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Steph chats to Southern FM!

Posted on 21 June 2020
Steph chats to Southern FM!

Our wonderful Steph Young was recently interviewed on 88.3 Southern FM after winning Teacher of the Year (Primary) Award in the 2020 ResourceSmart School Awards.

She chatted to Southern FM newsman, Colin Tyrus, about the award and our fabulous Green Team parents who took out the School Community Volunteer of the Year title.

You can listen to the interview here:

https://www.southernfm.com.au/show/newsman/steph-and-the-environmental-warriors/

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St Columba's scoops up 2 awards at prestigious ResourceSmart School Awards!

Posted on 5 June 2020
St Columba's scoops up 2 awards at prestigious ResourceSmart School Awards!
St Columba's has taken home not one but two awards at this year's 2020 ResourceSmart School Awards Victoria's largest sustainability awards program for schools! Our fabulous Steph Young was the well deserving winner of the Teacher of the Year (Primary) and our wonderful Green Team were crowned School Community Volunteer of the Year. The Awards recognise and reward the outstanding sustainability efforts of Victorian primary and secondary schools that contribute to a better pl...
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World Environment Day 2020!

Posted on 5 June 2020
World Environment Day 2020!
St Columba's celebrated World environment day on Friday 5th June! It was a day full of exciting activities. Our Prep-2's had lots of fun creating beautiful nature art pieces, watching videos of the animals around Elster Creek and Port Phillip Bay, enjoying a nature picnic in our kitchen garden. They loved watching the online Resourcesmart School Awards in which St Columba's picked up 2 awards! It was a fabulous day wearing Green and celebrating Sustainability at our school! ...
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St Columba's - finalists for 2 RSS School Awards!

Posted on 27 May 2020
St Columba's - finalists for 2 RSS School Awards!
Drum roll... St Columba's has been nominated as a School of the Year finalist in the 2019 ResourceSmart School Awards! The Awards recognise and reward the outstanding sustainability efforts of Victorian primary and secondary schools that contribute to a better place. Winners are being announced on the 13th June at a ceremony being held at the MCG. Three of our sustainability representatives from Grades 4, 5 and 6 will be attending on the school's behalf. Since 2014, our school...
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No Waste Wednesdays: a great green success story

Posted on 8 March 2020
As a 5 Star Resource Smart school, our school has been hard at work growing and embedding its commitment to sustainability in the curriculum, on campus and in the community. During 2019 we established our kitchen garden program and spent time exploring the concept and importance of composting. Our students were highly engaged in the discussions and activities, so we were keen to work out a way to continue the good green work at home. Working with our wonderful parent sustainability te...
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Youth and Schools Clean up Day

Posted on 3 March 2020
Youth and Schools Clean up Day

Last Friday, the Preps to Yr 4s participated in Youth and Schools Clean up Day.

The Preps set off around the school yard to find leaves for the compost and to collect rubbish.

The 1/2s did an excellent job of cleaning up the neighborhood of Elwood and the 3/4s left the canal sparkling clean!

Thanks to all the parent volunteers for their help. The less rubbish on the streets helps to keep our environment healthy!

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