Waste Wise

Quintilian School is committed to our students understanding sustainability and water management practices. We believe that through education and modelling, we can make a difference and instil a strong respect for the environment in our students as well as the wider Quintilian community.


Waste wise strategies are taught to all year levels from Kindergarten to Year 6 through mini waste wise workshops, specific lessons and incursions. Quintilian also participates in the Containers for Change program, encouraging students and families to recycle their drink containers. All funds raised from this initiative go back into the school’s STEM and Sustainability projects.

Free Range Chickens

Our chickens roam freely about our organic vegetable gardens and they are cared for by our children.

Organic Vegetable Gardens

In addition to the educational value, the gardens are used to demonstrate the connection between the recycling of waste, the chickens, and the growing of vegetables.

Being Water Wise

We educate and teach strategies for using water sparingly whenever possible, visiting our local water treatment plant, etc. and we are an accredited “Water Wise School.”

Energy Awareness

We participate in energy competitions whenever possible (eg. Synergy’s Switch Off Competition), to promote a whole school approach to conserving energy. You can learn more about our renewable energy system here.

Quintilian is a ClimateClever School. ClimatClever is an app and a platform that helps us record, measure, and reduce our carbon footprint. It helps us locate where our key outgoings and impact areas are.

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