Eco Garden

2015 Our Dads building the EcoGarden

2015 Our Dads building the EcoGarden

2015 Our Dads building the EcoGarden

2015 Our Dads building the EcoGarden

2015 Our Dads building the EcoGarden

2015 Our Dads building the EcoGarden

2015 Our Dads building the EcoGarden

2015 Our Dads building the EcoGarden

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

April 2016: Planting Day

June 2016: Harvesting Day

June 2016: Harvesting Day

June 2016: Eating Lettuce

June 2016: Eating Lettuce

Our Kindy & Year 1 classes enjoying San Choy Bow made with lettuce from our Eco Garden

Eco Harvest 3

Eco Harvest 3

Our Kindy & Year 1 classes enjoying San Choy Bow made with lettuce from our Eco Garden

June 2016: Kale Chips!

June 2016: Kale Chips!

Our Year 2 students making kale chips with kale from the eco garden

June 2016: Kale Chips!

June 2016: Kale Chips!

Our Year 2 students making kale chips with kale from the eco garden

June 2016: Kale Chips!

June 2016: Kale Chips!

Our Year 2 students enjoying Kale Chips made from veggies in the Eco Garden

EcoGarden Teaching

EcoGarden Teaching

Kids helping out at Working Bee

Kids helping out at Working Bee

Many of the parents at SIPPS love the fact that our school has an amazing natural environment.  From our eco gardens to the bush classroom, we feel extremely lucky that our children have the luxury of such expansive grounds, and opportunities to learn about the environment.

 

OUR ECO GARDEN CREATES...


Children who are Environmentally Aware
A growing world population and climate change are putting a strain on our natural resources. Our children need the knowledge and skills to be responsible environmental stewards of the future.  Our eco garden provides them with experiential learning on how to grow food, respect nature and the importance of sustainability.

Children who appreciate healthy & diverse foods
Australia is facing a health crisis with growing child obesity rates and parents struggling to get children active and eating healthy diets. We need to instill good healthy eating habits and a love of being outdoors at an early age. Our eco garden is all about getting tasting and cooking the produce that they've grown themselves!


Children who have life skills for the future
Eco gardens teach kids how to be self-sufficient.  Teaching kids how to grow and cook for themselves and their families and friends will result in adults who rely less on processed foods, and can bring friends and family together over a meal. 


Children who are more connected to nature
Our Eco garden enables our children to connect with nature and enjoy the benefits of learning in an outdoor classroom. It reminds us all about the joys of playing outside in the sunshine...rather than being "plugged in" to mobile devices.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
The P&C hold regular working bees to maintain the schools grounds.  The working bees are a lot of fun and an opportunity to get to know other parents and students of the school.

We would love for parents, grandparents and members of the St Ives community to share in our love of nature and gardening.  If you have experience in gardening or bushcare, or just have a desire to learn, please contact us to see how you can be involved with the St Ives Park Public school eco garden and our bush classroom.

Milestones & Achievements for Our Eco Garden &
Bush Classroom

 

May 2015:

Teachers Mutual Environmental Grant Awarded for $2, 183.50

 

June 2015:
Coles Landcare Grant Awarded for $1,000

September 2015:
Class Art Auction raises approx $2,000 for the Eco Garden.  A big thank you to the children and teachers who created the art, and the parents who purchased these one of kind masterpieces.

 

December 2015:
NSW Environment Trust Grant Awarded for $3,500