Enviroschool is about empowering students and communities to create a more sustainable, healthy, and caring environment for all to enjoy. Waitakere Primary School has been on the Enviroschool journey since 2015. Thanks to our student Enviroteam, our school successfully reflected on a BRONZE Enviroschool award in 2018. You can read more about what Enviroschool is all about on http://www.enviroschools.org.nz/.
In 2019, we are aiming to reduce the waste we are sending to our landfills, have less lost property, run lunch time Enviro clubs and eventually sell our products at a school Enviro shop. The Enviroschool guiding principles continues to be integrated throughout the curriculum and we will continue our work on composting, worm farms, garden clubs, and keeping our school environment tidy.
Our school has a Kaitiaki group. One student from each class has stepped forward to represent our school as Kaitiaki / Guardians and agents of change. These students are passionate about our land, Papatuanuku and our people, tangata and want to be involved involved in a role where they can have a say about making a positive change in the environment that we live and learn in. Kaitiaki group is part of our Whiria te tāngata Kāhui ako and Enviroschools work. These fantastic students will collaborate and share their bright ideas. We are so excited to be working together.
In 2023 we have become a Garden to Table School. Garden to Table is a charitable trust that supports Primary and Intermediate schools and Kura to take leanning outside of the classroom and in to the garden and kitchen. The aim is to teach our tamariki knowledge and skills that have a transformative and lifelong impact on their Hauora - wellbeing- and on the world around them.
You can read more about Garden to Table here - Garden to Table
If are interested in helping out on our Enviroschool journey in any other way, feel free to contact Leigh Menzies on email@example.com or Tamara Marsh on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nga mihi nui,