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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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Gala 2015

Amazing gala this evening at Carterton School. A great community event with lots of fun for everyone. Thanks to the PTA for the organising of this event with a special mention to Kirsty, Andrea, Emma and all others who contributed to this success of the gala.

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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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Day One 2015

The 2015 school year has started with lots of enthusiasm and positive energy as everyone returns from their summer break. It has been wonderful to see everyone meeting up again, sharing stories of their holiday and getting to know some of the new students and families to our school. Welcome back everyone – and a special welcome to our new families! There are already some very interesting learning activities happening around the school. The Junior Hub students (years 1 & 2) arrived to find a…

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