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Lauree Jones

Regional Coordinator

Kia ora koutou

I’m really pleased with the progress of our awesome Enviroschools as well as our fabulous team.  There’s so much amazing work going on around the region, I can’t even start to list them here. 

I encourage you to view the Taranaki Enviroschools Blog or visit our Facebook page to keep up with individual school and centre projects. 

Please read further and ‘meet’ our beautifully talented and diverse team of trained Facilitators spanning from early childhood through to secondary school.

As Regional Coordinator for Taranaki, you are welcome to contact me with any of your queries, comments or recommedations.  We also welcome offers of help, collaboration opportunities, goods in kind and financial support not matter how large or small.

Hei konā mai i roto i te aroha


Esther Ward-Campbell


Enviroschools Facilitator

Esther has come out of teaching to join the Enviroschools whānau as well as chase her dreams in her personal world. Esther's based in Opunake and between her and Lauree they will be supporting all the Taranaki Enviroschools in a co-working space. 

Lizzy Brouwers - Kindergarten Taranaki Facilitator


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I have been the Enviroschool’s facilitator for Kindergarten Taranaki, supporting three kindergartens in the New Plymouth area, since 2012.  I really enjoy working alongside the kindergarten communities of Puketapu, Kahikatea and Frankleigh Park, where I currently teach in a part time role.

I am inspired by our kindergarten teachers, who actively engage in child-centred action projects, which involve their families and community.                                                                                                                           

This flow-on effect creates a kaupapa, fostering  the well-being of all participants and of course eco-system.

It is a pleasure to guide, motivate and support Taranaki Kindergartens to develop their Enviroschool journey.

Ngā mihi mahana


Read more about the inspiring, flourishing sustainable garden Lizzy has created here:



Lois Kyle - Kindergarten Taranaki Facilitator


I’ve been with the Kindergarten Association now since 1996.  Firstly as a Teacher in Stratford Central Kindergarten, through to Head Teacher and now as Professional Leader.

I’ve also spent 10 years in Playcentre and became a Supervisor in that organisation.  I’m also an Incredible Years Facilitator with Kindergarten Taranaki & am able to support other Teachers to recognise & help children to become strong confident & resilient young people who develop emotional & social intelligence.

Back in 2010 when I first won the position of Senior Teacher in South Taranaki Kindergarten Association, one of my dreams was to encourage other Teachers to think about education for a sustainable future of this planet.  I started an enviro network and invited  kindergartens to be involved.

Now the Kindergarten Association is part of the Enviroschools network and in the South we have Koromiko Kindergarten, Tawhiti Kindergarten & Patea Kindergarten.

Lee Ann Mullin - Opunake Community Kindergarten Facilitator

Lee ann

Kia Ora,

Ko Lee Ann toku ingoa.

This is a new role for me being a facilitator but one that I embrace enthusiastically. I know the importance of being a facilitator in my centre and hope that I can share, extend and educate our tamariki of tomorrow and our whānau of today the important role everybody plays in making our planet safe and healthy with the hope of living sustainable.

Opunake Kindergarten is in the early stage of our enviroschool journey and do hope to be able to share our journey with you as we go

Nakū noa

Lee Ann Mullin 

Shirley Dons

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Opunake Community Kindergarten Facilitator

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My name is Shirley Dons and I have recently become a facilitator for Enviroschools. Since I was a small child I have always felt a special connection toward nature and looking after our environment. Now I am a mature adult I ahve realised the importance of these values, bringing them into my teaching practice with our tamariki, their whanau and the Kaiako at Opunake Kindergarten. Our journey with Enviroschools had only just begun and although there is such a lot to take in I already feel it has deepend my awareness and I am looking forward to paddling our waka together.