Auction will keep size of classes low
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.