• We're a subgroup of the Environmental Council that focuses on renewable energy! We meet Monday lunchtimes in the Breakout room of the Library. Please contact Sue Lynn (sueleong@student.pakuranga.school.nz) if you have any questions or want to learn how to get involved.

    • About Us

      We do a range of projects that promote energy and sustainability within our school and community. We also monitor the solar panels on Pamela Stone. Previously we have worked through 'Super Solar Awards' - a framework for schools focused on solar energy and energy efficiency. There are three stages: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Pakuranga College achieved Bronze in 2014 and Silver in 2016, being the first high school in NZ to achieve both Bronze and Silver. As a sub-group of the Enviro Council, SchoolGen members are encouraged to take part in wider Enviro Council projects such as stream cleans, tree plantings and campaigns.

      • Projects

        • Turn Off The Lights Campaign. This was a campaign run a couple of years ago, with a video and stickers for all the light switches in the school.
        • 'Energy Day' at Wakaaranga Primary School. For the past 5 years we have run an energy/science programme with their Year 6 students. 

        • Year 9 Social Studies Resource. We have created a resource for year 9 social studies' teachers that links entrepreneurship and sustainability.
        • Energy Audit. We plan to do an energy audit of the school. This involves finding out what uses our electricity (lightbulbs, computers, printers, etc)

        • Links/Photos

          Article on Pakuranga College achieving the Bronze award: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1510/S00063/pakuranga-college-proves-its-eco-credentials.htm

          Photos from our Wakaaranga Trip in May, 2017: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw9QVeZpJeIELUZQd0ZMc0hQTlE                                                                           And article on the school website: https://www.pakuranga.school.nz/schoolgen-teaches-future-generations/

          Our profile page on the SchoolGen website. Click on the graphs to see how much solar energy we generate and our school's solar energy vs energy from the grid usage! http://www.schoolgen.co.nz/schoolgen-schools/pakuranga-college-auckland 

          Our Suggestions Form. You can send us any suggestions for projects you think we should do or related issues you think we should look at:  https://goo.gl/forms/MFE2V1YHCsgDcZxa2

          • Why You Should Join

            If you are interested in energy and/or sustainability then SchoolGen is the group for you! We do lots of fun projects that you can easily get involved in. 

            - do good for the environment

            - career opportunities

            - getting more involved in the school

            - meet like minded people (who also care about the environment)

            If you're interested or want to find out more, please contact Sue Lynn (sueleong@student.pakuranga.school.nz)