Footscray High School is a leader in the area of Sustainability and Environmental education. As part of delivering a contemporary education program, our students undertake studies and develop individualised projects in the areas of Environmental Science, Horticulture, Permaculture and Sustainability.
The college has a specialised Sustainability Centre, “The Farm” where students carry out in-depth real-world explorations in the area of sustainability. Students learn in the numerous exciting active spaces at The Farm, including the vegetable garden, hothouses, propagation centre, aquaponics, native bee sites, telescope tiny house, and the Indigenous garden.
Our students are also involved in many environmental projects within the school and outside in the wider community, including projects with the local park rangers and community organisations.
Footscray High School is committed to the Educational and Sustainable future of our students and community. Recent recognition of our Environmental and Sustainability commitments have included:
- Victorian School Garden Awards – State Winner (2019)
- Sustainability Victoria(Resource Smart) – Sustainability Community Leader of the Year (2019)
- Victorian School Garden Awards – Western Suburbs (2018)
- Sustainability Victoria(Resource Smart) – Biodiversity School of the Year (2015)
- Sustainability Victoria(Resource Smart) – Sustainability Community Leader of the Year(2015)
The community is invited to take a closer look and come on a tour of this fantastic resource in the heart of our urban environment. Be guided through the various parts of The Farm with teacher and Sustainability Coordinator Jak Duntsan and propagate your own native plant to take home for free.