A new versatile learning area is the focus of fundraising at
Waihola District School, with its sixth annual plant fair
Board of trustees chairman Mark Davie said the school, which
has between 30 and 40 pupils, was looking to create a
''modern learning environment'' between its two classrooms.
''We're trying to make it more efficient, creating a
versatile space for both teachers and students ... It's only
in the early stages.''
Mr Davie hoped plans would soon be drawn up, with a budget of
Those involved with planning had looked at the shared
learning spaces of several Dunedin schools for ideas.
School PTA president Danique Girvan said the area would house
all of the ''impressive technology'' that the school already
had, with creative learning stations situated around the area
for children to ''extend their learning in creative and
Mrs Girvan said the group aimed to provide furnishings for
the area along with an interactive challenging fitness track
to be developed around the perimeter of the school grounds,
to coincide with the refurbished school.
To help this goal, the PTA is running its sixth annual plant
fair in the township tomorrow.
The fair was a great opportunity for people to stock up on
plants for their gardens, she said.
In addition to plants, baking and raffles, local
designers/manufacturers will be selling their garden-related
''To organise and create the fair it takes such a huge amount
of time and effort from our small team of parents at the
school and we have amazing support from our local community
who provide and grow plants for us ...
''[We] are aiming high this year as there are some creative
and wonderful things that are going to happen to Waihola
District School in the future.''
Waihola Plant Fair, tomorrow, 9am to 1pm, Waihola Community