For the Love of Bugs

Ruud Kleinpaste with a Kauri snail at Owairoa Primary School

Bug man Ruud Kleinpaste recently opened up a big bag of creepy crawlies at a teacher’s-only day at Owairoa Primary School.

The former host of  TV series Buggin’ with Ruud on Animal Planet had flown in from Christchurch to orient the teachers on being ecological detectives.

He encouraged teachers to work with children to build a database of bugs, plants, skulls, poos and insects saying there is a big disconnect. He stressed the importance of connecting kids with nature in the age of texting.

https://www.times.co.nz/news/for-the-love-of-bugs/

Watch out for the Trail of Terror

he Trail of Terror at Owairoa Primary School

With more than 50 years of successful gala experience, Owairoa Primary on Saturday (September 29 from 10am-2pm) will deliver another day of fun-filled family entertainment

The ‘Trail of Terror’, is an Owairoa Primary School rite of passage according to past pupils.

https://www.times.co.nz/events/watch-out-for-the-trail-of-terror-at-owairoa-primary/

Owairoa Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Owairoa Chinese New Year Celebrations

Owairoa Primary School welcomed our International Parents to school on Friday to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in 2018 - the Year of the Dog

 

Education New Zealand covered our event, which you can read about here:   https://enz.govt.nz/news-and-research/student-stories/owairoa-primary-celebrates-chinese-new-year/

Owairoa joins the Wild Wild West

There were so many great photograpic moments throughout our Wild West Book Week.

Follow along on our Owairoa Instagram account @OwairoaPrimary for more great photos from the week long event

http://www.times.co.nz/envira/21848/

Opening of the Dragons Lair

The Howick and Pakuranga Times came along to photograph the exciting opening of our new Dragons Lair playground

http://www.times.co.nz/envira/owairoa-primary-new-playground-opening/

Related Links > Dragons Lair

Opening of Coles Corner Playground

Our new playground opening ceremony was held last week, with a special guest appearance by Spiderman