Environmental activities at Aroha Montessori
- sorting out our recycling
- bird feeding
- worm farming with left over food
- compost making
- participating in beach and park clean ups
- making hundreds of bottles of worm juice each year for our community
- making leaf mulch
- growing blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, black currants, red currants, grapes, passionfruit, apples, pears, lemons, limes, mandarins, feijoas, pomegranate, peaches and plums
- growing vegetables
- cultivating herbs
- flower arranging
- flower pressing
- only using water outside which we have collected in our rain water tanks
- care of our pets
- growing plants from seed
- conserving water and electricity
- reusing paper
Community Recycling Programme
- We are a community drop off point for the following products
- toothcare products and packaging
- pens, highlighters and felt pens
- plastic bread tags
- milk bottle lids
- face care packaging
- coffee capsules
- aluminium cans
- cellphone and accessories
- mens, womans and childrens clothing
- ink cartridges
- Twice yearly we hold a computer and electrical appliance collection where these items can be dropped off at Aroha.
- mountains day
- sea week
- arbour day
- Enviroschools have 5 Guiding Principles that underpin the whole Enviroschools journey. These perfectly align to our own centre values.
- Empowered Students are enabled to participate in meaningful ways in the life of their early childhood centre or school. Their unique perspectives are valued for the knowledge and insight that they bring, and they are supported to take action for real change.
- Learning for Sustainability recognises the types of teaching and learning that use connecting experiences to develop holistic and ecological perspectives, foster student enquiry, decision-making, action, and reflection, and create sustainable outcomes.
- Māori Perspectives honours the status of tangata whenua in this land and the value of indigenous knowledge and wisdoms in enriching and guiding learning and action.
- Respect for the Diversity of People and Cultures acknowledges the unique gifts, contributions and perspectives of individuals and groups, reinforcing the value of participatory decision-making and collaborative action.
- Sustainable Communities act in ways that nurture people and nature, now and in the future, to maintain the health and viability of our environment, society, culture and economy.