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No Waste Wednesday Composting Warriors

Posted on 8 November 2019
No Waste Wednesday Composting Warriors
An awesome effort to all the families participating in 'No Waste Wednesday's' and to Anna, Susan and Laura for helping our school families and teachers reduce their organics waste one bucket at a time! This week we collected 68.27kg of food scraps from 28 families.  This brings our total food waste diverted from landfill to almost 700kg in 3 months. We emptied our first bin of beautiful compost onto our gardens last week and can't wait to see our trees and plants flouri...
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Love Slurpees but feel bad about using single-use cups?

Posted on 11 October 2019
"Well, worry no more!

Thanks to our Green Team mums, 7 Eleven in Elwood has come on board with our sustainable efforts and is encouraging students, families and the community to use their drink bottles to get slurpees. Depending on the size, the cost of a slurpee will range from $1-$3.

Tell your friends, families and neighbours how they can help Elwood to be rubbish free AND continue enjoying slurpees! "
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South East Water Grant Success

Posted on 14 September 2019
South East Water Grant Success
St Columba's was successful in receiving $1,500 to helpsupport a Grow Together Garden Classroom. South East Water strongly aligned with St Columba's commitment to embedding sustainable practices into its core curriculum and procedures. South East Water believes that every drop of water counts, and is excited to support the self-irrigation system for the parish's Grow Together Garden Classroom. South East Water also aligned with its cultural learning focus and respect for the Tradi...
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Worms, wowing and winners!

Posted on 13 September 2019
From our Year 6 Sustainability Leaders...

Last Thursday the Year 6 Sustainability leaders presented their amazing worm game at the Sustainable Schools Festival at St Kilda Town Hall.

Their worm game, called Wormopoly, was a big hit with the other schools and they loved learning about the importance of having worms in your garden.

The day was fun filled and after they presented they got to experience many other groups presentations.

The Climate Change Choir wowed the crowd with their Port ...
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Sustainable Schools Festival

Posted on 11 September 2019
Worms wonderful Worms!! Last Thursday the Year 6 Sustainability Leaders presented their amazing worm game at the Sustainable Schools Festival at St Kilda Town Hall. Their worm game called, Wormopoly was a big hit with the other schools and they loved learning about the importance of having worms in your garden. The day was fun filled and after they presented they got to experience many other groups presentations. The Climate Change Choir wowed the crowd with their Port Phillip Bay song and ...
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Our blooming biodiversity

Posted on 9 September 2019
Our blooming biodiversity
Have you seen our beautiful biodiversity garden lately? A bunch of wonderful green team parents and volunteers have been busy installing signage, insect hotels and upgraded poles to further tempt our native birds.

The garden is located outside the front of the school, and the aim of the space is to to develop a supporting habitat for our local bird species. Did you know: Over one third of Victoria's bird species, as well as Australian and international migratory birds, visit o...
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"One of the many aspects I love about our school is that the teachers really know my children. Not just by name but them as an individual, any learning difficulties they may be having and their individual learning."

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