Dear Parents, Caregivers and Children
From memory, yesterday was the first time in the past 7 years that we have had a crisp, clear day for our annual Hard Court Day. It reminded me to take a step back and be thankful for the small wins that come our way at times.
On Monday I spoke to the children about a cooking saga that happened at our house on Sunday evening. I, in my wisdom decided we could have a roast, selling the idea that it is one of the easiest meals to cook "the oven does all the work". 5.30pm arrived and we were ready to pull it together, but suddenly realised we had no mint sauce or jelly (it was a roast lamb). Amy suggested I whip down and pick up the sauce and jelly from the shops, however, I thought I was all over it and said "no, I'll be fine, you go". After giving me a quick run down on how to make gravy, Amy left for the shops. Well, as soon as she left it all started to go pear shaped. The gravy was a disaster and the lamb still had a 'pulse'. Back in the oven goes the lamb and I kick on with the gravy. However, the gravy wasn't thickening up, so I kept adding more flour and more flour and more flour trying to save this gravy and embarrassment. I think I added enough flour to make a cake! Anyway, Amy came home and rescued it all, while I went and had a rescue remedy.
In short, the message to the children, was at times you need to know when things are going wrong and restart or reset. Often we try and save situations or dig ourselves out of situations, when actually we just end up creating a bigger hole. Being ok with identifying a mistake, restarting and going again is a learning we all need at times. While this was a harmless context, the learning is still the same. Too often I see children and adults alike persist with an idea, view point or action despite seeing where the outcome is clearly going. My advice was, give yourself permission to 'be brave', acknowledge the mistake and start making your way to a positive outcome. This thinking can be applied from contexts as harmless as making gravy, to relational conflict. Accepting errors of judgement or mistakes we make, can be tough. But be brave, take the 'harder right' rather than the 'easier wrong'.
The Puketaha School Board of Trustees invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Puketaha School for the 2021 school year. Enrolment to the school is governed by an enrolment scheme. Parents of students who live within the home zone should also indicate their enrolment by this date to assist the school in planning appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school.
The Puketaha School Board of Trustees advises that they will be operating 1 ballot for Out of Home Zone enrolments for 2021, this includes siblings of children who currently attend the school.
The Board has determined that there will be separate ballots held for different year levels:
10 Spaces for Year 1 Term 1.
16 Spaces for Year 0 Terms 2, 3, & 4
3 Spaces for Year 8
There are no spaces available in the following year levels 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications from students who live within the zone.
Applications are available from the School Office and returned to Puketaha School, 395 Puketaha Road, R D 1, Hamilton or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board is prepared to receive applications, in addition to those they already hold to reach the school by Tuesday 15th September 2020. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on Friday 18th September 2020.
Allocations from out of home zone students will be processed in priority order as set out by the Ministry of Education.
Maahuri Trip to Historical Village
This is scheduled for Wednesday 9th September. At this stage the Maahuri team is continung to plan for this trip. Parents and caregivers will be kept informed of any changes. Please give permission via Kindo by Friday August 20.
Round the Bridges 2020
There is still time to let us know if you are intending to bring an animal, but they must be no younger than 6 weeks on Group Day (born before the 6th September).
Chickens - the date for picking up the chickens has been changed and is now Wednesday 2nd September, after school.
If you already have your animal for Agricultural Day please complete the form below.
Winter Sports Team Photos
These will be taken on the afternoon of Friday 11th September. All Managers and Coaches welcome.
Saturday 15 th August 2020
Guinea Pig (Cavy) Show
10am till 3pm
Puketaha Hall. Puketaha. Pet show 1pm $5 entry fee. Meet the breeds.Come along and meet some guinea pig breeds.
Bring your own guinea pig along for Pet show.
Learn about your guinea pig, feeding, cages, healthcare and showing.
Public entry gold coin donation
Contact : email@example.com
Te Aute College Information Evenings
Evenings are being held around the North Island over the next couple of weeks.
For more information about venues and dates go to https://teaute.maori.nz/
Raising Happy, Confident and Resilient Children
Sport Waikato’s Taakaro Ora team have worked with Te Totara School to bring Jenny Hale from the Parenting Place to give a talk on raising happy, confident and resilient children this coming Monday.
Time/Date: Monday August 10th, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Venue: Te Totara School, 31 Hector Drive, Rototuna North, Hamilton
RSVP: The event is free, but spots are limited to 300 so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Light refreshments will be provided.