Weeds, weeds and more weeds!
This term a lot of our focus is on plants and especially those invasive ones. Tai Pari is first up with a trip to Pii Manu Sandspit to work on our ‘Adopt a Spot’ by removing polygala plants and learning about the significance of our local sandspit. Later on in the term, Manaia will witness the changes from a working quarry to an amazing garden space at Quarry Gardens and Moana Hub will be part of an invasive weed programme where we connect with the local S.W.A.T. (Specialist Weed Assessment Team) and do some more mahi in our local community.
Meanwhile, Tai Timu is getting into the knitty, gritty of the water cycle and Kutai and Tipa will be learning about living classifications.
It maybe a Autumn/Winter Term but it is one of the most exciting times of year when the seasons transition and there is so much to observe. The Kete Aronui students have a busy term coming their way with recycling (and hopefully a seabin trip), trapping workshops, composting, fungi hunts and the most exciting of all – Honey distribution!!
The amazing Bee Team and all their work have been rewarded 3 large buckets of honey from the hives and it will be the Kete Aronui Teams who will be responsible for offering this to the community. Watch the Ngunguru School Facebook page and Newsletters as to when this will be available to buy. And you can take my word for it – it is yum!!!!