Environmental awareness permeates our teaching and learning.
The school has been part of the WESSAE Eco-School Programme since 2011 and in 2017 we were awarded the top Platinum Award for our Eco Activism. Many dedicated parents and teachers are active in driving and supporting these eco-initiatives.
We host regular paper drives and eco events such as Beach Clean-up and Bike to School Day. The Wriggley’s Litterless campaign in 2017 earned the school a tin-crusher which is great fun for the children. Our Veggie Club meets twice a week before school where learners tend their own veggie patches for home use while the communal beds are used for the soup kitchens in our neighbouring communities.
We are the first school in Cape Town to participate in the permaculture Neighbourhood Farm School Project – an exciting initiative whereby organic vegetables are grown. Children learn about all aspects of food production in an innovatively designed outdoor classroom.
“I came away from visits to your school feeling uplifted. We commend you for the example and valuable role you play in caring for the environment in Kommetjie.”Eco-Schools coordinator Lorraine McGibbon