Be a Tidy Kiwi

Be a Tidy Kiwi

Kororāreka Russell School has been busy creating these fabulous tidy Kiwi signs in association with Focus Paihia. Keep an eye our for our works of art on the way to Kawakawa and near Puketona.

Kororāreka Russell School Environmental Education

Kororāreka Russell School would like to thank Diane Henare, Manuela Gmuer Hornell, and Focus Paihia for facilitating the opportunity to design road signage to help our environment. This project fitted into Kororāreka Russell School’s environmental and sustainability programme. The children had already designed and made signage for the Russell-Whakapara Road.  Over the last three years, the pupils have focused on many environmental projects including hatching and raising their own chickens, apiary classes and beehive building and seed raising. They have constructed their own greenhouse using recycled materials and we have established our Garden to Table programme. The school programme also included an entry into and winning the Fair Go Consumer Hero programme. The senior class has participated in the development of walking tracks including design and building of bug houses to be placed along the trails.

Kororāreka Russell School has also been part of the Plastic Free July activities. They encourage plastic free lunch wraps and they design and sell beeswax wraps and tie-dyed cotton carry bags. The holistic programme has extended to activities to help Maui Dolphins, rescue elephants and orangutan protection. These environmental programmes include topics such as financial literacy, mathematics, writing and social cooperation. The school is very grateful for the community support of these programmes and the expertise that people are willing to share freely with our tamariki, creating real-life learning opportunities.