Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Radical Recyclers

The radical Recyclers are up and running!!!
These are the students who will be making sure our school paper bins are emptied regularly and that the waste is going in the right place.

 Radical Recycler
Sophie Willis
A block
D1 and D2
E4, E6 and E7
Charlotte Sumner
E1 E2 and E5
E1 E2 and E5
E4, E6 and E7
C Block
B1 B2 and B6
B3 B4 and B5
Prep, Meeting room and Art room
G block
A Block
G Block

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Following on from Kids Connect ...

Earlier this year we participated in Kids Connect, an annual EnviroSchools event.  Here is a presentation from EnviroSchools about the art work (which as the host school we were very fortunate to have been gifted), the video and the song that were created by students on the day.  


There were lots of things to do on the day and many opportunities to reflect about our actions and impact they have on the Environment.  One of our school values at Eastern Hutt is about Caring for the Environment.   We are learning to Think Sustainably, Act Responsibly and Be Connected.

You too might like to learn the waiata we learnt...

Here is the video that was made...

Friday, 28 October 2016

A Song ...

We are all connected to the earth.  It is up to us to look after it.

Here is a song you might like to learn, all about it ...

Monday, 24 October 2016

G.O.O.S Paper...

These are Misprint bins.  We have 3 around our school to collect G.O.O.S paper in (Good On One Side).  If you have paper in your classroom that you are not going to reuse (always your first option) and if it doesn't contain confidential information (full names, email addresses, assessment or personal information etc), then put it in the Misprint bin.  This paper will be checked again (for good measure), then collected by Misprint, who turn it into very cool notebooks, which are sold for fundraising and in some shops.

We have 3 bins at our school this term: in the interview room (next to the office), in the photocopier/prep room (next to the staffroom) and in the G Block Atrium.  Please use them! 

Friday, 21 October 2016

In The News ...

Today our school featured online on 'Stuff.co.nz' and the story will run in print in next week's Hutt News also.

Click here to read the story...

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Misprint ...

We are excited to have joined up with Misprint who will take some of our GOOS (Good On One Side) paper, and collaborate with Wakefields Digital to create sustainable and unique notebooks which are then sold in retail outlets and as fundraisers around New Zealand.  

What sort of paper do Misprint take?
Misprint take any paper that hasn’t been printed on both sides and has space to be written on. Their gold standard paper is ‘semi blank’, or paper that has a small picture or little writing on it. They also take good on one side paper, or anything from a photocopier paper jam. This paper must be non-confidential. 

Normally Misprint will use paper that is A4 or A3 sized. Anything larger, they can organise to be cut down to size. They don’t take anything smaller than A4.

Does repurposing really make a difference to the environment?
Repurposing before recycling cuts down the carbon emissions needed to ship the paper overseas. The water footprint of making virgin A4 paper is 10L per page. That means by buying one of these notebooks rather than one made from brand new paper, you are saving between 130-260L of water!

Not only are their tangible benefits for the environment but we also have the opportunity to reduce some of our recycling disposal costs, help support some young entrepreneurs who make wonderful role models for our students; reduce our recycling; make students and teachers reflect on their own recycling and consider other things they can do with it that  promote sustainability.

Where are the bins?
There are bins in the meeting room next to the office, another in the prep room by the staffroom and another in the G Block atrium.  Make sure that there is nothing confidential on the paper you're recycling, that it's clean on one side and then place in the specially marked bins.  When they are full, Misprint will come and collect them and turn the paper into fabulous notebooks!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The Hidden World...

In August 2016 Hutt City Council supported Enviroschools to run Kids Connect for the fifth year. This year 90 students from 21 schools participated in a day focused on sustainability learning and action.  They also collaborated with Ashley Williams to record a music video.  Eastern Hutt School was honoured to be hosts for this special event, and you can see our wonderful school and some of our students (Olivia, Charli, Aadi and Vincent) featured in this video.