Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Enviro-schools Bronze Award

This term our big idea has been celebrations. On Tuesday, we had plenty to celebrate! Te Mahia School has reached the Bronze stage of being recognised on our journey of sustainability and becoming kaitiaki of our environment here at school and in the community. Bronze is a massive achievement and the projects of learning for this were started many years ago. As Caitlin put it, "Only when the last tree has died, and the last river is poisoned, the last fish caught… will we realise that we cannot eat money." Thank you to all of the guests, whanau and kaumatua that attended our celebrations. The children are proud of Te Mahia School being an Enviro-school. There are only 5 in Hawke's Bay, 2 Silver Schools and only 1 Green Gold. We will be exploring precious energy next year and also be involved with the Whangawehi Waste Water Management Scheme and protecting our awa. Watch the space!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Beach/Water Safety Day

How lucky are we to live in Paradise. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, and we got to spend the day at the Beach. Kayaking, Buoyancy, Snorkeling, Shade/Shelter, Fishing and Sand Art were the 6 rotations we moved around to today. So cool to have parents, siblings and whanau join us. Check out some of the cool snaps Miss D'Ath took.