Te Kohanga School is a proud member of the Trees For Survival programme. We annually pot, nurture, weed and plant between 950-1000 native trees. The benefits of this programme are enormous. Our students get to understand the importance of nature and how to care for plants. The learn more about our native seedlings and Rongoā Māori (how native plants were and are used in Māori medicine).

Alongside our TFS programme the school has a wide variety of fruit trees and vegetable gardens growing that supplement our morning tea throughout the year. Our extensive gardens are full of native trees which provide a home for hungry tui, piwakawaka and the occasional kereru.