Tirimoana School is an Enviro School. At Tirimoana School we are committed to a partnership between students, staff and parents to develop environmental practices in the school community. We are also committed to developing an awareness of environmental and conservation issues. We aim to develop a sense of inclusion and respect for each other and our environment, and to acknowledge the unique species found in our Waitakere area. As part of our Enviro Schools programme we will develop sustainable use of resources.

Enviro Schools:

Tirimoana School is registered with the Auckland Regional Council Enviro Schools Programme. Each year we have an Enviro Group with representatives from children, staff and the community. 


  • In 2003 the school was awarded a Bronze Enviro Award.
  • In 2004 the school was awarded a Silver Enviro Award.
  • The school achieved Green Gold status in 2009 and reaffirmed this in 2013. 

Our enviro-ambassadors work hard. They regularly and talk about our enviro philosophy to any visitors who come to our school.

Current Initiatives:

  • Continue to maintain and renew existing areas such as Te Rakau Whenua and our Enviro-garden.

  • Monitor the use of water and educate new students about water and power conservation as well as continuing careful disposal of waste at school.

  • Encourage more and more families towards zero waste - less packaging in school lunches and removal of school bins to encourage any waste to be taken home.
  • Continue to be a Travelwise School and reduce road traffic at school by encouraging Walking School Bus routes and our regular 'Walking Wednesday', supported by Auckland Transport
  • Continue to plant and tend vegetables and worms to enable harvesting of fresh produce and worm tea for sale and distribution to our community.

  • Continue with the Roots of Empathy programme. 
  • Become more involved in 'Hauraki Gulf Island Projects' such as Tiritiri Matangi, Motutapu and Rotoroa Island initiatives.

  • Grow leadership using our enviro-ambassador programme. Our enviro-group is now about 70 strong from Year 2 - Year 6.

  • Continue to beautify our outside environment with sculptures, murals and serene spaces to think ponder and learn.

  • Self-review environmental programmes at school, enrich the understanding of teachers and students and demonstrate this using class enviro-diaries and inclusion in term planning. 

Useful links reated to environmental education: