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Things Going Swimmingly in Kai Iwi


Source: NZCT

The Kai Iwi School pool is now leak-free and thanks to a grant from NZCT.

About Kai Iwi School

Kai Iwi School is a full primary school located approximately 10 km northwest of Whanganui, in the small rural community of Kai Iwi. It has strong community support and a high level of parent participation. The students enjoy regular experiences outside the classroom and across the wider district and have many opportunities to develop skills and build on their learning in the spacious and well-maintained school environment.

The school’s values were collaboratively developed with the community and are represented as respect, resilience and responsibility.

What the grant went towards

The $5,000 grant from NZCT allowed for the once leaking Kia Iwi School pool to be be relined with a fibreglass inner to prevent further cracks and leaking.

What this meant for the organisation

As is the case in many small townships, the Kai Iwi school pool is an important community facility, used regularly by students and local residents alike.

It is such an important part of a country school to have a pool for our kids to learn to swim in, and for our community to come together during those hot, sunny weekends and holidays,”says Principal Ross Harvey.

New Zealand Community Trust

Established in 1998, NZCT is New Zealand's largest gaming trust with 16% of market share. NZCT plays a significant role within the New Zealand amateur sporting fraternity. At least 80 percent of the funds they distribute go towards amateur sport. While sport is their focus, they are also a strong supporter of other worthy community activities, including local government projects and essential rescue services like Life Flight Trust and Coastguard NZ.

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