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|1. Clean Up Day|
|Every year our students, P-Y6, join the Australia Clean Up Day. We pick litter around the school, the canal and the beach.
|3. St Columba's students gear up for National Ride2School Day|
|St Columba's Primary students are pumping up their tyres and polishing their helmets in preparation for National Ride2School Day, being held on Friday 23 March.|
The Day is part of a nationwide...
|4. 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...|
|5. 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...
|6. 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 ...|
|7. 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...
|8. 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...
|9. 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 ...
|10. 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).|
|11. 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. 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...
|13. 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 ...
|14. 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...
|15. 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 ...