Acacia Kindergarten and Mt Gambier North School are committed to developing a campus of educational excellence with emphasis on environmental sustainability through bushcare, landcare and watercare.
We are recycling storm water to create a natural watercourse running through a small parcel of indigenous bushland. The creek leads to a peat filled reed bed and a frog pond where we plan to breed local endangered frogs. Our natural ecosystem will attract native fauna to the area making it a site for community study and relaxation.
The project will include rainwater storage to maintain the watercourse over the summer, natural plants to filter water, and other filter systems along the watercourse.
Children at this campus undertake real work in the grounds in a range of activities linked to sustainable agriculture. Already underway are a Kitchen Garden, an eel pond, a peace garden, orchards, flower and perfumed gardens. The project will include systems for composting, mulching, a wormery, raising chickens and recycling.
If children are to keep alive their inborn wonder, they need the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. from Rachel Carson
We are providing that special place for our community.