28-Dec-10

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Oturu Primary School Leads the Way

by Editor

 

Oturu School has been awarded the Enviro Schools Silver Award for  outstanding work in the development of high environmental practices while creating a real and successful commercial enterprise. A first for the Far North district.

 

Under the guidance of Principal Fraser Smith the school has developed practical projects as part of the academic teaching bringing real relevance to subjects like maths and science.

 

For some years the children of the school have produced virgin olive oil from their olive trees, honey products from their beehives, and a range of natural pharmaceuticals from their gardens. The products are so good the school struggles to supply the customer demand.

 

Incorporating good environmental practices with commercial production of consumer products is delivering excellent academic results relevant to the kids of the Far North. As a low decile school Oturu is performing well above its comfort zone. So much so a team from Oturu will be traveling to the United States next year to participate in the finals of the Problem Solving Competition. Good on yeah guys! 

 

PS. The trip is costing around $40,000 so all donations welcome. Contact Fraser Smith Ph (09)408 2050

Comments  
03:37 PM 15-Jan-12    by claireyuu   from auckland Public
hi was wondering if oturu primary school was going to sell their nit product to the public because i would be very interested in buying it. Can someone please reply to this to let me know it they will be selling it or not, where i can purchase it from and who i can contact to get it, thanks
03:23 PM 22-Nov-11    by womens refuge   from Kataia Public
Womens refuge and Man Alive stopping violence Group are calling all whanau and community groups to show the support for our Tane who say no to violence WHEN; White Ribbon Day - Friday 25th november WHERE; Starting at 249 Commerce Street & ending at the park at the other end of Commerce Street. 10am-2pm ACTIVITIES; free sausage sizzle, spot prizes, guest speakers, all welcome
08:59 PM 24-May-11    by Rex Sinclair   from takapuna Public
HI Fraser I have just seen the TV on closeup It was brilliant. Alan and Miriam would have been immensely proud Bst Wishes Rex Sinclair
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