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Voting for the Board of Trustees by-election to elect a new parent representative closes on Friday 25th November. If you have not voted yet, please ensure you have your say and return your forms to the school office by 12pm tomorrow.

In accordance with NZSTA election requirements, votes will be counted and the result will be announced on Thursday, 1 December 2016. The successful applicant will officially take office on Friday, 2 December. The Board wishes to take this opportunity to thank the candidates for applying for the role, and wishes them all the very best to luck for the election.

The Board of Trustees are currently accepting out-of-zone enrolments for Year 1 – 6 in 2017. To allow us to plan effectively, we would be interested to hear about any families who are moving into the area, considering moving schools or have children due to start school in the next 24 months. We would be appreciative if you could advise Kath Bindon of any families who may be considering Pukeoware School as an option over this time, or encourage them to contact us on 235 9443 or email us at with their details. We would enjoy the opportunity to talk to them about our great school.

To mark Pukeoware School’s 140th year in 2017, the Board of Trustees wish to establish a ‘Gala Committee’ to work alongside the Board and school management team to plan a Gala to celebrate this special milestone in the school’s history. The Board is keen to hear from all parties who may be interested in working on this project with them, and encourages any parents/caregivers or extended family members who have experience in event or project management, sponsorship or fundraising or (and more importantly) are just really keen to lend a hand, to get in touch with them. All offers of assistance will be greatly appreciated, and can be forwarded to Board Chairperson, Justine Gustafson, in person, via email on or on 0211169889. Alternatively, please make the school office aware of your interest.

The Board is keen to convene a meeting with all interested parties prior to the end of the year to get the ball rolling – as such, we would be appreciative if you could let us know of your interest by Friday, 25 November.

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 at 6.30pm.

Justine Gustafson
Chair – Pukeoware School Board of Trustees

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