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School Name
  The Birches Pre Primary
Rationale / Mission
  We envision a schools that is sustainable, serves the community and has a low ecological footprint and instills a love in our learners for nature and our planet
Vision
  We want to be more sustainable green campus and be a source of inspiration for other schools
Initiatives
  Nursery, Growing tunnels, herb spirals ,Medicinal garden, food forest, free range hens, water wise indigenous garden, water harvesting and green plumbing. 3 clubs that keep initiative going annually
Existing School Focus Areas
 

  • Biodiversity Network
  • Catchment to Coast
  • Community & Social Responsibility
  • Production, Consumption & Waste
  • Energy & Climate Action
  • Health & Well-being
  • Water & Sanitation

Establish An Adult Action Team & A Learner Action Team / Eco-club
 

  • We have an Adult Action team
  • We have a Learner Action team / Eco-club

Action Team Member List
 

Name of staff/parent/community member Grade/role/task assigned
Scilla Edmonds Principal and Driver
Lillete Steyn Assistant coordinator
Harrison Sibaya Groundsman

Year One Focus Area
 

Focus Area Details
Water & Sanitation
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Target 1
To be off the water grid completely in the bathrooms and toilets
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Redirect jojo water to toliets plumbing bathrooms Pipes, pumps, labor whole school Dec 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
Kuba Pay School
Target 2 (Optional)
Keep harvesting grey water from our jojos and redirecting storm water away from our school
Target 2: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Maintain jojos make sure no leaks many hose pipes hose pipes All Ongoing
Divert extra storm water away from buildings Form part of the schools grounds Past the hall Channels Bridge All Ongoing
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 3 (Optional)
Keep saving water and using sparingly and irrigation into growing tunnels
Target 3: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Engage learners in water saving lessons All Ongoing teachers teachers Dec 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Focus Area Details
Health & Well-being
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Target 1
Keep the vegetable production going and to encourage healthy choices
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Entire school to eat home grown vege soup and salad grow vegetables tunnels involve parents whatsapp, seeds, seedlings all Dec 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 2 (Optional)
Sustain our Nursery
Target 2: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Involve every child in this projects Sowing seeds, caring for them and harvesting ALl As per action seeds, seedlings All Dec 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 3 (Optional)
Involve teachers in a natural product development workshop
Target 3: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Natural Product development workshop Set date At School Run for teachers Various One Planet Sept 22
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Focus Area Details
Biodiversity Network
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Target 1
Eradicate all invasives – we have an ongoing programme now for 10 years
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Remove syringas Fellling Parking side felling tree feller Management Dec 2022
Chip all invasives to be used for composting/mulch Chipping Near food forest Chipper Chipper Management Dec 2022
Sword fern removal children pull out various Day for engaged action None Management Dec 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 2 (Optional)
Keep Indigenous nursery going
Target 2: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Keep the nursery going watered, planting entrance recycled tubs for planters and slips All Ongoing
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 3 (Optional)
Plant and replace with indigenous expand our every growing indigenous gardens
Target 3: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Plant more indigenous where aliens are cleared grow indigenous spp various plant Plants All Dec 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Focus Area Details
Community & Social Responsibility
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Target 1
Maintain 2n hand in-school shop for all goods (clothes, toys, shoes, books, puzzles) ongoing
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Shop open for big day x2/year select dates hall Organise and collect 2nd hand goods from learners All Dec
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 2 (Optional)
Entrepeneurship evening – what would you do with your last R200 to make a profit?
Target 2: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Financial upliftment project for families Learning how to develop a little business plan inc young children All Send out circular to drive the concept tables All Dec 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 3 (Optional)
Collect food for stray animals at Bux Farm; provide a meal for Pinetowns homeless
Target 3: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Collect and raise funds fundraise All Notification None All Dec 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School

Year Two Focus Area
 

Focus Area Details
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Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
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Target 3 (Optional)
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Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
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Year Three Focus Area
 

Focus Area Details
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Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
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Target 2 (Optional)
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Name of partner Type of Partner
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Target 3 (Optional)
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Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
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