Tuesday, 27 August 2019

New Worm Bins at Onehunga Primary School

Onehunga Primary have recently put in some lovely worm homes (or bins to other people) that were paid for by Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board. This is awesome for Waste to Taste, which is an initiative by our Enviro team. There are now 12 worm homes that are going to be used to eat all the yummy delicious food scraps and paper towels that is waste from our school.

The worms are working hard - to their maximum capacity!! They are eating all the waste and are producing us a lot of Worm Wee which we use on all of the gardens in our school. Thank you worms! Eating all of our waste helps our school to save us money. Thank you Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board.

Our amazing Enviro team have been working hard this year teaching our school how to use the new bins to recycle. We tried the Hungry Bins first for our worms and we want to say a big thank you to the team at Hungry Bins for all their help.

For the next part of our Enviro journey we are thinking about planting food in the right seasons so that we can make exquisite food in the school with this kai. We are taking requests at the office for food dishes that require fresh herbs or vegetables!

Thank you again to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board for being part of our amazing Enviro journey.

By Ruby M, Nieve S and Lucia R (R13)

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Learning for Sustainability

Today, I walked around the school and I was looking for examples of gardens and ideas that show sustainability. Lots of the gardens are food gardens so will help to feed our students. One idea I saw was that this Friday, there will be a cookie stand to help fundraise for money to go to Guide dogs. This is sustainability too!





Searching for Brilliance in our School!

It was interesting to walk around the school and look at all the bright colours of gardens and children. 

These girls were helping me take photos around the school. 

This is our bug garden.

Our Different Gardens

Our gardens are an important part of OPS. Some of our gardens provide food, some of them are decorative, and some are planting for learning. My favourite thing was that all of these gardens are interesting because they are all different. Some classes have their own gardens and some gardens are for the whole school. 

Sensory Garden and Mara Kai (outside Room 11)

Today I explored the school looking for gardens that are beginning to bloom! Outside Room 11 there is a sensory garden and a Mara Kai that Room 11 have planted. There is one plant that smells like pineapple, if you rub the leaves. The daffodils are beginning to flower too - it is beautiful!



Sunday, 30 June 2019

Sushi Update!

Well done Onehunga Primary! Thank you for your amazing reduction of using the plastic throwaway sushi containers!

Here are the statistics you need to know!
  • About 60 children order sushi every week
  • No sushi orders come with soy sauce anymore because we have soy sauce in the classrooms! This means we save 60 soy sauce "fish" every week, which is 600 a term! Wow!
  • As of now, 36% of our school are using the reusable sushi containers - a great start!
Well done everyone! Let's keep it up!

By Ruby