Welcome to our new sustainability page! A place where you can check in and keep up to date with what’s happening with Aireys Inlet Primary Schools sustainable school activities. Plus check out all our endeavours and achievements in working towards a Resource Smart Schools accreditation.
“Resource Smart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to embed sustainability across the school facilities, community and curriculum, while saving resources and money for the school.”
Our Unique Environment
At Aireys Inlet Primary School we have a long history of learning about the environment we live in. We love nothing more than getting out and about in our beautiful area of the world. Whether it’s looking for orchids and yam daisies in the schools own bush sanctuary, working with community groups down at the river or discovering sea creatures as we ramble around the rock pools at our local marine sanctuary. Our students enjoy a connectedness to the world around us that is made possible by such a unique learning environment.
Students learn about being environmentally responsible. Sustainability and environment are strongly embedded in the culture of the school and this is reflected in the teaching programs. Drawing on local indigenous practices of caring for the land plus engagement with the community and local environmental interest groups gives the staff and students access to a wide range of knowledge. Students at our school are learning how we can make a difference.
By reducing our use of all consumables we use, we are working towards minimising our overall environmental footprint. We aim to achieve this firstly by being aware of how we impact on our environment.
Secondly by giving our staff and students the tools to:
- reduce water consumption,
- be mindful of energy consumption,
- minimise waste to landfill
- manage school resources, such as paper, printing, plastics etc., by reducing, reusing and recycling
- increase biodiversity by removing weeds, planting indigenous flora and creating wildlife habitats within our school grounds,
- engage the wider community to work with and educate students in their natural surrounding,
- engage students through curriculum-based learning and other activities promoted through the school community.
- encourage students to take their sustainability learning outcomes home and implement them outside the school,
- develop the notion of Global Citizenship