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Eco Warrior Excursion Adventure

Posted on 17 May 2019
Eco Warrior Excursion Adventure
The Grade 3/4 Eco Warriors recently went on a local excursion around our beautiful waterways here in Elwood. Specifically, they focussed on Elster Creek and how this could have looked before European settlement. The students were also joined by 'Captain Trash' who helped the students, along with Sharron, to understand how and why our suburb often experiences floods, and what we can do in the future to reduce this. ...
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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Makeover

Posted on 16 May 2019
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Makeover
Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who assisted with planting our garden at the end of Term 1.   The garden beds are looking flush with growing veggies and herbs! The students cannot wait to get in there and harvest, plant, cok and tend to the garden. A special thanks goes out to Bunnings who kindly provided us with the plants for our veggie garden and the wonderful members of the Green Team who volunteered their time and efforts. ...
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Keep Victoria Beautiful judge comes to St Columba's!

Posted on 11 May 2019
Keep Victoria Beautiful judge comes to St Columba's!
On Thursday we rolled out the green carpet and welcomed the Keep Victoria Beautiful judge to assess our entry into the 2019 Sustainable Cities Awards.

We entered the Awards last term for our exciting STEAM Clean the Bay Project - a project generously funded with the support of a Victorian Government grant. Here's a snippet from the Award's application:

Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) aims to transform our landscape, curriculum and leadership p...
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Eco Warriors and Sustainability Leaders out and about in Elwood

Posted on 10 May 2019
Eco Warriors and Sustainability Leaders out and about in Elwood
Lady Forster Kinder Visit

St Columba's Year 6 Sustainability Team recently visited the wonderful local Lady Forster Kindergarten on Elwood Beach. They took the kinder children on a nature walk and played games with the students. Here is a reflection from one student...

"The Sustainability team went on an excursion to a kindergarten near Point Ormond. We went with Mrs Bradley and the place was called, The Lady Forster Kindergarten. When we got there, we met all of the kids in the ki...
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Our kitchen garden spouts to life!

Posted on 8 April 2019
On Friday, the lovely Lauren from Port Melbourne Bunnings joined a bunch of our fabulous Green Team parents to sow the first seeds for our kitchen garden.

Our idea is to create and grow a vibrant kitchen garden to promote food education, nude food, an active healthier community, and a sustainable healthy planet.

As a 5-star ResourceSmart school, St Columba's Primary School is passionate about sustainability and creating environmental education opportunities for our students. Food educat...
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St Columba's shares its 5 star success story at Steps 2 Sustainability

Posted on 1 April 2019
St Columba's shares its 5 star success story at Steps 2 Sustainability
On Friday 29 March, our 3/4 teacher and sustainability leader, Chantel Munoz, and Green Team parent, Samantha Smith,  headed to the zoo and presented on our STEAM Clean the Bay project at the Steps 2 Sustainability Conference.

They were joined by over 200 teachers, environmental educators and local government officers who were on a mission to discover how to connect students to life on land and below water - including local waterways and Port Phillip Bay. 

Chantel and Sam shared ou...
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