Sustainability

Montmorency South P.S. is a school that is continually working towards making our world a more sustainable place. Our sustainability program is a highly valued aspect of our school and the wider community.

The school endeavours to provide the students with a wide range of knowledge in numerous areas of the environment and sustainability, as well as catering for the students individual interests and needs at the same time.

ELFS (Environmental Leaders For Sustainability) are a voluntary group of students from Prep to Grade 6 who have an interest in the environment and making our school a more sustainable place. The school environmental captains lead the other students to fulfil small environmental projects throughout the school. The Environmental Captains for 2016 are Cailey Noons, Callum White and Laura Brearley.

Environmental programs and projects that take place at Montmorency South P.S. include;

  • Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
  • AussiVic 5 star sustainable schools program -certified in Core, Waste and Biodiversity
  • National Schools Solar Program and the installation of solar panels
  • The preservation of the schools Biodiversity Reserve
  • Future Switches – funded by a Banyule City Council grant
  • Environmental and sustainability based curriculum programs
  • Participation in events including Ride2School Day, Walk2School Day and National Tree Day
  • Participation in Kids Teaching Kids programs run locally and state wide.
  • Active members/participants in local TEN (Teachers Environment Network) meetings.

MSPS uses its sustainability program to connect with the school and wider community. We have many dedicated helpers from the community helping with our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and with other programs and projects throughout the school. If there are any parents, family members or people of the wider community who would like to help with the school’s sustainability program please feel free to contact Jenna Farrington at montmorency.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au