2017 Water Warriors
16 October 2017
On Friday 15 September some of our Year Fours went to the St Kilda Town Hall to participate in the Sustainable School's Festival Kids Teaching Kids workshops.

At these awards, St Columba's was awarded the 2017 Water Warrior of the Year award, in recognition of all of the teaching and learning we have done around water and the conservation of our waterways, and as a congratulation for obtaining two major water grants last year: Port Phillip Bay Fund Community Grant we are designi...
A successful Saturday shovelling session!
2 September 2017
Saturday saw a determined group of St Columba's students and siblings, 3/4 Eco Warrior representatives and Green Team parents successfully shovel 7m3 of soil into our soon-to-be Indigenous garden. The team got to work at 10.30am with shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes and managed to get their morning work out in minutes before the rain came! The garden is located outside the front of the school, and the aim is to install locally indigenous tubestock with Boon Wurrung significance to dev...
St Columba's Greenies start work on our bird garden
22 August 2017
An energetic group of St Columba's students, 3/4 Eco Warrior representatives and Green Team parents rolled up their sleeves on the weekend and started work on the new Indigenous garden area for our birds.

The garden is located outside the front of the school, and the aim is to install locally indigenous tubestock with Boon Wurrung significance to develop a supporting habitat for bird species.

We spent the afternoon clearing the existing garden and filling bags and wheelbarrows with...
Wild Melbourne and making polluted water clean
18 August 2017
Students from years 3-6 participated in the Wild Melbourne incursion on Wednesday. The story about the journey of the Yarra River was told and the pollution humans cause to the river and other waterways.

They participated in a challenge to learn about the tragedy of the commons. This was all about fishing and why being sustainable is important for resources. This has tied in with our classroom learning across the school during Inquiry and Earth Sciences. The message was about sustainability ...
St Columba's community participates in Love Our Street 3184
8 August 2017

Last Saturday 5th August, members of the St Columba's community participated in Love Our Street 3184. Thank you to the Taylor and Ilott families who helped to clean up a lot of rubbish around the St Columba's precinct!There were a total of 17 volunteers from the school and wider community, including 5 champion children, who together collected 23.78 kg of litter, which is equivalent to about 20 shopping bags!

 

Eco Warriors explore the environment
16 June 2017
Last week the 3/4s went to explore the different habitats and creatures found in and around the canal and beach.

First we explored the birds in the Elwood canal; some birds were swimming in the water and we found out that one part of the canal is made up of seawater and fresh water.

We saw a Grey Egret which only hangs around during the colder months.

Next we drew what we think Point Ormond looked like and after the settlers people came and the after. As we were drawing Gio (from th...

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