Category Archives: At School

Newsletter: EfS in Queenstown Lakes

I have been working on a newsletter to showcase some of the amazing work our local schools and early childhood centres are doing as they journey towards sustainability. In this issue read about; Enviroschools reflection sessions at Queenstown Primary, Wanaka …more

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Making Cardboard Robots

                        Community Networks Wanaka always put on a fantastic school holiday programme. It’s been a while since I’ve run a session for them, so as you can imagine I …more

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Remote Support

One of the challenges I face in my job is supporting schools that are geographically far away from where I’m based. Thankfully the Internet is really coming to the party to help me out with this. Room 12 from Queenstown …more

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Silver Enviroschool

Queenstown Montessori are a very committed Enviroschool, even before they joined the programme they were dong lots of work in order to create a more sustainable future for their centre and students. The were the first Bronze early childhood centre …more

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A very important visitor…..

One of the things I’ve come to expect as working as an Enviroschools facilitator, is to expect the unexpected. It was most definitely the unexpected when I received an email from the National Team informing me that the new Minister …more

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The Outlook for Someday

For those of you that don’t know, The Outlook for Someday, is a challenge to all New Zealanders under the age of 24 to make a short film about any sustainable topic that is dear to them. It is now …more

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A day out at QPS and Ben Lomond

Once a year I help arrange a student teacher hui for the Enviroschools of Central Otago, regular readers of my blog will remember last years which we held at Rippon and Te Kakano and was indeed a resounding success. One …more

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Worm Farming at the Copthorne Hotel

A few months ago during one of my visits to Queenstown Primary, Nicky asked me if I would like to sit in on a meeting with Nathalie McAuliffe from the Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown. Nathalie is in charge of the …more

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Another Bronze Enviroschool – Queenstown Montessori

The Enviroschools programme isn’t just for primary schools, we have one youth group and two early childhood centres signed up to the programme here in the Queenstown Lakes District. The way that I work with the early childhood centres is …more

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QPS is a Bronze Enviroschool

This week I was inspired by the journey of reflection we took as the Enviroschool team looked back over the work that the school has been doing and decided that Queenstown Primary School are now a Bronze Enviroschool. Queenstown Primary …more

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