Green Team

Two green thumbs from TWISK!

Our fabulous Steph and the wonderful Green Team have once again starred in the press this week. This Week in St Kilda included news of the awards in their weekly newsletter, giving the wins “two massive green thumbs up”! A big thanks for the support to the team at TWISK. […]

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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. […]

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St Columba’s – finalists for 2 RSS School Awards!

Drum roll… St Columba’s has been nominated for not one but two categories at this year’s 2020 ResourceSmart School Awards – Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program for schools. Our fabulous Steph Young has been nominated for Teacher of the Year (Primary) and our wonderful Green Team has been nominated as […]

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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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