Pet Day Entries 2018

Pet Day is coming up once again – one of our favourite days of the year!

If your child is intending to bring a pet, please use the form on this page. If you have more than one child, you can submit the form more than once.  Children in one family can share a pet, but it is not really practical for one child to bring more than one pet.

Please note that there are no calves at Pet Day this year. If you require a Lamb Day entry, these are available at the school office.


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Cyber Safety

Cyber Safety at Home & School                                  

At Carterton School we work to ensure that your children are safe using the Internet. We are part of Ministry of Education systems which automatically filter inappropriate sites and searches. Students who work on 1:1 Chromebooks are also closely monitored using the Teacher Dashboard app.

Thankfully, we seldom have incidents where students use the Internet inappropriately at school. If it does happen, we take it very seriously and look into why it has happened and how we can avoid it happening again. Students are not allowed to use devices without clear instructions from a staff member. I anything inappropriate is seen, the students are told to close the lid of their device and see an adult immediately.

Unfortunately, from time to time, some students have been known to use social media sites out of school to target their peers, and inevitably these interactions impact on relationships in and out of school.

Do you know that adult social media sites and apps, such as Snapchat, Facebook etc. have an age restriction of 13 years? Some age restrictions are higher and some require parental consent. If your child is younger than this, they must have entered a false age.

Even Google services have a 13 year old age limit, the exception being the school apps for education.

We know that for many of us YouTube is the go to place for instructions on how to do just about everything. But do you know what your child is watching or what channels they follow? Do you know if they have their own channel and are posting videos? Do  you know what comments they are posting or reacting to? This is an interactive app that we may sometime forget. Some basics to keep your kids safe can be found here or search for parents’ guides.

Staying Safe

The main NZ site for Guidance on Internet safety is which includes pages specifically for parents. This site is recommended by NZ Police on their Online Child Safety page.

Netsafe have an excellent leaflet that you may want to download. It will also be on our Carterton School website.

Our Advice

  1. Talk to your child about their Internet and Apps use and what social media they are using.
  2. Sit with them and explore together to see what they are doing and to learn from them.
  3. Remember, it is reasonable for children of primary/intermediate school age to expect their social media to be checked by a parent.
  4. Search out articles which provide adivce such as and
  5. If your child receives hurtful or abusive messages on any social media, talk to the other parents concerned and go to the the police for advice if necessary.


All students are given a new Digital equipment and Internet Agreement at the beginning of the school year. This should be read through thoroughly by both students and whanau, and we ask that you discuss this with your child before you both sign it.


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Books by Maxine Hemi

Two new books about Wairarapa have recently been published, authored by Maxine Hemi, available from Huia Publishing.

First Flight


‘First Flight’  is a collection of short stories for children and young adults about people and events of Ngāti Kahungunu. The majority of the stories focus on key events in the life of Ngāti Kahungunu chief Nukupewapewa.





Ngārara Huarau (English)    Ngārara Huarau (Māori)

This graphic novel tells the story of Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, that travels from Hawke’s Bay to Wairarapa in search of his sister, Pari-kawhiti. As he journeys, his movement shapes the landscape, and his hunger leads him to eat birds, seals, seafood and people, causing terror as he travels south.  It is available in Māori and English.

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Carterton Town & Garden Trail

Once again Carterton School is hosting this exciting event:

Sunday 27 November 2016

10.00am – 5.00pm

10 fantastic gardens – Come along and be Inspired!

Meet the Gardeners + Relax & Have Fun + Great Value for Money

Price: $25 per ticket (if purchased before Friday 25 November)

$30 per ticket (purchased on the day)

Group Discount – Buy 6 tickets, get 7th free

Children under 12 Free

Tickets from: Clareville Nursery, SH 2, Clareville, Carterton

Take Note, High St, Carterton

Carterton School, Holloway Street, Carterton

Kuripuni Book Shop, Kuripuni, Masterton

Greytown Garden Centre, Grand Illusions,

Main St, Greytown

Phone:  Carterton School – 06 379 4010



Sponsored by Konica Minolta


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Pet Day 2016

One of the most exciting days of the year is coming up in Week 1 of Term 4! PET DAY!

Kids and staff love this day so get in and participate. There is always lots to do, even if you are not able to bring a pet. Check out the information and registration forms. Entry forms for Lambs & Calves can be obtain at the school office. Place getters from this category go on to compete in the Carterton A& P Show.

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