Not all carrots are orange!

Years ago carrots used to come in a wide variety of colours from white to bright yellow and deep purple. Around the 16th century the Dutch began developing the orange variety so common today. This year our vegetable garden was planted with an emphasis on biodiversity. It was time to harvest and taste these interesting carrots.



Working in the school garden

It was a beautiful day so we decided to tidy up the garden ready for the winter. We would like to thank Cassie (Kimi, Levi and Evan’s Mum ) for the huge amount of work she has done in the school garden. We would also like to thank Senan (Connie’s Dad) and Don O’Leary for delivering the decorative stone. The children were soon busy digging into the heap of stone and spreading it over the weed control barrier. There’s nothing like a bit of enthusiasm and team work for getting a job done.



Busy in the Garden

The children were busy in the school garden planting seedlings, weeding, composting and giving the garden a general clean up. The children were delighted to learn about companion planting, aerobic composting and slug defenses from Jessica and they were even more delighted to get stuck into the gardening – the weeds didn’t stand a chance!







Pumpkin Soup and Brown Bread

Fifth and sixth class made delicious pumpkin soup and brown bread today.

Pumpkin Soup
Serves 6
Preparation Time: 15-30 minutes.

750g pumpkin, diced
250 g potatoes, diced
3 medium onions, diced
3 chicken stock cubes, crumbled
840ml water
250 ml thickened cream

1. Place all ingredients, except cream in a large saucepan.
2. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
3. Remove from the heat.
4. Blend with a stick blender until smooth.
5. Add cream and stir through (do not boil after adding cream).
6. Season to taste.