Going green

Kitchen garden stall

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.

Environmental Education

Environmental Education is a key focus for our students, teachers and community. Our Kitchen Garden is incorporated into all Learning Areas and is embedded through design, growing, harvesting and cooking activities. The students have access to a kitchen and thoroughly enjoy tasting the produce they have cooked.

 

At Melrose Park Public School we regularly hold environmental enrichment activities where student have the opportunity to engage in planting native trees and shrubs, examining biodiversity within the school and through teaching and learning activities gain knowledge, understanding and skills of how to enhance environmental sustainability.  

 

Our wonderful community support the Kitchen Garden through working bees, planting and watering throughout the holiday period.

 

Class representatives from the Green Team play key roles in environmental projects around the school and as a result there has been a decrease in the amount of litter within the school grounds. The students understand their role in ensuring environmental sustainability and are conscious in sorting their rubbish into the landfill bin, worm farm bin and recyclin bin.

 

In 2013 a group of students were involved in the Climate Clever Energy Savers program and developed a music video to encourage others to save energy. Please view the outstanding student work by clicking on the link Climate Clever Rap.