciate the superb job that Miss Sattler is doing leading the school for Term 2 and we know she is also excited at the prospect of Ngatai guiding our waka.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the process, for all the communication and input that helped guide the decision making process, and for all you do to make the Puketapu community and Puketapu School such a great place to be.