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Enviroschools Taranaki 2011 In this newsletter • Regional event at Otaaraua Marae • Enviroschools Clusters • Students making community radio • Dear Diary – Inter-generational action at Otaaraua Marae. happening dates for Right: Kuia Whero Bailey calls pukeko with harakeke. ES in 2011. “There are clearly many ways that people are Kia ora Tatou! Welcome to Enviroschools in 2011 connected with their Hi again from the Enviroschools Taranaki team. environment. If we recognize and deepen We are pleased to be putting together this newsletter. Through these connections, we are sharing knowledge, experience and resources, we build and more likely to act in ways strengthen the Enviroschools community. that enhance, rather than To this end, in this newsletter you can degrade our natural world” check out events, cluster workshops, online (Enviroschools kit, p. 53) forums, web links, and school profiles. Inside>>>Waitara's St. Joseph's School Dear Diary, Wetland Makeover Cluster Workshops 2011 Regional Event 2011 9.30am – 2.30pm To be announced. Workshop 1: March 17th Clusters & reflection teams I Workshop 3: August 11th Youth Jam 2011 ES, curriculum & action 6th ,7th ,8th July – to be confirmed competence. Workshop 2: July 7th Reflection teams II February 2011. Enviroschools : email: email@example.com ph: 06-756-9100. web: http://www.hivetaranaki.com Enviroschools Clusters in Taranaki The Enviroschools developments in the use of Programme in Taranaki is in on-line forums. the midst of positive Ultimately, this new evolution. approach leads to a more Funding cuts from resilient environmental In Taranaki the Māori new year government and local learning community as we (May/June) is marked by the rise council have led to the turn to our peers and of Puanga, a star in the Pleiades development of a cluster experience the resulting cluster. and workshop approach. whakawhanaungatanga. This means less direct See the next page of this During this time the food stocks are plentiful after the harvest contact time with schools newsletter for details of period and it is time to prepare the and students. clusters for Taranaki. land for the upcoming growing On the other hand, it is Experience from other season. leading to resource regions using the cluster sharing, synergies between approach shows clusters Just as during Puanga, schools and their common would benefit from Enviroschools Taranaki has local environments, and meeting once per term. plentiful skills, resources and experience, and is ready for the growth that is coming in 2011. Keep your radar tuned in to the RSS feed- www.hivetaranaki.com - for plans in 2011 for a series of Puanga traditional maori gardening workshops. St. Josephs Waitara Rocks! One of the many national projects supporting the environment is Project Crimson. In 2010, St Josephs School Waitara won a “Treemendous” makeover. In March 2010, the Waitara community united to implement the great design work of students and staff, developing a school learning and teaching resource and turning an un-used school area into a primo wetland hang-out space. To see more about the school makeover, go to www.projectcrimson.org.nz/treemendous/page.aspx or to watch an awesome movie made on the day, go to http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation-week- home/teachers/schools-loving-new- zealand/waitaras-st-josephs-school-makeover/ February 2011. Enviroschools : email: firstname.lastname@example.org ph: 06-756-9100. web: http://www.hivetaranaki.com Regional ES Event at Otaaraua Marae, Tikorangi Enviroschools This 2010 event saw planting kumara, Clusters in Taranaki students from Tikorangi potatoes, and other School, St Josephs veges, and harvesting (full contact details available in the attached cluster contact list) Waitara, Te Pi'ipi'inga from the nearby bamboo Kakano Mai I Rangiatea groves to create structures North Kura Kaupapa Maori, in the garden. Ahititi School In Taranaki the Māori new year and Moturoa School We all worked beside St. Josephs Waitara (May/June) is marked by the rise come together at Whero Bailey, a respected of Puanga, aSchoolthe Pleiades Tikorangi star in Otaaraua Marae in kuia who cares for the cluster. Tikorangi. marae with her husband, Ngamotu During this time the food stocks With creative planning and who has plenty of Moturoa after the are plentifulSchool harvest from Te Waka Kai Ora, gardening tricks up her Marfell Community period and it was time to prepare DoC, Whero Bailey and sleeve. School the land for the upcoming growing the Enviroschools Team, The kids loved learning Mangorei School season. participants were how things are done in the Highlands Intermediate offered a unique cultural garden including how TOPEC Just as during Puanga, and practical learning to sharpen the blunt Enviroschools Taranaki has experience. garden tools we turned up Kohanga Moa plentiful skills, resources and Students enjoyed great with! Beginning experience, and is ready for the Inglewood High School weather and awesome growth that is coming in 2011. Waitoriki School as strangers, we activities ranging from Kaimata School Keep your radar tuned in to water monitoring, left the marae www.hivetaranaki.com for plans in creating insect habitats, with new connections. Coastal 2011 for a series of Puanga Opunake High School workshops from Te Waka Kai Ora. Coastal Taranaki School Central-East Stratford High School Stratford Primary Marco School South Matapu School Kakaramea School Ngamatapouri School ADVENTURE RADIO Do your students want to go to air on community radio? Interested in making radio segments about the environment? Training, coaching & other support can be provided to your school at no cost. Frozen Pies for sale. Vertical Horizons is Email: email@example.com to make some Adventure Radio raising money for a school for disadvantaged children in India. Contact Steve @ 756 8770 Connecting with community environment organisations Enviroschools Taranaki Taranaki has a wealth of people and Peter Heard groups dedicated to caring for our environment. At the recent opening of the new environment centre – Hive Some environmental 13 Brougham Street Taranaki – a selection of environment organisations active in Taranaki New Plymouth groups came to share their kaupapa. … As a result, there is a list of community environment organisations to be found Phone: at www.hivetaranaki.com, under the Hive Taranaki 06 756 9100 community organisations page. 60 Springs Of great interest to some schools is the I.T based monitoring group under the T.E.R.R.A.I.N (a hub for Taranaki Fax: banner of T.E.R.R.A.I.N. Find out about environment groups) 06 769 6008 T.E.R.R.A.I.N, Friends of Te Henui, and other organisations on the Hive website. TRC environmental education Department of Conservation E-Mail: Ngamotu Marine Reserve Soc. Online Forum for teachers firstname.lastname@example.org The first Taranaki Enviroschools “cluster Taranaki Heptalogical Soc. cuppa” has started an online google Forest & Bird Web Site: group with the purpose of sharing ideas, experiences, connections and resources. Kiwi Conservation Club www.hivetaranaki.com Kristen from Moturoa Montessori has Te Waka Kai Ora kindly opened the online space for other East Taranaki Environment Trust There are no teachers. Farmers Market Taranaki passengers on Your school’s lead ES teachers contact details will be forwarded to Kristen, and Friends of Pukekura Park Spaceship Earth. We an invitation to the group will be sent. are all crew. If you would like to join the group but are ~Marshall McLuhan, not a lead teacher please send your 1964 contact details to email@example.com. Hive Taranaki is Taranaki's environment hub, connecting people's stories and solutions for a sustainable Taranaki. - A physical & on-line information hub of local stories & solutions for sustainability. - A physical and on-line meeting space for people & groups to share information & resources on community projects. - A community workshop & clasroom venue.
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