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In June 2015 we become a Silver Enviro School. This means we have started work on getting to know our environment better and creating a whole school vision. This vision explores ways of how we can contribute to a peaceful, healthy and sustainable community. Our students will be actively involved in sustaining and progressing beyond this Silver status. We are thinking about the guiding Principles of Enviroschools within our curriculum planning and school life. 

These Guiding Principles are – 

• Empowered Students
• Sustainable Communities,
• Learning for Sustainability
• Maori Perspectives
• Respect for the Diversity of People and Culture

A goal for our students is to be inquiring, aware and active within the school community and beyond in order to make a positive impact on the environment.  As a SILVER enviro-school the Konini kids have taken on a number of projects and activities to support their commitment to the environment. Some of these are TravelWise; Worm farming; Konini Kai Club (Vegetable Gardening), Stream Rangers and Whakarina Fun Group. We have a Vegetable garden, Orchard and Propagation area. At Konini we have ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ and a ‘Virtues’ programme that underpins all we do.

We are always looking for help and support to keep our Enviro Programmes and activities alive. If you have skills you would like to share or would just like to lend a hand with our programmes please contact the school office.

Check out our Enviro Blog to see what we are currently doing - http://koninienvirogroup.blogspot.co.nz/

To find out more about the Enviro Schools Programme see http://www.enviroschools.org.nz/about-enviroschools