Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Have you ever seen a Recyclemonster?

Well I have...
It was a bit crazy!
It was very big and very scary!
Watch out…

Because if you don’t put your rubbish in the bin…


When the writing crew this year decided this year to make a film about recycling, we wanted to get your attention by giving you a friendly scare! You'll never think the same  about chucking your recycling on the ground again...

School Kids: Toni, Delijah, Laolao & Mata 
The Recyclemonster: Zaeeda & Daniella
Camera Assistant: Mata
Script: Daniella, Delijah, Laolao, Mata, Toni & Zaeeda
Choreography: Toni
Music: 'In My Feelings' by Drake


*In the making of this movie no children were harmed :)

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Team 2 Raised Gardens: Strawberries!

After lots of hard work clearing the weeds and building our raised gardens, today we planted our first crop....  
Strawberry plants! We look forward to watering the plants, helping them grow and eating the fruit when they are ripe!

Friday, 14 September 2018

The Roots at Pt England- No Six video

It has been an amazing experience to have The Roots at Pt England this term helping us create our vertical gardens, water filters, water tanks and teach us so much about the water in our environment.  
We were also lucky to have the crew at No Six helping us, taking beautiful photos and making this awesome video.

No Six is a multi-platform digital media brand curating, developing and connecting a new generation of young content creators from the South Pacific to global audiences. They are based in Tāmaki Glen Innes.


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Robotics Rōpū Soft Plastic Compactor Prototyping

Leilani films modifying a plastic bin

This week we started experimenting with compression  to reduce the size our soft plastics recycling bins. 
We are drilling, cutting and sliding small plastic bins as prototypes. 

Freedom compresses rubbish

As much as we compressed the soft plastics, they would expand again. Tha Zin had a 'eureka' moment when she thought of bagging up the plastic before compression.

We don't want to buy any bags. Luckily we had a roll of old plastic lying around so our new challenge was how to turn it into a compression bag.   


We are writing down our ideas to record our  learning but the ZTL team had to work together to safely drill holes in their Prototype. They used their laptops to film their learning so they can review their techniques and ideas.

Leilani, Zaeeda and Tha Zin with the ZTL Prototype