Get Involved

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There are plenty of ways to get involved in Kids Greening Taupo, whether you go to a school that participates in the programme or not.

Participating Schools

Won’t it be great when all our town’s kindergartens and schools are part of the programme!

But for now, we have funding and time to support the following 12 kindergartens and schools.

Hinemoa Kindergarten

Four Seasons Kindergarten

Laughton Kindergarten

My TreeHut

Waiphahihi Primary

Taupo Primary

Hilltop School

St. Patrick's Catholic School

Taupo Intermediate

Tauhara College

Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Lake Taupo Christian School

All you need to do is ask your teacher or principal how you can become involved in the work and vision of Greening Taupo.


You don’t have to be a student or teacher at one of the participating schools to get involved, there are plenty of ways to participate

Community Planting Days

Every year we organise a range of community planting days, held between the months of March and October. Everyone is welcome to come along and help us green Taupo.  

Whanau Nature Days

In conjunction with the Environmental Education Collaborative, Kids Greening Taupo hosts Whanau Nature Days throughout the year where families learn how to take action for biodiversity in their backyards. Always free of charge, outdoors and hands-on, these days are a great way to meet other like-minded families and learn something new.

Predator Free Taupo

Do you fancy helping us bring back the birds by killing those unwanted pests like rats, stoats and hedgehogs? Anyone can join in the fight simply by setting a backyard rat trap or otherwise, go bigger and help us get your neighbours involved in setting and monitoring a pest trapping line in a nearby green space.

Student Leadership Team

Any Taupo student aged 12 to 17 can apply for a space on the Kids Greening Taupo Student Leadership Team. Through this role, student leaders gain leadership and governance skills and experience, with the opportunity to lead the programme development of Kids Greening Taupo from a youth perspective.  Applications open 1 February every year and close 28 February.

Volunteer With Us

There are a number of volunteer opportunities available through Kids Greening Taupo and Greening Taupo. From helping us maintain our restoration project areas to participating in fundraising events throughout the year to be a nature champion for a local school. Just contact us to discuss how you might contribute to this worthy cause.