Green Team

St Columba’s wins Green School of the Year!

St Columba’s took home the award for ‘Green School of the Year’ on Friday – the top prize at the 11th Annual EcoCentre Sustainable Schools Festival. The ‘Green School of the Year’ Award recognises a school for extraordinary, whole-school progress and community leadership for sustainability. The EcoCentre made a special note of the activities […]

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Get your touch of green ready for World Habitat Day 

St Columba’s will be celebrating World Habitat Day on Friday 7 October. To recognise the occasion, we are asking you to dress with a touch of green – anything from green socks to a green t-shirt or even green hair – in return for a gold coin donation. World Habitat […]

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1 + 2 = 3 sustainability stars!

St Columba’s single sustainability star on our front gate will soon be joined by two new friends. ResourceSmart Schools has awarded us two new stars in recognition of our energy and waste progress on our school’s sustainability journey – bringing our grand total to three stars! ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian […]

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Eco Warriors learn about Biodiversity

By 3/4M On Wednesday 15th June, 3/4M walked to the St Kilda Botanical Gardens. We arrived at the Port Phillip Eco Centre where we met Sharron and Gio. The first activity we did was talk about leaf litter. We studied the soil, and noticed how it felt and how dense […]

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Eco Warriors – Tomorrow’s Leaders for Sustainability

By Mikaela and Angelina, Year 3/4 This term the year 3/4 classes have been looking at energy saving. We’ve learnt how to save energy when not using it. We get energy from underground which is called ‘non-renewable’ energy like coal. I learnt that we will eventually run out of coal […]

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Touring our beautiful school

By Alessia and Maya On Thursday 23rd April 2016 a judge from ‘Keep Australia Beautiful’ came to our school. We took him on a tour around our building and playground and showed him different sustainable projects that we have been working on. Before we started the tour we showed him […]

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