After months of hard work, the school managed to collect a whopping 9,077 cartons – the most cartons of any of the 300 schools involved in the competition.
Head of Sports Ali Logan says their carton numbers jumped from 6,700 to 9,077 in the last few days of the competition.
“Our kids, staff, parents and the wider community have really been resourceful. One of our dads spent nine hours - with kids in toothpaste suits - standing outside Albany New World asking shoppers for their Colgate cartons,” Ali says.
“For the last two weekends of the Race, we even rostered families to collect cartons from our local Devonport New World. Both times the supermarket sold out of Colgate toothpaste.”
The school even celebrated the final week of collecting with a red and white mufti day.
The other finalists were Akitio School in Dannevirke, Te One School in the Chatham Islands, Lynton Downs School in Kaikoura and Waimate Main School in Waimate.
The Awesome Colgate Carton Race was part of an awareness campaign to promote the importance of proper dental hygiene.