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

Learning for Sustainability at Vardon Primary

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By Te Rangimaire and Anthony, Room 15, Vardon Primary In Term 2 the whole of Tui Team where shocked at the world headlines about the amount of plastic discovered on Henderson Island – an uninhabited island in the Pitcairn Island group. … Continue reading

The Rubbish Trip – heading to Hamilton in November!

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The Rubbish Trip is a zero waste roadshow offering FREE presentations and workshops to community groups, schools, businesses and households across New Zealand about how and why individuals can reduce their waste footprint. Their presentations are interactive, and hopeful. They have … Continue reading

 Looking down the drains turns into school production

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By Sarah Menzies, Room 9 Woodstock Primary’s Year 1 and 2 students have turned their questions about litter into a colourful and powerful school production. The Rimu Syndicate Production of Little Ika simply started with a walk around the school grounds … Continue reading

Hillcrest Normal School students Win Mean Green House Competition

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Congratulations to Isla Wilkinson, Arlo Oliver and Alena Zhu from Room 7 at Hillcrest Normal School who have won the Year 5 and 6 category in the Mean Green House competition – a national competition run by Genesis Energy. The … Continue reading

Everything is Connected at Hamilton Gardens

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Last Wednesday was a wonderful example of how children learn by doing, as 250 students from 26 Enviroschools joined together at Hamilton Gardens to celebrate the year’s theme of ‘whanaunatanga’. We were welcomed by the beautiful voices of Hillcrest Normal Kapahaka … Continue reading

Mangaiti Gully Restoration at Rototuna Primary

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Nearly 800 children at Rototuna Primary School took part in the school’s second annual plant out of their school gully in May. Children and staff alike were gobsmacked by the change and growth that had happen since last year’s planting. … Continue reading