Project Green

Here at Before Six, we believe in supporting our children's connections to the natural and living world. Each month we will be highlighting activities that the teachers and children will be involved in with implementing sustainable practices. We are looking to make our own small contribution to sustainability in Aotearoa.

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Beeswax sandwich wraps

Here at BeforeSix we are constantly looking at ways to improve our sustainable practices, so for Mother’s day our tamariki chose to make beeswax sandwich wraps 🐝🐝 It has been wonderful to see them being used in the children’s lunchboxes 😁  

Closing the Loop waste minimisation

BeforeSix has been working closely to ‘Closing the Loop waste minimisation’ with Sustainable Kaipara. Over the years we have been trying to reduce and recycle waste where we can such as: Food scraps are taken away to feed local pigs and chickens We collect our paper and recycle as part of the Paper4trees scheme that …
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Preschool children at beach

Sea Week

This week is Sea week and as part of our celebrations, we took a group of our four-year-old tamariki on a hikoi down to the estuary to collect some natural resources and to pick up any litter that could make its way into our beautiful waterways. They had an absolute blast exploring the rocky shoreline, …
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He tāonga te wai- Water is a treasure

As most of us all know that here in Mangawhai, our summers can be particularly hot and dry. Unfortunately, this means that here at Before Six our water play activities need to be drastically limited to try and conserve as much water as possible. Sustainable practices such as using water appropriately is a regular discussion …
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Sustainability at Before Six

Sustainability or Kaitiakitanga relates to the conservation, replenishment and sustainability of the environment. At Before Six we practice this in several ways including encouraging the children to become involved with planting and caring for the plants in the outdoor boxes, growing herbs from seedlings to give back to the community when it is the Maori …
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Why pull weeds in your garden?

Here at Before Six, our children love to explore our natural environment. Our tamariki help to look after our vegetable and flower garden through weeding. They also ensure not to pull the vegetables or the flowers from the garden. Since there have been weeds growing in our garden, we decided to teach our tamariki about …
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