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Enviroschools started off as a pilot programme in three Hamilton primary schools and now, there are nearly 800 primary, intermediate and secondary schools that are part of the network.


With a trained facilitator to help guide, advise and motivate schools on their journey, primary, intermediate and secondary schools are supported to integrate Enviroschools into everyday school life. 

The kaupapa and processes of Enviroschools support the vision, values and principles of The New Zealand Curriculum. Together they can empower and enable individuals, families and schools to create healthy, peaceful and sustainable communities. 

Inspiring learning and action in primary, intermediate and secondary schools

Here is a small snapshot of what's happening around the country in primary, intermediate and secondary Enviroschools:

  • Hutt Intermediate School hosts 'Kids Connect 3' an event that brought together 88 year 4-8 students to share their ideas and participate in hand-on activites relating to sustainability 
  • Royal Road School in Auckland connects with Council and experts in the community to overcome a water pressure problem 
  • Salisbury School in Tasman creates a lizard sanctuary that is helping to build on a project that was started in 2004
  • Waikato Enviroschools took to the street in a celebration parade to showcase their ideas and visions for a sustainable future 
  • An Enviroschools Jam in Auckland for Secondary School students proved to be a huge success