Olng’arua School Photo Journal

a regular peek in to daily life at Olng'arua Community School
  • 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

  • Squirrel Group Having Fun

    Squirrel Group Having Fun

    We don’t have any swings or slides, climbing frames or sand pits; Olng’arua School doesn’t have any outdoor play equipment….  or does it? The children seem to find plenty in the natural environment around the school to climb on, swing from, dig in and slide down.

  • Hands


  • Andy and medal winners

    Andy and medal winners

    Andy and and some of the many medal winners at the first ever Olng’arua School sports day (organized and run by Andy).

  • Adult learning class at Olng’arua School

    Adult learning class at Olng’arua School

    Women from the local community having fun at their weekly adult learning class. They are learning to read and write.

  • Outdoor Classroom

    Outdoor Classroom

    The netting provides just enough shade and its much more fun than being stuck inside.