Extra-Curricular - Sustainability

Sustainability in Our School

School Environmental Management Plans work across the key learning areas of the curriculum and the whole school community.

We start with local sustainability and over time develop student understanding of how their work contributes globally.

Students and staff manage, observe and monitor our school's resources, waste and physical surroundings, then take on activities to protect and improve our school and the local environment.

Your child will develop an understanding about:

  • the relationship between human activities and natural systems
  • sustainable management of the earth's resources
  • the inter-related nature of processes in the natural environment

We encourage you to support your child's 'going green' activities, and to help them to learn to care for the environment as part of their everyday lives.  

 

Sustainability in the Curriculum 

Sustainability education is integrated across our curriculum, as one of the 3 cross-curriculum priorities. Our students have an active role in making decisions and taking actions that contribute to creating a sustainable society and ecosystem.

Some recent sustainability highlights at HHPS:

  • Participation in National Tree Day 
  • Participation in Clean Up Australia Day
  • Separate bin system for sorting waste in playground
  • Successful composting system established.
  • RSPCA cupcake fundraiser 
  • Presentations at assemblies to encourage recycling for World Environment Day
  • Recycling Olympics
  • 5 Minute Challenge - How to change the world 5 minutes a day
  • Recycling Olympics

Environment Club

This year another special group of HHPS students have been working hard, and giving up their lunchtime play, to help keep the school green and clean. Through their efforts they are enabling HHPS to cut waste and continue the recycling and composting program. They are responsible for leading the sustainability and gardening initiatives within our school.

 

School Garden

The HHPS school garden continues to grow. The Environment Club is helping to plant and tend to a variety of tasty fruit, vegetable and herb plants.

We grow our vegetables organically and food scraps collected from the playground are providing rich compost to enrich our garden beds.

After harvesting our crops, the Environment Club enjoys creating delicious menu items to share with the staff and their peers. Some of these delicious treat include:

  • herb damper 
  • salad
  • beetroot dip with carrot and capsicum sticks
  • pesto

Additionally, we sell our left-over fruit, vegetables and herbs to the community at our school market stall in order to raise money for future plants and gardening tools.