Olng’arua School Photo Journal

a regular peek in to daily life at Olng'arua Community School
  • Drawing Dragonflies by the River

    Drawing Dragonflies by the River

    Today some of the Olng’arua School children spent the afternoon observing insects that live by the river, this group are drawing dragonflies.

  • Sunrise at Olng’arua School

    Sunrise at Olng’arua School

    Watching the sunrise next to class two at Olng’arua School.

  • Metian Reads to the Class

    Metian Reads to the Class

    Metian read a story about an elephant to the class today.

  • Rainbow over Olng’arua School

    Rainbow over Olng’arua School

    There was a beautiful double rainbow over the school today.

  • Olng’arua School Kitchen

    Olng’arua School Kitchen

    We are feeding all the children in the community from the Olng’arua School kitchen, weekdays, weekend and holiday, during this hard drought. The amazing cooks produce rice, beans and greens for up to a hundred every lunch time in this tiny little mud walled kitchen. The kids don’t mind where it comes from though, they …

  • Kids investigating the classroom!

    Kids investigating the classroom!

    Baby goats are endlessly curious, and these three were no exception. Given half a chance I think they would have happily munched through several text books and a few pencils, all in the name of investigation….  something we like to encourage in most of our kids, but perhaps not these ones!

  • Herbivore Project

    Herbivore Project

    Some of the children have been learning about herbivores and put up a small display about it.

  • The Owl and the Pussy Cat

    The Owl and the Pussy Cat

    The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear proved to be very popular in this English class. Just what is a runcible spoon?

  • Making Hats

    Making Hats

    Today we have been making hats!

  • Natunini


    Natunini seems to be enjoying her English lesson.

  • Ntasarua and Enita

    Ntasarua and Enita

  • Elephant on the playing field

    Elephant on the playing field

    There were elephants on the playing field today, they often come into the marsh at night but today they came a bit early. Maybe they wanted to play football with us.

  • Lunchtime!


    The kids can’t get out of the door quickly enough at lunchtime

  • Teacher’s Birthday

    Teacher’s Birthday

    Teacher Lise has a birthday party with the Olng’arua kids

  • Determined to Win

    Determined to Win

    Nothing’s stopping this wee chap getting a medal on Sports Day