Environmental sustainability is a critical focus for students in the Scotch College Middle School and the Live Well Program for students in Year 5 – 9.
Brownhill Creek Revegetation
Beginning in 2018, as part of the Brownhill Creek Sustainability and Revegetation project, Year 5 Scotch students have been involved in the revegetation of a Grey Box Grassy Woodland site at Brownhill Creek Reserve.
The revegetation and habitat restoration activities are part of a long-term program in which students can follow the progress of their sites throughout their schooling and hopefully into their adult years as volunteers.
In order to facilitate the revegetation efforts, a native nursery has been established on Torrens Park Campus with the additional aim of creating opportunities for students to engage in environmental service and help foster a sense of community in line with the goal of ongoing environmental sustainability.
The native nursery is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Adelaide & Mount Lofty Natural Resources Management Board and the student-initiated and driven efforts of Year 9 Middle School Leaders.
Throughout the plant propagation project, Middle School Leaders and Student Action Teams are aiming to increase student involvement in revegetating Brownhill Creek, with students from ELC to Senior School being actively involved. The major goal is to propagate and grow native plants from seeds and ultimately revegetate Brownhill Creek with these indigenous plant species.
Scotch students recognise that the Creek is a community reserve for people to relax, has a heritage value and supports unique species of fauna and flora. The Creek is literally ‘in our backyard’, flowing through the Junior School (Mitcham Campus).