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 firstname.lastname@example.org so they are added to the slideshow here.
In term 1, Team Green sent a survey to all teachers to collect paper bins and recycling bins needs in each classroom. And we went around school to count the existent bins. We calculate that we needed 13 more paper bins and 4 recycling bins.
Paper4Trees kindly supplied the crates so today we delivered them. A nice way to finish a task and a term.
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.
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 so much to all involved in the tree planting last Friday. We managed to get 26 in the ground. Thanks to our continued effort recycling paper and the 350 day a few years ago, the east bank looks amazing!
44 trees has been planted in 2 hours by all MAC students in the past month. Thank you to the diggers, bucket carriers, and tablet holders and all helpers. We earned these trees because we recycled 8 tons of paper in 2011 and 2012.
Thank you to Paper4Trees
Getting money from companies who want to reduce their carbon footprint, they buy native trees and offer them to school to reward them for their recycling efforts.
Since Paper4trees first started in 2001, kiwi kids have recycled over 25,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard and planted over 100,000 native trees! http://www.paper4trees.co.nz/
Thank you to Ziprek who sponsors our trees
Ziptrek is a Queenstown adventure activity that allows to ride tree-to-tree by flying foxes. It is famed for delivering an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment along with a good dollop of adrenaline. http://www.ziptrek.com/queenstown-new-zealand
Thank you to Te Kakano who provided the trees
Te Kakano is a local Trust whose aim is to maintain a successful community-based nursery for native habitat restoration projects. Tree planting sessions in the local public land are organised fortnightly. You too can volunteer and contribute to a better environment. http://www.tekakano.org.nz/