On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
Margaret River Primary School is committed to the achievement of these goals through helping our students understand each of the goals and connecting them to their learning every day. Students explore the goals across all learning areas and are encouraged to Think Globally – Act Locally. We are confident that we are nurturing and growing Global Citizens to forge more just, peaceful and tolerant societies.
Please note that Global Development Goals are presented to students in age appropriate content.