Environmental Education

Glenbervie School’s EE group had very humble beginnings as a lunch time gardening group over 15 years ago. Since then, we have built our own adobe brick class gardens, planted 2 significant banks of native trees, revamped many areas of the school, including the car park gardens and flagpole gardens. We have planted our neighbouring stream and monitored water quality. We have developed the hut building area and overseen the development of a major playground area on our bottom field. We have developed a butterfly garden which remains an area of fascination as we observe the life cycle of our monarch butterflies. We have also audited litter traps in our school drains. We now meet once a fortnight to maintain our areas of responsibility and continue to consider future projects. All middle and senior students are able to apply for membership of the EE group and, on average, up to 8 students per class are accepted. The juniors are involved through integrated curriculum coverage and are currently responsible for the tomato and butterfly gardens.