We have received our second ResourceSmart Star for completing the Biodiversity Module this year. This is a great achievement for a little school like ours. Thanks to our fantastic students, parents, staff and community members who have been so involved in ensuring St Joe’s has become a ResourceSmart School modelling sustainability. A special thanks goes to our Grade 6 students, who have been involved in our journey from the start. We could not have achieved what we have without their enthusiasm and hard work. Thanks Marcus, Gus, Bec, Corey, Daylin, James, Michael and Hunter, you’ve been an inspiration to us all.
The Plants and Produce stall at the Twilight Fair was a great success,thanks to the hard work of many people. Thanks to the students who grew rosemary, corn, and bean seedlings to sell and decorated the herb and succulent pots.
Thanks to parents and community members who kindly donated pots, plants and produce for us to sell. A special thanks to those students who set-up the stall so beautifully (especially Connor and Hannah) and those that worked hard selling during the Fair, including Charlotte, Daniel and Marcus. A great team effort!
We loved how Graeme, Tom, Max and Neville from the Men’s Shed showed us how to build Nesting Boxes for the native birds at school such as Eastern Rosella, Crimson Rosella, Pardalote, Tree Creeper and Grey Shrike Thrush. DAYLIN
“ZZZ” went the screws into the Nesting Box, as we made the cutest Nesting Boxes for the Grade 6 students, who are
graduating, to leave at the school as their legacy. Charlotte, James, Eli and I made two boxes, one for a Tree Creeper and one for a Pardalote. The Pardalote one was mine and the best one of course! After we had crafted our lovely boxes we walked back to school carrying our boxes all the way up the hill and displayed the boxes we had made in the Hall. COREY
“BANG” went the hammer as it hit the wood today, down at the Men’s Shed. We went down to make Nesting Boxes and it was really fun and everyone enjoyed it. The box I made was for the Crimson Rosella. JAKEB
Making my end of year Nesting Box for a Tree Creeper was fun, with help from Gus, Bree and Jimmy. BEC
My highlight for the day was making my Nesting Box for the Eastern Rosella very successfully with the help of Neville and my friends. HUNTER F
Our activities included, Nude Food Day on Wednesday, when every student brought food without wrappers for their lunch and snacks.
An Arty Crafty activity on Thursday where our students used coloured plastic lids we've been collecting to create colourful designs for our Totem Poles.
On Friday we had our annual Toy and Book Swap, this year including Christmas decorations that families wanted others to reuse. It was a great success with students excitedly, sharing and taking home some great books and toys to be re-loved!
Next week is National Recycling Week and the junior students have organised some great recycling activities for school and for families to do at home.
Saturday and Sunday 11-12 November
Clean out your cupboards, bookshelves and garage so you can recycle your toys, books and Christmas decorations at the Toy and Book Swao on Friday 17 November.
Monday 13 November
Do the Recycle Right Quiz with your family http://recyclingweek.planetark.org/quiz/
Tuesday 14 November
Do the Colouring Sheet and discuss with your family how to recycle more and put less in your landfill bin.
Wednesday 15 November
Nude Food Day - Bring food to school in containers. No wrapped bars or chip packets, please.
Thursday 16 November
ARTY CRAFTY DAY - Decorate the Totem Poles with colourful recycled plastics. Any coloured plastic lids appreciated!
Friday 17 November. 9am - 9.30am
Toy, Book and Christmas Decoration SWAP. Bring in toys, books and Christmas decorations that you no longer use. Families please come along too!
Sustainability at St Josephs
At St Joseph’s we inspire our students and our community to care for God’s world by conserving natural resources, through positive daily actions. We aim to provide practical environmental education in all aspects of school life and stimulate environmental consciousness for a sustainable future.