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The Enviroschools Foundation becomes Toimata Foundation

Haere mai, nau mai ki Toimata Foundation!

During April the name of The Enviroschools Foundation is changing to Toimata Foundation.

 

Over the last 15 years our organisation has grown from supporting a handful of primary schools to supporting nearly 1000 schools, kura and early childhood centres.  Participants range from children in early childhood, primary and intermediate to secondary school students, post-school youth and communities in both English and Māori settings.  

We work with this wide network through two programmes: Enviroschools and Te Aho Tū Roa.  

We are stepping into the name Toimata Foundation to support the continued growth of Enviroschools and Te Aho Tū Roa, and future new phases of development.

Toimata is a concept from Dame Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira.  The name evokes ideas of creativity and craft, sustainability and vision.  The takarangi design depicts all life nestled in the embrace of Ranginui and Papatūānuku and their love that flows to us here in the present, to all who have gone before and all generations to come. 

Visit www.toimata.org.nz

Enviroschools National Energiser Hui 2014

What a wonderful success!

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou.  Thankyou to all who attended and participated in the 9th Enviroschools National Energiser Hui held at St Peter's Green-Gold Enviroschool in Cambridge.

The hui was an amazing success with over 140 participants from 14 regions around Aotearoa.  

It was wonderful to bring together teachers, Principals, facilitators and regional co-ordinators from around New Zealand, to share ideas, build knowledge and be inspired by what is happening around the country in the Enviroschools Programme. 

The three day hui had a focus on professional development and networking that saw participants take part in workshop sessions, action in the grounds of St Peters and time spent with their regional teams and education streams. 

You can find links to download the workshops and pecha kucha presentations given at the hui in the facilitator tools section of our website.  Teachers please contact your facilitator for the log-in details. 

Inspiring and Amazing Early Childhood Hui!

May 2014

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou!

Thankyou to all who attended and participated in the first ever Enviroschools Early Childhood Hui held at Papamoa from the 29th April-1st May 2014.  

The hui was an amazing success with over 80 participants from 14 regions around Aotearoa!

It was wonderful to have the support of Nga Potiki, Tauranga Region Kindergartens and Bay of Plenty Regional Council in the planning and opening of the hui.  We were also honoured to host Jenny Ritchie, Rob McGowan and Antonio Te Maioha as inspirational guest speakers along with all the amazing people who put their hands up to run workshops and Pecha Kucha presentations! 

Please find links to download some of the workshops and pecha kucha presentations given at the hui. Photos, relfections and some thoughts from the facilitator session and bus tours will be up by the 16th May.

Mihi aroha, mihi nui ki a koutou 

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