News Updates

Our eleven finalists have been chosen!

A huge thank you to all the teachers and students around New Zealand who worked so hard on their applications. It is fantastic to see how passionate students are about nurturing and caring for their local environments – and the talent shown in some of the amazing videos.

This year we saw a number of outstanding entries meaning 11 instead of the usual 10 schools have been selected as finalists to proceed to Stage 2.

Congratulations and good luck to the following schools – we can’t wait to see how you grow your ideas in stage two of the application process.

ACG Sunderland (Auckland)
Apanui School (Whakatane)
Aparima College (Southland)
Coromandel Area School (Coromandel)
Gore Main School (Gore),
Hukerenui School (Northland)
Konini Primary School (Wellington)
Maungawhau School (Auckland)
Sunnyhills Primary School (Auckland)
Te Uku School (Raglan)
Upper Atiamuri School (Bay of Plenty)

We look forward to announcing the four winning schools here at the end of November!

These schools will now submit a detailed plan of their proposed outdoor classrooms. Treemendous judges will select four schools to receive $10,000 to convert an unused area at their school into an amazing outdoor learning space and the remaining seven will receive $500.

By the end of this year, the Treemendous team from the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson will have transformed 44 schools from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South creating outdoor classrooms and amazing native gardens for teachers and students to reconnect with nature.

Click here to check out the amazing transformations that have taken place previously, and get some inspiration for your school before you apply next year.