Local curriculum/ marautanga enriches learning at Te Kura o Pakipaki
Weaving their own marautanga/ curriculum with the kaupapa of Enviroschools allows tamariki and whānau to learn alongside each other and connect with their whenua and awa. As a deepening connection to the taiao emerges the maramataka is used to guide activities and strategic planning. Read more here about learning and action at Te kura o Pakipaki.
Beetlemania has Te Mahia Students Engaged with Research in their Backyard
Otago University emeritus Henrik Moller, Dr Simon Fowler of Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research and Beef + Lamb New Zealand are collaborating with the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group to trial the introduction of 5000 dung beetles for soil and the water management. Read on to find out why students at Te Mahia School were invited to participate and what this has meant for their learning.
Deepening Connections and Confidence in a Hawke's Bay Enviroschool
An holistic reflection helps to identify new ways of using the natural environment as a learning resource and foster a greater understanding of inter-relatedness of all living things and a concern for their place. Here Enviroschools Facilitator, Sonya Sedgwick, tells us about their engagement and collaboration.
Seasonal Rhythms, Growing, Caring and Sharing at An Early Childhood Enviroschool
As an Enviroschool, Havelock North Central Kindergarten have been modelling the concepts around food equity and sharing at their Kindergarten. Frances Blake, the head kaiako of the kindergarten tells us about the purpose of the OOOOBY pātaka and how the staff and tamariki manage it each day.
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Students Camp Out For the Climate at Tūtira.
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Wairoa Kindergarten - working together towards a sustainable community
Wairoa Kindergarten recently reflected on their Enviroschools journey and everyone agreed that they aligned to the silver statement with ample evidence showing how tamariki and their whānau are being supported...
Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre - EIT is a Finalist for the Green Gown Awards Australasia
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Omakere School’s journey to Environmental Manaakitanga
Omakere School, in Central Hawke’s Bay, provides a vibrant and healthy rural learning environment for its local children. School News spoke to Omakere School principal Sue Taylor about her experience...