Officer Campus Planting Ceremony

School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as Mathematics, Science, Art, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, as well as several other educational goals. Further, it provides skills to develop student’s personal and social responsibility.  

Experience and research have shown numerous benefits for school gardens and natural landscaping:

  • Students learn: focus, patience, cooperation, teamwork and social skills
  • Garden-based teaching addresses different learning styles and intelligences; our non-readers can blossom in the garden!
  • Achievement scores improve because learning is more relevant and hands-on
  • The schoolyard is diversified and beautified

Newsletters

The College produces twelve Newsletters each year.  Each publication provides relevant information for the whole school and highlights activities and events at both Springvale & Officer Campuses.

All areas of the school are included: incorporating Pre-School through to Year 12.

Newsletter June 2017