Bright Horizons Preschool Oxford

Oxfords Award winning Preschool                    Teaching our children for a sustainable future


 “Kia whakapai te whenua mö matöu nei uri.”
 

“The ultimate outcome is to leave a legacy for those that follow us.” 


 

WHAT IS THE ENVIROSCHOOLS  PROGRAMME?

The  kaupapa  of Enviroschools / Kura Taiao is  about the well-being of the  whole  school, community and eco-system.  It’s about  working out how to  live  so that our society and economy nourishes the natural  systems  that  give us life.  Enviroschools gives  young people an opportunity  to   explore real life challenges and to apply their abundance of energy and  ideas.    The approach is to build a network of schools/kura committed  to environmental  learning, action and creating sustainable communities.


 

 

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING!

We  are really excited to be part of this  programme, as a team we are  committed to teaching the children about their  environment and having  respect for it. We are looking to create a sustainable  environment.  This is a mammoth project and will therefore be taking a number of   small steps around a larger plan. We were delighted to receive Silver status in 2014 and we are working towards our Green/Gold in 2017
 

Receiving our Silver Enviroschool status

"A journey of 1000 miles  always starts with the first step!"

Some of the projects we have already  started:

  • Plastic Bottle Greenhouse 
  • Bokashi
  • Rainwater Collection
  • Worm farm
  • Compost bins
  • Parent consultation
  • Overall centre site plan
  • A bed at the Oxford Community Garden
  • A successful submission to the Waimakariri District Council for the regeneration of the local Oaks Walkway