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LIbrary Raffle

Barton Rural School Library Raffle


Thank you for supporting our Library raffle.

A big thank you to all the following businesses who donated prizes and services.

  • N.Z Pet food LTD                                   

  • Coupland stockfeed

  • Aorangi Veterinary Services Ltd

  • Coman Family

  • Ballantynes

  • Skin & Tonic beauty therapy

  • Stephanie Parmenter Hairstylist

  • The Remedy Room

  • New World

  • Pampered to perfection

  • Wheelers Books

  • Scholastic

  • Bloomers

  • Work Outfitters

  • Sarah Thomas

  • Karyn Geary Photography

  • Pauline Chittock

  • Whitcoulls

  • Paint a plate

  • EB Games

  • 2 stag cafe

  • Subway

  • Frontrunner

  • Rebel Sports

  • Miss Timaru

  • Kids Stuff

  • Warehouse Stationery

  • Sopheze

  • Action Sports

  • Soul Surf & Skate

  • Riders HQ

  • Renown

  • Roberts Pharmacy

We would also like to thank our School community and the Fairview CWI for selling tickets and to those who brought tickets.

Because of this support we will be able to purchase lovely new books to update our Non-Fiction section.

As a School we pride ourself on having a rich reading culture, this is achieved by passionate staff who promote and encourage reading. It is also crucial to provide new and engaging resources. Because of your generous donation we have been able to do this. We can now provide the RIGHT book, at the RIGHT time, for the RIGHT child.

1st Prize: Pet Pamper Pack - 496 Brad Eason

2nd Prize: Trailer load of wood - 749 Leeanne Bennett

3rd Prize: Pamper Pack - 157 Brian Golding

4th Prize: Pamper Pack - 314 Ayla Burgess

5th Prize: Karyn Geary Photography Sitting - 836 Donna Brewer

6th Prize: Book Pack - 958 Lorraine Rolton

7th Prize: Sarah Thomas Necklace - 737 Vicky Paul

8th Prize: $100 Work Outfitters Voucher - 631 Jo Hedges

9th Prize: Backpack Surprise - 465 Kelly Birchall

10th Prize: Backpack Surprise - 487 Crowe

11th Prize: Backpack Surprise - 748 Coral Bennett

12th Prize: Backpack Surprise - 402 Karen Sullivan

13th Prize: Vase full of chocolates - 304 Stacey Dorne

All winners have been notified.

South Canterbury Cross Country

On Tuesday we had a group of students that represented the Rural Schools at the South Canterbury. They all performed extremely well and showed real HEART. Well done, especially to Carter Brewer who was placed 3rd in the Yr 8 boys.


Officially a Sun Smart School!

Sunsmart sign for websiteThe Cancer Society has a brilliant website full of great ideas about keeping your children sunsmart. is a great place to find information about appropriate sunglasses for children.
For those of you new to the school, we are a family friendly, child centred rural primary school for pupils in years 1 to 8 (ages 5 to about 13).

Children attend our school from a wide area in and around the immediate area to the west of Timaru. The school is served by several bus runs two of which serve the edge of Timaru City.
We have between 125 and 148 pupils - the roll varies as new entrants join us during the year.

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Ideas For Parents

sittingOnArmchair1Helping your child read at home

It’s one of the most common concerns for parents of elementary (primary) school age children. How can I best help my child to read at home? Teachers are asked about this all the time, and reading progress is one of the areas that parents worry about more than any other.

So here are some tips for supporting your child’s development as a reader. Put as many of these things in place as you can, then relax! You’re doing your bit, and your child will respond.

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