End of a successful Year!

Fundraisers & Christmas gifts

We are selling Plants, currently for sale in the teachers’s yard: Spider plants, Aloe Vera $5 each
2019 Upper Clutha Calendars $20 each: Team Green receives $3 for each calendar sold, available in the staff room.

End of Year “do” in the Park

Enjoying cake and fair trade chocolate in the tall grass in Lismore Park, we discussed what went well this year and what we want to do next year. We are quite proud of our achievements this year:

  • three worms farms,
  • a fun scavenger hunt,
  • a school wide tree planting event…

Next year, we plan to:

  • repeat our recycle-well campaign
  • organise food waste management better
  • work on energy savings, divest our school from coal, more solar panels (needs lots of money for that!)
  • So fundraising will continue with fair trade bake sales and plant sales -as above!
  • We are chuffed to be invited by the architects to contribute to the new buildings concepts

It would be great if senior students would join us, we could then have several projects going.

Tree planting Photos

Thank you for a wonderful Tree Planting effort, 52 trees given a chance to strive in 30 minutes! Please note the love and care that was given in the action! Well done MAC! Long live Herbet and mates! 😉 Keep sending photos to teamgreen@mtaspiring.school.nz so they are added to the slideshow here.

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Thank you to Ziptrek, the sponsor of our trees!

Fair Trade Bake Sale Thursday 22nd Feb at MAC

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a Trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries, thus reducing poverty. When we buy Fair Trade chocolate, sugar, bananas or cocoa, we support farmers and promote good farming practices. It reduces poverty and helps the environment. And fair trade products taste better too!

MAC is Fair Trade school

Mount Aspiring College is a Fair Trade school since 2016. This means we learn about fair trade and promote it through out the school, the canteen uses fair trade sugar and cocoa, and we organise events with fair trade products.

First Fair Trade Bake Sale tomorrow!

We are having a fair trade bake sale tomorrow at lunchtime in the quad. Come with a few dollars: it is delicious and it helps the farmers. Yum!

All the benefits go to a fund to buy more solar panels for our college.

Melia Fair trade poster

Fair Trade Bake Sale

On a sunny Wednesday, students hurried to get some sherbet -with fair trade sugar!-, muffins -fair trade sugar, bananas and chocolate, brownies -fair trade sugar and cocoa and even shortbread -fair trade sugar. Success! $106 more in our solar panels fund. Well done to all the bakers.

Fantastic Fairtrade Fundraiser!

Delicious baking from our team yesterday! We raised $222.60 in just one lunchtime! Using fair trade ingredients, our baking benefits the farmers, their families and communities.


We keep this money on an account to buy more solar panels for our college!

WIN for the taste-buds ~ WIN for the growers ~ WIN for MAC!

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Well done Team! Your passion and effort are inspiring! You’re making a difference!

MAC Fair trade

453px-fairtrade-logo-svgWhat is Fair trade?
Fair trade a standard ensuring better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and producers.
Being a Fair trade School Means
At least 2 Fair trade products are used throughout the school;
MAC uses Fair trade sugar and cocoa in the canteen and coffee and tea in the staffroom.
But at its core, being a Fair trade school is about raising awareness about the connection between our food supply and the people who spend their lives growing and producing that food.
How It Makes a Difference
Buying products at a fair price makes a huge difference to the lives of producers and farmers. They get the money for their products that they are owed, which they can then use to benefit themselves, their families and their communities. This is typically spent on education, healthcare, farm improvements and processing facilities that increase further income.
On Thursday 9th, a Fair trade bake sale is being held in the quad at lunch. There’ll be a variety of yummy fair trade goods available – including milkshakes! – so come along and support the cause!

Fair Trade Bake Sale

Now that MAC is a fair trade school, we organise regular fair trade events, to keep raising awareness, support fair trade farmers and their communities and enjoy yummy safe food.

Team Green is having a Fair Trade Bake Sale
on Friday 18th November at lunchtime in the quad.

There will be: Ice chocolate, Honey comb pizza, Cookies, Muffins, Banana Cake, Brownies and Fairy Bread, all containing at least one fair trade ingredient. Mmmmm…

View this short video to understand why fair trade is important.