Enviroschools events

Enviroschools Bronze, Silver & Green-Gold Reflections

Children and teachers at Onerahi Kindergarten.

Congratulations Onerahi Kindergarten!

Sharing and decision-making sessions and the accompanying celebrations take place throughout the year

The reflections process celebrates each Enviroschool's unique, student-led achievements towards a more healthy, peaceful and sustainable community. It sets a framework of stages – from Bronze, to Silver, through to Green-Gold – reflecting steps on the school's journey. It's also a way to inspire and engage the wider community.

See www.nrc.govt.nz/reflections for more information.

Contact your Enviroschools facilitator to book in for an Enviroschools reflection.


Enviroschools Encounters 2023

Three young people on a sea biscuit on land.

Keeping safe on a sea biscuit.

March 2023

Enviroschools Encounters provide hands-on and discovery experiences focused on the environment for Year 4 – 8 students. Each year, a new theme gives teachers resources and inspiration for future teaching and learning. Past themes have included: the ngahere, farm, water, energy, eco-tourism, sustainable business and art. The 2023 Enviroschools Encounters theme is "Te Moana".

Register here for the Primary event: bit.ly/3lDoin1

Register here for the Early Childhood event: bit.ly/EncountersECE

Taipa Pahi Whangārei

Friday, 28 April

Wednesday, 22 March

Friday, 24 March

  • Primary event FULL
  • Early Childhood spaces only.


Child in a kayak.

Kayaking on the coast.

March 2023

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana - is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea.

Theme | To be confirmed

Morag Vasilaki – Northland Seaweek Co-ordinator – is compiling a list of all Seaweek events taking place during Term 1 of 2023. Contact Morag at [email protected] if you are planning to hold a Seaweek event in Te Taitokerau during Term 1 of 2023, and if you would like to apply for funding for the event.

Visit: www.seaweek.org.nz for more general information.

Project Pest Control

Setting the trap on a tree.

Setting the trap.

Project Pest Control develops skills and provides qualifications in controlling possums, mustelids, rodents and feral cats. The course involves theory and in-field training, and career opportunities are investigated. The cost is $350 / student (paid for by schools).  See nrc.govt.nz/projectpestcontrol for more information.

NCEA Unit Standards Level 2: 20794, 20795 and Level 3: 20793, 29335, 29336, 29338 (25 credits).

Kaipara Whangārei Far North

Kai Iwi Lakes Education Centre

Skills workshop 10 - 11 May

Assessment day 20 July

Kiwi North

Skills workshop 8 - 9 June

Assessment day 24 August

Lonsdale Park, near Kaeo

Skills workshop 27 - 28 June

Assessment day 8 September

WaiRestoration - WaiFencing

Two men fencing a waterway.

Fencing the wai.

The Enviroschools WaiRestoration project engages young people and local communities in the restoration of waterways and biodiversity. The WaiFencing project stream develops skills and provides qualifications for building fences to exclude stock from waterways and other areas of biodiversity significance. The cost is $350 / student (paid for by schools). See nrc.govt.nz/wairestoration for more information.

NCEA Unit Standards Level 2: 24822, 24832, 24833, 24834, 24836, 561 and Level 3: 37 (30 credits).

Whangārei Far North

Wiegersma Farm, Kokopu, Whangārei

Skills workshops - 30 March

Assessment day - 18 May

Rangiputa Station

Skills workshop - 4 April

Assessment day - 23 May


Find Your Future

Students using microscopes.

Will I find my future here?

August 2023 - dates to be confirmed

An interactive careers event for year 10-13 students destined for tertiary study.

Whangārei | 1 August - venue to be confirmed
Far North | 3 August - venue to be confirmed

Contact details

For further information contact Susan Karels, Education Manager | Northland Regional Council

E: [email protected] | P: 0800 002 004