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Become an Enviroschool

Steps to take

Step 1:

For more information, contact:

Susan Karels - Enviroschools Manager, Northland Regional Council
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 0800 002 004 or 027 201 9932

Jane Norman - Enviroschools Facilitator – (Primary and Intermediate) – Whangārei and Kaipara
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 027 469 7526

Zoe Jefferies - Enviroschools Facilitator (Primary) - Far North
Email: [email protected] Phone: 021 287 2225

Morag Vasilaki - Enviroschools Facilitator (Primary and Secondary) – Mid North
Email: [email protected]  | Phone: 021 544 672 

Jacque Knight - Enviroschools Facilitator (Secondary) - Whangārei, Kaipara and Far North
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 021 488 822

Judy Crooks - Enviroschools Facilitator (Early Childhood) 
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 027 375 5262

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 [email protected]