Environmental Studies

Coatesville Primary School is committed to developing a "futures-focussed" curriculum which fosters knowledge, skills and values that equip our youngest citizens with the ability to build solutions and actively participate in their world, as caring citizens. The important environmental issues of water, waste minimisation, energy biodiversity and climate change are investigated in all classes. Students are provided with hands-on experiences through propagating and planting activities.
In 2009 our school was the recipient of the City of Glen Eira's "Environmental Excellence Award for Primary Schools".  This award recognised our exemplary practices in sustainable living the way in which our students are demonstrating their knowledge and actions.

Through planned activities in our well-resourced Environmental Centre students are encouraged to

  • Participate
  • Cooperate
  • Explore
  • Reflect
  • Investigate
  • Understand
  • Promote
  • Influence
  • Act upon
  • Research further
The Environmental Centre features:

  • Aluminium can, paper and cardboard recycling
  • Compost bins
  • Vegetable plots
  • Fish ponds
  • Native garden
  • Hot house
  • Undercover outdoor classroom
We are recognised as delivering a high quality Science Program, inclusive of Environmental Science throughout the whole school.