Thursday, 26 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Springston University Science Fair

What a wonderful afternoon we had! Thanks for coming out and supporting the learning that has gone on this term. We had a great time sharing with other children and our parents. It was wonderful seeing lots of people going through other classes as well. 

Check out the pics! 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Hydroponics with Mrs Lammers

Mrs Lammers came in to teach Room 1 & 2 about hydroponics. 

We learnt that plants can grow without soil! And sometimes it is better to grow them this way because it can be less work. Soil takes a lot of work because you have to turn it over and plant new things all the time. Hydroponics once its set up is meant to be easy. 

We got to plant strawberries. Everyone got to help by doing different jobs. We had to put vermiculite and perlite in the case and then poked strawberry plants in little holes all the way up. 

It's set up in our class with nutrients and air feeding the plants. 

There are lettuce plants growing in a liquid culture. It is set up in a deep tray with floating polystyrene and water and nutrients in the bottom. There are holes in the polystyrene for air and the plants to grow. When Faye lifted up the polystyrene you could see the wet roots dangling down. The roots don't get squashed because the polystyrene floats. 

The best part about Faye teaching us was helping set up the hydroponic strawberry unit. 

By Gemma and Sarah 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

School open Friday

Congratulations on your A+ Adaptability as we struggle with the challenge of no power. We have no indication as yet when power will be restored to school. We plan to open school on Friday provided the weather is fine, regardless of the lack of power.

Some things you need to know: The back gate to school via the field and Secret Garden are both locked and closed until further notice. This is a safety issue because of tree damage and it is likely that these gates will be locked for the rest of Term 3.

On Friday afternoon we are planning a fun event at the Domain for the children to welcome them back to school. We will be leaving for a picnic lunch and activities at 12pm and welcome you to join us. Subway will run as normal. Icy-slicy will be postponed until next Friday.

Please note that with the power being out, we have no phones, heating or alarm systems. We will leave it to your discretion as to whether you send your children to school. If the weather should turn cold or wet, these plans will need to be reviewed. The school will open unless you are advised that it is closed by school websitesFacebook and the More 92 FM radio station.

School Closed - Thursday 12th September

Good morning whānau

Due to now power, phone and alarms at Springston School we will be closed again today...

Thursday 12th September


Springston Staff 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

School Closure Wednesday 11th September

Kia ora whānau

Due to the extreme weather and wind during the night, the power is off at school. We also have a few trees down and damage to school property.

School will be closed today - Wednesday 11th September

If you and your children are on school property, then please be aware that there are a number of fallen trees on the field and the bike track. These are roped off, but we ask you to supervise your children at all times outside of the school day 9-3pm to ensure everyones safety.

Thank you

Springston Staff