Tuesday, 1 May 2018

St John Visit

Kirsty Sutherland from St John came to Taieri Beach School to teach us how to take care of injuries and allergies. 
 Asthma Attack- check to see if they have an inhaler. Get them to breathe it in for as long as they can.
 Bleeding - go to your first aid kit and get put a gauze and bandage. Wash the cut and put the gauze on underneath the bandage. If teh bleeding is really bad cal an ambulance.
 Allergies - if you see someone turning red or puffing up check to see if they have an epipen. It looks like a needle. Stab it in their thigh - it doesn't matter if they are wearing clothes, it will go straight through. But if they are wearing a wetsuit, take it off.
 Burns - if it's a burn from a fire, rinse it under cold water. If it is sunburn, put after sun on, aloe vera is the best choice. 
 Bee stings - get a flat card and slide it under the sting. Don't try this if it is a wasp sting because they take their stinger with them unlike bees.
Thank you Kirsty or teaching us what to do in emergencies.

Written by Tori and Devon

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Water Testing with the University of Otago Chemistry Outreach Team

Dave the scientist and his helpers Beth and Sam visited Taieri Beach School. They brought  Shihah, a teacher from Malaysia, who was very impressed with the science our children were doing.

Paddy and Liam collected water samples from the river,  the bend in the river, by the bridge and by the sandbar.

Harry and Louie, along with their scientist friend Sam, tested for phosphates.

James and Ethan, along with their scientist friend Beth tested for oxygen and Delrio and Hunter worked with Dave the scientist to check the pH. 

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Recycling Plastics

On Friday afternoon October 27th and following our weekly visit to the School Library Jeannine spoke to the children on why it is important for everyone in our community to help reduce the use of  plastic bags and plastic containers that we all use in our daily lives.

Jeannine showed us many different varieties of plastic that are causing harm to our environment especially plastic supermarket bags which are clogging up the landfills and harming wild-life in our oceans.

Jeannine then asked questions on how we could reduce using plastic in our homes and school.
Here are some of our responses

·       recycling plastic bags
·       purchasing bags that are biodegradable
·       putting our used plastic items in rubbish bags securely so they are not blown away
·       looking for the re-usable plastic signs when we visit supermarkets,cafes and restaurants
·       encouraging the use of other materials to use such as cardboard containers to store items in

Friday, 3 November 2017