This year a group of students and Mrs Hough started to plant, grow and distribute to staff fresh produce from their sustainable garden. They have grown radishes, carrots, spinach, silver beet, broad beans, sugar snap peas and potatoes. The students have learnt how to grow mango and avocado plants from seeds. Fortnightly they collect 10c bottles around the school and these are collected each term and taken to the containers for change depots.
This year the team implemented a food scrap collection system in all staff offices and every week these are collected and placed in their composting bins or in their 3 worm farms. Next year their plan is to collect worm tea from their worm farms, grow more fresh produce in their garden, and incorporate more sustainable approaches across the college.
Student counsellors in Years 7 – 12 have now formed a “Sustainability Sub-Committee” and meet weekly to develop leadership skills and discuss strategies, ideas, source resources, organise clean-up days. Sustainability has now become a cross-curricular priority across the College.