At Ashley School, we have a real love for learning, with students of all ages working together indoors and outside, with kaiako or in tuakana/teina situations and we follow our school’s REACH values.

Our senior school is named Rakau = meaning wood or forest, and in the area we have three classes of students from Years 5-8.  The Year 5 class has their home base in Kowhai classroom, with Mrs O’Loughlin, while Year 6 is next door in Ti Kouka with Ms Parker as the home teacher.

Year 7 and 8 students (19 X Year 7 and 14 x Year 8) have Totara as their home base with Ms Meehan. The totara is one of New Zealand’s largest native trees, while Ti Kouka is much smaller and also known as a cabbage tree, and the kowhai tree is much smaller with yellow flowers during the year.

Up above is a photo from the end of Term 3

when one of our students left the school and we had a shared lunch for him. It included whitebait patties – whitebait which Carter had caught! Mmmmmmm!

In 2019 our blogging goal is to use our blog and get as many people visiting and commenting as possible by the end of the year.

There will be quite a few students entering the 100 Word Challenge each week, so that will be a regular occurrence. If you visit, PLEASE come and add comments, suggestions and your own information so we can respond to you too! We cannot wait to see what you will have for us to think about!

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