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Participating Schools and Early Childhood Centres

There are 36 Enviroschools in the Manawatu-Whanganui region. That's a total of 6,994 students.

Enviroschools in Manawatu-Whanganui

Our Regional Vision is to: Re-establish the Enviroschools Kaupapa and support networks in and between our current Enviroschools in the Horizons Region. We aim to provide encouragement and support to allow our Enviroschools to move forward on their individual Enviroschools journey and establish a time when all our schools in our Region are working towards a self-directed approach towards Education for Sustainability.


A big thanks to Wanganui District council, Manawatu District Council, Palmerston North City Council and Tararua District Council for their support. Schools and centres in our Region now have the abilty to take root and grow in a way they have not been able to before. With so much beginning to happen for our Region, it is exciting to see what the next year will bring!

For more information about Enviroschools in the Manawatu-Whanganui area please visit the Horizons Regional Council website here!

To find out what is happening in the Region, download the latest Seedlings e-Newsletter here!

Apiti School achieves Green Gold!

Apiti School is the third school in our region to achieve a Green Gold Enviroschools Award-congratulations!

During the Green Gold reflection process students took the assessing team on a tour of the school that included a recycling centre, group gardens, a nursery, hydroponics greenhouse and handmade weta motels!  The school has adpoted a native bush area just down the road where they have done significant possum and stoat trapping, have made and placed weta motels and completed native plantings.  

Apiti School also has a great partnership with the Department of Conservation and 'Jock from DOC' has been a huge help with the learning and action components of the native bush project in particular.  

Find out more about Apiti School through their wikispace blogspot and online school newsletter here!


Enviroschools Network Dynex Sleeves Collection

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I have a unique opportunity for your Enviroschool to raise some funds. In 2010 Horizons trialed an initiative where we paid schools to collect Dynex sleeves so they could then be recycled.

We are now in a position to offer this as a viable fund raising opportunity ONLY to our Enviroschools. You will receive 50c for each clean and complete sleeve collected. Collect the sleeves at your school or centre and once you have >100 give me a call or flick me an email and we’ll arrange a Horizons officer to come and pick them up.

I am attaching an A4 and an A3 poster that you can send out in a newsletter or put up around your school. Students must please remember to ask the permission of landowners if they intend to go onto someone’s property.

As this is a new initiative for our Enviroschools network, we are limiting the amount of Dynex Sleeves collected Region-wide to 2,000. Please note this is not 2,000 per Enviroschool, but 2,000 collectively. If you find you have collected more than we have funding allocated, please hold onto them until the next financial year.

You are welcome to contact me with any questions you might have as well as to confirm your participation in this new and exciting endeavor

Helen Thomas

Enviroschools Regional Partners in Manawatu-Whanganui If your organisation would like to support the Enviroschools programme in Manawatu-Whanganui please contact your Regional Coordinator.