The Scotch Oakburn College Environmental Association (SOCEA) was established in 2006 to oversee the development and promotion of environmental initiatives in the College, with particular regard to the education of our students, but also for the broader school and local community.
The Committee, which includes staff and parent members, meets 4 to 6 times a year and is guided by the Scotch Oakburn Environmental Sustainability Statement:
Scotch Oakburn College recognises the fragile and complex nature of our global living systems. We are aware of the role that humans can and have continued to play in positively or negatively affecting the environment.
Scotch Oakburn is committed to a sustainable global future. Its policies and practices will evolve to become environmentally sympathetic over the shortest practical timeframe. We will continue to develop learning programmes and experiences which instil in students a connectedness to the environment and a commitment to being active environmental stewards.
In recognising the significant and imminent environmental concerns facing this and future generations, we commit to working thoughtfully and sympathetically to have less environmental impact.
You too can be a member of the Scotch Oakburn College Environmental Association. All current students of the College are automatically members, but we are seeking many more to help support the Wetlands and other environmental projects.