Thursday 9th February

“I am learning to learn for life!”

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Contact Details: Marama's eMail: principal@pukeokahu.school.nz Office eMail: office@pukeokahu.school.nz School Phone Number: 388 0529 Up and Coming Dates: Term Four: Wednesday 1st February - Thursday 5th April BOT and ERO Meeting - Thursday 9th February 2pm Education Review Office Visit - 8th to 9th February Te Manawa Trip - Friday 10th February Moawhango Athletics - Friday 17th February Parent Interviews - Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd February Horse Trek - 3rd - 4th March Rural Schools’ Swimming Sports - Friday 9th March School Camp - Sunday 1st - 5th April From Marama Konichiwa Everybody. We’re back! I hope you are all well rested from your Christmas break, Cody and I had a wonderful time in Japan. While the weather was cold, at least it was dry unlike the sodden New Years here in New Zealand :-/ Before I carry on, I must say congratulations to Tina and Clifford on their marriage last weekend. Logan and Ashley filled us in on all the details and it sounds like it was a wonderful event. Also we have an official welcome to Jacob and Grace who started at school with us last week after moving up from Nelson in December. Both of our new students have settled in nicely, and I am sure Micah and Logan are quite pleased to have another boy to join our rather pink classroom :-) And finally I would like to also welcome Michael and Ian, from the Education Review Office, who have come to visit for two days. I managed to organise blue skies for their visit (another skill of mine ;-) so hopefully they will be so dazzled by it, that they don’t notice my inevitable spelling mistakes in the weekly newsletters.

Pukeokahu School 2012 Term Dates Term One: Wednesday 1st February - Thursday 5th April Term Two: Monday 23rd April - Friday 29th June Term Three: Monday 16th July - Friday 28th September Term Four: Monday 15th October - Thursday 19th December DOG TRAINING DAY - Moawhango - 19th February with Anna Holland. She will show you how easy it is to train Huntaway & Heading dogs. $100 pp Places limited - booking essential Phone 388 1318 Mangaweka School Trail Ride - Saturday 12th February Come out for a Fun Day. Signposted from Mangaweka, located 26km up the Kawhatau Valley. Sign in at 9am, briefing at 10am. Cost: $30 per Adult, and $15 per Child. Lunch: All you can eat BBQ and Home Baking. Magazines Please If you have any old magazines at home which we could use for collage and art we would really appreciate it if you could drop them off at school. Thank you. Horse Trek and Bike Ride Meeting - Tuesday 14th February All welcome to attend this meeting at Geoff and Maryanne’s at 7.30pm. This is quite an important meeting because we need to sort out jobs etc for both events. Especially who will be able to stay out at Timahanga for the Horse Trek. Ka kite ano, Marama and Carol

Pukeokahu School Horse Trek 2012


2012 Pukeokahu School Horse Trek Insert YAY!! It’s horse trek time again. For the new comers to the district our horse trek is run by the hall committee but the funds raised go directly to the school. It is a full on weekend for those guiding the trek and those back at base feeding the hungry trekkers so all hands on deck are needed! As far as catering goes we provide the following over the course of the weekend: A casual dinner Friday night. Full cooked breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning. Lunches Saturday and Sunday A delicious dinner Saturday night. This year we are based at Timahanga Station and due to this location Saturday night’s salads will be made on site. The help received from the community is the only way our trek continues to be a huge success. Any donations of food for catering is greatly appreciated. We are also on the hunt for baking as well. Opposite is a list of food that is required to cater for the weekend. If you are able to donate anything, help by baking, making a salad or help with preparation Friday, Saturday and Sunday please give Claire Law a call on 388 1414. Any form of help is gratefully received. We also need: A large coleslaw and lettuce salad made for Friday’s dinner Lots of yummy baking for morning teas, afternoon teas and lunches. Bacon x 8 packets. Meat for dinners – especially Venison or Mutton in whatever quantity (please contact Clifford 3881787 if you can help with this).

HORSE TREK FOOD LIST Quantity List : based on approx 60 people depending on trekkers and helpers (Exact quantities will be confirmed approx 2 weeks before the trek). 30kg potatoes (to cater 2 meals) 12 doz eggs 3 x-large tins spaghetti (Biggest Tin) 2 x cornflakes 3 x muesli 10 loaves toast bread 180 x bread rolls 4 x lettuces 4 x packets mescaline salad 4kg tomatoes 2kg carrots 4 med size tins beetroot 3 bags oranges 6 bags apples (for lunches and crumble) Veges for roasting 2 x-large tins peaches (A10) Marmite, honey, jam (1 jar each) Milo, Coffee x 1 tin Tea 10 x 2L Milk 1 bag onions 15 pkts muesli bars Large Large oil x 2 5kg margarine 3kg sugar 2 x Dishwashing liquid 1 large bottle tomato sauce 10 pkts barley sugars 1 lb butter 1 x 5pk bars soap 1 liquid soap 6L iceceam 1L cream 1 x packet feta cheese 2 large jars mayo Cleaning clothes, scrubs etc Toilet Paper x 1 packet Salt / pepper 1-2 kg cheese 2 x chickens for lunches 1 x ham for lunches 1kg Rice 3 Red Peppers 2 bags pasta + dressing

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