Sunday, 3 June 2018

Going Gold Enviro Group Visit GreenGold Enviroschool

The Going Gold Enviro group walked to Wakaaranga School on Thursday to check out how they are working for a sustainable future.

We saw that we have lots of things in common like compost heaps, worm bins, edible gardens and a native bush trail.




We were really excited to see the differences - soft plastic recycling, bees and chickens. Going Gold are going to investigate how we can do these too.

Thank you to Mrs Scoggins and the Waka Eco Warriors for an inspiring visit!

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

We're going on a bug hunt.



Room 15 are exploring what lives in our backyard. We were lucky enough to find a true NZ taonga; a tree weta.

We're wondering how we can enhance our outdoor habitat for our wetas and other mini beasts.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Cameron notices a wriggly worry with our worm farm

UPDATE FOR THE BLOG BELOW


A massive thank you to Mrs Trembath and Room 14 for our sturdy new worm buckets for kids to put their lunchbox scraps in.

Room 14 do an amazing job feeding and watering our worms each week, so we can return nutrients to our edible garden. You rock!!

Special thanks to Sticky Bambam for the sicker labels!

THE WIGGLY WORRY

Today, while Year One were learning about what to put in our worm farms and why we have worms at school, Cameron noticed a problem; the bins children put their lunchbox scraps in are all cracked and broken. Also, they don't have any labels or instructions. Sounds like an issue for our Going Gold group to resolve. Good spotting Cameron!




Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Spotting Skinks

Our Year 2's and 3's spotted skinks basking in the sun this morning.

We already knew a little bit about them:


We wanted to find out more about these cute backyard buddies. What do they eat? Where do they like to live? What can we do to help them?


We found a journal article to answer some of our questions:
Did you know the Maori word for skink is mokomoko?

Room 22 worked out what we'd need to make a skink habitat:


Wouldn't it be great to create a Sunnyhills Skink Suburb?

Ben drew a super skink. You can see its long pointy body and four legs.


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Road Safety Week 2018 Class Lessons and Displays


Road Safety Week 2018 - Belt on, Phone off - Make it a habit

Belt on, Phone off - Make it a habit

This year Road Safety Week focuses on seat belts, child restraints and distractions.


Sunnyhills is supporting Road Safety Week in lots of different ways.  There have been a lot of class discussions around all aspects of road safety.  The Year 1 and 2 classes were able to revisit all the wonderful messages that they received from Constable Merv and the other Auckland Transport staff who visited the school last term

Thank you Room 22 for sharing your fabulous work










Most classes have a display relating to Road Safety Week using the awesome resources supplied to us by BRAKE.


Road Safety Week 2018 - Belt on, Phone off - Make it a habit

Belt on, Phone off - Make it a habit

This year Road Safety Week focuses on seat belts, child restraints and distractions.


Sunnyhills is supporting Road Safety Week in lots of different ways.  There have been a lot of class discussions around all aspects of road safety.  The Year 1 and 2 classes were able to revisit all the wonderful messages that they received from Constable Merv and the other Auckland Transport staff who visited the school last term

Our Patrols have worn the brightly coloured BRAKE T shirts to help draw attention to the week to our School Community.  




The Travelwise group have again done a 'slow down around Schools' campaign.  Watch out for posts on individual class blogs.  




Most classes have a display relating to Road Safety Week using the awesome resources supplied to us by BRAKE.

The Walking School Bus routes had a 'Milo and Biscuit' morning on Friday as thank you for walking to school


We also had a group come in to show us skateboarding skills and they will be starting an after school group on a Friday.  Skating is another way to come to school rather than by car.



Wednesday, 9 May 2018