Department of Education

Sustainable Schools WA

Sustainable Schools WA

Coogee Primary


Activity

Coogee’s plant nursery is used to propagate seedlings for many community-based revegetation projects, with the planting, over time, of over 50 000 trees in local and rural locations including:

  • The Principal’s Grove: an attractive walking trail where students and community members have planted trees with plaques to commemorate the school’s former principals.
  • Water Corporation land adjacent to the school: part of a shared Memorandum of Understanding to develop a corridor linking Beeliar and Woodman Point regional parks (Department of Environment and Conservation) and the school.
  • Henderson Street (Cockburn) tip-site revegetation, with 16 000 trees planted over the past three years. In exchange, the Council has supported the school’s Year 7 camp.


 

McNeil Field, originally situated within school grounds, is monitored jointly by the school, the City of Cockburn, APACE and Coast Care. This area highlights the unique coastal fauna, and visitors can enjoy tours through a sign-posted walking trail, led by student bushland rangers.

A portion of the school’s land will be handed over to the City of Cockburn to be managed by them as a Learning, Living Library. This means that the school can continue to provide support and guidance for ongoing revegetation of this land, with the guarantee that it will not be cleared and turned into a building site or a parking lot.


Curriculum Links:

Values 4. Social and civic responsibility (4.1 -Participation and citizenship; 4.2 – Community; 4.4 - Contribution)

Values 5. Environmental responsibility (5.2 – Conservation of the environment; 5.3 - Sustainable development)
Society and Environment (Place and Space); Science (Investigating, Life and Living)

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