150 Years Celebration

Register for the 150 years celebration and book events using the "Book Now" button.

Everyone needs to register for the celebration. 

All other events associated with the celebration are optional and may occur an additional cost.

Friday 16th September
Friday 16th September

School Tours

Free of charge

On the morning of Friday the 16th we will be providing guided tours around the school.  It’s a chance to check out your old classrooms, see how they have changed over time and look at the beautiful teaching spaces that have been added since you were here.    Watch our children learn today and have our chat with our 2022 new pupils.     

The times for the tours are as follows:-  .

9.15 - 9.45am  9.45 – 10.15am  10.15 – 10.45am

Please email Karen Hartnell – karen.hartnell@martinboroughschool.nz to book in the tour time you would prefer.

The library will also be open at this time so that you can check out the displays of old class and excursion photographs, magazines over the years and a display of cups that have been awarded through the decades.

School Production


Lights! Camera! Action!

Celebrating 150 years! Take a look back in time over the decades! 

Each class is going to bring you a snippet of something that happened in each decade. Significant events in history will come to life, right in front of your eyes. 

This production will have it all! 

Dancing, Singing & Acting!

$5 pp

Mix 'n' Mingle


A chance to come along and catch up with some old friends and classmates over a glass of wine, beer and nibbles. Reminisce over the old times, before heading out to one of the beautiful eateries in Martinborough. 

Unfortunately we have been unable to hold a sit down dinner for all, due to COVID. So, now it’s up to you all to organise and book an eating experience in Martinborough for yourselves. Go and explore the possibilities. 

The price of $35 includes a complimentary drink and nibbles. More will be on offer for you to purchase if desired.

Saturday 17th September

Saturday 17th September

Ambrose Golf Competition

Martinborough Golf Course on Boundary Road will host our Ambrose golf tournament on Saturday 17th September 2022. For you keen golfers we will be teeing off at 8am rain or shine. Cost per person is $30 and the field is limited to 32 teams of 4 so get in quick! Make up a team of old friends or we can put you in a team with new friends. Sure to be plenty of laughs along the way and a few prizes at the end!

Individual payment but list of Team needs to be email to Viv Malneek: vrmalneek@gmail.com 

Martinborough History & Wine Tour

 A one and half hour tour featuring an entertaining history of Martinborough concluding with a stop at one of the popular local wineries, Tiwaiwaka. There will be 4 tours across the day starting approx -9am, 10.30am, 12pm and finally 1.30pm.  Come for a trip down memory lane. See what is new, changed or just as you remember!

$40 including tour, wine tasting and food.

The World 1982 Movie

A documentary made by TVNZ as part of the Martinborough Centennial Celebrations in 1982.  A variety of local activities were filmed (parade, church service, visit by Governor-General, madcaps production etc), complete with interviews with some of the older residents of the town at the time.

A great walk down memory lane for those who have grown up in Martinborough and an interesting documentary for newcomers who are interested in the town’s history.

Ring the Circus directly on 06 306 9442 to book your tickets

Local Produce & Product Market

Our market will be selling an array of amazing local products, produce and crafts. Local food trucks will be providing – something for everyone to purchase to eat. 

Situated in the Martinborough School grounds, wet or fine. This will be another chance to look around the school, look through old photos in the library and a chance to catch up with others. 

We are all looking forward to seeing you there.

No charge to attend.

Email: karen.hartnell@martinboroughschool.nz to book a stall spot

Decade Photos


Mark this occasion by being a part of the decade photos.

Meet outside the bell tower. If wet, meet inside the hall. 

No charge to attend.

Decade photos as below:


1951 - 1960

1961 - 1970

1971 - 1980

1981 - 1990

1991 - 2000

2001 +

Past and present Staff

Afternoon Tea

4 - 5.30pm

To conclude the 150th celebrations, we will have the cutting of the commemorative cake, served with tea or coffee in the school hall.  
This will take place approximately at 4pm following the taking of the decade photographs.

No charge to attend.