A day out at QPS and Ben Lomond

Once a year I help arrange a student teacher hui for the Enviroschools of Central Otago, regular readers of my blog will remember last years which we held at Rippon and Te Kakano and was indeed a resounding success. One of the purposes of this event is to bring students and teachers together to share […]

Worm Farming at the Copthorne Hotel

A few months ago during one of my visits to Queenstown Primary, Nicky asked me if I would like to sit in on a meeting with Nathalie McAuliffe from the Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown. Nathalie is in charge of the hotels environmental policy and as part of their sustainable actions they wanted to gift Queenstown […]

QPS is a Bronze Enviroschool

This week I was inspired by the journey of reflection we took as the Enviroschool team looked back over the work that the school has been doing and decided that Queenstown Primary School are now a Bronze Enviroschool. Queenstown Primary School is one of the largest primary schools in our district and is based in […]

Term 2 Week 1 – My Roundup

I’ve been thinking about putting together a brief summary of my week accompanied, of course, with pictures snapped as I make my way through my wonderful adventures of work. This is week 1 term 2

QPS is going worm crazy

Queenstown Primary have been doing an amazing job on tackling their food waste issues. Most of the school is into it, they understand the issues and have been working on ironing out the process of collecting and sorting the waste into the relevant streams. What we realised we needed to do was regenerate the slightly decrepit wooden worm farm.

Regeneration Wanaka

We love it when we have visitors come to our town. We generally find that they bring with them ideas and energy that we can feed from, they inspire us and guide us in new ways of taking action and coming together. We had the Regeneration crew visit us two years ago and I personally have been very excited to have them back.

Worm Farms and Wilding Pine Control with QPS

Wednesday was one of those EPIC days that happen from time to time in my life. It was my first visit of the year to Queenstown Primary and I had been tasked with working with students on worm farms and taking 4 of the Envirogroup on a field trip to help stop the spread of […]