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 2020