WELCOME TO PORTLAND SCHOOL
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION IN EDUCATION
2020 Winner Northland Regional Council
Whakamanawa a Taiao
For a truly inspirational journey that shows what can be achieved when a community comes together with a common and lasting goal.
This award recognises those in the education sector that are driving learning and action to bring about change on environmental issues. The award is specific to schools, kura Māori, early childhood centres or tertiary institutions, and can include the whole school, groups or individuals.
OUR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
Portland School is a small, well-resourced rural school located 10 minutes south of Whangarei. There is a kindergarten situated on the school’s boundary that serves the wider community. Most of the school’s students are transported to the school on the board-financed school bus. There is a history of family connections with the school and many students have parents and whanau who have attended. Seventy five percent of students are Maori and many are of Nga Puhi descent.
Kaitiaki - Manaaki - Kawenga - Pono