Enviroschools is an area of importance for Fairlie Primary School. 

For children and young people Enviroschools can be a lifelong journey from early childhood, primary, intermediate, secondary and beyond.  

We support long-term participation; lasting changes can take many years to become embedded but every step is a change in itself.  

Every Enviroschool follows a unique journey that:

  • Develops from small beginnings and gathers strength and breadth along the way
  • Empowers tamariki and students
  • Builds sustainable communities
  • Integrates into the curriculum; both Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum
  • Is grounded in Māori Perspectives
  • Embraces cultural diversity
  • Engages in the physical, social, cultural and political aspects of the environment
  • Builds towards being a whole-school/ centre approach.


At the end of 2019 Fairlie Primary School was awarded the Enviroschool Bronze Award.