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.





Friday, 9 June 2017

Recycled Garden Sculptures

EHS has been a buzz of activity the past few weeks.
The classes have been busy making Recycled Garden Sculptures 
We realised there had been a lot of waste around our school, especially soda bottles after the school sausage sizzle. 

Here are some scary statistics about Landfill Decomposition Rates
Milk carton: 5 years
Plastic milk jug: 500 years
Aluminum can: 80 to 200 years
Plastic drinking bottles: hundreds of years
Plastic bags: hundreds of years
Cigarette butt: up to five years & leaches toxins into the ground
Newspaper: 2 to 4 weeks or longer
Glass bottles: tens of thousands of years
Styrofoam: no sign of ever breaking down


The gardening team were busy on inspecting all the gardens. It was tough but here are the winners...
Junior Garden- C1
Middles Garden- E1
Senior Garden G1 
and the OVERALL WINNER for the most spectacular Recycled Garden Sculpture goes to...... C3!!! 
We were all so impressed with the effort the 5 year olds put into making not only one but two seperate sculptures that look eye catching and are made from recycled items.
Well done, your environment thanks you!



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
Room
Area
Sophie Willis
A7
A block
Summer
D2
D1 and D2
Eva
E3
E4, E6 and E7
Charlotte Sumner
E1
E1 E2 and E5
Mele
E2
E1 E2 and E5
Ava
E4
E4, E6 and E7
Eva
G4
C Block
Rory
A1
B1 B2 and B6
Wyatt
A2
B3 B4 and B5
Ryker
A10
Prep, Meeting room and Art room
Milithi
A9
G block
Emma
A7
A Block
Menaal
A6
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.  

video

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...