Harvest time brings communities together to celebrate and share

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Autumn is a time when all the hard work in our gardens really pays off and it’s great to see schools and communities come together at this time to celebrate and share this time of abundance. Last weekend the The … Continue reading

Getting down and dirty with adobe at Waikino School

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Students have been having fun stomping in the mud at Waikino School this term. They have been creating clay structures for the corners of their ‘student designed’ school/community gardens, which has been an ongoing inquiry for 2018. Local Permaculture designer … Continue reading

Waikato Waldorf – the journey to Green-Gold

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Waikato Waldorf School became a Green-Gold Enviroschool in November this year – a journey that has been the culmination of much hard work and reflection by the staff, students, parents and everyone in this very special learning community. As their … Continue reading

Designing a ‘Sustainable Building’ and Garden Space

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The Enviroschools Action Learning Cycle drives the inquiry process at Waikino School and they are currently using it to explore sustainable building and gardens. Students work in vertical house groups in order to sustain and develop their Enviroschool initiatives.  Whatever … Continue reading

Exploring the outdoors through art

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Art and the environment was the focus when Kiwitahi, Tauwhare and Ngati Haua Schools visited the Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum recently. It was a beautiful, sunny day and about 60 students took part in hut building, seed bomb making and … Continue reading

Developing a Forest School at Waikino

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Over the past few years Waikino School has become well known for doing things a bit differently. This year they have started a ‘Forest Schools’ programme with teacher Lauren Bartram leading the way.  Forest Schools is described as empowering children … Continue reading

Grounding the Vision at Paeroa College

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It’s amazing what can happen in a short time when you have a group of keen students, passionate teachers, an inspired Principal, supportive board and two highly creative members of the community. Paeroa College became an Enviroschool at the beginning … Continue reading