Auc­tion will keep size of classes low

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

Funds were go­ing, go­ing, gone to Te Waotu School af­ter $11,500 was raised at the an­nual Great Farm­ing Auc­tion.

The auc­tion was held af­ter the school’s calf club day last Thurs­day when a range of farm prod­ucts do­nated by com­pa­nies and or­gan­i­sa­tions went un­der the ham­mer.

Prin­ci­pal Bruce Dar­roch said the fundraiser usu­ally gen­er­ates a sig­nif­i­cant amount of money.

‘‘It is dif­fer­ent to other fundrais­ers in that the farm­ers who at­tend and take part get some­thing use­ful for their farms,’’ he said. ‘‘Once again we have been im­pressed and grate­ful for the sup­port we re­ceive.

‘‘The money goes to a dif­fer­ent cause each year but this year will help us again keep our class sizes low by al­low­ing us to em­ploy an ex­tra teacher above our staffing en­ti­tle­ment, some­thing we will be also be do­ing in 2011,’’ he said.

Mr Dar­roch said the com­mu­nity strongly sup­ports the ben­e­fits of the small classes at ev­ery level through­out the school.

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