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 →
Are you exploring the Living Landscapes theme area this year or getting more connected with your environment through Me In My Environment? Do you want to get your students out into nature and your local environment? “Be With A Tree … Continue reading →
As featured in the New Zealand Eduction Gazette in November 2015, Waikino School has been on a journey, along with the community to learn about and celebrate their region: its past, its connection to the water, its birds, its land, … Continue reading →
Our focus for 2016 is Everything is Connected – Whanaungatanga.
“He taura whiri kotahi mai anō te kopunga tae noa ki te pu au.”
From the source to the mouth of the sea all things are joined together as one.
Acting sustainably is no longer a choice: Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively over the last 50 years than any other period in history. This includes high demand for food, fresh water and fuel in the quest for human wellbeing and economic development. “Everything is connected” has the potential to explore connections between and within natural ecosystems. This includes the relationships between natural ecosystems and people. As well as the development of relationships- both local and global, between people, groups, organisations, and communities. It provides opportunities to consider both spiritual and scientific explanations of our world and traditional and contemporary approaches.
‘When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it is connected to
– John Muir
Thekey concepts posterhighlights the big ideas that will act as touch points for you during your planned curriculum for the year.