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Phillip Island Landcare supports school education and the opportunity to share their knowledge.  We are able to align discussion around both primary and secondary curricula. 

Schools may visit the Rooks Little Farm (Instagram: @rookslittlefarm) at 457 Ventnor Rd, Ventnor for their discussion.  The 5 acre property follows permaculture principles. It's surrounded by farmland and provides opportunities for interactive learning experiences.

Furthermore, you may be interested in the Bass Coast Landcare Network’s Environmental Detective Program, which includes 10 curricula linked, to environmental education activities that can be tailored to all levels from pre-kinder, Kinder, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students

Hayley Brewin, Woodleigh School "Thank you so much for your time, expertise, and insights into Permaculture and Land Management.

The group and I really enjoyed seeing your property and how you live sustainably. The discussions were very informative and insightful and aligned with our curriculum. We really appreciated the BBQ lunch – it was delicious and had that extra tastiness from the fire!"

Joanne Brauman, Drouin Secondary College "Thank you so much for taking the time to share with the students the work Landcare does and how the students can get involved.  The session was very informative, educating the students on the impacts they're having on the environment and how they can reverse some of those impacts."

Recent curriculum covered:

Land degradation

Introduced species

Climate change


Green building design

Relevant references:

2018 Bass Coast Shire Biolinks plan

2022 Phillip Island Wildlife Plan

2022 Draft State Government Distinctive Area Landscape Project

2022 Tackling Rabbits Projects

2020-30 Bass Coast Shire Climate Action Plan

2021-26 Phillip Island Landcare Action Plan

PILG Island Bush Care Program

Other Information:

We are happy to provide lunch with costs covered.

Donations are welcome for the cost and time of lunch and/or site visit.

For further enquires ring David Rooks on 0418 115 935 or email

School list

Year 10/11 Woodleigh School 2022

VCE Units 3/4 Upper Yarra Secondary College 2022

VCE Units 3/4 Drouin Secondary College 2022

Prep and Year 1 Phillip Island Village School - for regular excursions 


Upper Yarra Secondary College

Phillip Island Village School

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Drouin Secondary College

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