A special feature of Carterton School is the commitment the staff, whānau and community makes to providing extra activities for our children. We offer an ever-widening range of opportunities. Most of these activities are for the middle and senior school children.
From 2015 we are able to offer three Ākonga Māori classes at Carterton School. These classes follow the NZ curriculum, and the environment supports and is based on Māori language, culture and identity.
REAP Funded Programmes – Drama, Art extension, Local History, Science, Outdoor Education, Dance etc.
Kapa Haka – An important and popular group for our children. The group have uniforms and perform at the Cultural Festival and on other occasions.
Cultural Visits from dramatic and musical groups are regularly arranged . The PTA meets the cost of some of these performances.
Book Club – Inexpensive paperback supply of reading books at frequent, regular intervals. Purchases made may benefit the school.
Music Tuition – Children are able to have individual music tuition at school for the following instruments: Piano and Classical Guitar. The school owns several guitars. These can be borrowed for practice at home for the first year, if the child does not have their own instrument.
Music Groups – Some students may take part in music performances such as World Vision Kids for Kids concerts, South Wairarapa Arts Performance (SWAP) and other cultural activities as they are offered. Instruments such as recorder and ukulele are taught by some teachers in classes.
Basketball (Mini-ball) – Teams play in the South Wairarapa competition at the Kuranui College Gym during the winter term.
South Wairarapa Sports Group – Carterton School belongs to the South Wairarapa Sports Group. This group organises a series of inter-school sports activities for children in Year 4 and above.
Indoor Hockey – The school fields a team in the competition at the Clareville stadium. This is a good opportunity to sharpen up hockey skills.
Netball & Kiwi Netball – Starting in April. Saturday morning games at Kuranui or in Masterton. Normally 3 or 4 teams plus Kiwi Netball teams are entered. An excellent competition. Uniforms supplied by the school.
Chess—A popular group. Already the school has produced Wairarapa Chess champions. There is a Take Note Chess Tournament in Term 3.