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. We are also looking at beginning our thinking around becoming a Garden to Table school. 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. Sustainable classrooms will be awarded with our WPS Enviro trophy at our whole school assemblies.
The parent Sustainability group supports our environmental projects. They organise fundraisers, working bees, and general support for us teachers. They have meetings roughly once a term. Please contact Meredith on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join this group of keen, enthusiastic parents.
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.
If are interested in helping out on our Enviroschool journey in any other way, feel free to contact Eriko Taingahue on email@example.com.
Nga mihi nui,
Keeping our school tidy
Bottled worm fertiliser