Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Visit
On Friday 12th May 56 year 12 Biology students visited Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari to learn more about a pristine New Zealand forest ecosystem.
Maungatautari has a predator proof fence surrounding it, meaning the ecosystem is similar to what Aotearoa would have looked like before the arrival of possums, deer, goats, rats, mice and stoats.
It was a cold and clear day and we spent time both in the education centre, looking at biodiversity and gene flow in endangered bird and skink species, and in the forest looking at stratification amongst the tree species that are no longer browsed by deer.
While the cold weather made the birds a bit shy and hard to see, we were able to spend time looking at the plants, shrubs and fungi that are thriving in a predator free environment.
Attention: Users of Rural School Buses coming in from the Omokoroa direction
We have received the following statement from the school bus company in relation to a change of start times, with effect from Monday 29th May, on some rural bus routes.
“From Monday 29 May, all routes travelling from the area west of the Wairoa River will commence 15mins earlier. This change includes the following routes: R16, R17, R18, R20, R22, R23, R24 and R25.”
For more information please visit the schooltransport.org.nz website
High School Exchanges!
If you want to know more about overseas High School Exchanges from Your Education, register your interest for our next online Information sessions on Wednesday, 31st May at 7.00pm or Thursday, 15th June at 6.00pm.
All interested parents and students Y10–Y13 welcome. An experienced staff member and returnee will share information about our destinations we are offering in 2023 and 2024.
RSVP on our website www.youreducation.co.nz/next-steps
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Student Volunteer Army at Starsopoly
This Wednesday 24 May over 30 teams took part in the Student Volunteer Army Starsopoly challenge.
Points were awarded to the teams that could come up with the most volunteer activities. These included ideas like painting fences, surf lifeguarding, youth aid work, handling pamphlets, and helping the food bank. Bonus points were awarded to Year 9’s who have downloaded the SVA app.
The winners are listed below:
Period 1: 9CRB – Team Peolez
Period 2: 9SMQ – Team Mananui
Period 3: 9STM – Team Māori’s
Period 4: 9ABW – Team Cool Kids