The kaupapa of the Enviroschools Programme is about the well-being of the whole school, community and ecosystem. It is a whole school approach to environmental education. With support from the school community, students plan, design and take action to create a sustainable world.

Enviroschools gives young people an opportunity to explore real life challenges and to apply their abundance of energy and ideas. Students and schools 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 newsletter is produced annually and sent to Enviroschools in Southland. It contains highlights of the year as well as an overview of future events. See current and past issues here.


The nationwide Enviroschools programme is overseen by the Toimata Foundation. In Southland, the programme is coordinated by Environment Southland in partnership with Kindergartens South, and supported by funding from Southland District Council, Invercargill City Council and Gore District Council.

Want to become an Enviroschool?

Contact Environment Southland's Enviroschools Regional Coordinator on 0800 76 88 45 or email education@es.govt.nz.

Enviroschools Hui 2018 - Curio Bay

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