Lifestyles and Wellbeing
Education for Sustainability Vision


Yinnar South Primary School is committed to teaching students practical strategies that support sustainable lifestyles. We aim to reduce and responsibly dispose of waste, foster an appreciation of the environment, develop responsibility by caring for animals both tame and wild, improving biodiversity, and provide quality hands-on learning tasks, such as gardening and cooking, that will enable students to lead sustainable lives.

Our school has chickens that roam the grounds, a vibrant Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden, numerous classroom animals, a dry garden, butterfly garden, frog bog and supporting curriculum that teaches students the importance of a sustainable lifestyle. Students take responsibly for caring for these animals and environments which in turn builds leadership, ownership and pride.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program


Once a fortnight, the Green Team cook at meal for the school utilizing as much produce as possible from the schools garden. Cooking is an authentic way to build academic skills in speaking and listening, maths, science and literacy, health and wellbeing. Students also learn how to grow produce, prepare and understand the importance of healthy diet.



Please click the link to view the recipes shared and enjoyed by the children and staff of Yinnar South Primary

Confetti Biscuits

Beef Schnitzels

Nacho Bowls

Green Eggs & Ham

Green Eggs & Ham with Spinach

Apple Muffins Gluten Dairy Sugar Free

Chicken Pasta Herby 6 veg Ragu

Home made Muesli Bar gluten dairy sugar free

Chicken Satay

Khao Soi-Yellow Chicken Curry


Baked Stuffed Zucchini

Pesto Pasta

Gluten Free Pastry

Apple and Cinnamon Tea Cake

Tuna, Tomato and Olive Pasta

Honey Balsamic Salad dressing

Pumpkin Ricotta Lasagne

Basic Pasta

Pork Sausage & Tomato Rigatoni

Chicken Burgers

Oven Baked Chicken Crunchies With Lemon Mayo

Baked Golden Syrup Dumplings

Broad Bean Polpettes

Silver Beet Calzones