The Australian Curriculum places emphasis on Sustainability as a priority for study that connects and relates relevant aspects of content across learning areas and subjects. Through the priority of Sustainability, students develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary to contribute to more sustainable patterns of living.
In addition to teaching environmental sustainability through curriculum content, Rossmoyne Primary School is proudly involved in a number of initiatives that promote environmental sustainability.
The ‘Environmental Advocates’ are a component of our student leadership program. Four year 6 students are elected each semester to fulfil the role. These students actively seek to instigate and promote initiatives to improve the school, local and global environment.
Initiatives have included:
Our school is a Waterwise School. We have worked with Men of The Trees and Trillion Trees to plant native, water wise plants throughout the school that also attract insects and native birds. We have two edible gardens that teachers incorporate in the learning program along with worm farms. We also have rainwater tanks which are used to water some of the gardens.
We have a large number of solar panels which help generate electricity for the school and ‘timed’ light switches in most rooms to save power.