Everyone’s a Builder
Not everyone has confidence in themselves as a “builder", but as the team from Enviroschools Te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui found out on their Ecological Building Team Day in March 2022, there are myriad ways to experience this Enviroschools Theme Area, and a great way to get your head around it, is to get hands-on.
Learning Barefoot at Paekākāriki
Paekākāriki School have worked with Enviroschools to build on their place-based ‘barefoot learner’ principles to reach a stage where spending time learning in the natural environment is an integral part of their programme. This helps give ākonga a sense of belonging and citizenship - an ideal foundation for a whole school Enviroschools journey.
Ancestors help bring new life to school space
Gladstone School is implementing local curriculum and working with mana whenua to transform an under-utilised space. Nurturing this now-valued space will allow integrated action learning about te taiao and te ao Māori, weaving in te reo and tikanga.
Mātauranga Māori deepens science and design experiences for secondary students
Teachers at Wellington East Girls' College are focused on bringing indigenous knowledge and approaches into their curriculum. Read about how they have integrated mātauranga Māori with ecological building and science and how this adds depth and meaning to the students’ experience.
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