Thursday, 26 September 2013

The end of Term Three 2013

Well as Term 3 draws to a close it is time we reflected on our amazing achievements from throughout the term.

  • We have got going with the envirogroup and meet weekly to get out hands dirty and make a difference. 
  • We have dug up and spread compost. 
  • We have sown seeds and planted seedlings for the edible garden
  • We have replanted the herb/flower garden outside te Motu. 
  • We have planted skink friendly plants in the skink garden. 
  • We have made native species art with Margaret Tolland from Pataka
  • We have made anti-rubbish posters and put them up around the community.
  • We have shared our ideas with Mayer Nick Leggett
  • We have played at least 198 games of the Cloak of Protection
  • We have made awesome worm boxes for selling our worms in 
  • We have picked up rubbish around the school
  • We have participated in a community clean up
  • We have shown 83 students from St Francis Xavier what it is like to be an Enviro School.
  • We have made anti graffitti advertisements for the Fair Go Advertisement Competition.
  • We have made plans for next term and beyond
  • And most importantly we have worked together.
We really need to thank Gay Hay, Cath and Mariane for helping out every Thursday and for working so wonderfully with the envirogroup children. Also thank you to Peter Gilberd from Trees for Survival for donating his time, plants and knowledge in the skink garden. Thank you to Mayer Nick Leggett and Bill Inge from PCC for their support with the posters and the community clean up. 

Roll on Term 4....What will we achieve?

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Anti Graffiti Advertisement

Put together by Te Motu to enter the Fair Go Advertisement Competition and addressing the real issue of graffiti in our school.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Kaitiaki of the Skink Garden- Waireka Toru

Hard working students of Waireka Toru planted the skink friendly plants ready for feeding and protecting our local treasures. 

The Cloak of Protection

Game week this far we have played 125 games. The prizes we have won are gardening labels, gardening gloves, some seeds and a gardening tool. We were also lucky enough to have JiL Hemming visit. JiL is the creator of the game and enjoyed being beaten by Max! It was great to be able to ask her questions and to share our enthusiasm. Thanks for coming JiL and thanks for designing such an exciting and educational game.

Plants for Survival

Peter from Plants for Survival visited school today to donate some skink friendly  plants including mimgimingi. He dug holes in preparation for Waireka Toru (the kaitiaki of the skink garden) to plant tomorrow. 
Peter can be contacted at, he is interested in donations to help him continue with his good work.  Thank you for your kind donation Peter!

Hosting St Francis Xavier School

We had the pleasure of hosting St Francis Xavier School today. It was very exciting to share our hard work and knowledge with such interested children. Thanks for coming St Francis Xavier.

The Enviro Group Workers

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Ra Roa Reserve Clean Up

What a day!
Well done those who turned up to help. We managed to make a big difference. A huge pile of rubbish was removed, skinks and weta found, sausages eaten and fun had.
A big thank you to Porirua City Council, Gay Hay, Kate Dreaver and Ted Coates (and anyone else I have forgotten) and a special big thank you to those who turned up to be a part of the claen up. Estimates were there were up to 70 people there! AMAZING!