Thursday, 21 May 2015

Planting day at Hawera Primary

On the 8th of May Bill Clarkson and Mike Tapp came to Hawera Primary School to help us plant 52 native trees .

Bill Donated these very special trees to our school. 

There is 32 Nikau trees, and 20 other native trees. These tress will help us to bring KAHA back to our school. 

 We are so greatful to have to many helpful people willing to share their expert knowledge. 

Monday, 18 May 2015

Community Trading Table

At our kindergarten, we have set up a Trading Table, to promote reusing items and community interdependence. Whanau and members of the community are welcome to take anything they can use. They can bring in something in exchange, make a monetary donation, or if neither of those work, they are still welcome to help themselves. Fruits, vegetables, and children's clothes are the most popular items, although we get everything from books to craft supplies to baby carriers.
We also sell our worm juice and worm dirt from our worm farms on this shelf, which is always popular.
In addition to being a fun and sustainable program, our Trading Table is actually an effective fundraiser! We've made several hundred dollars in less than a year, and have been able to use the money to purchase gardening tools and other materials for our Enviroschools program.
A note: You may have noticed that our "Trading Table" is not actually a table. It used to be, but has been upgraded to shelves, due to our efforts to respect tikanga by not having food and shoes (or other potentially dirty items) on the same surface. We are brainstorming on what the new name should be, but haven't come
to a conclusion yet.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Welcome to Puketapu Kindergarten!

A big welcome to Puketapu Kindergarten - the first kindergarten to join the blog! They have an amazing centre with so many fantastic enviro features - very impressive! Puketapu Kindergarten has 45 little ones, 4 teaching staff (Emma, Alayne, Maree, and Rachel) and their administrator Corene. Can't wait to see your posts on the blog so schools can see what your 3 and 4 year olds have available!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Our garden and orchard

We created the garden with the help of volunteers of our community who were Mr Allerby Mrs  Allerby Mrs McQueen and Mr and Mrs George. the teachers Mrs Claridge and Mrs Moratti helped too. the students of waitoriki school all participated in the making of the garden as well.

We used various materials such as wood chicken wire and nails for the fence to keep the rabbits out. we used bamboo as tripods for our beans to climb up. we also planted lots of different types of beans even heritage beans!

the whole idea of making the garden was to keep us busy with our enviro stuff and to have a big school lunch with food from our garden.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Room Six: Feijoas are Ready to Sell

Room Six: Feijoas are Ready to Sell: Room 1 and 6 have begun collecting the feijoas from our school orchard.  Last year the whole school ate all the feijoas.  They were really ...

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: Chicken Club Clean Up

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: Chicken Club Clean Up: Our Chicken Club crew have been really busy cleaning and sprucing up the chicken shed and run. We cleaned it out today and got rid of all th...

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: Chicks

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: Chicks: Our baby chicks are not babies anymore. They are growing fast and are enjoying the cuddles from kids and the chance to roam around at lunch ...


We like autumn because all the leaves turn different colours, you can play with them and throw them attach other.

Now we have to clean them all up and put them in the compost bins. We do this to feed our worms and make compost for our vegetable gardens

Written by the Junior Green Team.