Eco Warriors learn about Biodiversity
23 June 2016
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 it was.

We used a meter long ribbon and measured different layers of the garden. We learnt that there are three different layers to a healthy habitat. The first layer is the herb layer, which is under a meter. The second layer is th...
Walking, Riding, Scooting and Loving our Streets
19 May 2016
There are two green things to add to your calendar this week to help us help the planet: 1. Walk, Ride or Scoot to School Day! Friday 20 May - before school bell Leave the car at home and enjoy a fun and fruity start to Friday with your friends. Walking, riding or scooting to school not only promotes a healthy lifestyle but it helps our environment. 2. Love Our Streets 3184 Saturday 21 May - 9.30am Our next street clean-up is this Saturday morning. The area around the shops on t...
Eco Warriors report back on their Energy Workshops
15 May 2016
Tully's reflection: This semester the years 3 and 4 have been part of a part of Eco Warrior Workshops. Here are some things we have learnt: It takes more to turn on a light bulb than flicking a switch; there are actually 7 or 8 steps that are really big. Did you know that if you sit down you are using 200 joules? Joules are a type of kinetic energy that you use in your everyday life, you don't actually realise you are using them. Some differences about potential and k...
Eco Warriors - Tomorrow's Leaders for Sustainability
10 May 2016
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 and we need to be prepared before this happens. I also learnt that there is a machine which is put under ground and collects the coal. It goes through the pipes which lead to our houses. Things you can do: whe...
Touring our beautiful school
28 April 2016
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 a few videos in the staff room that the students had made. Then we lead him around the school. The projects that we showed him included our two stars - the waste star and the core module, our bottle top art that a...
The judge is coming!
18 April 2016
St Columba's Primary School in Elwood will be under the beauty spotlight on Thursday 21 April as Keep Victoria Beautifulâs (KVB) judge pays a visit to review the schools impressive sustainability efforts as part of its entry in the KVB Sustainable Cities Awards 2016.

The Elwood village school has entered their Caring for our Classrooms, Creek and Community initiative into the Active Schools category. The category recognises outstanding achievement by a school in implementing sustai...

What our parents & students say

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