Envirogroup 2018

Our Envirogroup is led by Mrs Linda Cook, Mrs Elrika Keyser and a group of students who organise a variety of projects and initiatives throughout the school and community to further the environmental education of our pupils and their families.


Vegetable gardening with Noah Wells

Tauwhare's Enviro group didn't have to go far to find an expert in Vegetable gardening. Noah Wells (Year 3), led us across the road from school to entertain and share with us his knowledge leading us through their family vegetable garden and orchard. Noah has a wealth of information that he shared confidently and inspired young and old with his knowledge and wisdom around fruit and veggies.

National Young leader's Day

Students from Year 3-6 attended National Young Leader's day in Term 2 at the Claudelands Event's Centre. They listened to inspiring speakers from throughout New Zealand


Enviro-Arts Day

Tauwhare enviro and arts students had a fantastic day at the Waitakaruru Arboretum Sculpture Park.

The children got to make seed bombs from native trees, talk to clay artists, make environmental huts, walk through the arboretum and enjoy the plantings and the sculptures throughout the park. All in all it was a fabulous day!

Tasting Kimchi with Hannie

Hannie shared a traditional recipe with us this week. She made Korean Kimchi and explained in detail how it is done. What a fantastic morning learning not only about traditions but also engaging in discussion around the importance of family and hardship when they are so far away! 고맙습니다 - Hannie!

Riparian Planting at the Badger's Farm

10th September

All the enviro group visited the Badger's Farm to help with riparian planting of a stream edge. Many hands make light work and the 200 plants were quickly planted. Thanks to Ray Badger (a former Tauwhare pupil) for having us come to his farm.

Planting the summer garden at school

Our Enviro group has been very busy over the past three weeks planting our summer veggie garden. Take a look. We have also harvested some healthy looking cauliflowers. We are looking to some scrumptious tomatoes, corn, silverbeet, radishes, capsicums, beans and beautiful sunflowers.