content-left-bg.png
content-right-bg.png

Sustainability program

WebPartZone1_1
PublishingPageContent

Sustainability is one of the cross-curriculum priorities in the Australian Curriculum and is incorporated into learning areas where relevant.

Areas of focus include biodiversity, waste, water and energy. Each year level is already completing learning activities in these targeted areas . Some year levels focus on reducing water wastage, others on recycling and still others on maintaining biodiversity. A active garden club exists as a lunchtime activity.

Energy

As part of the Queensland Government Solar and Energy Efficiency Program and the  State Schools of Tomorrow Project at Durack , solar panels, smart meters, IT systems and energy efficient lighting were installed in our school. The data on our energy use and the output of the 2KW solar system is publicly available on solarschools.net. This data is also a valuable resource for students studying energy use. The system also advises the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to our energy savings through solar power generation.

Water

Also during the SSOT redevelopment of our school, water conservation was addressed. Ten-thousand litre (10,000L) underground tanks were installed to use rainwater from roofing run-off for use in sewerage systems. Drinking water facilities use automatic cut-off bubblers. Drought tolerant plants were planted in the landscaping of the grounds.

Waste

The school maintains a strong recycling program sponsered by our P&C. This is well supported by students who recognised the environmental value of minimising waste and monetary value of recycling.

WebPartZone1_2
WebPartZone2_1
WebPartZone2_2
WebPartZone2_3
WebPartZone3_1
WebPartZone3_2
WebPartZone3_3
WebPartZone3_4
WebPartZone4_1
WebPartZone5_1
WebPartZone5_2
WebPartZone6_1
WebPartZone6_2
WebPartZone7_1
WebPartZone7_2
WebPartZone8_1
WebPartZone8_2
WebPartZone9_1
Last reviewed 12 May 2021
Last updated 12 May 2021