ākonga are air aware
Cromwell Primary School partnership with NIWA builds understanding of classroom air quality. An incredible learning inquiry at Cromwell, using the real-life issue of air quality in the classroom, highlights the value of this learning approach and issues around healthy classrooms.
Audit activates waste management and more.
Clyde Primary School students have had a big focus on waste this year. The Envirogroup has been leading their whole school to be more aware and to make positive changes. The solutions generated were simple yet effective. These empowered students have found the opportunity to share their ideas, concerns and visions immensely satisfying.
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.
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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...