We began operating regular kitchen and garden classes at Kallista Primary School in 2007, when we were selected to join the acclaimed Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, and are now celebrating our 13th year of running this engaging, fulfilling program.

The program has evolved and grown considerably over the years, and has transformed into a dynamic learning environment, offering so many different opportunities for incidental and practical, real-life learning.

Children from all year levels thrive in regular sessions in both our large, light, purpose-built student kitchen and our ever changing and developing garden.

Designed to promote pleasurable food education and teach positive food habits through fun, hands-on learning, the Kitchen-Garden program is the heart and soul of our school.

Supported by our specialist kitchen teacher Kylie and garden teacher and horticulturist Sonja, all Kallista students, have the opportunity to participate in growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing delicious and nutritious food in our purpose built kitchen classroom.

Download the brochure for our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.

Alfred AustinPoet

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.

Guy FieriRestaurateur