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...
Learning science for the environment
5 May 2017
Over the past few weeks, our 3/4 Eco Warriors have been lucky to have some pre-service teachers from ACU come in to run some science lessons with us. Here's what they had to say about the lessons:

Audrey: In our workshop, we have been learning different ways to reduce our water and power usage. We used an app to work out how much water and power over the course of the year we would use. We presented our findings to the class and then gave some solutions on how we could become more sustain...
Water warriors at work
17 April 2017
Welcome back to school! The Eco Warriors hope you had a great green Easter!

We have been very busy this year continuing our water saving work.

In term 4 of 2016, all the 3/4s took part in a water audit. The aim was to count and record how many water sources we have in our school. From our audit, we found that we have 12 water bubblers and 18 toilets. Some groups found different amounts so we used an estimate and calculated the average. We learnt that our water flow is between 6-9 liter...

What our parents & students say

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Parent of Year 2 and 3 Students
 

We respectfully acknowledge the Boon Wurrung  people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which we learn and play. We pay respect to ongoing living cultures of First Peoples, their ancestors and their Elders; past, present and emerging.

 

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