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Oz Harvest FEAST Program 2021 - Expressions of Interest

City of Ryde Council is pleased to announce that they will be offering four primary schools the opportunity to participate in Oz Harvests FEAST program in 2021 targeted at food waste avoidance and minimisation.

The program is run by Oz Harvest with a train-the-trainer engagement approach, whereby schools will become fully equipped with the knowledge and know-how to incorporate into their curriculum at the completion of the program. Ongoing online support will be provided by Oz Harvest at the completion of the program if schools need.

FEAST is an intensive 7 – 10-week program that teaches students ages 9 – 12 about sustainability, food waste and nutrition using hands-on cooking and inquiry based learning. Students are tasked with designing their own ‘School Cookbook’ to address food waste prevention and healthy eating while educating and engaging their community.

The FEAST program is multi-faceted and is made up of the key elements listed below.

Curriculum Package

This package includes everything schools need to teach the STEM curriculum aligned program:

  • Unit of work
  • Detailed lesson plans (10x)
  • Student activities and online worksheets
  • Optional learning experiences
  • Hot & cold recipes for cooking in the classroom

Schools will also get online access to teacher and student toolkits, Oz Harvest’s video library and ongoing support from the Oz Harvest FEAST Team.

Cooking in the classroom

FEAST gets kids immersed in hands-on cooking activities in the classroom – no kitchen required! The FEAST kitchen kit, provides students with all utensils to start cooking from a range of healthy and delicious recipes that have been designed to cater to all skill levels

Teacher training

The FEAST Professional Development teacher training inspires, informs and educates teachers to confidently deliver the Year 5 & 6 program. For a rich learning experience OZ Harvest offers face-to-face training at their offices or a 3-hour online training course.

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Submit your schools interest

To express your schools interest in participating in the FEAST program, please answer the following questions and submit your answers to Emma Tang (Waste Project Coordinator) by Friday 11.59pm 04 December 2020 at

If you have any questions please contact Emma Tang on 02 9952 8448 or email 


  1. Why is your school interested in participating in the Oz Harvest FEAST program? (300 words max)
  2. If successful and your school is chosen to partake in the FEAST program, will you implement the FEAST program as part of your school’s curriculum?


Last updated on 6 November 2020