In the Junior Kindy we have a strong focus and are committed to embedding sustainable practices into our program and routines. Each day we have regular discussions with the children on the importance of recycling, our paper usage, water usage, conservation and how we value this community of Kurilpa. We hope to build strong connections with nature through our outdoor play environments, gardens, worm farm and types of natural materials we chose to use. This helps our children to form strong connections with their world and develop environmental responsibility.
We have some new natives and bush tucker plants in our Junior Kindy outdoor area and we have been encouraging everyone to observe and talk about the different seasonal cycles, like the new growth of spring, what birds the flowers will attract, what time of year the bush tucker berries will be ready on the Davidson plum. This encourages a respect, understanding and sense of belonging to the land. If they learn to care for the land, it cares for them.