On Friday the whole school participated in our ANZAC Commemoration Assembly. We once again welcomed guests, including serving and past members of the New Zealand Forces, Ron Mark, MP, BOT members, representatives from the Carterton District Council and the local Returned Services Association. Our very special guest was Epineha Ratapu, the last surviving member of the 28th Maori Battalion living in Wairarapa. On ANZAC Day a good number of students, staff and families turned out to take part in the ANZAC parade and laying of…
Yesterday several of our students attended the ceremony for the Carterton Field of remembrance in Memorial Square. They were amazing ambassadors and stars in the Wairarapa Times Age. Today were remembered fallen soldiers of World War I by placing crosses in our school Field of Remembrance. This was a moving time as the students erected the crosses and placed poppies on our fence as a sign of respect for the servicemen. We were assisted by Maj Dean Rennie and CPO Len Burland. We have all…
The Carterton School Gala is one of our favourite annual events. This fun evening is organised by the PTA and supported by students, staff, whanau and our wider community.
We are very lucky in the Wairarapa to experience the annual balloon festival. Many of us were able to witness the mass ascension at Carrington Park this morning. The sky was a little grey but Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot certainly brightened up the place!
Every year one of the balloons and the crew visit our school, show us their balloon and share some of their experiences. We were extra lucky this year as the weather conditions allowed them to take off from our school village green. Very exciting for us all.
Thanks Wairarapa Balloon Festival crew!
Today was very busy with Confidence Course Finals, House Captain Elections and the school Talent Quest. Some amazing abilities in so many areas. Find out the results of these events at our final assemblies on 16/17 December.
The annual visit of the White Ribbon motorbike riders happen last week. Once again visitors gave the school the positive message of of anti-violence. The bikes are always a hit with everyone, with two lucky children getting to sit on bikes before they paraded around the green.
Kapahaka is about celebrating our culture and kotahitanga – unity – joining together as one and stiving for excellence, participating to the best you can be. Our tamariki were absolutely amazing at the kapahaka festival. What a brilliant performance!
Tino pai rawa atu!
This evening Jump Jam put on a great performance for friends and family in preparation for this weekend’s trip to Tauranga. Thanks to everyone who came and who has supported us this year!