Prizegiving 2019

Rickon, Mikaire, Hunter, Keeva, Isla and Luca giving their all to singing our Pukeokahu School song.
Our cup winners!
Hunter for the most improved pupil academically and Keeva for the pupil who most demonstrates our Pukeokahu values. Miranda for being an amazing Board chair (sorry Miranda, no cup just our thanks).

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We did it! Pukeokahu has now become a Bronze Level Enviroschool

When we got our bronze enviroschool award most of the community came and participated in the day. They came to see if we had done enough to achieve the bronze award. Rickon’s dad loved going down in the wilderness as some of the parents had helped plant it when they were at Pukeokahu School. We gave speeches to explain what we had done with the worm farm, vegetable garden, wilderness, pool, as well as native tree planting at school and River Valley Lodge. We explained about the pest traps and tracking tunnels. We had painted a river and everyone (including the adults) wrote on water drops about the things we had done as well as what they thought our next steps should be.. They were put into the five guiding streams/principles for enviroschools.

It was a really good day. Thank you Ron, Rowena and Emily

Keeva, Luca, Hunter, Mikaire, Rickon.

Productive Knitters

This photo won a prize from ‘The Sheep’s Back’ company. They felt it showed multi-tasking as the girls were knitting as well as doing their reading – listening to the story before doing the follow up work.

This photo will be used for marketing their product including, featuring on The Sheep’s Back website, and in promoting the Knitting in Schools campaign.


This term we have been learning about coding. Botley has been helping us.

We met Botley earlier this term. First we started practising coding using obstacles, barriers and commands. Now we can make Botley do all kinds of things. Isla

We used coding cards to help us with coding the instructions. He also makes noises when he is going and when you click the sound button. Keeva

We learnt how to use his black line tracks. He gets dizzy when he goes in circles. If you forget to turn him off he makes a noise. Mikaire

We know how to design an obstacle course. Luca

Botley is funny. He makes silly noises when he is moving.Hunter

Botley is the best. Rickon

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 !!!😈