Overview

Our school is proud to be a member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.

Students in Prep to Year 2, participate in gardening classes for one term each year.

Years 3-6 have the opportunity for one term each year to participate in the kitchen program.

Children involved in the garden program will be preparing and planting seedlings, learning about soil quality, whilst also harvesting different herbs, greens, vegetables, and fruits. The gardening classes teach young children about seasonal and Indigenous produce and about respecting the land the produce is grown on.

Students in Years Three to Six, have the privilege of harvesting this produce from our garden to prepare healthy, vegetarian seasonal snacks and meals, whilst enjoying eating a meal together and learning vital kitchen life skills such as preparation of different foods and basic knife skills.

The SAKG program provides our children with positive food habits through fun, hands-on learning. Children love preparing recipes, learning new skills, and tasting new foods.

Teaching Team

Erin Reynolds: Erin.Reynolds@education.vic.gov.au & Kristen Re: Kristen.Re@education.vic.gov.au

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Volunteering in SAKGP

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program always welcomes volunteers. If you are the parent of a child in SAKGP this term, please contact us if you are interested in volunteering in the kitchen

The program runs on:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Session 1 & 2: 9am – 10.40am

Session 3 & 4: 11.20am – 1pm

Please note: Participation in volunteering programs at school is guided by current DET guidelines and can change at short notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.