Silver Ferns, Mother Earth and Enviroschools share pre-loved netballs!

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Several Waikato Primary Schools are now using netballs previously used by Silver Ferns demonstrating how sustainable thinking is becoming part of what we do here in New Zealand. Hamilton East Primary School was selected as one of the recipients of the … Continue reading

Exploring the outdoors through art

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Art and the environment was the focus when Kiwitahi, Tauwhare and Ngati Haua Schools visited the Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum recently. It was a beautiful, sunny day and about 60 students took part in hut building, seed bomb making and … Continue reading

Developing a Forest School at Waikino

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Over the past few years Waikino School has become well known for doing things a bit differently. This year they have started a ‘Forest Schools’ programme with teacher Lauren Bartram leading the way.  Forest Schools is described as empowering children … Continue reading

Grounding the Vision at Paeroa College

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It’s amazing what can happen in a short time when you have a group of keen students, passionate teachers, an inspired Principal, supportive board and two highly creative members of the community. Paeroa College became an Enviroschool at the beginning … Continue reading

FREE Interactive science workshops 8th of May and 12 May

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FREE Interactive science workshops at Fairfield College, Hamilton The Fairfield Project and Science Learning Hub welcome primary teachers to attend their free, interactive science workshops. These are designed specifically to support the Primary Science Week theme – Eco warriors. Each workshop … Continue reading

Be a scientist for a day at the Lake Rotopiko Bioblitz!

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The first-ever peat lake BioBlitz comes to Lake Rotopiko on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February when scientists and volunteers will explore the site with the public and hunt for as many different species of fauna, flora and fungi as … Continue reading

The Swannery – nurturing monarchs at Rhode Street School

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One of the first things you notice when you enter Rhode Street School are the biodiverse and vibrant gardens – it’s a living ecosystem.  Colourful flowers provide the much-needed nectar for pollinators including monarch butterflies which are regularly seen.  But … Continue reading