Our Year 4 Environment Year

All primary schools do themes throughout their different year levels. Few offer true immersion experiences with great depth.

Our “Enviro” program invites Year 4 students for the entire year to connect with the natural world through immersion in an incredible garden environment. Throughout the process they develop empathy and respect for the natural diversity of life on earth, having direct access to the Barwon River, a beautiful and productive garden, a kitchen and specialized learning areas where students grow and cook food and learn important life lessons about sustainability, good food and good health.

The driving question, “How can we create a good tomorrow?” guides learning throughout the year and helps develop critical thinking about sustainability and caring for the planet.

Across each term new questions are considered: How can we grow a productive garden? How are living things around us connected? How has our landscape changed over time? How do we use the earth’s resources?

Listen to some students speak about their experience.