Currently there is acceptance that our society must embrace sustainability and environmental responsibility. This is a core component of Timbarra College P-9.
Our new facilities reflect current understandings in the design principles of sustainability. The design of our school incorporates energy efficient design principles such as:
Natural ventilation/cross ventilation
Balancing thermal mass for passive heating/cooling
Solar orientation to maximise solar access and design
Water wise garden planting
Maximum use of natural products
Maximum use of natural light.
Across Years P-9 students are engaged in a range of programs and activities that provide them with the opportunity to understand and respond to sustainability issues. In Year 5-8 students are involved in school based projects that incorporate their home room and inquiry based projects.
At Year 9 students participate in a community project that incorporates elements of sustainability and environmental studies.
That all members of the Timbarra community become ambassadors for a sustainable future.
We are a learning community that promotes exemplary environmental practices. We incorporate values of respect for our environment; responsibility for actions that reduce environmental impact and a trust in each other to do what is right for the sustainability of our world.