Gifted learners lead local change
Gifted Students at Wairekei School have spent time building an awareness and understanding of waste entering the drain system. They were disappointed that this was happening in their community and have created messages to influence behaviour and create change. Find out more about how they did this.
Caterpillars raised in classroom chomp troublesome climber
Japanese honeysuckle, a plant known for its sweet-smelling flowers and aggressive twining is an invasive weed in our country. The natural biological control in Japan is the Honshu White Admiral. Find out how students in the Waikato are helping to raise these caterpillars to chomp through the pest plant.
Hybrid Approach to Facilitation Sustains Engagement
This story showcases the ability of facilitators to still engage with students when kanohi ki te kanohi is not an option. Facilitator, Camilla, made the Enviroschools activities “accessible” by connecting through zoom so that kaiako and ākonga were guided and empowered to continue the learning and action process.
Deeply embedded commitment to Enviroschools kaupapa affirmed
Students at Te Miro have an immense pride in their place and take responsibility in caring for their school and community. Reflecting on their Enviroschools journey has provided an opportunity to gain insights into how things have developed towards the vibrant learning environment that they now have. This story, from Facilitator, Alex, tells how students led their holistic reflection process.
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Enviroschools instinctive and embedded at Kihikihi Kindergarten
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