Our school has a strong composting program. Students are involved in environmental education lessons to learn about what can be composted and what is considered rubbish. Each lunchtime students place their fruit and vegetable scraps into collection buckets located in the Stage eating areas. In addition ‘Crunch&Sip' scraps are placed into special class flip-top bins. Members of the Environment Committee empty these compostable materials into the school compost bin daily. The Canteen also collects scraps for composting. Composting enables the school to:
• reduce waste
• produce quality fertiliser for our gardens and vegetable gardens
• move towards sustainability
School environmental management plans work across the key learning areas of the curriculum and the whole school community.
We start with local sustainability and over time develop student understanding of how their work contributes globally.
Students and staff manage, observe and monitor our school's resources, waste and physical surroundings, then take on activities to protect and improve our school and the local environment.
Your child will develop an understanding about:
- the relationship between human activities and natural systems
- sustainable management of the earth's resources
- the inter-related nature of processes in the natural environment
We encourage you to support your child's 'going green' activities, and to help them to learn to care for the environment as part of their everyday lives.