Ahuroa School AG Day – 27 Oct 2018

Pencil in our annual Agricultural Day! Saturday October 27th at 9:00am

The morning will consist of children bringing their garden, pet, lamb, calf or goat to school for judging. This will be followed by a ‘Young Farmers’ competition that all students may participate in.

This year we are hosting an UNDER 5 category for our aspiring young farmers and a COMMUNITY category for students who live in our community, but do not attend our school, and who would like an opporunity to participate in something rural.

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th!

For further information please contact Christine at office@ahuroa.school.nz or call her on 09-4225898

Ahuroa Community Hall Pot Luck and Fireworks Night

Hi All,

Come along to a fun filled night at the Ahuroa Community Hall on Saturday 3rd November!

This event was hugely successful the last time we ran it, so make sure you don’t miss out on the excitement this year.

Everyone from the area is invited to bring a dinner and/or dessert for a Potluck Dinner and when it’s dark we will provide some fireworks for everyone to enjoy.  Feel free to bring your own fireworks to add to the fun.  The Hall committee will also provide glow sticks and sparkler fun for the kids too.

A huge thanks to the Mitchell family who kindly allow us to let off the fireworks on their property next to the Ahuroa Hall.

When: Saturday November 3rd – doors open from 5pm

Where: Ahuroa Community Hall – 1351 Ahuroa Rd (next to the school)

What to Bring: Dinner and/or Dessert (enough for who you are bringing), plates and cutlery

Why: To see old friends and make new ones and to share in the excitement of fireworks!

See you all there!

The Ahuroa Community Hall Advisory Committee

Ahuroa School Pool Keys

Yes, believe it or not, we are ready to start our swimming season.

The wonderful BOT have installed solar heating to the pool, and we will be opening the pool for summer use from the beginning of the September School Holidays. Imagine that – summer coming early!

Get in early and get real value for your money.

Pool keys will be $90 (plus a $10 bond) for this season, September to April. What amazing value! To make it easier for families we will be allowing families to set up a payment plan of $15 per month for 6 months.

If you would like a pool key before the holidays start, contact Christine in the office by Friday 28th on 422 5898 or email office@ahuroa.school.nz

Seed swap

Seed and plant swap on Saturday 15th September. From 10:30am. At Lothlorien Orchard cowshed, 1227 Ahuroa rd. Bring plants and seeds to swap if you have any, but not necessary. Come and swap info about our favorite subject, plants. Tea and coffee provided. No need to book, just show up, but if any more info needed, please phone Jo, 09 422 5855.

Ahuroa Community Playground

Who wants a Community Playground?

Ahuroa playgroup would like to make this happen.

Can you please take a moment to complete our little survey.

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Many thanks,

kind regards

Bradie

Council proposing a shift to Rodney local board electoral boundaries.

Auckland council have put out a series of proposals which you have until the 11th Sept to provide feedback on.

Proposal three suggests moving the internal boundary of the local Rodney board elections for our local ward. It suggests shifting the Wellsford boundary southwards, to Makarau. This may impact you in some way so it could be worth reading and providing feedback on their proposed plan.

https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/topics-you-can-have-your-say-on/consultation-on-electoral-boundaries-and-representation/Pages/default.aspx

Ahuroa School AG Day

On Saturday 27th October we will have our annual AG Day.

ALL children in our community are welcome to share their animals with us on the day – you do not need to be enrolled at our school. We also have an Under 5 section, so all young farmers in training are welcome.

Students will be given their Animal Diaries this week, (if a community member not at our school would like a diary please contact Christine at the Office -office@ahuroa.school.nz) and will be starting to grow and build exhibits for the day.

Please remember that any farm animal that is being showcased on the day needs to be born after 1st July. We will have the usual array of animals, calves, goats, lambs, chickens, pig and caged pets. NO DOGS please (even cute little handbag ones!)

As in the past the day will have a showcase of animals/pets, a Young Farmer competition and some good old fashioned country games. Don’t forget the yummy treats on sale, and if you have some goods to sell there is always the Market Stalls to look forward to.

We look forward to seeing our community on AG Day.

For any further information please contact Christine at office@ahuroa.school.nz or 09-4225898

Kind regards

Michelle Nell, Principal, AHUROA SCHOOL

Ahuroa School Outdoor Classroom

Dear community, thanks to your amazing support we have nearly completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Outdoor Classroom. We feel truly blessed by the support that we have received from everyone so far.

We are now into the landscaping phase and still need a couple of items to complete our vision. If you have any of the following that you would be happy to donate to the school, please can you contact Christine at the Office on 09-4225898 or office@ahuroa.school.nz.

Mulch– We need about 60m3 of mulch to get rid of the mud.

Large Hay Bales– Preferably, manky, and no good for feed, we would like to spread this out under the mulch to form a mat for the mulch to sit on.

Boulders – Yes, boulders, if anyone has some large boulders lying in their paddock, which we could use for our water feature, it would be fabulous to have, anything from soccer ball size to giant lotto ball sizeJ

Native Plants– We are only using native plants in our outdoor area so if you have anything we could use it would be wonderful. Sean Hilditch has kindly offered to help o-ordinate the planting process, and would love to have some Nikau, Ferns and larger specimen plants.

Planting Day: At this stage we are pencilling in the last Friday of the School Holidays (12thOctober) as Planting Day. Any help – young and old – would be appreciated! The school will provide some morning tea and pizza for lunch for all helpers.

Kind regards

Michelle Nell
M.Ed Leadership(Hons), B.Ed(Tchg), H.Dip Ed

Principal
AHUROA SCHOOL
Tel: 09 422 5898
Email: principal@ahuroa.school.nz

Free – Compost Collective workshop

We are holding a free Compost Basics workshop at The Ahuroa Hall, Saturday Sept 15th. All participants receive a $40 discount towards a compost system for their home.

Here is the link to register: https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-ahuroa/

Thanks
Phillippa Beagley – Rodney/North shore Compost Facilitator
Compost Collective http://www.compostcollective.org.nz
021 722 266