Rickon and Hunter’s turn to cook lunch for us

Rickon and Hunter are cooking lunch. We are making stuffed baked potatoes and Eton Mess for dessert.  First we washed the potatoes and then cooked them in the oven. When they were cooked we cut them in half, scooped the potato out, mashed it with milk, butter and cheese and stuffed the potato skins. Then we put some bacon on top and put them back in the oven.

For dessert we whipped some cream and put it in glasses with strawberries and meringues and topped them with sprinkles. 

Lunch was delicious.

Rickon and Hunter.  

Making bees wax wraps

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Tuesday afternoon Kylie (Rickon’s mum) came to teach us how to make beautiful bees wax wraps (a substitute for plastic wrap to put around our lunches). It was fun and it smelt like honey. When Kylie came she had a heap of extra fabric and might come back so we can make some more.

The class

Cooking with Keeva and Luca

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Yesterday the 18 of the 9th   2019. Keeva and I made lunch🥪 for everyone at school. We made wraps for our main course, and fresh fruit salad for our dessert with whipped cream and strawberry chocolate dip. I know what you are thinking yum. The fruit salad was way better than the wraps the wraps were still yum. Just not as the fruit salad. Everyone likes the idea of the whipped cream and strawberry chocolate dip.
  by LUCA !!!😈   

Skiing 2019

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The best part, when I went up the mountain, was I learnt how to ski in TWO days. I had one more day up there as well. Luca

On the 9th of the 9th of 2019 the school went up the mountain.  Dad, Mum, Isla, and I went up to the top of the mountain on the first.day and it was so, much fun. It was also fun sleeping in the hut with the others. Keeva   

At the beginning of the week (9/9/19) we drove to Whakapapa ski field. When we arrived we had to walk up a pretty steep hill to get to where we were staying. As soon as we were all settled in it was time to hit the slopes. All of the kids had lessons – even the Principle had one! (she didn’t get far!). We had three epic days of skiing, and each day we got epic dinners, and breakfasts too!  Our family even did a really hard black run! When we got home I was exhausted!

P.S Thank you Rotorua Ski Hut staff! Isla

When the school went skiing I went down the Rangitira and I crashed once. I loved staying in the hut because it was warm and super nice. Hunter

I loved skiing. I fell down heaps. Rickon

I liked it when we were learning to go up the hill sideways. I fell down a lot. Mikaire


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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