Sunday, October 27, 2013

Save the Kiwi Week

On Friday 18th October we had a coin trail to raise money for the 'Save the Kiwi' appeal. We had planned on drawing a big kiwi on the netball court and getting each class to add their coins to it, but unfortunately it was pouring with rain. We came up with another plan......each class had a picture of a kiwi to cover with coins. We raised $131.10.  A great effort guys! This is Room 6's kiwi made of coins.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Busy in the garden

This week we planted our strawberries into our newly decorated pots and our lettuces into the containers that have been mounted on our fence railings.   It was a very busy garden!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Garden Art Completed

On Monday a group of very talented students helped to complete the painting of our fence post art.  It really helps to brighten our new garden area.  Well done everyone who has helped with this are all stars.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Tui Garden Update

Now that we have some major action in our school garden it was time to post an update on the Tui Garden Competition blog.

The Tui Garden website it a fantastic resource with wonderful advice and ideas for gardening.  
Click on the Tui icon below to visit the website.

Fence Post Art

On Thursday 17th October we began painting some fence posts that will become a piece of garden art. Thanks to Mr White for sharing his artistic skills with us. We love the people you have drawn and hope we can capture their personalities through our painting.

Term 4 - Beginning to plant

A huge thank you to Mrs Lloyd and Room 2 who had a busy time last term growing a range of vegetables for us to plant in our garden.  Room 2 has grown lots of beans, corn, radishes, beetroot and some sweet peas to attract the bees and brighten the garden area. 
Room 6 has also been growing things.  During guided reading one of the reading groups read a book about grow peas and they decided to follow the instructions and try to grow their own.  We have transplanted the pea plants into our garden and we are all looking forward to eating them soon. 
Thanks to Mitre 10 who, through the 'Tui Garden Competition', supplied us with free seed raising & garden mix, as well as several punnets of seedlings.

A Hot House

We are looking forward to growing things in our new hot house.

Garden Area Completed

A huge thank you to Wayne and Robbie for the fantastic work they have done creating the garden for us. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Charlie and Liv's Native Plants

We said farewell to Charlie and Liv Howard today.  They are heading up to Blenheim to live.  As a parting gift they gave the school a lovely Kowhai tree and a hebe, which they planted for us.  We promise to take good care of your plants Charlie and Liv.

Super Progress

Our garden is really starting to take shape.  We can't wait to start planting when we get back from the holidays.   
Room 2 has been very busy growing a huge variety of plants. Room 5's beans are going well and Room 6's peas are just starting to pop up.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tui Garden Competition

We have entered the Tui Garden Competition, which is an annual competition which sets out to find the best school garden in New Zealand.  The aim is to get schools enthusiastic about gardening. The competition runs from the 29th July until the 25th October. Each school has to update their progress on the Tui School Challenge blog.  Our first blog post is below.

 Click on the image above to visit the Tui School Challenge blog.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Our Vegetable Garden

Work on our school / community vegetable garden has begun.  Mr Soper and Robbie have been busy clearing the area near the journal room and have started making raised vegetable gardens.   Planning and preparation is underway for plantings.

Project Gold Native Planting

As part of 'Project Gold', Room 2 helped to plant native trees along the Clyde end of the river track.
Later in the week, Tess Bunny from D.O.C. helped us to plant some more native trees in the native garden near the school hall.
 clydeschool's Enviroschools native planting album on Photobucket

Friday Gardening Sessions

Towards the end of summer we spent a few afternoons tidying up our school gardens.  Each house group was given a designated area of the school to take care of.

Getting Inspired

In term 1 the Zoe and Suntera went to an Enviroschools Hui at the Terrace School.  They came away buzzing with ideas to bring back to our school and put into action.