On the 15 of March Pukeokahu  school did a cooking day.We went outside and picked the fresh vegetables out of the garden. After morning tea we picked the apples. Now we make the good food. We set the table then we set out the food. Yum Yum.


On Thursday the 15 of March Keeva and I picked the lettuce and everyone dug up the other vegetables. We brought all the vegetables into the school. Keeva and I took the stalks and roots off the lettuce. We put the lettuce leaves into the sink and Keeva and I soaked the leaves in the sink. Then we took all the leaves out of the sink. We put them into the salad. We put it on the table and we all ate it all up. Yum.


On the 15 of March we made our own lunch! First we went outside to get the ingredients. Kawana and I pulled out the spuds, Pippa pulled out 2 carrots and looked for cherry tomatoes, Tor and Keeva pulled out some lettuce and carrots. Next we put the veges in the kitchen and went to pick some apples, but to get them we had to reach really high.Now we started to cook. Kawana, Ezra and I started peeling the apples. They smelt yummy!! While every one was doing their thing, Tor, Pippa and Keeva set up the table with a table cloth, place mats and candles. It felt like a flash restaurant!                                  Bayden

On Thursday the 15 of March Bayden and I pulled out the amazing spuds and there were heaps of them. Then we took all the amazing vegetables inside and put them on the bench. Then we started to pick the apples and we took them back to the classroom and started to peel them. Soon our amazing yummy lunch and apple pie was ready.

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Second Attempt At Making Slime

Tiana went online and got the method and ingredients on paper so Jen and Mrs Casey could get them at New World.  The first slime we made failed but it tasted really nice. The second slime we made was a pretty pink like soap. It failed. The third slime we made worked. (But we did use a lot of cornflour.)         Isla

When we first made the butter slime it did not work out. But the next time it did and we got to take it home. It was fun making edible slime.   Kawana

Tiana, Isla, Tor, Bayden, Kawana, Pippa and I made slime. On Friday all of us made slime. We made an edible one, a toothpaste one and a shampoo one.   And the most exciting thing was the edible one because we could eat it.     Keeva


Iron Kidz

These are the athletics champions from the amazing Taupo triathlon Iron Kidz 2018. From left to right Isla, Keeva, on Victoria and Pippa.

By Isla


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Beetroot Day

On the first of March we went to the school garden and picked our delicious beetroot.

First we cut the leaves off with the scissors and brought the beetroot inside our amazing school.

Second we gave them a scrub clean and put them in a big pot, we added some water and put them on to boil for 30 minutes.When they were tender, we put them out in the bowl to cool.

While they were cooling we made the preserving mixture and put it on to cook. Next we topped and tailed the beetroot and peeled them. We sliced them and put in to jars and poured the preserving mixture in. Isla and Tiana screwed the lids on the jars. After that our hands looked as though we had murdered the beetroot. Oh no!

To be continued….

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Visit from Chengdu School

On Sunday 9th February, Chengdu School visited us from Chengdu,  China. The night before the visit,  the boys slept in our classroom and the girls stayed at River Valley. On the way to school in the morning, they went to visit John Gilbert’s wool shed and Tom Harrison shore a sheep for them. Everyone was amazed. – they hadn’t been that close to sheep before (they are from a city with 16 million people) .

After the sheep got shorn they walked up to school and we welcomed them with a powhiri. They joined in when we sang Te Aroha. Then we continued our bracket. After we had finished we taught them Ngatai (a colour song). Then they showed us two beautiful dances. Before they left they gave us a few special gift from Chengdu and we thanked them in Mandarin.

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Our new look school.

Laying the new carpet and lino is now complete and the furniture replaced. Thanks to the board members, parents, ex-parents and one ex pupil who helped to restore the class and admin areas back to normal.


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Working bee

Pukeokahu School is getting a revamp – new carpet and lino. Last night we had a mini working bee to shift the furniture from the staffroom and admin areas into the classroom, so the carpet layers can continue. Thank you to the volunteers (army style) who rolled up their sleeves and heaved fridges, furniture, library & reading books, filing cabinets and all the miscellaneous boxes and folders that lurk in a school’s admin areas.

Same again next week guys?

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