Green Team

No Waste Wednesdays: a great green success story

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 […]

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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 […]

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Take part in our new innovative recycling program

As part of our Sustainable School community, we invite you to join us in 2 innovative recycling programs: 1. Plastic-lid recycling program for prosthetic hands for children: https://envision.org.au/envision-hands/ 2. Bread-tag recycling program for wheelchairs: https://www.breadtagsforwheelchairs.co.za/ We can do it in 3 easy steps! 1. Place a dedicated container/s on your […]

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No Waste Wednesdays a winner!

An awesome effort to all the families participating in ‘No Waste Wednesdays’ 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 […]

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Love Slurpees but feel bad about using single-use cups?

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 […]

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Worms, wowing and winners!

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 […]

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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 […]

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No Waste Wednesdays!

Keen to compost your kitchen food waste but don’t have a bin at home? Bring it to school and we will make it into beautiful compost on ‘No Waste Wednesday!’ When: Every Wednesday morning before school from 8.30am. Where: Collection will be at the chairs and tables near the school […]

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Eco Warriors now social media stars!

Five of our fabulous eco warriors have been featured on the City of Port Phillip Facebook page – with 98 likes, 5 shares and counting! The post said: “These EcoWarriors from St Columbas Primary School in Elwood have been taking action to improve the health of Port Phillip Bay. They […]

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