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Agriculture teacher Stuart Albrey, who helped establish the stud, hoped to build it up to 125 ewes, but more land was needed.
Mr Albrey has been a teacher at the school since 1986. He first taught physical education and then agriculture for the past eight years. He and his wife lived on a 50ha farm and owned a handcraft wool business.
He set up the Kawaimate Corriedale stud with his pupils as part of a pilot programme to promote breeding sheep.
He got the idea from New Zealand Sheep Breeders Association president Tom Burrows who saw schools enter Corriedale sheep in shows in Australia.
The purpose was to "give farming of animals status" and there had been a lot of community support, he said.
The school’s Opportunities Project — which aimed to increase learning opportunities in the district — planned to help Mr Albrey and his agriculture class access more land.
"We would love to be able to lease or purchase a suitable block of land to increase the ewe flock to 125 ewes", Mr Albrey said.
Having more than 100 ewes would help boost "genetic gain".
Costs for the programme were covered by the Corriedale Breeders Society.
"We’re very lucky", Mr Albrey said.
In November, the pupils would exhibit sheep at the New Zealand Agricultural Show in Christchurch, he said.
- By Natasha Parrant