“He manawa whenua e kore e mimiti” – “Our connection to the community and the benefits of that can be viewed as “he manawa whenua” – the underground spring that has everlasting benefits on the area and the people, as this precious water resource continuously flows”.
Year 9 Shirley Boys’ High School Community Engagement Project; He manawa whenua. This programme encourages connection with our local community, via projects involving the environment and it’s people.
The various activities are all local; from Bottle Lake Forest, Travis Wetland and Ōtākaro (Avon River) to local Primary Schools and Kindergartens. Each class, and student, will be able to have a positive impact on one of these local areas and/or people. The day is aimed at building further connections with the environment, our community and to make any positive impacts through cleaning up the environment, helping restore it and building connections with local tamariki and other younger students.
The day will be run on Wednesday 18th November, from 11am – 2pm. The boys will attend school as normal for the first two periods of the day (except 9D who will begin at 0830). Following that, they will change into SBHS PE gear (with PE or House shirts). Over the next few days the boys will learn which activity their class will be participating in.
The students will return to school by 2.30pm, to be released for the day.