Nambucca Heads High School, NSW

Completed June 2022

Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid Central Coast of NSW, in the Nambucca Valley. It’s home to Nambucca Heads High School, which has over 430 students from Year 7 to Year 12, where 27 per cent of the students have an Indigenous background and 7 per cent have a language background other than English. 

Progress since completion

During Term 3 2021 the Year 9 students have been responsible in the greenhouse, harvesting over 60 plants of lettuce, coriander, bok chop and basil. This produce was used and eaten in cooking classes by students, sold to teachers, as well as donated to people in need.

The teachers at Nambucca are taken aback by a new level of interest in school from students disengaged in learning. These students have been taking the lead in daily checks of the produce and excitedly selling lettuce to their teachers.

Nambucca Heads High School have exciting plans for a Harvest Day in October, with Year 11 hospitality classes planning the menu and Year 9 students cooking the healthy lunch. The Year 11 construction class, who assisted building the greenhouse, are also eagerly attending.

Food Ladder acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which this greenhouse is built, the Gumbaynggirr people. We celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of Queensland.  We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that contributed to the development of this resource.