Earlier this week we were all thrilled to welcome Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia, to Northholm for the official opening of the School’s Aquaponics facility. As you will see from the photos, students from Year Four, who are working on a STEM project focusing on aquaponics and the Years Nine and Twelve Agriculture students who have played such a significant part in the development of the project, show just how engaged they were with Costa’s address.
From the moment he arrived Costa connected with our students, sharing their excitement with their collective achievements in establishing this new teaching resource and sharing his passion for promoting more sustainable ways of living. It was also great to observe Costa’s approach to engaging students in discussions about key global issues and hearing them express such informed views on how the aquaponics initiative contributed to more sustainable forms of food production.
I encourage parents to visit the old locker shed near the school library if they don’t already know about this project or would like to see ‘Aquaponics in Action’ for themselves. The aquaponics set-up is a great way of engaging our students in the critically important STEM subjects and is a state of the art system, which any commercial production would be proud of.