Posts Tagged ‘ gordonton school ’

Country kids grow well

Oct 9th, 2013 | By

Avis Leeson came out to Gordonton School recently to show a crop of young gardeners tricks and tips. The 83-year-old is on a mission to teach New Zealand kids how to grow vegetables and fruit – click here for the full story. Annette Taylor caught up with Avis and helper Judy Chrystall, back left, on

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In other news…

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

Number 8 Network does a round-up of stories in our district from other media outlets. Cost of vandalism Vandalism in Waikato Schools has cost taxpayers close to $400,000 extra on top of the millions of dollars funded for damage repairs over the past four years, says the Waikato Times. The Ministry of Education has funded

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Gordonton School hit by thieves… again

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Gordonton School has been burgled for the second time in as many months. Thieves have made off with the school’s safe, after ripping a hole in the wall of the office on Sunday. Principal David McNair is furious, reports the Waikato Times. “It’s a school. It’s a bloody school. We’re not a business. We do

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…and they’re off

May 29th, 2013 | By

The cows were kept well out of the way, and only a few pukeko were surprised to see most of Gordonton School turn up for the annual cross-country run today. The conditions were a little soft under foot after the wintery blast of the day before but the sun shone in a clear blue sky. 

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Gordonton School wins inaugural trophy

Nov 30th, 2012 | By

Gordonton School has won the inaugural Agricultural Day 60th Jubilee Trophy. The trophy is the brainchild of Avril McBeth, a long-standing member of the Hamilton North Group, who wanted to recognise the Group’s 60th Jubilee. The cup is presented to the school whose students gain the most points as Champions or Reserve Champions. Every child

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That’s some cup

Nov 5th, 2012 | By

All this talk of Calf Club Days from years gone by has caused Gordonton resident Alan Sharp to send in the above photo, taken in 1951.  He wants to know if anyone recognises the cup – probably from Gordonton School – and if it still exists.  He wonders who has the honour of being the

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