Friday, 22 June 2018

Kaitiaki Actions

This term our Inquiry has focused on our school environment and how we can be Kaitiaki (guardians) of our special place. 

Over the last few weeks we have been practising positive purpose through the Taking Action phase of our Inquiry. Positive purpose is the idea of 'giving back' or 'doing good' (an act of service) for someone or something else. 

All of our Inquiry actions are related to making improvements to our Worser Bay school environment:

Team Trees..
Looking after and protecting the trees that we have already.

Team Bird..
Encouraging more birds to visit our trees. 

Team Worm..
Building a worm farm so that we can improve the condition of our soil.

Team Pollinators..
Planting flowers that will encourage more pollinators to visit our gardens.

This Inquiry into how we can be Kaitiaki of our environemnt has been valuable in helping our children understand and develop a sense of responsibility to their immediate world (school community). 

Engaging in acts of service give us a sense of meaning and purpose which enable us to feel positive emotions which we know are important for our physical and psychological health.

Take a walk around our school grounds to see how we have been taking action to improve our environment for everyone.

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