At Meet the Teacher I shared the areas of focus as a school this year. Our Theme for 2021 is “GIVING BACK”. This came from our student’s response after Lock down last year where they wanted to raise funds for so many needy causes. We plan to develop the concept of Giving Back in different ways over the year. One way is our Native Plant Nursery. Despite last year not being what we planned and lockdown interrupting our growing process we were able to access some Carex seed which we germinated and planted up successfully. We also had success with lacebark seedlings found on the steps to our bottom field. We have just over 1000 plants available for the Moutere Catchment plantings this year. We are continuing to employ Mel to help us develop a programme of seed gathering through to planting out.