Our Stephanie Alexander Garden spaces provides us with a huge variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs that we use in our Kitchen Classes, sell at Market Stalls and provide to food charities. The students in grades 3-6 spend time propagating seeds, mulching, weeding, composting and harvesting all the produce that comes from these gardens.
Wildlife Habitat Corridor
This space comprises our many different habitat gardens including a frog pond, lizard lounge, bird attracting garden and memorial garden space. Students throughout our many speciality programs, participate in the design, construction and maintenance of these gardens. The Wildlife Habitat Corridor also includes a seating circle area that whole classes utilise as an outdoor classroom space.
Nature Play Garden
Construction of our Nature Play space began in 2022 and is still a work in progress. The area is connected to all our other garden spaces via pathways that many students have spent time creating. In 2023 we added a Sensory Garden to this space and into the future we will add many more items to this area, including a new playground, more seating and numerous other natural world features.
Awards, Grants & Competitions
We have been very lucky to receive the following awards that recognise all the fabulous work the students have accomplished in our gardens.
2022 Landcare Grant – Rewilding for our Future 2022 VSGP – Regional Award for Best Primary School under 280 students 2023 Junior Landcare Grant – Friendly Frogs and Lounging Lizards 2023 Alfreton Rotary Environmental Challenge Winner – Miyawaki Forest 2023 VSGP Grant – Sensory Garden Space 2023 Soil Week Australia competition – First Prize in the Wimmera Category for Primary Schools 2023 VSGP – State award for Best Primary School Exhibiting Biodiversity