Nau Mai Haare Mai students, teachers, and parents.
We have all been mesmerised by David Attenbourough’s ‘Frozen Planet’, but does that mean we are paralysed to act?
- “22 percent of marine mammals and 90 percent of seabirds are threatened with, or at risk of, extinction”.
- “Researchers predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.”. They have even detected micro plastic in human blood.
- “Nearly half of the world’s dolphins, porpoises, and whales, some of which are endangered, have been recorded in New Zealand waters, so what we do matters for their (and our) future”. – Stats NZ (Weir, 2019)
Seaweek is a national movement from Saturday 4 March – Sunday 12 March. BDSC enviro champions have been active in climate change in the school holidays and have lined up a suite of experiences to motivate you to make a change to turn the tide for our Moana.
Tuesday 7 March: Kahoot at Whānau assembly
Wednesday 8 March: Mufti Day – $2! Video presentation
Thursday 9 March: Pragna from Otara Lakes and Waterways Trust will come in during lunch
Friday 10 March: The movie Lorax will be playing after school at 4.00pm
Watch out for our chalk drawings that will pop up around the school or have a blast and play some kahoot!
On Wednesday we have an informative and engaging video played during whānau assembly.
On Thursday, we will have Pragna from Otara Lakes and Waterways Trust come in during lunch to teach a tutorial on conducting water testing and talk about microplastics.
On Friday, we will hold a movie screening after school to round off Seaweek. The movie that will be shown is the highly acclaimed 2012 film Lorax (G-rating).
To celebrate our Pacific Ocean to our east and the Tasman Sea to our west, we are using the theme of Connecting with our seas and the whakatuki:
Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au – I am the sea, the sea is me.
So, let’s come together this Seaweek to promote and protect our seas so generations to come can enjoy them like we do. Join us in the national celebration of our mighty oceans, Toi Moana – Toi Tangata.
Nga mihi nui – Sea Week Team