2021 - KAITIAKITANGA
This year the mahi we undertake at Bellevue School is embodied in Kaitiakitanga or Guardianship.
Our school curriculum document https://www.bellevue-newlands.school.nz/6173/pages/1215-bellevue-school-pathway intends for our students to be learners that also embrace being Kaitiaki (guardians) of themselves, others and their school. This includes being guardians of their culture, te reo Māori, tikanga, traditions, their whakapapa, their learning and their actions/behaviour, the environment, and local resources which also includes people.
Kaitiakitanga means guardianship and protection. It is a way of being. It is a way of managing the environment, based on the Māori world view. A kaitiaki is a guardian. This can be a person or group that cares for an area such as a lake or forest.
2021 – CREATIVES IN SCHOOLS PROJECT
Bellevue is working with a creative practitioner in 2021. For more information on the ‘Creatives in School’ initiative please follow this link - https://www.education.govt.nz/our-work/publications/budget-2019/ creatives-in-schools/
Later this year we are going to be in need of the following items , so please donate any that you can help us with by putting them into the box in the office foyer
- Scarves (thin silk like ones) - Plastic disposable cups
- Glad Wrap and toilet rolls
- Polystyrene (With policy)
- Cereal boxes
- Ice Cream containers
- Pool Noodles
- Bubble Wrap
- Milk Bottles
- Clear soft plastic.
- Plastic pegs – even the broken ones! - Nylon stockings
- Metal coat hangers
- Old beaded plastic pearl necklaces. - Bicycle Helmets
- Egg cartons/trays
Nanogirl Comes to Bellevue School
On Tuesday 23rd March Bellevue had an exciting Nanogirl Science assembly.
Here is what some of our students had to say about this -
On Tuesday 23rd of March, Nano Girl came to our school. She said when she went to primary school she wanted to be a superhero. When she grew older she realised she couldn't be a superhero because no one can have real superpowers. Instead she became a scientist and made herself superpowers. First she told us the three things you need to start a fire. They were fuel, oxygen and a match. After that she set a handkerchief on fire. A Lot of people thought the handkerchief would burn but it didn't because the fuel she used was half water. For her second experiment she needed 3 volunteers and each of them needed to blow up a balloon and tie it. They attempted to put a stick through a balloon without it popping. You do it by putting the spike through a darker part in the bottom of the balloon and the other side through a darker part in the top.
She did 3 more experiments that were really interesting. Overall it was very enjoyable and everyone liked it.
It was a great experience and we would love her to come again.
By Mason and Zeus