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603 Toorak Rd
Toorak, Victoria
Australia

98271855

Sustainability

Our Kindergarten vegetable patch

Our Kindergarten vegetable patch

At JMK, sustainability and environmental awareness are a key part of our program. We recognise that learning about the impact we have on our environment should be a central part of our philosophy, and empower our children to find small but important ways they can have a real impact on the environmental impact of our kindergarten.

  • 'Naked Lunches' (lunches with minimal to no packaging) are strongly encouraged, and are a key part of our philosophy.
  • Through the use of the 'Bokashi One' compost bins we are teaching our children about the positive effects of composting. 
  • We have a healthy vegetable garden that our children take care of, allowing them to explore our relationship with food.  
  • We strongly encourage sustainable water usage, through the use of our 'push taps' in the children's bathroom, and our rainwater tank.
  • Recycling with VISY
  • Passive solar techniques used through the use of adjustable outside shades.
  • John Mackenzie Kindergarten participates in Earth Hour each year, using it to talk to the children about sustainability, and simple ways they can make a real difference.