Category Archives: News

Team Leader & Teaching Vacancies

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED Learning team leader, permanent, 2MU (probably Y3–6, year groups may be flexible). To commence term 1, 2016. U5 full primary school. We are seeking an excellent, innovative classroom teacher with enthusiasm, energy and proven ability to provide professional leadership within a learning team or/and across a school. Experience in inquiry learning, and te reo & tikanga Māori desirable. Come and join our supportive and forward-looking school community. Applications close 3pm, Monday 14 September. Application information available here or email Permanent classroom teacher.…

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Term 3

Term 3, and we are looking forward to another busy, fun learning-filled ten weeks. The first day of term included our first PrEP session (Primary Enterprise Programme). “In a PrEP community, students will: Form their own government Run ventures in such professions as performing arts, publishing, community services, manufacturing and banking Design and produce a school-based currency, with one venture providing a banking service Have a market places to buy and sell goods and services. Through their exchange of goods and services they create jobs…

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Farewells & Celebrations

The end of Term 3 turned out to be the end of an era at Carterton School as we farewelled two long-term members of staff.  Both John Le Grice and Michael O’Connell have retired after many years of service both in our school and other schools around the country. The students planned and presented certificates, items and cards to them both. We also had family members, friends and past staff come to our special event to farewell them. We wish them both a long and…

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Fun Friday

It is always a busy time at Carterton School but the last two weeks of term have been especially busy – and also a lot of fun. Last week we had ‘Fun Friday’. The PTA provided the whole school with a saugage sizzle, a lolly scramble and we had a free mufti day, with many people choosing to dress up. During our school assembly the teachers paraded and some ‘naughty children (teachers)’caused a bit of a problem. We also had a visit from Sparky who…

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Carterton School App

Carterton School App is now available in the Apple and Google Play Apps Stores. If you have a smart phone or tablet, download this now and stay connected to receive important information and alerts. The app will be used to provide links, contacts, notices and our calender. You can also use it to advise the school of absenses. We will use it to advise you of any urgent alerts as well as sports, group and team information or cancellations.

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ANZAC Commemoration Assembly & Town Parade

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…

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ANZAC Field of Remembrance

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…

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Wairarapa Balloon Festival

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!

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