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Sustainability Program

All children have the opportunity to participate in a range of sustainability initiatives and activities. We have a large kitchen garden flourishing with vegetables, an orchard full of fruit trees, as well as an outdoor classroom and outdoor BBQ for cooking. Children who participate in our garden club are regularly outdoors weeding, planting, watering and cooking. Excess vegetables are sold after school to parents and the profit from this is put back into our edible garden program.

Each class elects two Sustainability Captains and other students are able to become part of our ‘Green Team’- responsible for lots of jobs like assessing classroom’s energy usage, sorting recycling and feeding back sustainability news to classes. The Year 6 Sustainability Leaders assist in running the program.

The School has a thorough recycling program including separate processes for paper, hard plastic, soft plastic and compost and we teach our students to sort their waste independently.

The School participates in Teacher Network Meetings for sustainability organised by Whitehorse Council and are part of the AuSSIVic 5 star Sustainability program.

All parents are welcome to work in the garden and come to our fortnightly Green Team meetings held at lunchtimes. They are also invited to be part of our Sustainability Committee who meet twice per term.

School Fair 26 November 2016

Testimonials

It is refreshing that fathers are just as welcome as mothers in school life. From Kindergarten where I have the opportunity to participate in my youngest boy’s class to school camp that I was fortunate to attend, I have always been encouraged and warmly welcomed. I have also thoroughly enjoyed participating in class room help for all my boys.

ChrisKinder, Years 3, 4, 5

The move into the grade 5/6 area which is separate from the rest of the school gives the kids a real sense of being the ‘big kids’ and is a start to their transition to secondary school and being more responsible.

EmmaYear 6

The school garden is such a fantastic feature of our school. Garden Club students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of gardening from the role of healthy soil to how to use silverbeet to make delicious pizzas. Science, nutrition and sustainability are explored in a truly hands on environment.

Kaylah AdamsFoundation teacher - Box Hill North Primary School

We run a progressive and innovative technology program to produce true 21st Century Citizens. Students in Prep enjoy using iPads and students in the senior school will be instructed with Ultrabooks as a part of our 1-to-1 program.

Tom DanielLevels 1 and 2 Teacher, ICT Coordinator