Thomas Mitchell Primary School recognises the importance of Education for Sustainability to develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for our students to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable practices.
Education for Sustainability is embedded in our school curriculum, giving students the opportunity to participate in creative and hands on activities that they can share with and educate our wider community on sustainability.
Thomas Mitchell Primary is a Nude Food School. As part of our Sustainability program, we encourage all student to bring their snack and lunch to school with zero waste.
What is a “Nude” lunch box?A “nude” lunch box is one that has no plastic wrappers or rubbish that goes to landfill. Use re-useable containers and re-use snap lock bags to build a healthy and rubbish free lunch box. Fruit scraps are not included as rubbish!
Our sustainability program educates the students and the wider community about recycling. We recycle a wide variety of objects including second hand glasses, bread tags, batteries, bread bags and stationary. Most of these products can also be recycled at OfficeWorks, Aldi or Bunnings.
Tom’s Patch, located in front of the Community Building, is our school’s community vegetable patch. Throughout the year, students maybe involved in the preparing, planting, care of and harvasting of fuirts, herbs and vegetables in our garden.