The Green Team was established to support efforts within the school to make the running of the school more sustainable, and to educate students in sustainable practice. The Green Team falls under the Science Operational Plan.
This sits within Sustainability as part of the SCSA Cross-Curriculum Priorities, which recognises that education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living.
Current programs include recycling organic waste, paper, batteries and printer cartridges. SDPS joined Containers for Change in 2020. Co-mingled recycling has commenced in 202
Gifford Way Green Space
Gifford Way borders SDPS and is accessed by many students and parents each day. The Green Space aims to provide greater amenity to the community, regenerate a large area of the neighbourhood, and provide habitat for native pollinators. The Green Team have been involved in researching plant species, planning the layout and planting and maintaining the Green Space. This is part of an ‘outdoor classroom’ integrated approach with the Biological Sciences and Design Technologies curriculum.