Dear Parents, Caregivers and Children,
While the weather has been dampening, our enthusiasm and energy towards learning has most definitely not. The conversations and actions our children and teachers are having are right on point and as a result are keeping all involved pretty busy, which personally I see as a good position to be in... busy that is.
At times we can associate being busy with having too much on / too much to do. However, being busy or even better being a busy person is a great attribute. Busy people have a willingness for action and a desire to contribute more often than not, it is their bias. By default they are more likely to make mistakes and be wrong. That's because they do more, are more active (Dan Carter was always going to miss more kicks than most people). The more you put yourself out there, the more likely errors can sneak in. The flip side is this, busy people are also more likely to make a difference, have an impact and be a positive influence in their environment. Their errors/mistakes are combated by this impact.
The best part with all of this, is that being busy is a choice, for us here at school it works and works well. We always need busy people, people who are willing to do, make a difference and have an impact.
Our Spring Fair is now only weeks away and our Spring Fair Committee are continuing to make things happen behind the scenes. It is shaping up to be an outstanding day for all. You may have noticed the whiteboard at our entrance way as you walk into the school. If you are able to lend some time during the day to support with our stalls that would be much appreciated. Just use the sign up sheet on the board to choose a stall and time slot.
Thanks for the ongoing support of our special place.
ONLY 2 WEEKS TO GO!!
Contributions of non-perishable items for the grocery raffle would be appreciated, take along to the School Office.
Spread the word!!
For the success of the day it is important that we get as many people as possible out to our school for the day. Please advertise at your work place and amongst family & friends - Puketaha School Spring Fair
Mailbox drop We are still looking for families to deliver in the following areas - Fairview Downs, Greenhill Park, Fairfield, Huntington, Stoneleigh. If you are able to deliver flyers please get in touch with Christine at the School Office to get some out to you.
There is a sign up sheet available at the office, we need volunteers to run the stalls and activities.
Kakano 9 are running a mystery bottle auction. Any items that come in a bottle of any shape or size from food to toiletries that can be wrapped up for a mystery bottle auction. No alcohol please.
A huge thank you to all our school families who have supported this fundraiser. We very much appreciate you gettting out and selling chocolates on behalf of the school with the goal to upgrade the school swimming pool. The total raised from this is over $6,000.
Please remember if your child(ren) are absent from school for any reason this must be reported directly to the School Office. This can be done via text 020 404 28607 or via the school app or by leaving a message on the landline.
Applications for out of school zone ballot for all of 2020 close on Tuesday 24th September 2019. Applications are available from the School Office or on the school website and are to be returned to Puketaha School R D 1, Hamilton or email@example.com. If a ballot for out of zone places is required it will be held on Thursday 26th September 2019.
Allocations from out of home zone students will be processed in priority order as set out by the Ministry of Education.