Saturday, 19 December 2015

Thank you Alicia

A big thank you to Alicia and all our amazing garden helpers, who with the children's help, have  worked so hard in our garden this year.
We look forward to working with you all in 2016

Friday, 4 December 2015

Friday, 27 November 2015

A blooming and a growing

Whaea Angela is happy that she remembered to water this Manuka outside Room 1, because it put on such a beautiful display this year.

 The civil ceremony for Armistice day was held here and made even more special by the beautiful poppies in the flagpole garden and planter boxes.
Thanks Whaea Nancy!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Hi Gardeners,

Reminder: we will be planting Summer plants THIS FRIDAY at 1:30pm.  Hope to see you.

I will bring some plants.  Please bring a small watering can for the littlies to use.


       Alicia Rich
School  Garden Club
Healthy Soil Healthy Kids
                       & the 
The Compost Classroom

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Beautiful entrance

When we came to school on Monday, this is what we saw!  
It was like a giant parcel. 

In the parcel was our beautiful new gate.

A reverend came and blessed the gate.

And one child from each class helped unwrap it.

It looks fantastic.

A BIG thank you to Nina who created it.
It is a beautiful way to enter our school.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Fancy Fence

The fence down by Room 1 is looking fantastic; bright, colourful and very special, thanks to the mural that last years, year 6s, made. 
It is paintings of themselves. 
Thanks to Nina and Tamua for hanging it, in the holidays.

More thank yous !

 Thank you to Mr Tennant for the plants for our garden.
There were snow peas and tomatoes.

And thank you to Whaea Bev, Irirongo and Anareia     ( from Room 1) who planted them for us.

Thank you Whaea Nancy

A big thank you to Whaea Nancy who added this Marlborough Rock Daisy to the office garden.
We look forward to it flowering like this 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

The orchard

As well as the Feijoa trees we planted last year by the senior playground, we are trying to establish an orchard between Pukerau Kohanga Reo and the far fence. There was already an  apple tree and look at the new additions!
Watch for more news of our 'growing' orchard!


Children who were involved in the working bee got to share some of the harvest of leeks.              Hopefully there will be more harvests in the future.

Children hard at work

More photos from the vegetable working bee

Parents hard at work

Message from Alicia

Dear Staff and Parents,

Thank you for helping prepare for, or participating!!  
We planted: Cabbage,
kale, bee friendly & butterfly friendly flowers,
potatoes, yams, bok choy, spring onions, red onions
and we tidied up the compost area. 

The compost is very smelly because it is in desperate need of some brown material.
 Brown leaves, cardboard, sticks, cocoa husks or sawdust. 

 Please add any of these if you can :)
       Alicia Rich
School  Garden Club
The Compost Classroom
        027 422 9861

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Come and join us

Russell Logo (Lt Bkgrd)

Russell School Whanau/Families, we need your help!

What:  Working bee
 Planting.  We want to fill the veg boxes with many more vegetables so families can benefit.

When: Fri 18th September

Time: 1.30 till 3pm
Experience: None needed, just a smile and willingness to help

Note: Cancelled if wet