The Last Cooking Day for Term Two

It is really fun cooking. We are going to make pavlova. We had to separate the egg whites from the yolks and then beat the whites for ten minutes – we took turns to put in the sugar a spoonful at a time. Once it was mixed we added cornflour and white vinegar. When it was done it looked like fluffy marshmallow, and we put it in the oven to cook for one hour.

While the pavlova was cooking we made quesadillas with lots of delicious ingredients such as chicken, ham, carrots and cheese We topped them with sour cream sweet chilli sauce and chillies.

After the quesadillas we whipped the cream, put it on the pavlova and enjoyed a yummy dessert. The last job of the day was the dishes.

Tyrese, Isla, Keeva, Luca, Mikaire and Rickon.

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On Tuesday we went to the army museum and Waiouru pools with Papanui Junction School. We learnt about WW1 and WW2. It was a really fun day. We learnt some gun drills and we got to climb on the army tanks. It was fun looking at the guns. The purple poppies are for the animals that served in war. There was a chicken called Lulu who alerted the soldiers when there were planes and helicopters coming, by going crazy.

After all our learning we went down to the pools.

Thank you Mrs Revell for inviting us to share the day with your school

Tyrese, Isla, Keeva, Luca, Mikaire and Rickon

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Sports with Moawhango School-

Last Friday Sports Whanganui and Moawhango School came to Pukeokahu! Because of the weather, we couldn’t play as many outside games as we hoped.

At the beginning we played games where we had to work together. We did both sports games and team building games, which helped us to become friends with the other school. We played a lot of really fun games.

Isla, Keeva, Luca, Hunter and Rickon.

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Winter Project 2020

Here we are making peggy squares, using wool from the Sheep’s Back. Pukeokahu school loves the Sheep’s Back wool. We have been winding the shanks of wool into balls. We have made a lot of peggy squares from their wool. At the rate we are going we will have a lot of peggy squares by the end of this year. Once we have made enough we will make blankets for some lucky new born babies. The Sheep’s Back knitting kit is a great winter activity. We all enjoy sitting down and knitting.

Thank you Sheep’s Back for supplying us with the knitting essentials.

Tyrese, Isla, Keeva, Luca, Hunter, Mikaire, and Rickon.

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Meet our new principal – Stacey Buchanan

Yesterday our new principal, Stacey Buchanan, came to spend the day with us. We are looking forward to her teaching us next term. Wonder what she has got in store for us? We know she is good at sport so maybe she can teach us all her tricks. Hopefully Stacey will keep on with our cooking and gardening.

The class

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Rural Swimming Sports 2020

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Well done to all the children. It was a great day and they all had fun.


Isla – 2nd 1 length Freestyle, 2 length freestyle, 2 length backstroke, 1 length breaststroke, 2 length breaststroke, 1 length butterfly, 4 length medley. 3rd 1 length backstroke

Keeva – 1st 1 length breaststroke, 1 length freestyle, 2 length breaststroke, 3 length medley, 3rd. 1 length backstroke

Luca – 4th 1 length breaststroke, 3 length medley, 5th 1 length backstroke, 1 length freestyle

Cooking our harvest

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We were pulling carrots and potatoes out of the ground. Then we cooked the food and we ate it. It was very very very yummy. My favourite part was pulling the carrots out of the ground.  At the end we had dessert with a fruit salad. It was yum. Mikaire 

When we cleared the garden we made lunch with all the carrots and potatoes. We had cooked chicken and made  a nice bowl of salad . We ate it. It was so delicious. Hunter

We started at the garden where delicious scrumptious vegetables were. Once we had collected and washed all our vegetables we started to prepare everything for our Pukeokahu school feast! While the boys were washing dishes the girls started to set the table. When the food came out everyone had to act like ladies and gentlemen. The food we had all cooked was delicious and everyone enjoyed the food! But one thing was missing was dessert! After the main course the girls went and made a delicious fruit salad with whipped cream courtesy of me! (and Mrs Gilbert, and a tiny bit by Luca and Keeva). After our feast we were all very full, but we still had to do high jump practice! Isla

On Wednesday we had our  annual school cooked lunch. We have it every year. We started off at the garden and gathered all of the vegetables and bought all of them inside for a wash. Then we cooked them. After we had eaten it, all of the girls made a fruit salad with whipped cream. Keeva

When we were cooking the chicken all I wanted to do was eat it. I had never tried that recipe. For the salad we put cheese, spring onion, tomato, lettuce and carrot in it. For the dessert we had fruit salad with the yummiest fruits. Luca

We were cooking at  school. It was fun. It was cool. It was yum. We cooked chicken, salad, carrots and potatoes. For dessert we had fresh fruit salad with whipped cream. Rickon

Coding with Donna

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The day started off with algorithms and coding. When we got it wrong we had to debug it. With Scratch it was so cool because we made the raft go down the river. We learnt how to make a game on Scratch. We were sad when Donna left because we were enjoying ourselves so much.

Our next step will be to create our own games.

By Pukeokahu School