Dominion Road School (He Maunga Teitei) is currently working towards Silver Medal status of Enviroschools following the Guiding Principles which are: Empowered Students, Learning for Sustainability, Māori Perspectives, Respect for the Diversity of People and Cultures & Sustainable Communities.
There are many different ongoing programmes running throughout the
school, including Garden to Table for our Year 3 to 6 students, where they
learn to grow various crops, harvest and prepare the kai and share a meal
together. We implement the Paper4trees’ Programme where we reduce our
paper waste by using GOOS (Good On One Side) paper and recycle paper.
We also have worm farming, waste minimisation, orchard care, composting, water only schools, Sun Smart, waste audits, and Wheels Days throughout the year.
Staff and student environmental action groups have weekly meetings to organise school
wide events each term such as Kaitiaki Hour, where everyone takes responsibility for an
area within the school and the local community.
As individuals or as a class, we update our personal pledges around Reducing, Recycling
and Refusing and display them to inspire others on our sustainability journey.
The Kaupapa of Enviroschools’ “creating a healthy, peaceful, sustainable world through people teaching and learning together” is evident at Dominion Road School.