Ao Tawhiti Discovery

We are currently on a split site and some students noticed that behind our school site in Aidenfield, the pond was looking really sick. The pond has always been home to the NZ Brown Tree Frog and our students were concerned for their health. They decided to clean up the pond. They had the water tested and although it was not looking good, it did still have a fresh water supply, so it could be saved!

This involved working with the council as the land is part of Nga Puna Wai. They organised some plants from Trees for Canterbury and gained sponsorship of $150.

On Wednesday 27th February, a few students and some parents dug out all the overgrown plants and replanted natives and plants that would help to clean the water and keep it fresh for the frogs.