The Journey of a Sunflower

The Journey of a Sunflower

Written after field trips Ruamāhanga Farm to pick and learn about Sunflowers February 2024 Kahutara School – Years 3 & 4 I was in the deep dark soil and I felt calm still and happy – Harley Rose I tried as hard as I could and then I burst open and saw...

Voices of the Ruamāhanga – Free Fall Writing

Martinborough School Year 6 and 7 As a tiny droplet of water … Jamie – I began falling from the sky as rain with all my brothers and sisters, we were all small and innocent and when I fell to the ground I felt my siblings all coming together making a large...
Paetūmokai Haiku

Paetūmokai Haiku

Haiku Session – Te Kura o Te Paetūmokai JonahTotara growingClimbing leaves, blowing rustlingIn the gusty windRuamāhangaShimmering in the bright sunRippling and riffling AniwaSoft, wet, muddy, groundStrong and luscious mataiHelping trees to grow HunterMatai...

Tamariki Writing: As I sat still and silent

Children from Te Kura O te Paetūmokai ( Featherston School) were supported by Rod Sugden and Jane Riddiford from Ruamāhanga Mauri Oho to reflect on their experiences of planting an understory beneath the forest giants at Waihinga bush. The children discussed the...