Inclusive STEM - Tour of Croxton Special School Gardens (PL2123)


Teachers are invited for a tour of Croxton Special School's award winning gardens and playground on May 21st.

You'll get to explore their kitchen garden, interactive playground and new food forest, which includes;

  • Extensive planting of fruit trees, native bushes and creepers
  • Plants and shrubs which are butterfly and bee attractants
  • Edible plantings that include bananas, kiwifruit, lemons, oranges, limes, almonds, pears, figs, plums, persimmon and pomegranates which have been grafted onto dwarf root stock and suitable for a fully enclosed garden
  • Ornamentals include dwarf buddleia, nasturtium, calendula and water plants
  • Water play and ponds with frogs and fish
  • Veggie patch and herb garden

Mick O’Neil and Basil Natoli will share the range of classroom programs that are based on their gardens, and offer advice on engaging students with diverse learning needs in STEM.


1.30pm - 3.30pm

Friday 21st May


Croxton Special School, Beaconsfield Parade Northcote


Thanks to The Department of Education & Training for their support for DATTA Vic through the Strategic Partnership Programs Fund.

Disclaimer: This presentation involves practising teachers discussing their own approaches, who have shared in good faith and for general information only. It does not necessarily reflect the views of DATTA Vic, nor do DATTA Vic endorse the accuracy or suitability of the information for any particular purpose. Note that this material has not been verified by VCAA. Responsibility in response to the material must be accepted by users. For VCE, teachers must refer to the mandatory documents in relation to the VCE Product Design and Technology/Systems Engineering study designs from VCAA, which are available online and updated every year. For safety information, teachers must consult the relevant OHS Hazard Management section of the department's website.