Back to school just more lockdown?

Back to school just more lockdown?

Written by  Gemma Periam With schools being back today, what type of learning will be valued and prioritised? Will it be just another form of lockdown for students in the hope of ‘catching up’ on what has been missed while learning at home? Will schools even consider...
Staying In & Getting Out

Staying In & Getting Out

Our Chair, Marlene Julian has written from her bubble to let us know how she is getting her daily dose of the outdoors during the New Zealand Covid-19 Alert Level 4: From my bubble to yours….what a glorious autumn day it is today. Just because I can’t drive to the...
Making Bush Soap

Making Bush Soap

With hand sanitiser having long disappeared from our supermarket shelves, our Programme Coordinator Brian has been using his time at home to experiment with making bush soap and shared the process with us: Step 1 – Make a fire to create charcoal (charcoal and water...
Term 1 Wrap Up

Term 1 Wrap Up

Our Programme Coordinator, Donald is on the blog today to fill us in on all the happenings during the first term of 2020… Term 1 is always a whirlwind of an experience. But this year the winds had some extra umph! In our first week alone, we had five schools...
Hitting The Ground Running

Hitting The Ground Running

Our new Programme Coordinator, Brian Connelly joined the POET team earlier this year and by day 20 had already attended 5 camps, phew! Brian checked in to let us know how his first month went: Its been an exciting start to the year for me as a fresh, brand-new POET...

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