Welcome to the ‘Teachers’ section of the Australian Organic Schools website.
On this site you will find free, easy-to-use, educational resources suitable for use in primary and middle years.
- Your school garden
Seven comprehensive units of work (including background information, lesson plans, activity sheets and extra resources) to help you start and maintain a school garden. Topics covered include planning, soil health, planting, mulching, watering, harvesting and much more.
- Organic for body, brain and bounce
A unit of work (including background information, lesson plans, activity sheets and extra resources) aimed at educating students about good nutrition and the benefits of consuming organic produce.
- From the farm to me
Two units of work, both including background information, lesson plans, activity sheets and extra resources. ‘Organic farming’ introduces the process of becoming a certified organic producer and explains the ins and outs of organic farming. ‘Where does my food come from?’ explores the origins of food and how it gets from the farm to people’s tables.
- Case studies
Here you will find case studies about various organic farms and producers. There is a video, lesson suggestions and activity sheets to accompany each case study.
Before logging in, you can find lots of great information and resources in the left-hand menu including:
- some general information About Australian Organic
- School stories that showcase what other schools are doing with their school gardens
- Fun student activities which has some great activities for students
- Australian Organic Awareness Month education resources (including facts for students, lesson ideas, activity sheets and more) to celebrate organic products in your classroom.
- Finally, in Partners and sponsors you can meet the fantastic partners, sponsors and ambassadors associated with Australian Organic Schools.
Register or log in to request free offers
From time-to-time Australian Organic provide special free giveaways to teachers. These can be requested after logging in and will be sent in the mail.
Classroom Poster Pack
While stocks last, you can request an Australian Organic free poster pack. It consists of a ‘What’s in Season?’ poster and an ‘Australian Organic … did you know?’ poster, for your classroom.