Enviroschools is a programme undertaken by Environment Waikato in conjunction with Matamata-Piako District Council and the New Zealand Enviroschools Foundation. This provides environmental education to students at schools of all levels; from early childhood learning centres through to secondary schools.
The programmes vision is to foster a generation of young people who are innovative, motivated and who instinctively think and act sustainably. The programme aims to integrate environmental education with the whole of school life. It is a whole school approach to learning through various modules which allow students to develop and manage a sustainable school with the help of their community whilst working within the curriculum framework.
Within the Matamata-Piako District there are currently fourteen schools involved, these schools are:
- Elstow-Waihou Combined School
- Firth School
- Hinuera School
- Manawaru School
- Matamata Primary School
- Motumaoho School
- Stanley Avenue School
- Tatuanui School
- Te Aroha Primary School
- Kereone School
- Kiwitahi School
- Te Poi School
- Walton School
- St Josephs Primary (Te Aroha)
For more information on the Enviroschools programme please visit the Enviroschools website.