LGA made their Worm Farm last week and now we are conducting an experiment linking with their Sustainability Inquiry Unit to see what food waste worms love to eat and what happens to plastic waste when it is buried. Will the worms eat the plastic? Most students think they won’t eat it and it won’t break down at all. We shall see and let you know what happens. Look at what has happened so far.
We Won The Sustainability Test Match Competition For Barwon South West run by Environment Education Victoria
We were excited to receive our prizes for the Sustainability Test Match Competition run by Environment Education Victoria (EEV) last week. A $800 Bunnings voucher from Courtney from Wannon Water, and a digital program from Zoos Victoria. There was also an article and photo in the Hamilton Spectator last week.
Nerida Thompson, (ResourceSmart EEV) had this to say about our success. St Joseph's School in Coleraine were a formidable force in the Term 1 competition, flying ahead of other schools in the region to easily secure first place. They're a stand out school in the region!
https://www.wannonwater.com.au/ @wannonwater @zoosvictoria @EEVcommunity
WE ARE SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPIONS!
What a great RESOURCESMART day we had on Wednesday! Senior students did an amazing job working on our Biodiversity Audit with Hollee Chuck from ResourceSmart and Diane Luhrs from Hamilton Field Naturalists. It was fantastic to have Diane and Hollee’s expertise in observing the biodiversity of the trees, plants, birds and mini beasts in our schoolyard. LGC learnt so much and also shared their knowledge of our school flora and fauna.
We were also excited to receive our $800 Bunnings voucher from Courtney from Wannon Water, and a digital program from Zoos Victoria, our prizes for the Sustainability Test Match Competition run by Environment Education Victoria. Nerida Thompson, (ResourceSmart ) had this to say about our success. St Joseph's School in Coleraine were a formidable force in the Term 1 competition, flying ahead of other schools in the region to easily secure first place. RSS Facilitator Hollee has great admiration for teacher Chris Cooney, who consistently shows great dedication to sustainability and always goes the extra mile. They're a stand out school in the region!
Look out for an article and photo in The Spectator this week! https://www.wannonwater.com.au/
WORMS ARE GREAT RECYCLERS!
Junior students are learning about the world of worms in Art and Sustainability to link in with their Inquiry Sustainability Unit about Waste.
This week they watched “Superworm”, studied compost worms and learnt about how they can help us recycle food and organic waste such as paper and green waste. They then drew the Worm’s Wiggly World they imagine is underground. Next week, we’ll be setting up our Worm Farm, so the worms can recycle our recess and lunch food waste and scrap paper.
Great news!, Thanks to the great work of the seniors and all our students and community, and our continued focus on being a great ResourceSmart school, we came 1st in the Barwon South West region with 112 runs.
A fantastic achievement for our small school. We have won some great prizes, which we’ll hear about soon.
Hollee from RSSS will present our prize when she is here on Wednesday 18 May for the Biodiversity Audit which all students will be involved in. Well done everyone!
This is what the RSSS organisers said…
Congratulations to everyone who participated. The energy and enthusiasm was amazing! We look forward to working with all our schools to become more sustainable and Resourcesmart.
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.