Otonga School explores what Kaitiakitanga means and looks like in their place.
The concept of Kaitiakitanga – respecting all that is around us, is part of the learning in the Enviroschools Me in My Environment process and explored further in the theme area resources. At Te Kura o Tihiōtonga - Otonga School this value is being modelled through a range of learning and actions. Read what is happening here.
A Model of Inter-generational Learning - Te Puna Community Kindergarten Celebrates a Special Person
Recently Te Puna Community Kindergarten tamariki, kaiako and whānau came together to celebrate Gordon, (or Farmer Burr as the tamariki know him), our much loved neighbour, now in his 90th year. Find out more about the contribution Farmer Burr has made to this community.
Secondary School Students Show Leadership with Action in the Bay of Plenty.
Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam is an annual sustainability focused event for secondary school students hosted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s community engagement team, who work in collaboration with subject matter experts each year to build student knowledge and understanding of different kaupapa.
Bay of Plenty Experts Pool Knowledge to Engage Young People
With the Freshwater policy due to be released in June 2020, Bay of Plenty schools are increasingly exploring ways to care for their waterways. Students loved “Hands on Water” in 2019, where they had the opportunity to learn about freshwater from experts.
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Otūmoetai celebrate opening of Community Kai Forest and Pātaka Kai
In term 3 2023, Otūmoetai Kindergarten celebrated the grand opening of their first official Pātaka Kai, combining this event with their kai Forest Planting Working Bee. The event saw a...
Kaiako share time and knowledge
The challenge of honouring both Māori and the Pākehā wisdoms, with so much in common and yet also much that is different, is not a task unique to Enviroschools, but...
Compost bin a winner at Te Puna Kindergarten
At Te Puna Kindergarten in the Bay of Plenty the staff and tamariki were frustrated with their black circular compost bin that was very difficult to use. Tamariki struggled to...
Celebrating Inspired Kindergartens Enviroschools Journey
Inspired Kindergartens - Ngā Kōhungahunga Manawanui has a network of 25 kindergartens between Whangamatā in the north and Murupara in the south-east. Recently their commitment to the Enviroschools Programme was...