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Upper Hutt Leader : October 5th 2011
35 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 5, 2011 EDUCATION Free parenting course Plunket's next free parenting course is Your growing baby -- parenting six weeks to one year''. Through facilitated discussion, this course aims to empower parents to understand what is occurring for their infant as well as to build their own confidence as positive parents. Topics include sleep, teething crying, safety, introducing solids, coping with change and much more. The venue is the Tawai St Plunket rooms, Trentham. The course starts on Monday, October 31, and ends on December 5, run- ning every Monday 10am till noon. Register at 460 4660. Recycling paper earns school trees By ROSEMARY McLENNAN Green fingers: Upper Hutt Pak 'n Save owner Michael Kelly with Pinehaven School's oldest and youngest pupils and three others chosen for their involvement in the Paper4trees project ,with a rata they planted near the hall. From left are youngest pupil Jared Woolcott, who started a couple of weeks ago, Caleb Madgwick, Mr Kelly, Izaiah Jackson, oldest pupil Rachel Lock and Shaylem Manihera. Photo: ROSEMARY McLENNAN Most schools and early childhood centres in Upper Hutt are receiv- ing native trees and shrubs thanks to their efforts to recycle paper and cardboard. Last week Pinehaven School received its trees, a selection of kahikatea, totara, red beech and rata, from the Paper4trees pro- gramme which is in more than 2700 schools and preschools throughout New Zealand. The programme does not do the actual recycling but simply gives schools an incentive. It also provides schools with 30-litre green plastic recycling bins for every room. In Upper Hutt, Pak 'n Save came on board to sponsor the trees in the city this year. Pinehaven School's new princi- pal Kaylene Macnee says 75 per cent of school waste is paper. There are collection bins in every classroom and the office and senior pupils organise daily collections into big bins outside. She says paper recycling is well- established at the school and last year it received 10 trees from the programme. The programme began in 2001 to give native trees to schools that recycle paper and cardboard. Every tonne of paper and card- board recycled saves about 13.5 trees. A native tree, shrub or grass is given for every two cubic metres of paper sent for recycling.
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