Sustainable Schools

Auckland Council’s Sustainable Schools team supports early childhood centres, schools and youth to foster principles of kaitiakitanga and sustainability through student-led action. Activities can be taken in different contexts including energy, water, waste, transport and more. Get in touch to find out what’s happening in schools near you.

Sustainable Schools

Auckland Council’s Sustainable Schools team supports early childhood centres, schools and youth to foster principles of kaitiakitanga and sustainability through student-led action. Activities can be taken in different contexts including energy, water, waste, transport and more. Get in touch to find out what’s happening in schools near you.

Enviroschools

Toimata – Enviroschools is a facilitated programme which helps young people design, plan and implement sustainability actions that are important to them and their communities. The Enviroschools kaupapa is creating a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world where inter-generations of people work with and learn from nature. The programme provides pathways from early childhood through primary, intermediate, secondary school and beyond. This video of Sylvia Park School is an example of how students and teachers are embedding sustainable practices in everyday activities. 

Enviroschools

Toimata – Enviroschools is a facilitated programme which helps young people design, plan and implement sustainability actions that are important to them and their communities. The Enviroschools kaupapa is creating a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world where inter-generations of people work with and learn from nature. The programme provides pathways from early childhood through primary, intermediate, secondary school and beyond. This video of Sylvia Park School is an example of how students and teachers are embedding sustainable practices in everyday activities. 

Experience Centres

Experience Centres provide popular curriculum-based learning programmes and are based mainly in Auckland’s Regional Parks. Led by specialist educators and park rangers, the programmes offer hands-on experiences for students, opportunities for young people to connect with nature, and provide teachers with a comprehensive range of resources.

Experience Centres

Experience Centres provide popular curriculum-based learning programmes and are based mainly in Auckland’s Regional Parks. Led by specialist educators and park rangers, the programmes offer hands-on experiences for students, opportunities for young people to connect with nature, and provide teachers with a comprehensive range of resources.

Travelwise

The Travelwise programme makes school travel safer, healthier and more fun. This whole-school programme works with primary, intermediate and secondary schools to encourage the use of active travel modes and public transport. TravelWise schools design individualised Safe School Travel Plans to create safer and less congested roads outside their grounds.  

A popular action is the Walking School Bus. Auckland has more than 350 walking schools buses, with over 4,000 children walking to school. Find out how you can start a walking school bus at your school.

Travelwise

The Travelwise programme makes school travel safer, healthier and more fun. This whole-school programme works with primary, intermediate and secondary schools to encourage the use of active travel modes and public transport. TravelWise schools design individualised Safe School Travel Plans to create safer and less congested roads outside their grounds.  

A popular action is the Walking School Bus. Auckland has more than 350 walking schools buses, with over 4,000 children walking to school. Find out how you can start a walking school bus at your school.

Trees for Survival

Trees for Survival is a hands-on educational programme where school students grow and plant native tree seedlings to restore natural habitats. Working with a range of partners, students help revegetate erosion prone land, improve water quality and increase local biodiversity.

Trees for Survival

Trees for Survival is a hands-on educational programme where school students grow and plant native tree seedlings to restore natural habitats. Working with a range of partners, students help revegetate erosion prone land, improve water quality and increase local biodiversity.

Be inspired by what schools and groups are doing to live lightly


Resourcing your school, teachers and students to live lightly

Curriculum Based

POND: an environmental resources hub for teachers.
Department of Conservation: a range of curriculum resources.

Schools Newsletter

Auckland Council's Sustainable Schools team produce a monthly newsletter showcasing news, events and student learning. View or Subscribe 

Upcoming Events

Professional development workshops and sustainability-related events for Term 1 and 2, 2018.

 

School Advisors

If you would like to book into an event, or are interested in hosting, please get in touch with your Sustainable Schools Advisor.