School Pool

After many years of fundraising, our School and Community Pool was built in 2009. It consists of a large 20m x 8m pool and a small toddler pool. It is fully heated and covered and is proving to be an amazing asset to the school and community.

Rates are:

  • $200 for a key for a season- keys can be bought from the school
  • $50 key bond
  • $2 per individual for casual swim (please put money into the honesty box)

Private Hire:

  • The pool is available for private hire at the Cost of $10.00 per hour. Contact the school for private use and bookings. Bookings to be made at least one week in advance.


The school library is in the central area of the school and is a delight to enter. It is open throughout the day and also before and after school. Parents are most welcome to visit the Library with their children to exchange books and enjoy the environment. We also make the library available during the summer holidays so that children have the opportunity to get books out over this long break.

Computer Facilities

Our junior classrooms have at least five apple laptop computers and five iPads. Each classroom has internet access, data projectors, digital still and moving cameras. Our two senior classrooms are fully digital with one to one devices.

Outside Learning Areas

We have excellent spaces for outside activities, including two large hard-court areas and an extensive field and orchard area which the children utilise for both sporting and play activities.

Travel to School

The majority of our children bus to school with six buses transporting our students. Four of the bus runs are run by the school directly resourced from the Ministry of Education. The other two bus runs are run by Ritchies, the company that currently holds the tender for bus routes for the Ministry of Education. Solid Energy and NZ Coal and Carbon generously provided safety vests for all children and these are required to be worn to and from school.

School Dental Clinic

The school is visited once a year by the Dental caravan and can be contacted by emailing r.mcleod@hotmail.com.

Awahono School - 20 Napoleon St, Ahaura 7843 (03) 732 3713

principal@awahono.school.nz I admin@awahono.school.nz

Respectful I Responsible I Resilient