2022 information

Here is a document with lots of information about who is who and where you can find them, plus some explanation of our many abbreviations and special ways. Please get in touch with our director Anita – director@aotawhiti.school.nz, or Deputy Directors Niki – niki.stephenson@aotawhiti.school.nz, or Megan – megan.taylor@aotawhiti.school.nz if you have any queries.

Composting workshop

Are you or your student interested in gardening? dirt? compost? If so, this upcoming workshop at the Climate Acton Campus (CAC) is right up your street.   Bailey Perryman (Co-Founder of Urban Farming group “Cultivate”) will be running a full day composting workshop from 9 am to 3 pm,  on the 3 November. Bailey is completing […]

Keep New Zealand Beautiful, North Canterbury

One of our awesome parents has started a North Christchurch branch of Keep New Zealand Beautiful. She is looking for people interested in volunteering to do planting days, beach and community cleanups, graffiti removal and also for artists that would be interested in doing some mural work around North Canterbury. If this sounds like something you’d be keen […]

Community Fungi Hui

Kia ora ē te whānau, Some of you may have heard about or may have visited the fungi garden in the RedZone. It’s a fab community collaboration bringing together all of the goodies -art, nature, play, and education.  This Saturday we’re having a community hui, gathering local fungi enthusiasts and folk who want to get involved!  […]


The 2021 Formal Committee is pleased to announce that Formal tickets for 2021 have now been released. You can register for tickets at this link here: https://forms.gle/m92789gCLLaB8qbDA Theme: The Great Gatsby (1920’s)Location: Riccarton House and BushDate: 17th of SeptemberTime: Doors Open – 6.30pm, Event Finish – 11pmTicket Price: $70 per personSupper, beverages, good vibes, and photos […]

Matariki this Friday

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our annual matariki celebration this Friday. Here is the programme for the evening: 3.00 decorate the school, soup for afternoon tea 3.30 workshops – we still need parents to run some workshops*, see below 4.45 tidy up 5.00 performances** – more needed, see below, followed by […]

Nadine’s farewell

Our community is invited to come and farewell one awesome LA as she pursues a well-deserved life of leisure. Nadine has been involved with Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery for almost 20 years as parent, teacher aide, Learning Advisor and Community Leader. We are really going to miss her sunny, positive nature and look forward to […]

One more survey…

I appreciate we ask you guys to complete a lot of forms… We find it is a useful way to gather information without blocking peoples’ inboxes… This one is asking for feedback on our school building and location – what’s working and what would help make it better. It is an anonymous survey, open until […]