Tirimoana Primary School - Waitakere - 2kw

Tirimoana Primary School is a co-educational, contributing, urban, state primary school located in the Te Atatu South suburb of  Auckland City (West Auckland). The school, which opened in 1969, has a current roll of nearly 700 students, of which the majority is New Zealand European, with many other ethnic groups represented.

Tirimoana School has a school-wide emphasis on Environmental Education and environmentally sustainable practices. We are committed to a partnership between students, staff and the community to develop awareness of environmental and conservation issues. We aim to implement a whole school commitment to fostering inclusion and respect for each other and our environment. As part of this approach we aim to develop more sustainable use of resources in our school community.

In 2003 the school was awarded a Bronze Enviroschool Award. This was followed by a Silver Enviroschool Award in 2005. Our Green-Gold Enviroschool status was reaffirmed on the 24th of October 2013.

An important part of our school commitment to environmental sustainability is the installation of photovoltaic solar panels from Genesis Energy's Schoolgen programme on our school hall roof to generate electricity in a renewable way.

"We are enormously appreciative of the generous support from Genesis Energy in helping our school achieve its environmental goals", says principal Peter Kaiser.

See May Road School's Schoolgen trip to Tirimoana

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