Pupils on planting mission

Published date22 June 2022
Publication titleHastings Leader, The
As part of their term two inquiry topic, the mahitahi class looked at ways to show kaitiakitanga in the community

Kaitiakitanga means guardianship and protection and is a way of managing and looking after the environment.

The class often uses Guthrie Park for various school activities as it’s close to Te Mata School.

Together the 42 students and two teachers decided that Guthrie Park was an area they could try to improve for the community.

Petra Cawood, one of the two mahitahi teachers, discussed meaningful ways the class could help the community.

The children decided as there was now a bridge connecting Romanes Park and Guthrie Park and more people walking in the area, the stream’s banks needed some development.

In the kids’ words, the banks looked “ugly”.

The class understood they needed support and permission from the Hastings District Council and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.


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