Albany Rise Primary School is delighted to announce a successful application for 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant. We’re excited to announce that our School, Albany Rise Primary is one of 110 childcare centres, schools, Scouts and Girl Guides groups, and youth groups to receive a 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant. Delivered through Landcare Australia’s Junior Landcare program, the grants provide young people with the opportunity to engage in outdoor, hands-on biodiversity focused projects or learning activities that encourage them to value and act ively care for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment. We are using our $5,000 grant for our Existing overgrown garden and transforming it into an Indigenous oasis by incorporating indigenous shrubs, flowers and grasses that will re-create habitat for native wildlife as part of our project. By expanding on our indigenous garden and updating the existing frog bog, it will give students a hands-on learning experience right here at our very own school. It will provide students knowledge to teach their younger fellow students and learn how to monitor the frog bog and keep it healthy for the future. The Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants are funded by the Victorian Government through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. They contribute to the targets of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment. A special Congratulations to Lisa Tavella, our Garden Club facilitator, who successfully applied for this grant for Albany Rise. For more information on the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants Click here.
At Albany Rise Primary we strive to be environmentally friendly and sustainable school. We have a fruit and vegetable garden that is overseen by our Garden Club Facilitator and our student Environmental Leaders.
Gardening club runs on Tuesdays during lunch for our Foundation to Grade 2 levels and Thursdays for our Grade 3 to Grade 6 students.