Te Pahu takes out the Best Dressed School in Junior Touch Guy & Gal Competition.


3, 2, 1, Go! The air was buzzing with the sound of 1300 excited and pumped up 7-12 years olds. It was Friday 12th June, and Room 1 and 7 from Te Pahu School took part in the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge at Ngaruawahia Christian Youth Camp. This was part of The Te Pahu Challenge 2015. The starting line was crammed with crazy red wigs and red Te Pahu t-shirts ready to squelch through the mud. The horn blasted and 100’s of kids were shoving and pushing to get an early head start. We climbed steep muddy hills, crawled under barbed wire, slid down a slippery bank, and waded through oozy, eel infested, cement-like mud. The finish line came in to view and we dug deep for our last burst of energy. Cameras flashed, adults cheered and sports drinks were handed out to the competitors, as we finished the last section of the race. As crowds of people swarmed around the stage, Clowny the clown awarded some awesome spot prizes for Prize Giving. The last prize to be awarded was the Best Dressed School and we won! Cheering erupted from Te Pahu School as Mrs Chettleburgh climbed up on stage to receive the $100 gift voucher from Rebel Sport. We headed home tired, aching and needing a shower. But we were all happy we had completed challenge 5 and we would all love to do it again next year.


Bradley Francis, Laura Tosse, Lola Newland & Finn Lucas-Harris











Te Pahu School Principal:  Andrew Chesswas

School Contact Numbers:
phone:  07 8259849
fax:       07 8259842
mobile: 027 555 0493


School Term Dates

Term 1:  2nd February to 2nd April

Term 2:  20th April to 3rd July

Term 3:  20th July to 23rd September

Term 4:  12th October to 16th December