Totem poles

Totem poles

Friday, 11 December 2020

Oxfam Oxmas day! Friday 11th Dec

 Today we had our annual Oxfam Oxmas day where we come together and give at Christmas time.

This year the Enviro team decided this year has been very tricky so as well as supporting Oxfam and helping families overseas, we will do a food drive to support a food bank here in Aotearoa NZ.

We were so blown by the kindness and generosity shown today.

Ngā mihi whanau.

The Enviro team will let you know on Tuesday what the Oxfam money was spent on and all the food was dropped off at the Johnsonville Salvation Army to be used for emergency food parcels for those who needed it. Kia ora everyone.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Working Bee on Saturday!

On Saturday we started preparing for the rebuild of the school next year. The nature trail will be affected by the new classrooms being built. So on Saturday a very hardworking group of kids, staff and parents gathered at school to transplant as many plants as we could around the school.

                                         New gardens created by Rooms 1 and 2.
Lots of digging and lifting and team work.
                                       Filling in the gaps in the garden by the SEU.
                                                            What a difference!
                  The team, well some of the team.
              Ngā mihi whanau, what a great team effort.

Friday, 6 November 2020

Great gardening session with the Te Rito enviro team this afternoon!

First we potted up some popping corn seeds to grow in the veggie garden. We were given some strawberry popcorn seeds from Twiglands, can't wait to see what they turn out like. We also took some sees after the cobs we grew last year.
All potted, watered, ready to grow.
The next job was to put the sunflower seeds, that Room 17 had gathered from their sunflowers, into little bags to give away to anyone who would like to grow sunflowers at home.
Finally we planted ferns in Te Ngahere.
One of the ferns was a hen and chicken fern.  Look at all the little babies growing which we will be able to propogate and plant around other spots around the school.
Nga mihi Te Rito kids, you did and amazing job.

Thursday, 22 October 2020

 WOW, Walk and wheels week, encouraging walking, biking and scootering to school.

Today we had wacky shoes day, decorate your shoes and walk or wheel to school day.

Ngā mihi everyone. Thanks for walking and wheeling to school and rocking those shoes!