Enviroschools is not an add-on – leading an integrated approach
Barrytown School principal, Rachael Whyte shares her initial impressions of Enviroschools and how a pause and community consultation led to shared ownership of school values (TĀIKO) and meaningful local curriculum. After telling her new facilitator about this journey she has since giving a presentation at a cluster meeting for teachers interested in developing local curriculum.
KAS takes action for kai
Having access to great kai just got easier at Karamea Area School with the installation of a potting shed and re-invigoration and planting of the gardens. The whole school contributed to the mahi (and lots of planning) that will hopefully reap rewards in the near future.
Arahura Noho Marae helps deepen connections and build skills
In August 2021, Enviroschools West Coast gathered at the magnificent Arahura marae for an overnight stay to learn more about the cultural and natural history of the area, to build skills and knowledge for restoring native habitats, and to learn about the restoration of the Arahura River. You can read more about this noho marae here.
CONFESSIONS OF A NEW ENVIROSCHOOLS TEACHER
As Sacred Heart School in Reefton celebrates their one-year anniversary of becoming an Enviroschool, Kaiako Rose O’Connor reflects on how she is now far more environmentally aware and ‘walking the talk’. She has made big changes in her household and reports that the students in her class are also more aware and taking action to look after the environment. You can read more about her journey here.
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Tunnel house helps vision towards Hokitika School’s natural spaces.
An Earthwise fund has helped the Hokitika School community to construct a tunnel house that will be utilised for a range of growing projects including native seedlings for helping regenerate...
Papatūānuku Has a Tummy Ache!
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