Whareama is a Bronze Enviroschool.  The Enviroschools programme aims to empower and enable individuals, families and schools to work together to create healthy, peaceful and sustainable communities.  Building strong connections and trusting relationships is at the heart of this, as is fostering a culture of creativity and sharing.

Enviroschool programmes are designed to:

  • Encourage positive change and action

  • Enable the development of skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to contribute to their communities

  • Integrate Māori perspectives

  • Encourage awareness and understanding of the ecosystems that we are all part of

  • Connect children and young people/tamariki and rangatahi to contribute to their communities

  • Promote respect for the diversity of people and cultures in our communities and world

At Whareama we try to think enviromentally friendly where we can but are at the beginning of the Enviroschools process.  The students are currently developing a plan/vision of where and how we would like to develop our school further in an environmental and sustainable way and we will use this to drive our learning programmes and develop our school enviroment over the years to come.