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Kiama Public School

Kiama Public School

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School environmental management plans work across the key learning areas of the curriculum and the whole school community.

We start with local sustainability and over time develop student understanding of how their work contributes globally.

Students and staff manage, observe and monitor our school's resources, waste and physical surroundings, then take on activities to protect and improve our school and the local environment.

Your child will develop an understanding about:

  • the relationship between human activities and natural systems
  • sustainable management of the earth's resources
  • the inter-related nature of processes in the natural environment

We encourage you to support your child's 'going green' activities, and to help them to learn to care for the environment as part of their everyday lives.


Sustainability at KPS

At Kiama Public School we are constantly finding new and innovative ways to be more environmentally friendly and stick to sustainable practices.

In previous years, we worked closely with our Kiama Community of Schools to ensure we all achieved great success in our sustainable efforts. This effort was recognised by the Governor General of Australia, Peter Cosgrove.

Kiama Public School has been participating in the Return and Earn process for a number of years. Throughout our school there are specially marked bins to collect the items from our canteen and drinks packed from home, that are able to be recycled through the reverse vending machines. Miss Kelly, accompanied by stage 3 students collect these bins throughout the term and take the items down to the reverse vending machine, located in the carpark at Kiama Village Shopping Centre. The students place the items through the machine, ensuring that any accidental rubbish gets disposed of and that any containers that the machine won’t accept, due to no barcodes etc, get returned back to school to go in our regular yellow lid recycling bins. The money is collected and put towards implementing more environmentally friendly practices at our school. It has been a successful, albeit smelly activity that has inspired many of our students to participate in return and earn practices in their homes. Happy Recycling!​



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