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Participating Schools and Early Childhood Centres

There are 48 Enviroschools in the Manawatu-Whanganui region. That's a total of 6,477 students.

Enviroschools in Manawatu-Whanganui

Our Regional Vision: We aim to provide encouragement and support to allow our Enviroschools to move forward on their individual journeys. We will continue to grow the Enviroschools kaupapa and support networks within and between those engaged in the Enviroschools Programme. Our Region is working towards a self-directed approach towards learning for sustainability.


A big thanks to Whanganui District Council, Manawatu District Council, Tararua District Council, Palmerston North City Council, Ruapehu District Council, and Rangitikei District Council for their on-going support. More schools and centres in our Region now have the ability to take root and grow. With this network of support, our Region is enabling sustainability-smart schools and early childhood centres. It is certainly exciting to see where we’re going next.

For more information about Enviroschools in the Manawatu-Whanganui area, or to see the latest edition of the Seedlings eNewsletter, please visit the Horizons Regional Council website here!

You can also download their Enviroschools brochure here!

Dynex Sleeves- Are you needing more funding for your school?

Ahiahi mārie

I have a unique opportunity for you to raise some funds. You might even call it an exclusive opportunity – I am only offering this to a select few schools. We appreciate that fundraising can be challenging for rural schools, so for Enviroschools based in a rural setting we’re offering you the chance to fundraise using old dynex sleeves.

For those who don’t know, dynex sleeves are the sleeves that go around poplar poles to protect them. As they grow they split in half and fall on the ground. We will pay you .50c for each clean and complete sleeve collected. Collect the sleeves at your school and once you have >100 give me a call or flick me an email and we’ll arrange a Horizons officer to come and pick them up.

I have attached a couple of posters for you to use – either send them out with your students, put up around the school, pop it into your newsletter, however you choose to spread the word. Get your local families and farmers behind you and raise a bit of money. This could be quite lucrative and help support further Enviroschools ambitions and projects.

You are welcome to contact me with any questions you might have as well as to confirm your participation. It isn’t often we can offer money out in this way so please jump on the bandwagon.

Click here for high resolution A4 Dynex sleeve poster and high resolution A3 poster. 
look forward to hearing whether you wish to be involved.


Enviroschools Regional Partners in Manawatu-Whanganui If your organisation would like to support the Enviroschools programme in Manawatu-Whanganui please contact your Regional Coordinator.