Our Story So Far…

Having collected 1000s of plastic bottles, the Grade 6s are supporting our edible garden and green spaces by constructing a huge plastic-bottle-greenhouse for plant propagation.

Our edible garden is run by a team of enthusiastic students, fantastic parents and dedicated teachers. They meet regularly and work tirelessly. Without the families who turn up for working bees and volunteer their time generously, we wouldn't have such a great feature and focus for our school. It's a collaboration that provides our students and school community with a peaceful and productive plot of land where we can learn about and also practice sustainability. This sustainability ethos reaches from our gardens all the way to our classrooms and even further into the students homes. It permeates all areas of curriculum, including writing, science, maths and art. Classes work down in the gardens regularly. Students enjoy gardening and also cooking the vegetable produce. A group of students from the BEST group (Bellbrae Environment and Sustainability Team) take on a roster of duties during school time. For example, all our food scraps are collected for our chickens or our worm farm. The gardens are decorated with recycled art and items and are always being added to. It is an evolving and dynamic space in our school. Our Enviroweek activity is an ambitious one! Our project is the construction of a large greenhouse made from recycled bottles. After months of collecting, we finally have enough bottles to start the construction. Well done 4A for winning the bottle collection competition! The foundation of bricks has been laid, the plans are in place, and we can't wait to get started!