Sustainability

Sustainability

The teaching of sustainability related concepts begins in the early years at Oakleigh South but it is in Year 3, when children spend their year in the Sustainable Village, that it becomes a major focus.

Through ‘hands on’ experience in gardening, cooking and ‘farming’ and classroom sessions children learn the benefits of

‘RETHINK, REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE’

They learn about composting, worm farms and water tanks, and of the responsibilities that come with the raising and ongoing care of animals.

They learn of the importance of fitness and a healthy, balanced diet to their own general health and well-being.

They plant, grow, harvest, cook and eat healthy produce from the garden.