At Golden Kids we use the teaching strategy of personifying Paptuanuku and looking after her precious body to keep her fit, strong and healthy. We can do this by playing our part in reducing the rubbish we produce. We encourage any paper that is not being sent home to be put into a special children’s sixed paper recycling bin, relevant scraps from leftover kai is fed to our tiger worms who create cast for our vegetable garden, rain water tanks are set up to collect water for use in the sandpit and in our own wee centre river “te awa iti”.
Sustainability ideals are taught spontaneously within daily interactions as well as planned lessons within our mat times.
At Golden Kids we follow the Enviroschools Kaupapa of “creating a healthy, peaceful, sustainable world through learning and taking action together”.
Our centre philosophy as well as our 3 year strategic plan has a strong focus on environmental learning and ensuring tamariki leave Golden Kids at 5 with ingrained and authentic aroha in their heats for Papatuanuku and the future of the environment of Golden Bay and out into the wider world.