Friday, 1 June 2018

Clever Composters

Our revamped composting system is up and running!

Currently our group of senior kids are responsible for collecting compost bins and emptying these onto our worm farm. As everyone becomes familiar with the systems the seniors will teach the middles what to do and the middles will teach the juniors.

Our worms are LOVING all the scraps and we’re getting a delicious collection of worm wee. Last year the worm wee that was collected was sold to raise money to put back into the worm farm and composting system. We would love to do that again, so keep a look out for advertising around the school!


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Green Growing Gardens

Our class gardens have been enjoying the extra rain and specks of sunshine that we have been getting lately!

The gardens are blossoming with a variety of flowers and vegetables all of which are seasonal for this time of year. 




Monday, 6 November 2017

Kawakawa Reflection Tree

Last Friday the Enviro Reflection Team were busy working with Micheline. 

They had a few loose ends to tie up to do with the reflection process. Here you can see the group matching the kawakawa leaves which represented the EHS successes to the Enviroschools Guiding Principals. 

They also had to think about next steps. This is a useful resource for the teachers to plan their programmes for 2018.

Monday, 25 September 2017

We are a Green Gold Enviro School!

Last week the Enviro Reflection team were tucked away in E3 working with some of the amazing Enviroschool ladies. 

They had to...
-Reflect on the things happening at our school
-Take the visitors on a tour 
-Evaluate different bits of evidence collected from staff and students
-Look at the 5 guiding principles of a Green Gold Enviro school and decide if EHS were working at this high level of sustainable learning.
There was lots of analysing data, looking at evidence and discussions around our school environment.

But guess what...
We Did It
E.H.S is a Green Gold Enviro School!!!!!!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Rubbish Duty

Some of the boys from E3 and E7 are busy picking up rubbish from around the school. Each class will take a turn at "Keeping EHS Beautiful!"

Monday, 26 June 2017

Only rain down the Drain

E3 read the book Abigale the Happy Whale. It is about a happy little whale and her struggles with human waste. On their way back from the library some students spotted painting around the school drains "Only rain down the drain". We have never noticed them before. 

The kids decided they needed to educate people about the danger of rubbish going dow the drains.

Students designing and creating their own ‘concrete posters’ to share their learning around human rubbish and the impact their mess can have on sea creatures and our community.