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Category: Enviroschools

Inspiring action across the Toimata network supported by One Billion Trees

29 March 2023

In 2021 Toimata established a relationship with Te Uru Rākau New Zealand Forest Service - part of the Ministry for Primary Industries.   The shared aim of Toimata  and Te Uru Rākau is to amplify biodiversity mahi with support of funding through One Billion Trees.
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Visionary processes of Enviroschools support Ministry of Education’s Local Curriculum focus

22 July 2022

There is an increasing focus on the implementation of the Local Curriculum in learning communities. A recent article from the Enviroschools website shares how the Enviroschools kaupapa and approach supports schools and early childhood centres with the development of Local Curriculum - it’s all complementary!...
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Brilliant young leaders – pass it on!

11 July 2022

Young leaders inspiring other young leaders provides a key to success. Taking part in the Wairarapa Enviroschools Secondary Student Leaders Workshop gave participants an opportunity to connect with, and be inspired by, others working in a similar environment.   At its heart, sustainability is about...
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Young voices help shape waipā district council’s long term plan

24 March 2022

Waipā District Council sought student voices towards their Long Term Plan. Embedded in this process were the Enviroschools Guiding Principles of ‘empowered students’ and ‘sustainable communities’. Towards the end of 2021, students from a number of local primary Enviroschools, shared their vision for the district,...
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Surplus puaka and provocations lead to Lees Street Kindergarten Sharing Shelf

21 January 2022

Lees Street Kindergarten in Invercargill was a recipient of the Earthwise Action Fund in 2021. This enabled them to get materials for a project that considered how to share surplus from their gardens with the community. Lees Street Kindergarten community map Through tamariki and whānau...
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Te Rūma Rātā and Te Rūma Pōhutukawa: Kaitiaki of Birds and Habitats at Fairhall School

21 December 2021

Action based around what students learnt about their local flora and fauna at Fairhall School in Marlborough included installing whare wētā and whare pekapeka in the school ngahere.  Feeling proud of their mahi at Fairhall School. The Wairau - Marlborough region has a very strong network...
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Arahura Noho Marae helps deepen Connections and build Skills

21 November 2021

In August 2021, Enviroschools West Coast gathered at the magnificent Arahura marae for an overnight stay to learn more about the cultural and natural history of the area, to build skills and knowledge for restoring native habitats, and to learn about the restoration of the...
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Ākonga Are – Air Aware at Cromwell Primary

21 November 2021

Cromwell Primary School are an Enviroschool in the  Otago region.  Through an innovative partnership with NIWA they have built understanding of classroom air quality.    This learning enquiry at Cromwell, using the real-life issue of air quality in the classroom, highlights the value of this...
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Lockdown inspired Creative Online Sharing with a Positive Outcome for Waiheke High School

21 October 2021

Waiheke High School students, staff and community can now confidently say that they are a Bronze Enviroschool. Their enthusiasm to continue the holistic reflection process was not dampened by the COVID lockdown and led to an innovative online sharing and decision-making process.  Waiheke High School...
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Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools