Murdock Early Education School is committed to protecting our precious environment to ensure a sustainable future for our children and through continuous improvement we strive to be a better tomorrow than we are today.
Learning about sustainability starts with everyday practice. Sustainable practices are embedded in the children’s daily routine and in their day-to-day activities, these include:
- Using recyclable materials where possible
- Encouraging children to use half flush on the toilets
- Encouraging children to turn the water off when they have washed their hands
- Encouraging children to recycle paper and rubbish within their rooms, at home and when in the community
- Talking with the children about electricity and encouraging them to turn off lights
- Educating children and having them participate in ‘garden to plate’ activities
i.e. seed sprouting, weeding, vegetable gardens, cooking amongst other activities, composte
- Educating children on caring for plants and our waterways i.e. recycling water
- Emptying the children’s drinking bottles onto the garden
- Asking families to bring in recyclable items to use for arts and craft
- Planning excursions and incursions focused on sustainable practices, such as:
- Contacting the council to present educational opportunities for sustainability workshops and events.
- Visiting the zoo and learning about the animals (sponsoring an animal)
- Inviting families and other community members to share their sustainable
ideas and practices.
Our families and the wider community are encouraged to adopt sustainable practices and share ideas with our team as a commitment to our children and their future. If you have ideas or you would like to help us create a better future for your children we encourage you to have a chat with any of our educators.
“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.”