Caulfield South PS – Water Case Study

In 2012, Caulfield South Primary School undertook the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic Water Module, funded by DEECD and facilitated by CERES.

While Caulfield South Primary School worked towards completing our Water Module:

  • We learnt about drought tolerant and indigenous gardens.
    We are working with School Council and local experts to design and create gardens which will require minimal water, will survive the upcoming predicted El Nino (drought) effect and encourage local wildlife back into the area.

  • We are using our toilets’ half flush option.
    Many students have been heard wondering why you would even need a full flush. We have been educating them about the difference between the two.
  • We have installed water tanks to flush toilets.
  • We collect run off water from the drinking taps to water our wine barrel gardens.
  • The CSPS student green team has designed posters.
    The posters emphasise the importance of saving water. These have been placed strategically throughout the school grounds, acting as little reminders to students, teachers and parents to think before we turn on the tap.
  • Students have been studying about the effects of waste and pollution on the environment.
    In particular, they have been shocked to find out how much damage this can cause to marine life.
  • We have been working hard to reduce the amount of rubbish we bring into school and therefore the amount of litter in our school grounds.
    Nude Food Wednesdays have been a resounding success, especially in the junior levels, highlighting the exciting beginnings of a change in behaviours.
  • Our teacher green team has been creating action plans and entering data into SETS.
    We have been doing some strategic planning of our sustainability program and our school grounds as well as tracking our resource use through SETS so our school can reduce its ecological footprint as much as possible.

Caulfield South Primary School looks forward to undertaking the Biodiversity Module in 2013.

By Caulfield South Primary School|2017-11-06T17:14:56+10:00April 25th, 2013|0 Comments
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