Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Maddie & Alistair are cool dudes for bringing nude foods!


Well done Alistair and Maddie from Room 22 - they bought naked lunches. No wraps and wrappers means less pollution for our environment. Can you bring nude food too dude?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

ANGUS - THIS WEEK’S SUNNYHILLS ENVIRO HERO

ANGUS - THIS WEEK’S SUNNYHILLS ENVIRO HERO

Angus explains, "My dad and i walked from our home down the Rotary Walkway. We picked up a whole bag of rubbish including dead lighters, plastic bottles, plastic bags and nappies. We did it cause we know the estuary goes straight to the sea. We know it's already not the cleanest place and we don't want anymore plastic to go there because sea life can swallow it and it'll get stuck in their throat and they can die."

What will you do this week to help our environment?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Cassie & Eliza - Kaitiaki o te Moana 🐳❤🌏

Cassie from Room tekau ma iwa and Eliza from Room rua tekau ma rua are gaurdians of the sea! Cassie's family have swapped from plastic straws to paper. Tino pai! Lisa's family use metal straws. Awesome! Will you say no to plastic straws too and help save our sea animals?

Also a big thank you to Grangers in Half moon Bay for choosing to go straw free. We hope you lead the way for other local businesses to follow.



Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Aporo Pai 🍎❤

Room 9 trimmed the kumara runners, so our plant will produce nui kumara.

Next we harvested our first appro from the orchard. Some had worms, but the ones that didn't tasted tino pai!

Do you know how to stop the pesky bugs getting our fruit? Comment below:

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Crunchy Cucumber Straight from the Garden

Today Room 9 & 10 have been learning about how the food scraps we put in the worm bins get turned into nutrients for our edible gardens.

Don't throw food in the landfill! Use a compost or worm bin.

We picked and ate a cucumber straight out of the vege patch. Yum! So fresh.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Teach the Teacher - Liam tells us all about bobbits



Wow, today Liam told us all about bobbits, as part of a SeaWeek studies. Do you know what a bobbit is? Mrs Daniel and Room 22 didn't either:
It's a worm or sand striker that lives in the ocean floor and ambushes fish. Cool!

We can't wait to find out more about the creatures that live in our moana and how to protect them.

Do you know any weird, rare or wonderful sea creatures? Comment below 🦐🦀🦈🐋🐠🦑🐡🐢

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR: How can we make the world a better place in 2018?

Happy new year! As we think about our goals for the year ahead, why not add an enviro resolution for your family?



Reducing household waste is a great place to start!

Did you know up to 55% of all household waste could be turned into compost? Instead it's sent to landfills, where it creates methane gas, which contributes to climate change.


What can we do?
- create a compost
- start a worm farm (ask Mrs Daniel for worms to get you going)
- recycle carefully
- collect soft plastics
- use reuseable shopping bags
- pack wrapper free school lunches - bring nude food dude!



This a great article from NZ Herald:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11957595

Simply making a resolution to say no to plastic straws, refuse plastic bags or pick up rubbish on the beach can make a big difference too.

Wishing you all clean green summer holidays Sunnyhills! 🌏❤