Welcome to Benarkin State School's Website.
We would like you to explore our website so that you can find our more about our 'great little school' and how it supports the education of the children in this community.
Our school motto 'Learning and Growing Together' reflects both our belief that we all learn from each other and that together we support each other's learning. As we learn, we grow to become the best that we can be.
Our philosophy is that all children have the right to aspire for a positive successful future and that our school supports their learning and their growth as the future caretakers of our world.
'Growing' also reflects our participation in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program. Each week our students are involved in activities in our 140 square metre gardens, sowing, growing and harvesting vegetables, fruits and herbs. This produce is then carried into our kitchen where children prepare beautiful fresh foods. This wonderful program teaches our children about organic and sustainable gardening practices and about safe, preparation of nutritious and enjoyable foods.
Sustainability is a theme embedded in all aspects of our school life. Our Sustainable Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) outlines the wide range of activities in which our students participate to teach them and model to our community how we can all work to reduce our Environmental Footprint.
Students are involved in developing and caring for the Biodiversity of our school; managing our waste in a sustainable way through recycling and composting; monitoring and creating plans to reduce our usage of both water and energy. Benarkin students are learning first hand how to be responsible citizens of the future.