Carterton School

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Carterton School Enrolment Scheme

In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the Board of Trustees of Carterton School has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by The Ministry of Education.

Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below. (This is an abbreviated description of the enrolment scheme.)

Northern boundary - Mangatarere Valley Road in zone, Mt Holdsworth Road not in zone.

North East – Tea Creek Road in zone, Parkers Road not in zone. Chester Road in zone to Wiltons Road. Chester Park Drive in zone, Wiltons Road not in zone.

East of SH2 - Hughes Line, Perry’s Road South & Bristol Road to intersection with East Taratahi Road in zone. East Taratahi Road not in zone.

Carters Line in zone up to intersection with Moreton Road, Nix Road & Para Road.

Southern boundary is Richmond Road and Rexwood Street (both in zone). Addresses on roads to south off Richmond Road are not in zone. Numbers 195 (odd side) and 198 (even side) and above on High Street South are not in zone.

South west – boundary crosses Lincoln Road. 54 and below (even side) in zone. 99 and below (odd side) in zone. Both sides of Belvedere Road in zone.

The enrolment of out of zone pupils is governed by the provision of the Education Act 1989.

The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed at the school office, where copies of the scheme are also available.


Join us at the Breakfast Club!

To help give our students a great start to the day and energy to power their education, we're happy to be running the Breakfast Club, Mondays and Thursdays 8.15 - 8.45 am!

Many thanks to our sponsors who allow us to offer Weetbix, Milo, toast, jam, stewed fruit and honey.  We are able to offer breakfast with the help of Sanitarium, Fonterra, Wild Oats, The Secret Garden – Martinborough, and Puketiro Farm.


Thank you also to the adults who give their time voluntarily to help supervise the breakfasts.  Next week we will extend breakfast choices to include toast!


Carterton School proposed enrolment scheme

To all parents and caregivers,

Earlier this year the Ministry of Education notified the Carterton School Board of Trustees that there will be, or could be, overcrowding in the school unless an enrolment scheme applies.

The Board was instructed to begin the process of developing an enrolment scheme in accordance with Section 11 H of the Education Act 1989.

Details about the proposed home zone are available in this letter (pdf, 1.3Mb)

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150th Jubilee celebrations a huge success!


Carterton School's 150th Jubilee weekend was a huge success, with over 400 registered attendees and more who dropped by for a look!

Congratulations and thanks to the Jubilee Comittee and to all the volunteers and helpers who made Carterton's 150th celebrations such a success! We trust all who came along had a brilliant time catching up with friends, teachers and students. Do let us know if you have suggestions for the 200th celebration!

Attendees who are interested in Graeme Bowden's photos from the weekend can find them here.


Student writing on the website

We're featuring Student Writing on our website, beginning with a short story by Lydia M. and a poem by Claude F.

Read them here.


Updated Behaviour Management system

The website has been updated with the latest review of the Behaviour Management system.

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School uniform information and costs

You can read about the uniform information here and uniform costs here.