North East Valley Normal School students tell Otago Regional Councillors their vision for the future
This is a collaborative approach to telling a story of empowerment and influence. Teacher Theresa Bowen, from North East Valley School sets the scene describing the opportunity for students to present to ORC. Robyn Zink, Enviroschools Otago Regional Coordinator, outlines the process and preparation and then we hear from the students about their presentation to Otago Regional Council.
Sustainable Energy Pathways for Otago Schools
Enviroschools works with a large number of schools in Otago that are currently using coal and would like to transition to more sustainable energy sources for their heating. In 2019 Enviroschools established a collaborative pilot working with six Otago schools and a number of organisations and community stakeholders to look at best-practice for the transition to sustainable energy.
Queenstown Lakes Enviroschools develop projects and practices
2020 was a challenging year for everyone and we want to mihi the teachers and students of Enviroschools in Queenstown Lakes District for their energy and passion towards creating a more sustainable world. Here is a summary of the amazing mahi being undertaken in their schools, centres and communities.
Connecting with their place is central to learning - Central Otago update
Each Enviroschool completes an annual review of their sustainability highlights and achievements over the year, along with identifying challenges, plans and aspirations for the upcoming year. This is a summary celebration of the amazing mahi schools are carrying out in Central Otago schools and communities during 2020 and the difference that Enviroschools is making.
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Enviroschools for Breakfast increases principals’ appetite for environmental learning
Here, Robyn Zink, Regional Coordinator of Enviroschools Otago, shares a successful means of engaging with principals in her region. In Otago, we held our first round of principals’ breakfasts in...
Strategic Planning supports Enviroschools Kaupapa at Cromwell Primary
Cromwell Primary School in Otago has recently become a Green-Gold Enviroschool. Beccy Dove, in her role as Facilitator Support for the National Enviroschools team, visited this school for a Sharing...
Kaikorai Valley College in Otago has a Farm on its School Grounds......
Science teacher Dr Simon McMillian started Kaikorai Valley College’s farm six years ago. “We have a lot of land in our school and we weren’t using it,” he says. With...
Maheno School is Going Solar!
The sky is the sustainability limit for Maheno School after it was granted $49,000 to install solar panels on its roof. Maheno School is the first to be featured in...