Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Upcoming farm visit

Farm Visit
Dear parents and whanau,

This term as part of our Inquiry theme “Our Water” Puawaitanga team are going to visit a dairy farm in Linton, on Tuesday 10th September. We will be looking at what dairy farmers are doing on their farms to reduce the impact farmers have on waterways. We will be looking at the planting of trees and fencing that many farmers are doing to help reduce their impact. Prior to this trip, we will also be talking to a representative from Fonterra. While on the farm, we will get to see day-to-day life on the farm, in particular calves who are being born at this time.
This is a regular school day and part of our EOTC (Education outside the classroom) programme. Attendance is expected.

Rooms 10 and 11 - Leaving school by bus at 9am and returning at 1 pm
Rooms 13 and 14 - Leaving school by bus at 11 am and returning at 2:30 pm

Students will need:
Warm clothing - Children may also be exposed to the wind and sun, so please come prepared for any type of weather (layered clothing). A raincoat, a warm hat and sun protection.
Suitable covered shoes/Gumboots
Drink bottles
Lunch (No lunch orders to purchased on this day)
Change of clothes/shoes

For this excursion to go ahead, we need parent support. We require parent support to join us on the bus and then supervise a small group while touring the farm. Please indicate on the form below whether or not you are able to help us.

If there are any concerns or questions please contact your child’s classroom teacher or the Puawaitanga team leader, Chris McKeever.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Please fill out the permission form that your child has bought home this week.

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