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Silver Enviroschool

Enviroschools aims to :
  • Empower Students through their schooling and beyond to make decisions and take action on issues relevant to them, their

    communities and planet in the 21st century.
  • Integrate all aspects of sustainability - social, cultural, economic & environmental.
  • Weave Maori perspectives throughout, as a foundational base for development in this country.
  • Enable long term sustained involvement of participants over many years.
  • Be a scalable model that enables localised learning and solutions to be applied nationwide
We have a clear, shared vision and we are working together creatively to make it happen. There are obvious signs of all the Guiding Principles/Nga Matapono in our ECE centre, across all the areas of ECE center life. We have a sense of inter-relatedness/ whanaungatanga in terms of our ECE centre, our community and our environment.
Our sustainable practice are being kept up and growing; we are branch-ing into new aspect as well as going deeper with existing ones through child-led inquiry.
Children are fully involved in planning and making decisions about actions. We are tracking our progress and can show that more change has happened. Our work has involved lots of people in our centre as well as parents, whanau and other community members. 

Plastic Free July

posted Jul 5, 2018, 5:37 PM by Nicky Gray

Beeswax Wraps

posted Jun 14, 2018, 6:39 PM by Nicky Gray   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 6:44 PM ]

Queenstown Primary School Year 3 and 4 students have been learning about healthy eating and how this leads to a healthier environment.

In Term 1 they learnt about healthy food and how this would look in their lunch boxes without the need for packaging. In Term 2 they learnt how to make a beeswax sandwich wrap to use in their lunch box. They practised folding these after they had made them and are very keen to bring some lunch to school in their new bright patterned wraps. 

While they made their wraps in small groups the rest of the class ordered photos of the life of a container from the natural resource all the way to the disposal of the container. This created lots of discussion about the resources and energy used to make a glass or plastic bottle. They were surprised to learn that every man made thing comes from a resource in the ground.

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