Gathering highlights importance of belonging at Matariki
Matariki 2022 was even more significant for our country than in recent years as not only did it mark the beginning of the Māori New Year, but it was also celebrated with a raised profile of its meaning and a public holiday. Waikato Waldorf School community have been acknowledging and learning about Matariki for many years, integrating it with their curriculum. Here is their Matariki 2022 story.
A mouthful of fresh produce and ideas
A competition for students that encompassed growing ingredients and preparing healthy food supported a range of learning opportunities for young people in the Waikato. The 2022 Māra Kai Challenge encouraged students from 16 schools to dig and sow, nurture and nourish, hoe and harvest, slice and dice, mix and measure, taste and tweak towards plating and presenting delicious meals for judging.
Experiential learning leads to a living Vision at Paeroa Central School
Experienced teacher and facilitator now working for the Enviroschools national team as Facilitator Support, Beccy Dove, provides a unique perspective on engaging the whole school in a range of learning towards creating a vision for their place and their people.
Gaining ground with weeding and planting on Raglan peninsular
Raglan Area School, Te Kura A Rohe O Whaingaroa, is a vibrant, bicultural school situated on a beautiful peninsula overlooking Whaingaroa Harbour beneath Karioi Maunga. This peninsular has been part of a school and community restoration towards native coastal ngahere for some years. Read more about the latest burst of energy and action!
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