St Columba's welcomes the eels at the inaugural eel-wood festiv-eel!
25 October 2018
A large bunch of enthusiastic eel spotters gathered together last Friday night to welcome the eels as they migrated along the canal.

The night started with a screening of the Baykeepers movie and a talk with Baykeepers from the Port Phillip Eco Centre, Neil and April. The spotters then set off with their torches and travelled up the Elwood Canal/Elster Creek spotting around a dozen eels on their journey.

During the evening funds were raised for St Columbaâs many green initiativ...
5 stars for St Columba's!
25 October 2018
By Chantel Munoz, Sustainability Leader

Last week we were all very excited to learn that our school was awarded its fifth star for the Sustainability Certification. This means that our school is now a 5 Star ResourceSmart School and has met all the requirements of the Leadership Star Level.

In his letter, Philip Dalidakis MP explains that, becoming a 5 Star school recognises your commitment to creating and embedding sustainable practices, infrastructure, integrated learning and taking...
Join us at the St Columba's Festiv-eel
6 October 2018
Next term our St Columba's Green Team will be working with the Eco Warriors to host a special Festiv-eel on Friday 19th October at 6:30pm.

This is a free event where we will be showcasing a DVD titled BayKeepers, created by the Eco Centre.

This film aims to raise awareness of the local urgent problem of plastic in our marine environment and hopefully inspire a call to action.

Once the movie ends, a member of the Eco Centre will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding th...
Eco Warriors learn about mosquitoes in our environment
6 October 2018
On Wednesday 19th October, the Year 3/4s had a special guest speaker named Peter Mee. He came in to talk to us about mosquitoes.

Peter is a scientist that works for the state government where he researches mosquitoes. He talked about how they live, grow and how they impact people.

Peter spoke to us about ways to protect ourselves against mosquito bites, but he also told us that mosquitoes are important because they are food for other insects. We learnt about what happens when you get b...
Sustainable Schools Festival: St Columba's wins 2018 Baykeeper Award!
13 September 2018
Last Thursday, the Sustainability team went to the Sustainable School's Festival, hosted by the Port Phillip Eco Centre at the St Kilda Town Hall.

We firstly participated in 2 workshops each and all the activities were related to sustainability. We made zen gardens, organic bin liners, played penguin fact games, sorted out food for worms and created friendship bracelets out of recycled wool.

Then it was our turn to present, we showcased a project on waste management. We divided ou...
4 stars for St Columba's!
23 August 2018
A big CONGRATULATIONS to St Columba's for achieving their 4th Star this week!

This great milestone acknowledges that we are a Sustaining school in relation to our waste management and resource use. Together, we have completed the 5 required modules and so now we continue to revise and update them. Here's a quick snapshot; we've saved: $13,110.62 since 01 Dec 2012 $82.43 per student The Eco Warriors and the Environment Team have played a great part in helping us ...

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