Schools Posts

Community Gardens of Central NSW

“Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let’s stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.” Anne Raver, garden writer for the New York Times. Over the past few months the team at Centroc have been […]

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An Ode to Alan – inspiring our young

To teach – to learn – to eat – to care In part eight of her “Know Food” series, regional foodie Kim Currie remembers a very special childhood teacher who sowed the seeds of her love of gardening, food and agriculture in her young mind. I remember his first name, but not his last. And for […]

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From Little Things

“Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand” Chinese Proverb At Canowindra Preschool, children are involved in learning about sustainability as part of their everyday preschool experience. Whether it’s by recycling their lunch food scraps in the preschool worm farm or playing with the two preschool chickens […]

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e2 education innovation at Orange, Blayney and Molong High Schools

In 2007, 5 High Schools in Central NSW began a collaboration which has revolutionised the delivery of education to students in the region – increasing the quality and range of their educational opportunities and increasing student retention rates at the participating schools. Blayney High School, Molong Central School, Canobolas Rural Technology High School, Orange High […]

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The Magic School Bus

An  ordinary local school bus in Gunning has been transformed into a magic biodiesel school bus – one that runs on recycled fish and chip oil from a local cafe, saves 18 tonnes of CO2 per year and costs just 30c per litre to run. The project is the brainchild of engineer Ned Stojadinovic who […]

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Parkes Eco-Friendly Pre Schools

Recently, Parkes Shire Council has been visiting Parkes Pre-schools to teach the next generation about the environment. Pre-school kids at PECC had the opportunity to plant their own seeds in cups and learn about dirt, bugs, compost, and vegetables. The visit was arranged by Lindy Farrant at the Parkes Early Childhood Centre, who, following a […]

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A tree for every child at Borenore Public School

The students of Borenore Public School know that their teaching Principal, Ruth Harris, loves trees! For the last 15 years a tree has been planted for every child at the school and there’s even been one planted for Ms Harris herself – a Canadian Sugar Maple, planted 15 years ago when Ms Harris returned from […]

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Orange High School Solar Electric Car

Students at Orange High School, supported by both the staff and the community, have taken the lead in demonstrating the type of transport they’d like to see for the future. They’re in the process of retrofitting a car with an electric motor and hope that, ultimately, it will also incorporate solar panels to become a […]

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Gardens at Forbes, Wombat & Murringo Public Schools

Since the establishment of its Foundation in 2004, the Kitchen Garden Programme, set up by renowned Chef and cookbook author Stephanie Alexander, has been taking Australian Primary Schools by storm. It’s success has led to the Federal Government allocating $12.8 million of infrastructure funding, over 4 years, to enable up to 190 eligible schools to […]

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TAFE Western Green Skills On The Road Trailer

With a range of new technologies and solutions now available to help cut water and energy costs at home and at work, there’s a growing need for tradespeople to be able to respond to customer enquiries with the latest and most up-to-date information. Tradespeople also need the skills and expertise to negotiate a rapidly changing […]

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