• 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/

          Search up Pakuranga College 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/solar-schools/

          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)