Education for Sustainability
Point Chevalier School is proud to be a Silver Enviro School, Fair Trade School and a Gold Travelwise School.
Keren Rego teaches the Point Chev Primary Fairtrade class and raises money each year for the 5th de April School. Her class have petitioned the local supermarket to stock more Fairtrade products and made an award-winning Fairtrade movie. Keren’s a Fairtrade superhero!
Trees for Survival
Trees for Survival is a charitable trust that works with over 150 schools and local communities across New Zealand to grow and plant native trees along waterways and on erosion-prone hillsides. Their environmental education program provides an opportunity for schoolchildren to make a practical difference in their environment as well as learn about conservation, revegetation, wetland restoration and protecting stream quality.
Point Chevalier School and Trees for Survival have been working together for many years now, ensuring we are planting lots of native trees every year both within our community and in other parts of Tāmaki Makaurau. We have been part of a long-term project which is building up green corridors all over our city to provide green spaces for us all to use as well as taking care of bird and insect life.In October 2023 our Enviro group and Keren planted well over 800 native trees in Dairy Flat. We will spend the remainder of Term 4, potting up our new baby native seedlings which will be ready to go into the ground in about eight months time!
We were also super lucky in Term 3 to be involved in a project with Auckland Council and Crank around creating a vision for kids around transport.
Check out this awesome presentation!
Follow this link: A vision of kids for transport
The Bike Train is a fun, healthy and safe way for Year 0–3 kids to get to school each morning. They are currently accepting new riders – if you’d like to find out more visit the Bike Train website or contact coordinator Matt Fordham at email@example.com.