Feilding's Manchester Street School's Robotics Team Odderbots has won the coveted Elementary Excellence Award, making them National VEX IQ Champions.
They will now go on to represent New Zealand at the April VEX IQ World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.
The budget to send the team and supervising adults is a whopping $35,000.
The parents will host an evening with Nigel Latta on March 4 in the Feilding Events Centre as a fundraiser.
Tickets to Latta's Parentland: tweens to teens and beyond can be purchased via EventFinda for $45 here.