What's happening at Ratapiko 2022?
Well we are into the last term of the year and we think it is going to go as fast as the start!
In the first four weeks we are readying ourselves for Calf and Lamb Day. This year are making upcycled or environmental products to sell to raise funds for our local camp in the last week.
We look forward to an important event for our marae on Saturday 29th October, Te Pūaotanga o Maru i Te Atatū, the Crown Apology Day.
Weeks 4-8 our focus is on safety. We will be learning about Fire safety, Bike safety and personal safety.
Then the senior tamariki will be on camp for the first couple of days of the final week. Our community Red carpet event will be on Thursday 15th December. And we're finishing at 12pm on Friday the 16th so we can celebrate our Year 8's with a trip to New Plymouth!
What's on this year?
Working towards our Green Gold Award.
The tamariki will continue to embed our current practises of sustainable garden work, predator control, recycling and environmental clean-ups. We'll start our new projects of improving the health of the stream close to school and community work.
Our goal is to continue reflecting and strengthening our partnerships with all stakeholders in the community as we now work towards our Green Gold Award.
Athletics and Tabloids - Tuesday 15th November (pp 17th)
Enviroschools projects at Ratapiko Term 4
Upcycled products for Calf and Lamb Day
Native Tree Seedling propagation - applying for Miter 10 funding towards seed mix.
Bees wax wraps with Whaea Sue
Fire wise - 3rd December
Calf and Lamb Day - 5th November
Athletics Day - 15th November
Bike Safety - 1st December
Camp - 12th - 14th December
Red Carpet Community event - 15th December
Final day and Year 8 Celebration - 16th December
Highlights so far this year...
Te Kōhunga Moa Kāhui Ako Kapa Haka Festival performance
Visit to Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae
Our environmental work!
Welcome from our tamariki
Respect for diversity
Learning for Sustainability
The tamariki were set the goal to share with our whānau how our school reflects the five principles. They worked in collaborative groups, looking for evidence and then creating 2 minute iMovies to share their understanding.
For the rest of this term we are looking to plant over 1000 native trees in our community and next term we are making wet weather blankets for the homeless from all our soft plastics (chippie packets etc).