Other Events

Pet Day – An important school day – many children take their lambs and calves on to Group Day the Carterton A & P Show. This is a good day for members of the community to visit school and enjoy seeing our children.

School Gala – This is the major fundraiser run by the PTA. It is a fantastic community event, enjoyed by young and old alike. Contact any PTA member to be come involved.

Home Gardens – Spring garden – judged in December. A diary of dates, plantings etc should be kept. Flower or vegetable gardens of any size can be entered.

Discos – Regular Disco are held for our children during the year. The Discos are early evening and held in the School Hall. The Junior school sometimes hold their own dress-up dance.

Breadcraft/Aratoi Art Exhibition – Every year – displayed at the Aratoi Art Gallery in Masterton. Many of our children are selected to have their art exhibited.

Talent Quest – Term 4 – Open to all children. An opportunity for children to display their talents.

Speech Competition (All Wairarapa Schools) – For Year 7 & 8 children. Our children have often won places in the finals.

Matharapa Competition – Year 5 & 6 and Year 7 & 8 Teams are entered in this inter-school challenge in Masterton.

International Competitions (ICAS) – Children have the opportunity of entering the International competitions in Maths, Science, Computers, Writing, Spelling and English. Over the years the school has gained a number of particularly high achievements in these competitions.

Year 8 – Powell Hut Challenge – Late Term 3 or early Term 4 all Year 8 children are challenged to climb Mt Holdsworth and stay overnight at Powell Hut. This is a demanding physical and mental challenge into snow and alpine conditions. An exciting and confidence-boosting activity which is now part of our school tradition.

Confidence Course Challenge – Held on the school’s own Confidence Course. Children can use the course throughout the year. Competition – Term 4.

Other Sporting Events – Swimming Sports, Athletic Sports, Mini Triathlon, Harriers, Cross Country, Inter-school Football, Rippa Rugby and Hockey are some of the many events that happen, mostly annually.