By Lucy (age 5) For Conservation Week, we went to a DOC event at White Pine Bush in Hawkes Bay. We became “pest detectives” by building a tunnel with an ink pad and peanut butter inside. When the predator walks through it to eat the peanut butter, they leave footprints on some white paper. We […]
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By Magnolia (age 7) I like playing with my cats (Honey Lemon and Black Cat), and my baby sister. I like native birds, they are beautiful singers and New Zealand is a very special place for them. We are trying to attract native birds into our school. We have 2 tūī in the trees and […]
Our new KCC waiata, gifted to us by our friend Makaira Waugh, Kaiako Toi at Te Ara Whanui Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Kohanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi. The song is written to reflect our te reo Māori name, Hakuturi Toa. In the legend of Rata, the Hakuturi are the small creeping and flying […]
By Isabella and Alamay At our school we are doing this thing called the William Pike Challenge. In the William Pike Challenge we have to complete certain tasks. They are: doing 20 hours of our passion project (which is starting a new activity we haven’t done before), doing multiple outdoor activities with our whole class, […]
Record yourself singing a line of our “12 Fish of Christmas” carol, and you could feature in our special Christmas social media activity! Post your video on YouTube and send a link to it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 November. Make sure to get permission from your caregivers to take part. The 12 Fish of Christmas […]
This resource from the Greater Wellington Regional Council is super helpful if you are taking up our Waste Minimisation Challenge!
Beaked whales are the largest family of whales after dolphins, yet little is known about them. They’re seldom seen at sea, and some species are known only from skeletal remains found on beaches. 13 species are recorded from New Zealand. The “world’s rarest whale” – or at least the least known whale the spade-toothed whale […]
Watch the Flight Plastic Plant in Lower Hutt in action! This is the first PET Wash Plant in New Zealand.
Whale riding is part of many Māori stories and traditions. Here is Opiki School students retelling the story of Paikea, a tipuna (ancestor) from Ngāti Porou.
By Angelica (age 10) from Ashhurst. All I remember is calm water turning into a black swirling sticky mess then nothing. Then when I woke up to find my self in a small red crate in a dark room. There were towels covering the bottom of the crate and it was nice and warm. Then I […]