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...
Eco Warriors awarded for eco excellence!
7 December 2016
Today Sharron from the Port Phillip EcoCentre presented the 3/4 students with their certificates for being excellent Eco Warriors for St Columba's.

Sharron has been instrumental in helping our school be a ResourceSmart school and we'd like to thank both the Eco Centre and our Green Team parents for all of their help and dedication to our program.

As the year draws to a close, it is now time to pass the green baton over to 2017's 3/4s to take on their role as the school's Eco-W...
News from the Eco Warriors
23 October 2016
Lots of green activities and events have been happening around the school. Here's an update from the Eco Warriors:

World Habitat Day
On Friday 7th October we all wore a touch of green in support of World Habitat Day. Thank you everyone for your donations, together we raised $160. This money will go towards repairing Cloey, our composting machine. Walk to School Month
Thank you everyone for making an effort in walking, riding or scooting to and from school each day. Don't forg...
Get your touch of green ready for World Habitat Day
10 September 2016
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 Day reminds us that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the environmental future of our community.

Our Eco-Warriors and our Green Team are currently hard at work addressing our school's biodiversi...
St Columba's wins Green School of the Year!
10 September 2016
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 that saw St Columba's leap to a 3 Star ResourceSmart School being:
the school's sustainability leadership that spans students, p...

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