The school held a special dedication ceremony for the new fence on Wednesday, attended by students, family, friends, LDS church members and pupils.
Principal Nooroa Ingaua says the project was funded by the LDS Church as a community service project.
“It’s a big job, as the fence goes right around the whole school, including the back. The work started in March and they completed it last month.
Ingaua says the ceremony was a proud moment for the school and the new gates will help keep unwanted guests out.
“Dogs use to come into the schools premises and take the kid’s lunch or leave rubbish.
“Young people also used our fields as a drinking spot, the kids would then have to pick up the bottles on Monday mornings. People also used the field as their own, without asking the school for permission.”
Ingaua says with the new fence, security of the school will be much easier to maintain, Ingaua says. Rutaki School would like to thank the schools PTA and the LDS Church for the new fence.