On Tuesday November 8th 2011 Mr Sam - Harry Samuela - a teacher and good friend to Russell School passed away. One of the many things that Mr Sam did for Russell School, was to start our blogs. In his honour, the Crawshaw family gave us a Kowhai tree to plant in the flagpole garden and excitingly this year it is flowering for the first time !
this photo appeared on the front of the newsletter June 23rd 2010 with this caption :
As many of you know, last year we started a school garden. This year we have added a compost bin to the garden and we are now collecting our organic waste across the school and turning it into compost for the garden. In our picture we see Etevilla, Kaylee, Anton and Shaddi helping to paint the bins.
This photo appeared on the front of the Russell School Newsletter on November 5th 2009 with the caption:
Our School Garden
"Last weekend a group of hardworking volunteers began the task of creating a 'community garden' in the school ground. In our picture we see Whaea Angela and the children from Room 4 planning the next stage - planting!
Look how far we have come thanks to the wonderful support from our community. We couldn't do it without you!