Become a change maker at St John’s Grammar
Join our change makers
Our Belair National Park partnership sees students become change makers in Environmental Science and sustainability.
With our Junior School campus adjacent to Belair National Park, a structured Natural Inquiry program sees all year levels participating in unique projects within the park. Through engagement with Belair National Park rangers and the Natural Resources Management Board, the opportunity to learn in the Park adds richness to our learning by providing unparalleled opportunities for children to learn.
How students are making a difference
Planting the seeds
Each year level has its own Natural Inquiry focus in Belair National Park. In Reception, students collect, propagate and replant seeds to aid revegetation efforts in the Park, Year 1 students develop and maintain a maze with Friend of Belair National Park and Year 2 students focus on water quality of the lake including mapping and observing how the lake contributes to lifecycles.
Leading the change
Our Year 3s are involved in a significant endangered species rehabilitation project. In collaboration with experts in the field, students study local bandicoot populations and actively work to restore local habitats and build bandicoot shelters to help the species thrive. Their contribution to this project has made a positive impact on the rehabilitation of this endangered species.
Creating a lasting legacy
Year 4s conduct invasive species management and orchid observations in the Park, Year 5s observe historical environment and species changes at the Park to work towards a stronger future and Year 6s create a ‘by kids, for kids’ adventure trail in the Park featuring kid-friendly videos accessible by QR codes along the trail and an accompanying brochure.