Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award

Ngunguru Primary School is a Finalist in the 2021 Environmental and Sustainability Education section of the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards!!

We’re sharing this because of the recognition Ocean Spirit got from their Environmental Education teacher, Heidi Kappely:

Kia ora Glenn and Janey, I wanted to share our wonderful news with you since your Hauora Moana Surveys were an integral part of my application in the PM Excellence in Ed. Awards. A great achievement that we are all proud of. 

Prize giving is not until September but in the meantime we will be hosting a film crew and also the Judging Panel.  You are more than welcome to join us for this if you wish.

Heidi brings a hugely inspiring energy to Ngunguru school with her Environmental Education programme and her Kete Aronui group, who spend one day a week out of the classroom involved in local environmental work. She is a worthy successor to Loren Hope who started the Earth Ed programme at the school a number of years ago.

2 thoughts on “Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award

    1. Hi katharina – lovely to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to write!! We must catch up in the spring!! We’ve moved to Mamaki EcoVillage 4kms up a gravel road from Matapouri – it’s a wonderful place to be and we’re very happy here!! just have to find grazing for Serenity and Gypsy to complete the whanau! love to you and the family 🙂 x


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