Tree planting time!

Thanks to our school’s paper recycling efforts this year, MAC has earned 31 native trees through the Paper For Trees scheme.  We will get an additional 13 trees kindly donated by Te Kakano nursery, so that all whanau groups at MAC can plant a tree again this year.

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We will hold planting sessions during long whanau this Friday and next Friday.

  • On Friday 16th October (Week 1) from 8:35-9:00am all whanau from Pisa and Barker houses will plant a tree each whilst whanau in Roy and Iron houses complete a Team Green Quiz which we have made.
  • On Friday 23rd October (Week 2) during long whanau, Roy and Iron houses will be planting trees whilst Pisa and Barker whanau complete the quiz.

The quiz is a house competition.  And the winning whanau (most correct answers) will receive a prize.

Thank you to our sponsor Ziptrek!

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Earth Hour savings

Earth_Hour__result_Last Friday Team Green ran an Earth hour during period six in which all unnecessary electronic devices were (supposedly) turned off. This is part of the attempt to hold an earth hour on the last Friday of every month to conserve energy and cut down the schools power use. During this hour the average electricity consumption fell from 4.8 KW to 2.38 KW.

More Earth hours will be held on the last Friday of every month for the rest of the school year in order to raise awareness on the issue of energy use.

Earth Hour at MAC

Earth Hour is a worldwide lights-off event that will happen on Saturday March 28 between 8:30 and 9.30pm.

Here at MAC, we’ll turn off all unnecessary electricity during period 6 on Friday 27th March. We monitored previous Earth Hours at MAC and found that the electricity consumption halved during the period, hence saving about $20.

Participate and be part of a global movement!