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.

Read More »

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


Read More »

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.

pet-registrations-2016 pets-pamphlet-2016


Read More »

Library Relaunch

The Library has only been partially in operation for the last term due to the rebuild of the senior classrooms.
Term 2 will see the RELAUNCH taking place, with lots of fun activities organised by our amazing librarian, Faith.
We are also pleased to announce the new Library app where students can search for titles. If you want to find out more about this and how you can reserve books, visit Faith in the Library.

Read More »

Carterton School Out of Zone Enrolments

The Board advises that a number of vacancies have become available at Carterton School. Since the last ballot for out of zone places on Friday 13th November the board has received a number of enquiries from parents of out of zone students seeking to enrol their children at the school this year.

Because the Board operates an enrolment scheme, it is required to fill any vacant out of zone places by ballot in cases where there are more applications for enrolment than there are places available.

The Board has determined that the following places are likely to be available to out of zone students for immediate enrolment:

NE / Yr 1 – 2 places
Yr 2 – 2 places
Yr 5 – 2 places
Yr 6 – 2 places
Yr 7 – 4 places
Akonga Maori  Yr 1 / 2 – 2 places
Akonga Maori Yr 3 / 5 – 5 places

The Board is prepared to receive applications, in addition to those which it already holds, so long as they reach the school by 3pm, Monday 2nd May 2016. If a ballot is required it will be held on the evening of Monday 2nd May 2016. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Application forms can be downloaded here or collected from the school hall from 8.30 – 5pm on weekdays.

Application for Out of Zone Enrolment

Information for Parents regarding the Out of Zone Enrolments

Read More »

Yr 7 & 8 Teaching Position

Applications Closed

U5 full primary school. Come and join our supportive and forward looking school community in the beautiful Wairarapa. Position commences Term 1 2016.

 Fixed term Year 7 & 8 classroom teacher for 2016 year.  Must be able to provide a well organised, engaging and stimulating classroom programme, demonstrating excellent literacy and numeracy pedagogy. Experience and knowledge in integrating te reo & tikanga māori preferred, as this class is currently operating as an Ākonga Māori environment. You must be willing to work in a collaborative teaching and learning environment. Indicate your experience, strengths and interests when applying.

Applications close 3pm, Monday 30 November.
Download job informaton: CtnJobNov2015 or email

Read More »