Ahuroa School Planting Day – this Friday

Looking for some free family fun to end the holidays?

Join us on Friday at 10am to dress our Outdoor Classroom with its plants.

Looking at the weather forecast the following items would be good to bring along.

1. Gumboots

2. Warm jumper

3. Raincoat/ all weather jacket.

4. Spade

5. Rake

6. Bucket.

Bring along a plate to share for morning tea, and we will provide pizza for lunch.

Can’t dig? We will need a couple of hands in the kitchen please.

We are planting on Friday, even if it rains!

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 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

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

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