Enviro Group

OUR ENVIROSCHOOLS CARE CODE

Kaitiakitanga is about looking after people, places and things. We are the Kaitiaki (guardians) of Patumahoe School

To care for our environment we…

  • Look after people and places and things by
  • Supporting the Enviroschools GreenGold vision, principles and kaupapa
  • Enviroschool and Enviro teams – dedicated groups of students work on different sustainability and environmental projects within the year.
  • Looking after people, places and things by using our school values
  • Whole school recycling, reducing our waste and reusing – classroom and staffroom
  • Paddock to Plate programme – growing fruit and vegetables
  • Have areas to encourage insects and birds to visit our school (Gordon’s Grove, Insect hotel, Bird houses/feeders)
  • Native Tree trail to learn about our trees
  • Rongoa garden – developed with whanaungatanga group
  • Clean up Patumahoe – in our local community – part of KNZB
  • Saving power and water
  • Acknowledge a tidy class with the Tidy Kiwi award in assembly.

Enviro Team Responsibilities

  • Support classrooms with sorting and recycling of classroom waste, and classroom clean up areas.
  • Enviro Team work on different sustainability and environmental projects within the year.
  • Participate in the Trees for survival programme of growing and planting of native trees in our local area.
  • Manage our worm farm and compost to help manage waste in our school
  • Identify and present Enviro Hero Awards – Kaitiaki award in assemblies

Environment Group 2021

Enviro Group, Patumahoe School