Where does your $$ go?

The bulk of the money each year goes directly on improving our students learning through:

– subsidising our third teacher

– employing another teacher to run the PMP Programme which runs for 5 weeks every year for Year 1 – 3 children.

– in the past couple of years – we have also paid for extra Reading Recovery hours with the dedicated Reading Recovery Teacher based in our area.


To keep the swimming pool running and available to the community, money is allocated to this resource.

The Trailride also pays all the camp costs for parents who assist at the annual Year 4 – 6 camp as well as contributing a percentage towards each childs costs. (Camps include: Wellington, Arthurʼs Pass and Christchurch in 3 year cycle.)

Outdoor Education trips for the Year 1 – 3, where the cost of any entry fees etc is paid – but does not cover transport costs. (Trips include: Christchurch Museum, Air Force Museum, Hanmer Springs, Antarctic Centre etc)

Theatre visits to our school from groups such as the Court Theatre etc.

Every new child to our school receives their first sunhat and beanie free.

Extra sports, maths and reading equipment has been purchased as well as new library books.

Trailride money gives our students a huge boost in their education.

They are very lucky!

Mary Kimber



(updated 1/5/2017)