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St James Kindergarten is thrilled about achiev- ing Green-Gold status in the Enviroschools pro- gramme -- the only early childhood centre in Auckland to receive the award. The Enviroschools pro- gramme encourages students to explore real life challenges for environmental learning, action and sustainable communities. The programme is about working out how to live so that our society and economy nourishes the natural systems that give us life. Becoming more sustainable involves understanding and sup- porting the intercon- nections and interdepen- dence between all living things in our community. As part of the progra- mme an Awards process helps centres measure their progress towards sustainability and ident- ify future opportunities for growth. The Green-Gold Award is the top of three award levels, recognising that the school or kinder- garten is embedding sustainability through- out their organisation. Auckland Kindergar- ten Association Profes- sional Services Manager Katie Marshall says St James Kindergarten has shown so much enthusi- asm and dedication to the programme. The Green-Gold Award is very presti- gious having been achieved by just three other early childhood centres in New Zealand,'' Katie says. St James Kindergar- ten, located in Grey Lynn, demonstrates a living, evolving approach to environmental sustainability. These principles are woven into every aspect of kinder- garten life, and are at the core of every decision made by the teachers and the children. From gardens that provide nutritious food for the children, along with native birds and insects, through to simple yet effective waste management techniques that have reduced wasted by 50 percent, St James Kin- dergarten is a living ecosystem that is sup- porting the wider com- munity towards sustainability. The children have a strong connection to the vibrant and healthy environment at St James Kindergarten, with the enquiry and action learn- ing, led by them. Statistics suggest success A substantial drop in the number of people experi- encing partner violence in New Zealand is evi- dence that anti-violence campaigns are having an impact says the Families Commission. The Ministry of Justice's Crime and Safety Survey showed the overall amount of crime had remained stable from 2006 to 2009, but there had been a substantial drop in the incidence of confron- tational offences by partners from 22 crimes per 100 adults in 2005, to 14 per 100 in 2008. The period covered by this survey coincides with the huge public focus on family and part- ner violence generated by It's Not OK and White Ribbon campaigns,'' says Chief Families Com- missioner Carl Davidson. Police statistics over the last few years have consistently shown that the number of recorded cases of partner violence has gone up. We have always welcomed this as evidence that more people are willing to report domestic violence, a crime traditionally substantially under- reported. But that has always generated the question when will we know if the actual incidence of part- ner violence is chang- ing?' The latest CAS sur- vey evidence suggests that not only are people more willing to report partner violence, the actual incidence of it has gone down.'' However, with 35 of the 65 murders in New Zealand in the last financial year classified as family violence, Mr Davidson says that anti- violence campaigners cannot sit back and say job well done.'' One murder, one assault, one abuse of a child is too much,'' Mr Davidson says. As a society we must protect our families by continu- ing to take an active stand against family violence in any form and wherever it occurs. Now that we have the evidence that these campaigns are contribu- ting to an actual downturn in the inci- dence of partner viol- ence, we have to reaffirm our commitment, step up our efforts and do even more so this momentum for family wellbeing is not lost.''
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