ABS at Lagmhor

ABS Lagmhor School is a rural school nestled 9km inland from Tinwald. It is a satellite school of Ashburton Borough School. There are usually around 40 children enrolled in Years 0-6. The junior classroom (Toe Toe) is Years 0-3 and the senior classroom (Harakeke) is Years 4-6. 

The School is currently staffed by two teachers and a learning support aide. The Principal visits from town on a regular basis and is well known to the children at the school.

ABS Lagmhor enjoys many excellent amenities. There are two classrooms, a separate recently renovated break-out space, a sealed court, swimming pool, trampolines, a boundary of expansive hedges for exploring and playing, an asphalted scooter track, a sandpit, BBQ area,  large playing field, vege garden, and of course a playground. Digital technologies are a balanced part of daily learning.

Many children travel to school by bus each day, while others are driven by car. ABS Lagmhor school visits Borough in town from time to time for assemblies, sports events, special occasions, and for the students to foster links with their peers.

The School is also very well supported by an active parent community who are involved in supporting the school in its many endeavours. 

In addition the children from Lagmhor can and do access resources from Borough on a regular basis.

Lagmhor History

Lagmhor School was established in 1918 and occupies three hectares of land surrounded by well established trees and gardens. 

In 2001 Ashburton Borough School and Lagmhor School merged with Lagmhor School ensuring the continuance of a rural school in a rural community.  

This was in response to the threatened closure of small schools being promoted by government policy at that time.

In the context of this merger, it was agreed that such an arrangement would be beneficial to both schools. Children would enjoy the connection of a larger urban school with that of a smaller rural school, while staff would be provided opportunity to work between the sites. The arrangement also ensured the continuance of a rural school in a rural community.

Lagmhor School 1918

Lagmhor School 2016