Friday, June 23, 2017

Arbor Day at Waiwhakareke

On Friday the 2nd June a group of about 22 students, some parent helpers and a teacher gathered their spades, gum boots and rain coats and drove out to Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park to get involved in planting trees for Arbor day 2017.

Waiwhakareke is a 60 hectare ecological restoration project and every year on Arbor day, hundreds of people gather to help plant trees to restore the area to a flourishing natural forest, wetland and lake eco system. 

At Hamilton East School we are very proud to be a part of this project. We learnt how to dig the right shape hole and carefully put the sapling tree into the ground. We covered the roots back up and gave the sapling a strength test with a little push from side to side.

The rain held off for the planting but it was EXTREMELY muddy (and very fun)!!

Morning tea
Morning tea
Taking the plant out of the pot
Digging holes

Putting in the plant

Thanks to all our parent helpers who dug so many holes and pulled students out of the mud,  and to Dugan for driving us there!
For more information about Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage park have a look at this site

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Healthy lunch boxes

Healthy lunchboxes - By Hassan and Tyson Room 10

I have a sandwich and a apple and a banana
Go - sandwiches are go foods. They give us energy to keep going .
Grow  - Cheese is a grow food because it helps us grow our brains / muscles/
Glow  - bananas and all fruit and vegetables are glow foods.they make glow inside and out with vitamins/ minerals.
What can be in your lunch boxes

  • Banana
  • Sandwich
  • Apple
  • Meat
  • Mango
  • Rice
  • Tuna
  • Salad

Healthy lunchboxes by Isla and Zari, Room 10

These are Go and a Grow foods.
The sandwiches are [Go] foods.
Feijoas are [Glow] foods. These are the the foods in my lunchbox, feijoas, cheese balls, sandwiches and a chocolate muffin.
This is Zari’s lunchbox.  
This is my healthy lunchbox.
In the paper is a {Go} food.It is a wrap.
The feijoas are {Glow} foods.
These are the foods in my lunchbox.
Crackers,prunes,feijoas, wrap and banana chocolate chip thing.
GO FOODS- Wraps are GO foods.
They give us energy to keep going
GROW FOODS-cheese is a grow food because it helps us grow our brain/muscles/bones.
GLOW FOODS-Bananas and all fruit are glow food.

Healthy lunchboxes - By James and Nick, Room 10

My glow food is apple. My go foods are a bun and a hot cross bun. My grow foods was chicken and cheese. My slow food is crackers. - Nick

My glow food is an apple and feijoas. My go food is my sandwich. My slow food is nutella in my sandwich. - James

What are the kinds of healthy food?
A glow food is a fruit or vege. It helps us glow with vitamins
A grow food is a animal products. They help us grow our muscles, bones and brains
A go food is a grain product eg. Bread, plain popcorn and it gives us energy for the day.
A slow food is something with so much sugar or salt or fat eg. chocolate biscuits, chocolate, flavoured water, hot chocolate, marshmallows and pie and pizza.

A very healthy lunchbox would have:

  1. Orange
  2. Apple
  3. Feijoas
  4. Egg
  5. Ham
  6. Chicken
  7. Samwich
  8. Bun
  9. Plain popcorn
  10. Wrap
  11. Banana
In conclusion you should not eat something from the slow list but you should eat 2 go, 2 grow and 1 glow for a balanced diet.