Our annual School Gala is the place to be on Friday 13 March. Come along from 5.30pm for food, fun and much more.
Bring your friends and whanau and support our PTA in this major fundraising event.
All proceeds go towards supporting the learning needs of our amazing tamariki.

Read More »


The school triathlon is this Friday, 27 February.
Times for different year groups are:

Years 3, 4, 5 – 11:40am – 12pm
Years 6, 7, 8 – 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Years 1 & 2 – 2pm – 3pm

Hope to see you there.

Read More »

Life Choices

Life Choices is the Christian based values programme which is offered to local schools by the local combined churches. This has been running at Carterton School for many years for year 3-6 students for half an hour each week. The themes of the sessions include common virtues such as caring, respect and honesty and relate them to Bible readings, Christian values and prayers. Plans for 2015 are beginning. Parents are always able to easily withdraw their child from taking part in these sessions, however the Board of Trustees would like to know your views. Would you like Life Choices to continue to be an option for our year 3-6 children? If you have a view please complete this form to help inform the BOT discussion at their meeting next week.

Complete Form Here

Read More »


Day One 2015

The 2015 school year has started with lots of enthusiasm and positive energy as everyone returns from their summer break. It has been wonderful to see everyone meeting up again, sharing stories of their
holiday and getting to know some of the new students and families to our school.

Welcome back everyone – and a special welcome to our new families!

There are already some very interesting learning activities happening around the school.

The Junior Hub students (years 1 & 2) arrived to find a ‘Learning environment under construction’. Safety tape, construction equipment and a range of learning resources were scattered around their rooms. They have started to organise their rooms and talk with their teachers about what they need in a successful learning environment.

Our Ngati Mana team of three classes started the day with a powhiri, welcoming each other and building a sense of belonging. This team consists of three classes with a focus on te reo and te ao Māori. The classes will learn as a whānau from years 0-8. Class organisation is: Years 1 & 2, Years 3-5 and Years 6-8.

Our 1 to 1 chrome book pilot class (year 6s) have all started to use their Chromebooks today…with a few teething problems which we will iron out soon. This is a very exciting time!

The best way to find out what is happening at school is to come in and spend some time here. You are welcome any time. If you are not able to get here during the day teachers are always happy to talk to you at a time to suit both of you. I’d love to see you too!

Keep in touch.

Alison Woollard

Read More »

Welcome to the 2015 school year!

We warmly welcome new and returning families to the Carterton School community.

Our school focus for 2015 is developing collaborative relationships with school families and the
extended community to enhance learning. Look out for invitations to be involved in what we are
doing over the coming weeks!

In the week beginning 26 January the school office and uniform shop will be open.
Office: Monday 26 January to Thursday 29 January 9am-1pm for enrolments and general inquiries.
Uniform shop: Is open Thursday 29 and Friday 30 January 10am-12pm. (In the old dental clinic building).
Stationery packs: Are available for purchase Thursday 29 and Friday 30 January 9.30am-2.30pm from Room 5 (junior block). Also available from first day of term.
School Term starts 8.55am Monday 2 February 2015 for all classes and year groups.

We have a real open door policy at Carterton School, you are welcome any time!

We look forward to seeing you.

Alison Woollard

Read More »