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Make a Difference

Everything the school community, its staff, and students focus on ensures that all they do, now and in the future, will make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others. 

We support many events over the year as a school as well as encouraging students to think about how they, as individuals or groups, can make a difference in the school and the wider community. 

How we make a difference:

Wig Wednesday - supporting The Child Cancer foundation 


donations to give support for

How others make a difference:

In 2016 Two of our former pupils have been focused on improving the local park. Their involvement began some years ago as a homelink challenge and they came back to share the news that their perseverance has paid off and the park upgrade is now underway.
Sandpit monitors:
We are the Red Beach School sandpit monitors. We make a difference to the school by making sure the sandpit is ready to be played in and is tidied up at the end of the day. We have to unlock the shed, clean and put the toys away and we lock up at home time to keep our toys safe. We enjoy helping the younger children in our community to have somewhere fun to play.


Maria, Eduard, Carter and Hannah 

Neil Lindsay

As part of his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, this Orewa College ( ex Red Beach) student is volunteering weekly in our library, fixing books and assisting our librarian.

Reading Club: 16 retired volunteers assist weekly with individuals in reading and developing confidence.
"We get a lot of satisfaction from seeing the progress of the children over the year. We've also enjoyed being a part of school events like 'Grandparents Day'."
What could YOU do?

Shakespear volunteer planting days 


Make your mark on the planet - help us plant trees

 in our beautiful regional parks.

Seeds are collected on the parks and propagated into

 seedlings during the winter months. The planting days 

are the culmination of months planning and help from 

our volunteers.

Just follow the signs to the planting site. Wear good 

enclosed boots or shoes and weather-appropriate

 clothing, and some gloves if you have them.

We'll lend you a spade and we'll have warm drinks

 and food ready when you've finished planting. You'll 

leave us muddy but satisfied with a job well done. 

Foster Hope Pyjama Drive: Sweet dreams for kids in care – to give children in foster care a pair ofpyjamas so they can have sweet dreams knowing someone cares about them.  Many children entering care may never have owned a pair of pyjamas and a lot have never have had a brand new set of their own. For children already in care, it will bring a little bit of joy to their lives with something as simple as pyjamas.  If you would like to donate a new pair of pyjamas (The Warehouse has them for $8 at the moment) for children aged from 0 to 16 years, please drop them off to the school office for Sheree. Thanks x

Get involved as a conservation volunteer for a Department of Conservation (DOC) project. You can also join conservation groups working with DOC.