Margaret River Primary School
MR Primary School is a member of the not-for-profit Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation program that aims to teach young students the importance of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing food grown in an organic setting. The school has been engaging students in all aspects of growing food since they started the Foundation garden program in 2009 and then embraced the full program in 2012 when they built their wonderful kitchen facility. They cater for their Year 4 and Year 5 students [around 220 of them]. The philosophy that underpins pleasurable food education is that by setting good examples and engaging children’s curiosity, as well as their energy and their taste buds, they can provide positive and memorable food experiences that will form the basis of positive lifelong eating habits.
Our Garden Gallery
This garden delivers regular kitchen and garden classes, enabling skills-based learning that extends across the school curriculum. The aim is simply to provide their students with opportunities to learn how to grow fresh, seasonal produce and then learn healthy ways to prepare and share this home grown food. They believe in sustainability principals and include compost, chickens and worm farms to recycle organic waste. Their water is supplied wholly through a reticulated system drawing from rain water tanks that are replenished through the winter period.