Green Team

Learning about team-work and green-work

By Gab and Jude 3/4M We had a visit on Thursday from Sharron from the Port Phillip Eco Centre who talked to us about Sustainability. We brainstormed on the board how we are and can be sustainable at home and school. Then we watched a short YouTube video about a […]

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Saintly Soil a sell-out success!

St Columba’s Green Team officially launched Saintly Soil yesterday… and sold out in 9 minutes! The garden fertilizer has been lovingly made by St Columba’s Primary School’s organic closed loop composter using our school food waste. Parents snapped up the buckets as unique Christmas gifts for their favourite green thumbs. […]

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2017 Water Warriors

On Friday 15th September some of our Year Fours went to the St Kilda Town Hall to participate in the Sustainable School’s Festival Kids Teaching Kids workshops. At these awards, St Columba’s was awarded the 2017 Water Warrior of the Year award, in recognition of all of the teaching and learning […]

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A successful Saturday shovelling session!

Saturday saw a determined group of St Columba’s students and siblings, 3/4 Eco Warrior representatives and Green Team parents successfully shovel 7 m3 of soil into our soon-to-be Indigenous garden. The team got to work at 10.30am with shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes and managed to get their morning work out […]

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St Columba’s Greenies start work on our bird garden

An energetic group of St Columba’s students, 3/4 Eco Warrior representatives and Green Team parents rolled up their sleeves on the weekend and started work on the new Indigenous garden area for our birds. The garden is located outside the front of the school, and the aim is to install […]

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Wild Melbourne and making polluted water clean

Students from years 3-6 participated in the Wild Melbourne incursion on Wednesday. The story about the journey of the Yarra River was told and the pollution human’s cause to the river and other waterways. They participated in a challenge to learn about the tragedy of the commons. This was all […]

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Loving our streets

Last Saturday 5th August, members of the St Columba’s community participated in Love Our Street 3184. Thank you to the Taylor and Ilott families who helped to clean up a lot of rubbish around the St Columba’s precinct! There were a total of 17 volunteers from the school and wider […]

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Eco Warriors explore the environment

Last week the 3/4s went to explore the different habitats and creatures found in and around the canal and beach. First we explored the birds in the Elwood canal; some birds were swimming in the water and we found out that one part of the canal is made up of […]

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Learning science for the environment

Over the past few weeks, our 3/4 Eco Warriors have been lucky to have some pre-service teachers from ACU come in to run some science lessons with us. Here’s what they had to say about the lessons: Audrey: In our workshop, we have been learning different ways to reduce our […]

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