Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Remembering Mr Sam

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 !


Monday, 6 June 2016

We start young

One of our five year olds hard at work in the garden.

Seed packets

Bad weather doesn't stop our eager gardeners 
When it's wet, they work inside, on projects like seed bombs and seed packets.
 

Busy in the garden

The children have been hard at work in the garden.



With Alicia on the planter boxes.


 Turning over the compost.
 Showing great H.E.A.R.T and using TEAMWORK.



Working with parents.


 Our glorious gardeners.





Keep up the great work!

Seed bombs

Seed bombs (also known as seed balls) are actually a great way to propagate seeds, especially on a large scale or in poor soils. 


Using richer soil balls gives the seeds a head start and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
The children have been making them with Alicia.