Posts Tagged ‘ Puketaha School ’

Alliance paves the way

Jun 26th, 2017 | By

A Waikato District Council project to improve a section of road in Puketaha has led to a safer school community and an impressed principal. The Waikato District Alliance (WDA), a joint venture between Council and Downer NZ, identified a 230m section of Sainsbury Rd for reconstruction this year, which included the area outside Puketaha School.

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Puketaha centenary draws close

Sep 8th, 2016 | By
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Puketaha School celebrates its centenary on Friday September 23 and Saturday 24.  The weekend will include games from throughout the 100 years of history, tree planting and a formal dinner. In the lead-up to the event, pupils have been learning about the old days, says deputy principal Katherine Dixon. Senior pupils have interviewed past pupils,

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In search of lost time

Aug 4th, 2016 | By

Puketaha Primary School will be celebrating its centenary in September, but as the event approaches staff cannot find either of the two time capsules that were hidden away for the occasion.  Hamilton News journalist Ged Cann investigates. The capsules proved elusive, even after the school organised a digger to excavate ground around the plaque it

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School letterbox for the birds

Nov 26th, 2014 | By

Mr and Mrs Starling, of Puketaha, are doing their best to start a family – in the school letter box. “They’re very determined,” says secretary Christine Jeffery who discovered a build-up of dry grass and weeds when clearing the mail recently. For the first few days she cleared the debris away and then was away

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Bob Moffitt leaves school

Oct 4th, 2013 | By

Bob Moffitt started school in 1950 as a five-year-old, and never really left. “My wife tells me I’ve been to school for 63 years, and she’s not sure I’ve learned much in that time.” After more than 31 years as principal at Puketaha School, the 68-year-old is finally leaving the education system. “I’ll probably learn

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Major Musings

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

N8N first stumbled across Major Blunder at Puketaha school during the re-imagining of the Battle of Hastings. The good Major argues that the Serious Business of Life should be leavened with joy and fun, as well as the certain knowledge that having slain the Enemies of the Queen, God Bless Her, today, one can go

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