1. Robots

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    Check out the Robot Video in the Room 3 Work Gallery section of the website. Robots are currently in Room 2. Click on the link below to jump to the page: http://patoka.school.nz/our-students/room-3/
  2. Swimming Sports

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    Swimming Sports are on.  Please come prepared with togs, towels, warm clothes, lunch, drink, money.    
  3. Rimu’s New Garden

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    Today in the shade house Rimu House Group worked with Billie. We listened to bird calls and then we completed a quiz afterwards to test our knowledge. All of the children then got to fill pots with soil so that we could plant plants. We planted Kowhai seedlings into the...
  4. Kowhai’s New School Garden

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    On our second time in the shade house we listened to bird calls and made a Kowhai Garden. We made the garden because each House group is getting to create a garden in the school grounds; we are also hoping that the gardens will attract native birds and animals. We...
  5. Pests in the Native Bush

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    Today the children learnt about pests that are threatening the native birds and animals in the school environment. Billie bought along a DOC trap and explained how the trap worked, bait that was required and discussed suitable locations for the trap. The trap has been placed in the school grounds....
  6. Lizard Garden and Planting Kowhai Seedlings

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    Today Kowhai had the opportunity to work with Billie in the shade house for the first time. The children transplanted some Kowhai seedlings from their germination trays into individual growing bags. Working in small groups they completed a quiz on Skinks and Geckos. The younger children made Gecko masks. To...
  7. Planting in the Shade House

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    In the last week two Houses – Ngaio and Totara – have had the opportunity to work with Billie in the shade house. After only 2 hours they have managed to fill nearly half the house with a variety of plants. The children have true appreciated this opportunity and are...
  8. Shade House

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    Billie organised for a new shade house to be constructed on the school. Last week a team from DOC constructed the shade house beside the tennis court. The children are really looking forward to having the opportunity to propagate native plants for the school and local environments. Thank you Billie...