First Aid Course

Kawana: When Sandra got here, she talked about what she does. Then she showed us how to leave your patient while you are ringing 111. When the patient is about to spew, you turn them. We did CPR on the mannikin babies and toddlers.

Pippa: When Sandra got to Pukeokahu, she showed us what to do when someone is vomiting, what to do when someone has a broken arm or leg and what to do when a person has a cut in their head.


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Farewell to the Moyes

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One day when I went to Bayden’s house we were playing halo and we did a trick on Lochy. We built a house  and there was a hole in our house. So we pretended to put a bomb down there and then Lochy pretended to explode.


Bayden me were playing on the tramp with Boomboom and Boomboom was knocking over all the shoes. Bayden made Boomboom do a flip and it was big. Then we went down to get the shoes and put them back on the tramp. Boomboom went wild – he is so good at knocking off shoes.


I remember on Kawana’s birthday, Bayden and Kawana went on the  tramp and they were rolling around. Then when they came inside they both had black noses. Kawana or Bayden put two hand prints on my door and it is still on there.


I remember Bayden when he always was nice and kind to all of us. I also remember on Bayden’s birthday, when we had a crazy Nerf gun fight and a lolly scramble after that. I really miss Bayden.


When Pippa and I played on Bayden’s Xbox with Lochy, I always lost in one of his zombie games. I always got shot by Bayden.


I will remember Bayden and Lochie because they are fun to play. I still remember playing on the xbox and I always lost and Bayden always won. At school he was so funny.


One day when I went to Bayden’s house. We went on the xbox 360 and we played Halo. Then we went on the tramp with Boomboom.


I know I am going to miss the big grin, your great writing and our discussions on life.


😭 😭 gonna miss them!! Jenna

We are blog explorers


This week we started to set up our own blogging websites with Papanui and Mangaweka schools. We were messaging each other for practise, using the new site, before we started to write to the other schools. We learnt about FaceTime, hangouts and blogger. Our next step will be to start an online book club with the  pupils at Papanui and Mangaweka.

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Isla and Keeva’s Japanese Meal

On a bright, blue, sunny morning at Pukeokahu school Isla and Keeva brought some ingredients to make some curry from Japan.

First we………..

  1. Cracked four eggs in a bowl and whisked.
  2. Poured some flour on a plate.
  3. We placed some bread crumbs on a plate.
  4. We opened some chicken pieces,  then we placed one piece in the flour then in the whisked egg and then it was into the crumbs.
  5. While the chicken was getting crumbed we put the rice in a pot to cook.
  6. Then we made some sauce to pour on the rice.
  7. Then we cooked everything up.
  8. Then yum, yum, yum eating with our Japanese chopsticks.

It was delicious

Isla and Keeva

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On the 28th of March 2018 we went on the Rangitikei River. In my team was Pippa, Hunter, Bayden and I. Bayden’s mum came too. The guide was Justin. He made us stand up and hold hands. We almost fell out of the boat. Near the end Pippa did fall off the boat. We were laughing so much. At the end we walked up a big hill and Mrs Casey got a ride with Justin.

Keeva.   IMG_1925

We went rafting on the Rangitikei River. It was fun. We went over a little waterfall and we all got wet except for Bayden’s mum and the guide. The front was very wet. At lunch time Janey made a video of us and I always fell over in the grass. Bayden and I sat in the front on the way back. The fast bits were the best.

Hunter IMG_1918

On the 28th of March 2018  Pukeokahu did a rafting trip.  Isla, Tor, Bayden, Keeva, Hunter and I did it. We got dressed into the wet suit, helmet, life jacket, bootees. Then we went to the river and put the rafts in the water. Then we set off. On the way Keeva and I were in the front. We went down a big rapid and  it was a fun rapid. We stopped to have lunch. Then we hopped into the raft and went to the place were we had to hop out and then we walked up the hill. It was raining a little bit.



The Amazing Raft Trip     

On Thursday the 28 of March of 2018  our school went rafting. First we had to put on wetsuits and our bootees too. We all had to get a helmet to put on our head. Then we all went to the rafts at the Rangitikei River bank. The rafts were waiting for us. We all put on a life jacket and then we pushed the rafts into the water. The first rapid was sloppy. The second one was really on a corner and we crashed. The third rapid was scary – the water was white and there was like a little waterfall at the end of the rapid. It was crashing in between on the rocks!!



In 2018 some of Pukeokahu school went on the scenic rafting trip! First we had to drive down to River Valley Lodge We had to have a briefing about what was going on and some things we had to know. Then we had to put on our togs but most of us had them underneath our clothing. After that we had to get a wetsuit that fitted, we also had to get a helmet, life jackets and also some bootees. Before we left we had to have something to eat. When it was finally time to go everyone was getting really excited. The first rapid was fun the second rapid was the scariest part on the whole scenic. It was like a mini waterful that we went down backwards! The view from the raft was amazing with all of the nature and the mini waterfalls. It was fun at the end of some of the rapids because the rafts banged into the cliffs and made a huge impact on the people inside of the raft. Soon after twelve o’clock we had some lunch at Rangitikei beach. We had for lunch….. sandwiches, hot chocolate and other drinks. “Lunch was delicious,” I said when I had finished. When everyone had finished their lunch my mum videoed us by the lupins. It was really funny! When we finished rafting we had to walk up a really big hill to Tarata Lodge. Tor and I walked together up the hill. Then we had to get dressed but I could not because they forgot my bag!



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Waiouru Army Museum

         Army Museum

On Tuesday the 27 of March, 2018, we went to the International Army Museum. First we went to the classroom and looked at what we were doing, then we got split into 2 groups to do the ration packs. First we got out the noodles with the beef flavouring then the veggies and beef.

IMG_1840While Kawana was cooking the noodles, Isla, Pippa and I ate anzac biscuits because the noodles took too long. After a while the hexi-cubes burned out.

We did not know that the hexi-cubes would

burn out so fast so we had cold noodles and beef.  Bayden

Waiouru museum

When we got to the army museum we had some brain food . then we went in and  we had to go to a room to put our bags in there and then she Showed us our rat pack.

we got Split up into 2 groups to do the rat pack . isla was our leader.  we started to light our cube. i was the only one who

Lit it with a match. then we started to Cook Noodles and some other stuff. the lady showed us how to cook Custard  and then our Noodles were ready. it was yum.



On Tuesday we went to the Army Museum. When we got there we had something to eat and then we followed a lady called Marg. We followed her to a room up stairs then we put our bags down. Then she set up her computer and showed us some photos of the rat pack.Then we had a look around the museum.  She showed us a green stone wall with water dripping down it. She said it’s the tears of all the people who have lost their loved ones. We carried on looking around the museum and the lady showed us a tunnel that the army people would dig a tunnel like it. Once she had showed us parts of the museum she took us back to the room and said we are going to do the rat pack. Then we split into a group of four Tor and Hunter and Keeva were in my group. First we put the hot foods into three individual pots then w e lit the fire.

While we were waiting we ate some snacks. Once our hot food was ready we shared it out and ate it. After we were done eating we had to wash our dishes and cut a plate in half and swept up our mess.Then we went back up into the room and we got put into two groups and we got given a clip board with a piece of paper and we had to find a box with a stamping thing. After that we went up stairs into the room and got our bags and went outside to have lunch.  Written by Tiana Kavanagh.IMG_1854

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2018 Tryathlon

The weet bix tryathalon

On Tuesday the 20 of March 2018 we woke up at 4am and then we ate Breakfast and then we went to Palmerston North. We could not find a park and then we spotted one so we parked there and walked to the to the Tryathlon. At 11am it was my race so we walked to the pools and they set us up into a group. Then it was time to swim and we ran to the pool and started to swim. The next stage was biking. I saw Bayden and I passed heaps of people.

When I ran I saw Mrs Gilbert at the end. I was puffed.


Weet-bix Tryathlon 2018

On a nice sunny morning, my sister and I got up early and started to get ready. We also had some delicious breakfast. When we finally got to Palmerston North, we placed our bikes in the transition area and got all of our gear ready like…. towel, goggles, t-shirts, shorts, drink bottle and put our number stickers on our t-shirts, bike and helmet. First the ten year old boys went – they had a light blue cap. A few minutes it was the ten year old girls. After that it was Tor and I in bright orange for nine year olds. After it was the boys and so on. When you were lining up to start you got quite excited. The pool was big and all you could see was splashing and swimming. The orange caps had to do two lengths of the pool. As soon as you were finished you had to run to your bike put on your shoes, dry off, put your helmet on your head and put on your t-shirt, then bike two laps of the bike ride. Quickly park your bike back into the transition area, take off your helmet and run as fast as you could to the finish line! Once everyone had finished It was prize giving and Pukeokahu won two prizes!!!!!!!      


Weet-bix Tryathlon


On March the 20th of 2018 it was the Weet-bix Tryathlon. At the briefing we had to do a warm up. It was a lot  of jumping and odd things. The first people to go wore the blue caps and they were the ten year olds. The next people were my sister and her friend and then it was me. I did two laps for the swim and then I had to run to my bike and do two laps on it. There was a speaker that said two laps and finish. For the run I walked for a bit and then I saw Mrs Gilbert and I ran. At the end we got a medal.


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    The weet bix tryathlon

On Tuesday the 20 of March 2018, we woke up at about 6:00 AM.

First we got changed in to our clothes, then we left to go to the tryathlon.

2 hours later in Palmerston North.

Now we are finding a park…. 10 minutes later

Finally we found a park so now I am biking to Ongley Park.

Now we are here at the registration and then we went to the transition area.

In a little while…..Now it’s my turn.


I ran to the pool and swam but I needed a flutter board

Then I had to do the bike and finally I did the run.


On the 20th of March 2018 Pukeokahu school did the weet-bix tryathlon. Keeva did the 8 year old race. They had yellow caps. I did the 7 year old and it was the green caps. Tor, Isla and Bayden did the 9 year old race and they had orange caps. Tiana had a grey cap. It was 12 years old. The swim was easy but my goggles kept filling with water and on my second lap of biking my drink bottle fell out.

It wasn’t puffing for me at the finish.


Weet-Bix Tryathlon      

March the 20th of 2018 it was the Weet-Bix Tryathlon. When it was briefing time they did a lot of talk about the track and then we had to do a warm up. They started with the ten year olds boys and girls – they had light blue caps.  Now it was the nine year olds boys. Bayden was in that lot. Then it was me and Isla. We had to wear an orange cap. We had to go to the swimming pool where we started the tryathlon. Isla and I started to swim. We had to do two laps in the pool. Then we got out of the pool and ran to the bike transition area and got our shoes and t-shirt on, then our helmet. We grabbed our bikes hopped on. We had to do two laps on the bike. We hopped off our bikes and started to run. It was painful because I had a stitch. We were nearly at the finish. Isla I and finished the race together. We got a medal then we had a photo then we had prize giving it was fun. Then we had a cool school photo.



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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