Enviroschools in Northland

Students and teachers on river rocks.

Learning about our rivers and streams - Enviroschools WaiRestoration national hui in Kerikeri.

Imagine…communities thriving by revitalising the ecosystems they are a part of – producing healthy water, clean energy, rich biodiversity, nurturing buildings and healthy food…schools and community are one, with young people gaining skills, knowledge and experiences to design and create their schools, neighbourhoods and country. This is a vision that is already becoming a reality for nearly 70% of Northland schools and kura through involvement in the Enviroschools Programme.

The kaupapa of the Enviroschools Programme is about the well-being of the whole school, community and eco-system.  It’s about working out how to live so that our society and economy nourish the natural systems that give us life.  Enviroschools gives young people an opportunity to explore real life challenges and to apply their abundance of energy and ideas. Students, schools and early childhood centres that are working towards sustainability play a significant role in creating sustainable communities by:

  • being role models of sustainable practices
  • enabling students to be teachers amongst their families and peers
  • creating future leaders who understand how to make informed decisions and take action. 

The Enviroschools Programme in Northland

The North’s Enviroschools Programme is funded by and operated through the Northland Regional Council, with support from Toimata Foundation, Northland Kindergarten Association and Kindergartens Far North.

In Northland, 104 schools and 29 early childhood education centres are currently on the pathway towards creating sustainable communities through the Enviroschools Programme. They are all working at their own pace to achieve a range of sustainability actions. Along the way, some Enviroschools choose to reflect at the Bronze, Silver and Green-Gold stages of experience, understanding and practice.

The following Enviroschools receive support through facilitation, resources, events, professional development and a nationwide network.

Find an Enviroschool in your area

Find schools beginning with:

A - D

Ahipara School

Anne West Kindergarten

Aranga School

Arohanui Early Learning Centre

Bay of Islands College

Bay of Islands International Academy

BestStart Pipiwai Kindy

BestStart Pipiwai Road

Bream Bay College

Broadwood Area School

Comrie Park Kindergarten 

Dargaville High School

Dargaville Intermediate School

Dargaville Kindergarten

Doubtless Bay Kindergarten

E - F

Educare Totara Park

First Ave Horahora Kindergarten

Forest View Kindergarten

Geckos Early Learning Centre

Giggles Learning Centre

Harinui Early Childhood Learning Centre

He Kaakano Early Learning Centre

He Waka Eke Noa Early Learning Centre

Herekino School

Hikurangi School

Hillcrest Kindergarten

Hora Hora School

Horeke School

Huanui College 

Hukerenui School

Hurupaki Kindergarten

Hurupaki School

Inspiring Minds Early Learning Centre

Kaikohe Christian School

Kaikohe West School

Kaingaroa School

Kaipara Kids Early Learning Centre

Kaitaia College

Kaitaia Intermediate

Kaiwaka School

Kamo High School

Kamo Intermediate School 

Kamo Kids Childcare Centre

Kamo Primary School

Karetu School

Kaurihohore School

Kerikeri Kindergarten

Kerikeri Primary School

Kiwi Kids Early Learning Centre

Kokopu School 

M - O

Mairtown Kindergarten

Manaia Kindergarten

Mangakahia Area School

Mangamuka School

Mangawhai Beach School

Maromaku School

Matarau School

Maungakaramea School

Maungatapere School

Maungaturoto School


Mission Place Kindergarten

Newbees Preschool

Ngataki School

Northland College

Ohaeawai Community Preschool and Early Learning Centre

Ohaeawai School

Okaihau College 

Okaihau Primary School

One Tree Point School 

Onerahi Kindergarten

Onerahi School 

Open Spaces Preschool

Opononi Area School  

Ōpua School

Oromahoe School

Oruaiti School

Otaika Valley School 

Otamatea High School

Oturu School

P - R

Paparoa School

Paparore School

Parihaka Kindergarten

Parua Bay School

Peria School 

Pompallier Catholic College

Poroti School

Portland Kindergarten

Portland School

Pouto School

Pukenui School

Raurimu School

Rawene School 

Renew School

River Kids Early Learning Centre

Riverview School

Ruakaka School 

Ruawai College

Ruawai Kindergarten

Ruawai Primary School

Russell School

S - T

Seeds & Sprouts Childcare

Selwyn Park Kindergarten

Springbank Preschool

Springbank School

St Francis Xavier Catholic School

St Josephs School

Taipa Area School

Tangiteroria School

Tangowahine School

Tauraroa Area School

Tautoro School

Te Hapua School

Te Kamo Kindergarten

Te Kopuru School

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kaikohe

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taumarere

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Rawhitiroa

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Tonga o Hokianga

Te Kura o Hato Hohepa Te Kamura

Te Kura o Kohukohu

Te Kura o Otangarei

Te Kura o Te Kao

Te Kura o Waikare

Te Kura Taumata o Panguru

Te Rangi Aniwaniwa

Tikipunga Educare
Tikipunga Kindergarten

Tinopai School

Totara Grove School

Totara North School

U - W

Umawera School

Waiharara School

Waima School

Waiotira School

Waitangi Kindergarten

Whananaki School

Whangarei Adventist Christian School

Whangarei Boys' High School   

Whangarei Girls’ High School

Whangarei Heads School  

Whangarei Intermediate School

Whangarei Primary School

Whangaruru School

Whau Valley School