Churton Park School’ students are interested in caring for and protecting our natural environment. Across the school we work on a number of environmental initiatives to ensure that our school and surrounding community is a great place to be. Churton Park School is a Bronze Enviroschool.
We became a Schoolgen school in 2015 and have our own solar panels. Our Power Rangers monitor our school power usage and check that we are not wasting this resource. Classes are encouraged and awarded certificates for making sure they turn off their lights, heaters and televisions when they are not in their classrooms.
Litter Less Lunch Boxes
We strongly encourage the children at Churton Park School to bring litter less lunch boxes. Our students eat their morning tea in their classrooms during Read and Feed each day. All food wrappers and waste goes back into their lunch boxes. We collect biodegradable food scraps to make compost.
We have our own school vegetable garden that we plan, plant out, maintain and enjoy harvesting from. We are particularly interested in companion planting and growing unusual vegetables. We also take responsibility for Sian’s garden and the plants around our tree house.
We enjoy working with and getting to know other people in our Churton Park community. We work with Mountains to Sea and regularly testing the stream at Stebbings Dam. It is really exciting going down to the dam and gathering text samples. This will be an ongoing project for a number of years as we become Kaitiaki (guardians) of this local water way.