​​​​Imagine a generation of innovative and motivated young people, who instinctively think and act sustainably.

Enviroschools is a programme aimed at creating sustainable schools and has developed into a national programme and is being implemented in schools throughout the country.
Enviroschools is a whole school approach where staff, students and the wider school community work together to integrate environmental education into key areas of school life.

The school is supported by an Enviroschools facilitator.

Enviroschools in Hamilton 

In 2011 Hamilton City Council supported 34 of the city's schools (over 60%) to take part in the programme.
The following schools have achieved milestones in the programme:
  • Hukanui Primary School
  • Frankton Primary School
  • Hillcrest Normal School
  • Rhode Street Primary School
  • St Joseph's School
  • Woodstock Primary School
  • Fairfield College
  • Hamilton North Special School
  • Hamilton East School
  • Knighton Primary School
  • Marian Primary School
  • Melville Intermediate School
  • Peachgrove Intermediate School
  • Pukete School
  • Southwell School
  • St Andrews Kindergarten
  • St Columba's Catholic School
  • St Peter Chanel Catholic School
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whakawatea
  • Vardon School

Useful Links

NZ Association for Environmental Education

The NZAEE promotes environmental education initiatives at both a national and regional level and has branches in all regions across New Zealand.

NZAEE coordinates Seaweek at the national level, frequently hosts workshops and forums, and is an active participant in a number of initiatives including the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

The Association also serves in an advisory capacity on an array of environmental education issues.

The Waikato branch of NZAEE operates at a regional level to provide information evenings, workshops and field trips to highlight environmental education projects in the Waikato. The branch also convenes an annual environmental education showcase event, and hosts the Youth Environment Forum in the Waikato. 

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