Pūrākau come alive at Nayland Kindergarten
This story showcases how kaiako learning about local pūrākau (stories), waiata (songs), histories and tikanga (values and practices) has been translated back into the kindergarten context and enriched children’s learning experiences across many parts of the curriculum.
Why did the penguins come to live at Sue's house?
When a little blue penguin chose to move in beneath teacher Sue’s house, her students started a learning journey about the habitat and plight of this native bird. Find out more about this enquiry that led to ecological building construction on a small scale.
Transition becomes reciprocal through a sustainable community approach
Two Enviroschools in Hira, one a kindergarten and the other a primary school are working together to ensure knowledge and understanding of sustainable practices and environmental concepts are honoured through the transition process, and built upon as young children move along their learning journey. Find out more about the Hira Rural Kindergarten and Hira School Enviroschools collaboration.
Reduce Waste by Swapping Clothes!
Nelson Enviroschools was most impressed to see Billie from Hira School take on the issue of fast fashion by organising a clothes swap event at her school...
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Nayland College shares and affirms commitment to Enviroschools Kaupapa
An Enviroschools Holistic Reflection sharing session was held at Nayland College in September 2023. The session, facilitated by Jen Thomas, the secondary school Enviroschools facilitator for Whakatū, was a cumulation...
Nayland Kindergarten Green-Gold Reflection
In June 2021 Nayland Kindergarten held their Green-Gold reflection sharing and decision-making day. Whilst this kindergarten has undergone some significant staff changes, the commitment to the Enviroschools kaupapa has never...
Fun and Games help Develop Knowledge of Nature Play
An Early Childhood teachers workshop around nature play, organised for the beginning of the year then postponed till term 4 ended up having multiple benefits for the Top of the...
Nelson School Children Step into Spring!
Recently the Nelson Enviroschools team have been working to promote active transport. Seven Schools took part in the Step into Spring initiative to help encourage more active journeys to school....