Homegarth Community Kindergarten

Monday 26 October, 2020

Spotlight on

Homegarth Community Kindergarten in Pakenham, offering three and four-year-old kindergarten programs, is committed to promoting health and healthy behaviours for its children, staff and families.


The kindergarten joined the Achievement Program in 2012 and has focused on improving health for areas such as healthy eating, sun protection, mental health and wellbeing, and more recently, sustainability. 


Climate and Health

Homegarth Community Kindergarten's journey to build a healthy and sustainable kindergarten will now be bolstered through our Climate and Health pathway.


Healthy and sustainable initiatives already occuring in the kindergarten include:

  • encouraging plastic-free healthy lunchboxes
  • collecting food scraps for the worm farm and to feed families’ chickens
  • maintaining a vegetable garden
  • delivering cooking experiences
  • promoting environmental festivals, which encourage children to connect with nature and eat healthy plant-based meals.


What's next? 

Homegarth Community Kindergarten is excited to use the new Climate and Health pathway and aims to improve health and wellbeing through a sustainability lens.


After learning about the link between climate and health, and seeing all of the resources and suggested activities in our Climate and Health toolkit, the kindergarten now intends to introduce the following activities:

  • reduce energy use
  • implement meat-free Mondays
  • serve more fruit and vegetables for morning tea
  • promote local markets
  • encourage families to walk and ride to kinder.


To take steps to improve the health of your community and the planet, join the free Achievement Program