Education

Calmsley Hill aspires to be a world class facility for the teaching, learning and research of Sustainability.

Calmsley Hill is a 160 hectare parcel of land situated in the corridor between the M7 and Cowpasture Road, forming part of the Western Sydney Parklands, an area that stretches for over 25kms from Blacktown to Liverpool along Eastern Creek and the hills of Hoxton Park – just over 5,000 hectares. Calmsley Hill resides within the Fairfield City Council municipality, home to around 21,000 businesses.

As well as being adjacent the M7 Motorway, the site hosts a range of other key infrastructure items to support Sydney’s population, including the Sydney Catchment Authority’s open water canal, Energy Australia’s electricity towers, Jemena’s gas pipeline. These features provide a rich context for the elements upon which we need to create a sustainable future: Energy, Land, Water, and Waste.

Along with offering visitors an opportunity to see livestock and native animals, Calmsley Hill remains a working farm, with cattle and sheep currently the primary grazing stock. Calmsley Hill also hosts one of the last remaining sites for the endangered ecological community of the Western Sydney Dry Rainforest.

Overall, Calmsley Hill’s urban-rural landscape provides a unique context for research, students learning, teacher development and community engagement.

Everyday teachers attending our programs at the farm are asked to give feedback from their visit so we can continually develop and improve our programs and facilities here are a few samples School teacher feedback sheets .