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. The Guiding principals are:
• Empowered Students
• Sustainable Communities,
• Learning for Sustainability
• Maori Perspectives
• Respect for the Diversity of People and Culture
Our extensive enviro gardens, including a plant nursery are a special feature of our school that we are particularly proud of and, along with the wonderful art work on display around the school, reflect our commitment to the Enviro Schools programme. Lunch time clubs like, Stream Rangers, Whakarina Fun Group, Pest Control Group and Garden Group offer our students authentic experiences to take part in meaningful clubs that support long standing enviro projects around the school. Mel, our resident plant expert, works with classes and small group projects to further advance our bush regeneration project and sustainable practices.
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.