Green Team

5 stars for St Columba’s!

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 […]

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Eco-warriors learn about mosquitoes in our environment

On Wednesday 19th October, the Year 3/4s had a special guest speaker named Peter Mee. He came in to talk to us about mosquitoes. Peter is a scientist that works for the state government where he researches mosquitoes. He talked about how they live, grow and how they impact people. […]

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Join us at the St Columba’s Festiv-eel

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 […]

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4 stars for St Columba’s!

A big CONGRATULATIONS to St Columba’s for achieving their 4th Star this week! This great milestone acknowledges that we are a ‘Sustaining’ school in relation to our waste management and resource use. Together, we have completed the 5 required modules and so now we continue to revise and update them. […]

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Our bird garden is starting to take shape!

On Wednesday 8 August we were back in the garden again with our Eco Warriors putting their green thumbs to work planting our new bird garden (located outside the front of the school). Locally indigenous tubestock with Boon Wurrung significance was planted to develop a supporting habitat for our local […]

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St Columba’s greenies in the news!

Thomas Carrick and Audrey Browne starred on page 2 of the Leader Newspaper last week for our impressive National Tree Day planting efforts! Our final planting count was over 1,000 trees! The day was supported by CoastCare Victoria as part of our initiative: ‘St Columba’s Caring for our Coast’, as […]

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1,000 plants for the planet

On Friday our Years 3-6 students ventured out into the stunning sunshine and down to Elwood foreshore to take part in Schools National Tree Day. The students were guided by April and Karen from the Port Phillip Eco Centre together with Damien and members of the CityWide team as they […]

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Taking “3 for the sea”

On Friday 29 June we celebrated Walk to School Day, walking or travelling to school in a safe and sustainable way. On our trip to school we also did our bit for the Bay by collecting “3 for the sea” – picking up three (or more!) pieces of rubbish and […]

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