At Yarra Junction Campus, students learn to explore and appreciate their natural environment and are challenged to consider the effect of their actions and lifestyle on the world.
From their first visit in early Junior School, many fond memories are formed at Yarra Junction Campus. Whether it’s a first eye-to-eye encounter with their adopted calf, the triumph of beating a personal challenge on the ropes course, the serenity of sleeping under the stars, or the thrill of experiencing the Australian bush from a canoe, the Yarra Junction Campus is a place to remember.
Involvement in the commercial activity of a dairy farm
Students’ involvement in the commercial dairy farm at Yarra Junction engages them in understanding how milk is produced and pasteurised and how this activity impacts on the environment.
Accommodation in eco cabins and Wadambawilam (the Wurundjeri term for learning place) are practical examples of building design and technology which minimise our impact on the environment. These buildings use solar and wind power to meet their electricity and hot water needs.
A diverse range of hands-on learning experiences
Students experience ‘real-life’ learning beyond the classroom – exploring the natural environment through Art and Science, learning about local Indigenous history through cultural experiences, harvesting and preparing food from the vegetable garden, and supporting the operations of a working dairy farm. Built into each encounter is the opportunity to reflect and ensure the learning is personalised and transferable for each student. Experiential learning at Yarra Junction Campus encourages real-life decision-making, fosters positive risk-taking, aids the development of resilience, enhances community awareness and helps our students clarify their values. The programs on offer at Yarra Junction Campus are unique and have a profound effect on each learner visiting – whether in their Junior or Secondary years.