Wooranna Park Primary School acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We believe that 'rejuvenating a sense of Wonder towards nature is essential to ecocentric education and to find a sustainable future' together.
At Wooranna Park Primary School, we believe in the unity between 'facts' or science knowledge and understanding, and ethics, when learning Environmental Studies, Sustainability Education or Nature Classes.
The ecocentrism perspective assumes other-than-human, living and non-living things in nature, have intrinsic value. This value is independent of the economic value humans place on nature.
Many schools focus on environmental problems, for example, global warming and climate change, waste and marine debris, energy and green technologies, and habitat and species loss. We believe our students need to spend time in nature, to build love and compassion before being asked to heal her.
Since 2010, along with our Animal Sanctuary, we've been re-wilding sections of our school-grounds with indigenous plants and mulch to facilitate experiential, place-based, authentic, hands-on learning, integrating disciplines such as art, mathematics and physical education.