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|1. Sustainable Festival|
|Our Year 4 Eco Warriors had a ball attending and presenting at the 18th Annual School Sustainability Festival on Thursday 7th Sept. Schools from all over the City of Port Phillip, Bayside and Glen ...|
|2. 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 h...
|3. STEAM cleaning the bay|
Last year St Columba's was thrilled to be awarded a grant from the Port Phillip Bay Fund. Our grant application - Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) - was...|
|4. Have you seen our new rain garden?|
This week the Eco Warriors worked under the guidance of our fabulous parent Green Team to finish our new rain garden at the entrance of the school.|
The planting design and the working bee were...
|5. Years 5 & 6 busy STEAM cleaning the Bay|
|Since mid-Term One, the Year 5/6 students have been involved in the STEAM clean the Bay program run by the Port Phillip Eco-Centre and delivered thanks to a generous grant from the Port Phillip Bay ...|
|6. 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...
|7. 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 fro...
|8. 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 ...
|9. 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).|
|10. 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 reso...
|12. 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 DV...
|13. Water Saving Wednesdays|
|As a school, we are trying to promote ways in which we can save our natural resources and the Green Team are hoping to encourage and educate everyone by sharing some useful tips.|
Over the year par...
|14. 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 ...