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Some shining examples

Blessing of waharoa at paparārangi kindergarten

There are some great things happening in Early Childhood Centres in the Wellington Region.

Read here about the trip Hutt Valley Kindergartens took to Kāpiti Coast for some ECE inspiration

Arakura Kindergarten have recently opened a new Marā Kai/Community Garden - read more here.

Find out about the significance Paparangi Kindergarten's new waharoa (gateway) in honouring Māori perspectives 

Read here about the process of  Reflecting for and celebrating Bronze at Cottle Kindergarten in 2015

Here is an insight into Heretaunga Kindergarten's Silver Reflection.

Find out about Arakura Kindergarten's Sustainability Journey so far.

You can find out more about Little Earth Montessori's exploration of the Maori korowai / cloak tradition

You can see how Paraparaumu Playcentre kicked off their Enviroschools Journey with a Waste Audit.


Enviroschools in Kindergartens in the Wellington Region

In the Wellington region the Enviroschools team have begun working with Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens, and Hutt City Kindergartens to implement the Enviroschools Programme in kindergartens within those associations.

At this stage each association is working with a small cluster of kindergartens. However, if your kindergarten is interested in linking in with the network, contact the senior teacher responsible for Enviroschools in your association to let them know your interest.

Enviroschools in Independent Early Childhood Centres in the Wellington region

The official Enviroschools network in Wellington includes a number of independent early childhood education centres who we have a historical connection with. We do not have the capacity at this stage to offer the programme to independent early childhood centres outside this group.

However, all early childhood centres have the option to become a "Friend of Enviroschools Wellington". This involves:

  • Purchasing an Enviroschools Handbook and Early Years Guide and working independently using the Enviroschools approaches;
  • Attending teacher cluster meetings where they are operating;
  • Receiving email updates about events and opportunities;
  • The opportunity to attend selected Enviroschools workshops.

Register to become a Friend of Enviroschools Wellington.