Environmental Education

Environmental Education helps students to develop an awareness of the environment and the part they can play in determining the quality of their local and global surroundings.

Here at YPS the children have many opportunities to participate in activities that promote the importance of looking after the 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; through activities and initiatives such as:

  • Establishing and caring for our extensive native gardens
  • Green Teams looking after recycling, worm farms and composting
  • Caring for the “Hen Run”
  • Planting and harvesting seasonal vegetables
  • Selling the vegetables and eggs to the community to raise further funds
  • Clean Up Australia Day
  • Earth hour
  • Waste Free Thursdays
  • Sustainability Camp for Year 4

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