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Agricultural Club and Ag Night

In term four we celebrate being a country school and hold our annual Ag night. Children can opt to rear an animal (lamb, kid or calf) or grow a home or container garden over several months. This evening is a long held tradition that all students and their whanau enjoy whether they are competing or are just there to support.

Registration Forms and Animal Care booklets are available from the school office. which will show you an easy-to-follow guide on the selection, care and training of pets.



Mihi Whakatau

Kia ora e te whānau,

We would like to extend a warm welcome to your child and whanau as we welcome you to the beginning of your journey at Te Horo school. The school community is
welcome to come along and join in the welcome to new students and whanau.

Mihi Whakatau on Wednesday Week 1

This is to welcome all the new students and their families to Te Horo School that have recently started or will start this term.

What happens during a Mihi Whakatau?

  • We would love for you to join us at 9:10am in Room 1. Sharyn Ollard (Room 1 teacher), some senior students and new staff will accompany you.
  • As you congregate together outside the hall, we will sing to you. This is a welcoming song and is the beginning of your journey to becoming part of our kura/school.
  • You will be welcomed, firstly by our Principal, Allie McHugo, our school song
  • Then our student Prime Minister, she will share her pepeha and a short welcome song.
  • On your behalf, our new student Deputy Prime Minister, will do their pepeha and words of gratitude about becoming part of the school.
  • You (the manuhiri) will be supported by senior students to sing the supporting song - E Toru Nga Mea. It is a call and response song so please join in if you feel you can.
  • After this, if any of you (as manuhiri) would like to speak on behalf of the group, you are very welcome - please let Whaea Amanda know prior, so that we can support with an appropriate waiata.
  • The next step would usually be a hongi following local kawa. This time round we can bump elbows or hongi. Then you will be guided by the senior students to karaka kai and light refreshments in the hall kitchen.

Ngā mihi mahana/Warm regards,
Te Horo School Staff



Paddy's Mart - Te Horo School Fair

Paddy’s Mart is our main fundraiser for the year. For approximately three hours the school is alive with hundreds of people descending on the school from Wellington through to Palmerston North. The city dwellers love the all round country theme and the locals enjoy buying from our stalls and catching up with other locals from the area. Home and School run this event and rely on the support of all the school community. There is a big build–up to the day, and we’ll be tapping our parents on the shoulder for assistance throughout the third term. The stalls comprise of raffles, cakes, crafts, produce, plants, to name a few. There’s face painting, children’s games, cow–pat bingo, quick-fire raffles, BBQ food and a cafe. It is certainly a fun day for all and an extremely busy time for Home and School and, as the old saying goes, many hands make light work.

Supporters and Sponsors

Parents, please support our local businesses

Haines Homes and Construction Ltd - Te Horo School Tony & Anne McEwan - Otaki Harcourts - Te Horo School Encompass Ideas Interior Design Kapiti - Te Horo School Grovewood Homes - Te Horo School NZ Native Timber Supplies - Te Horo School Andy Magee Plumbing Ltd - Te Horo School Lochmara Lodge - Te Horo School Shoreline Cinema - Te Horo School Bespoke Plumbing Limited - Te Horo School Mills Albert - Te Horo School Renew You - Rural Beauty Retreat - Te Horo Redwood Builders - Te Horo School
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