Spead the Word

This week we have been learning about the importance of spreading the word and raising the awareness of conservation.

Our teina have done a great job to create different items to help share their message. Their creations range from heater Jibbitz to remind people to turn off the heater when they leave the room to washing mashing magnets to remind people to hang out their washing instead of using the dryer.

Check out some of our creations below.


Recycling crafts

This week our ākonga got creative to re-purpose plastic bottles to make their own piggy banks. There are many ways to reuse our plastic waste and is a great way to put the 3R’s into action while having lots of fun.

Dioramas Galore

We have been learning all about how to be kaitiaki in our homes by conserving our natural resources.

As a create task, tamariki are making dioramas to show what they are going to be doing with their whānau. Our dioramas needed to be made with resources we could find around the kura. e.g old paper, paints that were almost all gone, popsicle sticks from another art project, we even found some leftover turf that we turned into grass for our parks.

On Friday we were super excited to share our creating with some of our tuākana and have them help us. Check out what they got up to.

Poi making night

Ngā mihinui ki ngā whānau i haere mai ki te tautoko i tō mātou mahinga poi i tēra wiki. A huge thanks to all the families who came and helped during our poi making night last week. You helped our class save about $3,000 in poi making costs so we are ever grateful for your support. We look forward to putting them to good use during kapahaka, watch this space for updates on new poi waiata coming soon.

Recycled Paper

Our teina have been learning about what products come from which natural resource. We were very shocked to find out how much of our everyday products come from trees.

We explored ways to cut down our use of tree to ensure that they are here for the next generation to enjoy.

One of our ideas was to create our own paper using scraps we have here in the studio.

We had so much fun making the paper and we are excited to create Matariki cards from the paper we have made.

Searching The Sand Dunes Trip

We had so much fun at the beach learning about the natural wonders we can find on the shoreline. We also learned about what should not be found on the beach and our tamariki did a great job of cleaning up the plastic rubbish that they came across. Thank you once again to all our amazing parent helpers who came out to tautoko.