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Enviro T2 2022
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EnviroSchools Update

Enviro —

On Monday 23 May, Finn, Yvette and Ms McKendry presented the West Melton School Enviro vision map and vision statement to the Board of Trustees.

The vision map is a living document that helps us to think about what is environmentally improtant in our school and how we want it to grow and change to support the environment.

Our vision statement says:

At Te Kura o Papatahora West Melton School

  • we aim to make everyone feel happy and welcome

  • we are caring and learn how to care for the environment

  • we create sustainable places to enjoy, making sure our school is litter-free

Some of the things we want to see in our school are:

  • A quiet outdoor seating area by the library

  • The space behind Kōwhai developed for use at play breaks

  • A natural, wild area in the school

  • Environmentally friendly pest and weed control

  • Rain collection for watering our gardens

  • More edible gardens - fruit trees, herbs, vegetables …

  • Spaces to create, eg: music, art, building

  • Areas specifically to attract insects and birds