Our Story So Far…
We will reduce our waste and set up recycling systems.
Students in the Primary years work in our school produce garden with a Specialist Garden Teacher, growing tropical fruit and vegetables organically. They also use permaculture principles to make compost, grow mulch crops and improve the soil, and importantly, nourish the soul. Our school is very remote, with high freight costs on all barged items, so there is a strong focus on food security and practical local solutions that students can replicate at home. All students participate enthusiastically as harvesting food and caring for country are traditionally intrinsic skills for Yolngu children. We have several art projects using recycled materials, new garden spaces, and grounds beautifying projects on the go, and all of these activities are student initiated and implemented (yes, they do ALL of the hard labour themselves!). Students take all of the knowledge they gain out into the community and have been teaching their families how to grow food in their own gardens as well as interact with their garden spaces for pleasure. We have also forged a strong relationship with our local ALPA store who save their fruit and vegetable scraps for us daily.