Bacchus Marsh Grammar has been fortunate enough to be involved in the Sustainable Schools run by the AussieVic programme. It is a programme overseen by CERES and the state government. This involves the school, as a community, working towards our school becoming more sustainable in many areas including our curriculum, water, waste energy and biodiversity. Throughout 2011, staff have been working towards completing the core module of the programme. We have audited our curriculum and are looking at ways these specific themes can be integrated into our curriculum so that our students learn more about their environment, their impact on the environment and how the decisions they make affect their environment in regards to sustainability. Already around the school there are ways this can be seen; in the development of the junior school vegetable patch, the new educational facilities such as the terraces, artificial turf and solar panels. A group of 6 students attended an environmental leaders conference at Narmbool. Throughout 2012 and beyond, the school will be looking to include more members of the school’s community in these activities. We will be conducting a travel survey in the near future to investigate how our students are travelling to school, investigating the indigenous flora of the area looking to develop areas of the school in a more diverse way which better represents the part of Australia that we live in and looking at more sustainable options for water, waste and energy usage.
Environmental Education Course
By CERES Education – Training Team | September 14, 2016
Tuesday 21 March – 16 May 2017 8 sessions from 10:00am – 4:00pm Interested in creating change for sustainability through education and communication? CERES has been in the business of […]
Patterns in nature and biomimicry – Building a herb spiral for the kitchen garden
By St Joseph's Catholic Primary School | August 30, 2018
Bring your own cup!
By Auburn South Primary School | June 1, 2018
The coffee cart is a regular at school events so when we heard that one would be at the Fun Run, we sprang into action with our BYO Cup Campaign. […]
TOTEM POLE TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY OF SEA LIFE IN LOMBOK
By Our Lady of Fatima, Rosebud | June 19, 2021
. This is our prize-winning totem pole of Under The Sea. It is a frenzy of colour and activity and is just bursting with recycled goodies. Everything from second-hand stockings, […]
Reducing litter at the Tuck shop
By Firbank Grammar School – Sandringham House | November 5, 2016
A group of Year 4 students surveyed the yr 3 – 6 student to find out their habits at the canteen and then decided to contact the tuck shop lady […]