We embed sustainability into most areas of the curriculum and school life to encourage our students to take responsibility for, and make a difference to the environment, both locally and globally. 

We have a hands on approach to reducing, reusing and recycling and are constantly learning together about how we can make a positive difference.


Some of our achievements:

  • We partake in ‘Plant a Tree Day’ to help biodiversity at the school.
  • We have a flourishing Productive Gardening Club where students plant vegetables and herbs, and then sell the produce at the Snack Shack.
  • We are a ‘Nude Food’ school, meaning we encourage lunchboxes to be free of excess packaging. This reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill.
  • We aim for low and no waste events.
  • We actively recycle classroom waste.
  • We have a 'Sustainability Corner' in our fortnightly newsletter that provides tips and information for the whole school community.
  • We have solar power to generate some of our own electricity and reduce our consumption of fossil fuels.
  • We have large water tanks to use on the productive gardens and other areas of the school.
  • We have a dedicated Sustainability Committee to oversee a whole school approach to sustainability.

In 2021, we started our journey to become a 5-star accredited Sustainable Resource Smart School.


We worked with Urban Ethos and The Tropics to make this important video about sustainability.







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