Category: Diana Fitzsimmons

Authentic learning experiences in the classroom

When students are able to have a say in their learning and explore topics of interest, that they have a personal connection with, they are excited to learn.  We call this ‘student agency’.

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Feijoa Tree Gifted to School

Room 9 students helped their departing teacher, Mrs Devonport, plant the Feijoa tree she gifted to the school.

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Our new Feijoa tree

What do you do with old tree stumps?

Some of the stumps have now rotted in the centres so we decided these would make great planters.

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Students fill the stump with soil2

Let Us Eat Lettuce

Enviro students proudly show teachers two of the lettuces grown in the new Hydroponics Gully.

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Students show lettuces to their teachers

Our Gully receives TLC

Our gully wonderland receives some tender loving care

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James talks with the CS Solution workers

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

We are definitely not giving up on Aquaponics! We thought it was time for a new challenge.

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Students plant the hydroponics tomatoes2

Baby Kiwi and strawberry

Enviro attended the relocation and release of a 4-week old kiwi.

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Student Group 17.11.17

Enviro Hands-on Learning and Sharing

Twelve Enviro Group students attended the Enviroschools Children’s Day which was held at Wairakei Thermal Valley.

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Our Little Orchard is Growing.

We received thirteen (13) fruit trees - 5 apple, 5 pear, 2 orange and 1 peach. These will add to the fruit trees and vines we have already.

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Jake James Kane with our new fruit trees

Learning from the best, and having fun

The venue was Wairakei International Golf Course and Sanctuary, the day was drizzly and chilly. However, that did not discourage a group (3 students and 3 staff) from our school... Read more about 'Learning from the best, and having fun'...

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