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Te Taiao o Tamaki at Te Oro - A quick review

One of the huge motivators behind our sustainability unit was the opportunity to showcase our learning as part of the Te Taiao o te Tamaki Manaiakalani cluster wide environmental themed focus. This was held on Wednesday 12th April, during the last week of term at Te Oro and attracted students, parents and members of community to our displays.
We wanted to show all of our kids work but we were limited in space and time.  The year 9 teachers of sos had looked at the best projects in their classes and selected the students who had put in a lot of effort and showed understanding in what was needed in the assessment criteria (to be discussed later), then emailed me their names.  Over the last two weeks, I had worked with them to help them prepare for their presentations.  There were 6 chosen to put on display at Te Oro. The projects were based on: The housing crisis in Glen InnesOur school rain gardenHealthy foods and gardensOur parks and public spacesMeasuring pollution in the Omaru river…