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St Columba's a shining 5 star example of sustainability

Posted on 23 February 2019
In October 2018, St Columba's was reviewed by a representative from Sustainability Victoria and awarded its fifth star for 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.

Philip Dalidakis MP noted in his letter: Becoming a 5 Star school recognises your commitment to creating and embedding sustainable practices, infrastructure, integrated learning and taking action on climate c...
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Taking 3 for the sea on our ride to school

Posted on 23 February 2019
Last Friday was Ride to School Day.

St Columba's families celebrated by leaving the car at home and riding or walking to school. 

On the way they did their bit for the sea by picking up at least 3 pieces of rubbish.

It was great to see so many children riding/walking and arriving with hands full of collected litter! 

Everyone was rewarded with a delicious breakfast, including yoghurt served in edible cups to reduce waste and water use!...
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Green Team Plant Stall a blooming success!

Posted on 20 January 2019
Green Team Plant Stall a blooming success!
The Green Team's plant stall raised nearly $1000 at our recent Centenary Fete thanks to the wonderful plant donations received from parents and Bunnings.

The stall featured everything from edible Christmas trees to cute cactus jars and our famous Saintly Soil.

A big thanks to all of the parents and members of the Port Phillip Eco Centre who helped out on the stall and/or bought our wares. Thank you also to Bunnings Port Melbourne who provided generous in-kind support to the stall in the ...
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St Columba's welcomes the eels at the inaugural eel-wood festiv-eel!

Posted on 25 October 2018
St Columba's welcomes the eels at the inaugural eel-wood festiv-eel!
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...
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5 stars for St Columba's!

Posted on 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...
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Join us at the St Columba's Festiv-eel

Posted on 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...
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