Friday, 5 May 2017

Stratford P/S & Matapu School tamariki present their CAPOW findings

In March this year, Stratford & Matapu tamariki got together with amazing displays for their CAPOW presentation.  Councillors, media, community groups, parents & whanau all celebrated & learn so much more about organic waste & the efforts of these 2 schools.  Thanks to their Curious Minds funding. See more about it here

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: ACWW South Pacific Conference

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: ACWW South Pacific Conference: Today our Enviro Leaders hosted delegates from the Associated Country Women of the World South Pacific Area Conference. What a wonderful le...

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Huiakama School wins Taranaki Regional Council Environment Award for 2016

The quiet achievers on the Forgotten Highway at Huiakama School are being very industrious in their enviro efforts.  In November 2016 they were awarded the much sort after Environment Award.  Check out their write up here and make sure to watch their cool video :-)  Well done team!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Enviroschool Day @ St Joseph's Waitara

Some photos from our awesome Enviroschool's Day at St Joseph's on the 4th of November. We had visitors from DOC, Tiaki te Mauri o Paraninihi, Rotokare and Enviroschools running workshops with the students.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Friday, 18 November 2016


Spotswood Primary Enviroday
                 2016 - What an amazing introduction to Enviroschools in North Taranaki!

It has been a privilege working with so many passionate students, teachers, principals, whānau and community groups this year. Your hard work and dedication to this important kaupapa is inspiring -thank you!!!

Kia tau ngā manaakitanga ki runga i koutou katoa. Have a great holiday and a Merry Christmas.

Rachael Ruakere
Enviroschools North Taranaki Facilitator.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: Check out our Pumpkin Patch Preparation

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: Check out our Pumpkin Patch Preparation: Our Enviro Warriors are have been busy preparing our pumpkin patch.  In autumn we put all our leaves into black bags to decompose.  Today we...

Friday, 4 November 2016

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: Sustainable Backyards

Enviro Learning @ Toko School: Sustainable Backyards: Toko School is on the  Sustainable Backyards Trail this year.  Our students have had a lot of fun showing off our schools enviro initia...

Monday, 31 October 2016

Empowering Tamariki at Puketapu Kindergarten

Creating Mosaic Tiles at Puketapu Kindergarten

Kia ora koutou i te whanau o Enviroschools.    EMPOWERING TAMARIKI ~
 At Puketapu Kindergarten in Bell Block, tamariki have been enjoying the opportunity to be creative and design concrete tiles for their new vegetable gardens.
'Making art' involves experimentation, risk taking and uncertainty.
'MAKING' is vitally important in promoting forms of thinking that demand attention to the ways in which images are created and organized in this context.
Over the course of Term 4, children have gained a sense of emotional satisfaction, over the control they have ~ over the materials they have used and the autonomy they have had in the decisions they have made in creating, mini masterpieces for creating the edging of our new gardens!
Ka Rawe!!!
As an Enviroschool Kindergarten, kaiako foster an appreciation where the learning is sustainable with KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERRING from kindergarten to home.


Monday, 19 September 2016

Uruti in the news

Bank staff muck in atUrutiSchool

Uruti students with BNZ staff.

All over the nation BNZ banks were closing their branches for good. Closed For Good is BNZ’s annual day of volunteering, and more than 3000 pairs of hands were sent to help a variety of places doing a range of jobs. Bank staff have lent their helping hands to more than 2500 projects around the country over the last seven years.
To get some of Closed For Good’s help causes submit their project and then bank employees vote for the projects they want to help. The ones with the most votes are picked anUrutiSchool was chosen. Bank staff arrived at Uruti School at 9.30am and got stuck in to work. Bank staff member Peter Hilliam told the students that they had decided that Uruti School was good place to go and spend the day. The workers were doing all sorts of jobs including painting, gardening, water blasting and building.
’’We really enjoy coming to the community and helping. We got away from the desk,’’ said Karen Goldsworthy.
Some of the students’ parents also came to help.
Uruti children were pleased with the finished product and hoped to be part of the Closed For Good programme again next year.

As spring (Koanga) is warming up, tamariki at Puketapu Kindergarten have been potting up seeds for our vegetable gardens.  Tamariki enjoy talking about planting seeds.  We were challenged when the beans that we planted, disappeared over night!!  Maybe a mysterious family of slugs or snails?? We are developing an appreciation, respect, and love of the natural world!

Mangorei School Envirogroup and Clean Up NZ Week

The Mangorei Envirogroup and I made a quick video about what they had been doing for Clean up NZ Week.

*Turn up the sound when watching this, it was a very wet and noisey lunchtime :)