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STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN PROGRAM (SAKGP)

Viewbank Primary School is proud to have been part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Program since 2015.

The SAKGP aims to teach Australian children positive food habits through fun, hands-on learning as they grow, harvest, prepare and share delicious and healthy food. This program is an integral part of our school as it allows for parents, volunteers, students and teachers to work together in order to create a more sustainable future in the form of pleasurable, food education.

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Viewbank Primary School delivers regular kitchen and garden classes to Year 3 and 4 students. These students spend structured time in a productive veggie garden and home-style kitchen as part of their everyday school experience. Our Kitchen and Garden Specialists deliver lessons in which children work in small groups with adult supervision. During this time, they learn skills that will last them a lifetime and discover just how much fun it is to grow and cook their own seasonal vegetables and fruits.

The program is scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Of course, volunteers are essential to the success of the program, so we are always looking for anybody willing to work with a small group, in the kitchen or garden. You do not need to be a ‘masterchef’ or have a green thumb! Enthusiasm is the only requirement. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Information form and return it to the school office.

* A free ‘Working with Children’ Check is required for all volunteers and this can be organized through your local post office or online at workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

Volunteers are also needed to help tend to our chickens. Please contact Dani our garden specialist to join the chicken roster.

Garden Timetable

TUESDAY Year 4
(Wk 2,4,6,8)

WEDNESDAY Year 3
(Wk 2,4,6,8)

TUESDAY Year 4
(Wk 3,5,7,9)

WEDNESDAY Year 3
(Wk 3,5,7,9)

9.15 – 10.00am — 3W 9.15 – 10.00am — 4N 9.15 – 10.00am — 3B
10.05 – 10.50am — 3L 10.05 – 10.50am — 4R 10.05 – 10.50am — 3G
12.05 – 12.50pm — 3/4F
2.00 – 2.45pm — 4B
2.45 – 3.30pm — 4C

Kitchen Timetable


TUESDAY Year 3
(Wk 2,4,6,8)

WEDNESDAY Year 3
(Wk 2,4,6,8)

TUESDAY Year 4
(Wk 3,5,7,9)

WEDNESDAY Year 4
(Wk 3,5,7,9)

9.30 – 11.00am —
11.20 – 12.50pm — 3G 11.20 – 12.50pm — 3L 11.20 – 12.50pm — 11.20 – 12.50pm —
2.00 – 3.30pm — 3B 2.00 – 3.30pm — 3W 2.00 – 3.30pm — 2.00 – 3.30pm —

Program Staff 2018

  • Chris Andreou – Kitchen Specialist
  • Dani King – Garden Specialist
  • Marina Gourzelas – Program Coordinator (Year 3)
  • Meredith Collins – Program Coordinator (Year 4)
  • Year 3 & 4 Classroom Teachers

If you would like more information about the program please visit Kitchen Garden Foundation or contact either Marina Gourzelas or Meredith Collins through the school office.

SAKGP Volunteer Information


Recipe Archive

TERM 1 RECIPES

Grade 3

Grade 4

Week 1 & 2 Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls Chickpea & Lentil Burgers, Tomato Sauce, Tomato & Herb Quinoa Salad
Week 3 & 4 Chargrilled eggplant with mozzarella & pesto, Hummus, Greek Salad and Wheat Tortillas Tagine with Dates & Honey, Pumpkin & Honey Bread, Spicy Couscous, Pumpkin Stir-Fry with Honey Soy Dressing
Week 5 & 6 Poached Pears, Indian Flatbread, Tomato & Basil Soup and Tabbouleh Eggplant Curry, Pita stuffed with spiced potato & herbs, Dukkah and Salad of the Imagination
Week 7 & 8 Warm Beetroot & Herb Salad, Linguine, Tomato & Basil Pizza Roasted Spiced Cauliflower, Vegetable Samosas and Spiced Potatoes & Seasonal Greens

TERM 2 RECIPES

Grade 3

Grade 4

Week 3 & 4 Leafy Salad, Potato & Rosemary Pizza and Linguine with Garlic & Herb Sauce Vegetable Gyoza, Changs Noodle Salad, Silverbeet Potato & Tomato Curry and Chinese Greens Stirfry with Soy Sauce & Ginger
Week 5 & 6 Indian Flatbread, Chickpea & Cauliflower Masala, Sweet Potato Rosti and Silverbeet, Chickpea & Currant Salad Potato & Rosemary Pizza, Linguine with Garlic & Herb Sauce and Leafy Green Salad
Week 7 & 8 Asian Coleslaw, Roti, Mie Goreng and Pear Crumble Spicy Red Lentil Soup, Roti, Yoghurt & Sesame Salad and Asian Salad with Roasted Rice
Week 9 & 10 Fried Rice, Korma Curry, Roti Bread and Asian Salad with Roasted Rice Pumpkin Silverbeet & Feta Couscous Salad, Fried Rice, Mie Goreng and Pumpkin Capsicum & Coconut Soup