Today is my last day at Pukeokahu School. I have been here for 12 months and now my dad got a managers job at Mataroa, so I am now heading off to Mataroa school!! I have loved Pukeokahu School and I am sad to leave. I am excited and nervous to start Mataroa school, but I think once I get there I will love it! 


Isla and Annie’s Feast! “Yum!”

Yum! Is what everyone said when they got their food. But that’s not how it started. First Annie and I started of with planning what we were going to cook. After that was all sorted out our teacher went and got our requested items. When it was time to cook Annie and I went into the kitchen and started to create a dish! First we got our little english muffins (the pizza base) and spread the tomato paste and added all the other delicious ingredients, such as tomato, capsicum, spinach and cheese. (We almost ran out of time, but don’t tell anyone!) Once they were in the oven we could relax. Until it was time to serve. We had very picky judges trying our meal. But I think they were a success! Now it was time to make our fruit skewers (with marshmallows) and chocolate sauce! They went down a treat!


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First Aid Course

When Sandra Spier, aka the first aid lady, came to our school she taught us how to save people if they are choking, dying or hurt – so basically how to save them.


Yesterday Sandra Spier showed us how to save babies and how to use bandages.


Yesterday I learnt how to save people from burns.


Yesterday I learnt how to treat head injuries and even if they have a fringe you have to lift it out of the way before you bandage them.


On the day that Sandra came we learnt a lot about first aid and how to make sure you’re safe before you save anyone else.


Yesterday Sandra ,the first aid lady ,came to our school. She taught us a lot about first aid how to save someone if they’re hurt or even dying! I learnt a lot and enjoyed it.


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The Fire Station

Yesterday Pukeokahu school went to the Fire station. Jess (the fire instructor) said that when there is a fire to ‘Get down, get low, get out fast and stay out’.

We went  through an inflatable maze. You couldn’t see anything in there without a torch. We practised getting down below the smoke to escape.

We also went on the Fire truck. There were a lot of cool gadgets on the side. Rickon loved it. We got little fire escape plan booklets. 

Next we went to the Chrystal Bar and Moawhango School shouted us lunch. Luca and Keeva shared a lamington and a pie. Thank you Moawhango School.

We had a great day thank you Jess and Taihape Fire Station.

Written by Keeva, Luca and Rickon.

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John Brandt

The school visited the grave of John Brandt to honour the memory of an ex Pukeokahu farmer who was at Le Quesnoy (one of the last battles in WW1). We laid a poppy and a flax cross.

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