ROTARY IS here to help local schools

PLEASE CONTACT youR local Rotary Club and tell us your story

Every Rotary Club has a focus on helping the community and specifically our local schools. While Rotary International has some very significant and life-changing programs for Youth we find that every local school or some students have some issues or challenges which your local Rotary club can possibly help with,
This page outlines a random sample of different activities from South Island Rotary clubs.  If you need help contacting your local club please send an email to  at Papanui Rotary and he will give you a contact name.
To know more about any story please click on the photo and it will take you to a page which provides detail as well as headlines.
Ngatuawa School Projects
A new Library, Xmas Gift for students, School Garden and School Uniforms are all projects completed by Christchurch Sunrise Rotary since 2019
1 Million School Masks
Quality masks are to be made available for school students who need them but whose families can’t afford the cost. Contact your local Rotary Club.
Six New Healthy Heroes
 Six children at Te Waka Unua school  have completed a variety of ‘healthy lifestyle’ activities to become Rotary Healthy Heroes.
Aratupu Pre-School Market Day
Aratupu is a place where children play, learn, and explore their unique passions and strengths. Papanui Rotary helped them to raise funds on Market Day.
Lincoln Students at Science Forum
Lincoln Rotary sent two candidates to the Rotary National Science and Technology Forum held in Auckland from 10 to 23 January 2021.
Howick Rotary Fun Walk & Run
The Fun and Walk Run is a family-centric event. 13 primary and intermediate schools join the Sunday Fun Walk and Run. Over 600 participated.
Remedial Reading Helpers
At one Canterbury Primary School members from two local Rotary Clubs go to school each week to guide students in their remedial reading session.
School Farm Visit
Ferrymead Rotary organised a school trip to a farm. Many children had never been on a farm before and some had never been out of Christchurch.
Edible Garden Working Bee
Blenheim Rotary assisted a lower decile school with a working bee to clean up the school edible garden. They also fix the school’s bikes (for children without bikes).
Rotary School Speech Competition
Papanui Rotary runs a speech competition every year for students from 8- 13. Excellent response from five local schools resulting in many outstanding speeches.
School Special Needs Camp
Papanui Rotary assists a High School with their annual 3-day camp for special needs students. Year 12 students are specially trained as leaders.
Intermediate School Breakfasts
Whakatu Rotary cooks and serves breakfasts for Intermediate students. One day for boys. One for girls. Inspirational speakers and student invite a special guest. 
Junior Touch Rugby Shirts
Belfast-Kaiapoi Rotary club organises (with a local sponsor) to provide Ruby Shirts for 63 teams (over 600 young) people playing Touch every Saturday
School Pets Day and Art Work
Lincoln Rotary club provide volunteers and judges for a local school’s annual pets day and art competition.
School Climate Action Team Help
Blenheim Rotary funded  trees for school climate action teams and joined them for a day going around local schools and planting trees.
Rotary Enrichment Program
The Rotary Enrichment Program is a community initiative sponsored by the Penrose Rotary. Focus is on literacy enhancement for Year 9 students.
Ready to Learn Package
Rangiora Rotary offer a "ready to learn" package to one school per year for pupils who cannot afford sports gear, books etc.
Special Rotary Values School Awards
Christchurch Avon-Otakaro Rotary have annual awards for Intermediate students who meet Rotary values rather than academic/sports.