Tree Planting

Posted Thursday July 4, 2024

On July 3rd, Mr Ryan and a group of Year 11 students set off to plant some native Southland plants outside the staffroom at school. A number of staff members came up with this idea because the Board were looking for a way to promote wellbeing, and having a beautiful school environment helps with that. It also promotes native birdlife to come down like tui, bellbirds and kereru. They specifically chose to plant Southland indigenous flora because they’re special to this area; they all are representative of something you’d find in the Hokonui hills. The majority of them are endangered and in years to come they’d be a really good way to learn for a science class or any other class that could use it. One student said that the school is going to look prettier because of this whilst another said that this is really good for the environment! One more student said that they know their Grandma would be proud! Many thanks to the school Board and Fonterra for funding this and to Abernethy Contracting for taking out the trees to provide space for this to go forward!