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.
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,