Become an Enviroschool

Steps to take

Step 1:

For more information, contact:

Susan Karels - Regional Enviroschools Co-ordinatator, Northland Regional Council
Email: susank@nrc.govt.nz  Ph: 0800 002 004 or

Eden Hakaraia - Enviroschools Facilitator – primary and intermediate
Email: edenhakaraia@gmail.com Ph: (021) 121 1699 or

Julie Holt - Enviroschools Facilitator – primary and intermediate
Email: julie.holt@xtra.co.nz  Ph: (027) 452 9091 or

Jacque Knight - Enviroschools Facilitator - secondary 
Email: jacqueline@rahui.co.nz  Ph: (021) 488 822

Find out what it means to be an Enviroschool and how the programme can be implemented into school life.

Step 2:

Talk to your staff and board of trustees.

Step 3:

Decide where your school wants to start.

The following is not a checklist and should not be seen as linear.  Experience has shown that these are the main components of a successful process and that stages overlap, are revisited, modified and developed further as the school and community move forward.

  • Exploring the Enviroschools programme
  • Developing the curriculum 
  • Engaging students in experiencing their environment 
  • Forming an Envirogroup 
  • Creating a whole school vision map 
  • Implementing projects
  • Developing policies, care codes and strategies  
  • Identifying and strengthening community partnerships
  • Keeping the process going – documenting, reflecting and celebrating

Step 4:

Make a meeting with an Enviroschools Facilitator, receive a resource pack, discuss the Enviroschools support agreement and go for it!

Get more information

For further information contact Susan Karels at the Northland Regional Council on 0800 002 004 or Email Susan at susank@nrc.govt.nz