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‘Exploring Sustainability in Our School’ – Nunawading Christian College Primary, an ASV School

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Teachers and students at Nunawading Christian College – Primary School have been exploring the concept of Sustainability. The video they produced shows some reflections on their learning.

Helen Reed, P-6 Learning and Teaching Coordinator  at NCCP writes about their initiatives.

‘Every Friday afternoon for the past few months, Year Prep/One and Year Two students at Nunawading Christian College, along with parent helpers, have been involved in a number of hands-on sustainability activities.  These activities have included planting hundreds of native and indigenous plants, cleaning out the school chook yard, establishing an orchard, creating additional vegetable gardens, making a worm farm, and cooking using fresh produce from their vegetable plots.  The students loved these activities and all agreed that Friday afternoons were the best time of the week.

The students from the Year Four/Five class have been focussing on the environment too.  They have been active in keeping the local creeks free of litter and have run initiatives such as ‘Nude Food Day’ and have organised an energy saving competition for all the classes in the primary school.

Nunawading Christian College is committed to operating in a sustainable way.  This commitment has seen the recent installation of 37 solar panels, water tanks with a storage capacity of 500,000 litres and a significant reduction of waste going into landfill.  The school community is proud of their achievements and are happy to provide further details to those who may be interested…’

Teacher Israel Best worked with students to produce the video.

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Nunawading Christian College – Primary School


Author: Sandra England

Learning & Teaching Coordinator F-12 at Gilson College, an Adventist Schools Victoria school. Twitter: @GCLandT or @sandy_e

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