Environmental education is a very important aspect of the school's curriculum. Students participate in a number of activities annually at the Bambra Wetlands, swamp lands close to school as well as the school's tree plantation sites at Bambra and off the Birregurra Road.
The school is also involved in recycling programs and is currently developing the school dam and surrounding area into a wetlands/small wildlife reserve. The school has received an Energy Efficiency Grant to enable us to join the Resource Smart Schools Program with a view to ensuring our school is as energy efficient as possible.
ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do. Through ResourceSmart Schools, schools can take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
ResourceSmart Schools helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment. (http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/schools)
We are also part of the Schools Water Efficiency Program and have had a water meter installed on our main tank. Our grade senior students monitor our water consumption to assist our school in becoming as water efficient as possible.