PiPS – People, Plants, Schools.


PiPS is an Incorporated Society based in the Mt Maunganui/Papamoa Beach area, formed to help support the garden programmes of our member schools. Our catchment area runs from Mauao, east along the coastline to Tahatai Coast School.

PiPS employs Garden Facilitators who work across our member schools, assisting volunteers and staff to run their school gardens and other environmentally-based, student focussed projects within the school.

This website acts as a link between member schools and is a place to share our progress and learning, communicate with friends, and thank our sponsors.

You can learn more about PiPS and its goals in the About section, find out about upcoming Events, and keep up to date with our schools’ projects in their blogs – Tahatai CoastArataki, Mount Primary, Mount Intermediate, St Thomas More and Omanu.