Education for Sustainability
What does it look like for Churchill Park School?
We are a green gold Enviroschool and we are proud of it!

The Kaupapa of Enviroschools' "creating a healthy, peaceful, sustainable world through people teaching and learning together" is the focus at Churchill Park School.

We:
  • integrate into all learning where possible
  • make connections to – biophysical, political, economic and social issues
  • focus awareness and practice of Churchill Park beliefs
  • talk about our understandings of Kaitakitanga
  • through an inquiry cycle – taking action from our learning and transferring this into a sustainable environment creating lifelong attitudes and actions.
  • deliberately teach the key principles of: Empowered Students, Learning for sustainability, Maori perspectives, Respect for diversity of people and culture and Sustainable communities
Our aim is to equip our students with the competencies they need to be leaders in sustainability. Students are actively engaged in environmental change that has significant effects on the school, community, country and planet.

Projects we are proud of ……..
  • water tank – IPENZ engineers working alongside the students to develop water tank flow on from the friendship garden,
  • weekly garden club,
  • development of the wetlands (from a boggy area) alongside the council for guidance
  • garden to table
  • composting –developing understanding of compost,
  • using harakeke from the wetlands for art, technology,
  • travel wise
  • walking school bus
  • continuing to fund raise and support students from Cambodia through world vision,
  • caterpillar garden,
  • solar panels,
  • beach clean-up sustainable coast lines,
  • waste audit,
  • annual studies on NZ endangered species e.g. short tail bat, long fin eel, whio,
  • waste less school including nude lunchboxes, reusing and recycling paper, limited paper newsletters


 

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