Our junior students are learning about how important bees are to us and how to make our gardens bee friendly. They have made posters to take home to remind their families what we need to do, to make sure we encourage bees to our garden to pollinate our fruit trees and vegetable plants. We are also organising a fun project making Bee Hotels for native bees with the Men’s Shed next term. Stay tuned we’ll need volunteers!
Great News! We have received our 3rd star!
Our ResourceSmart Co-ordinator Sally Jensen sent us this lovely message, congratulating everyone on a great effort.
“Dear Chris and the team at St Joseph's School Coleraine,
I am really pleased to let you know you have achieved your third Module and 3rd Star! Congratulations!
Due to your work, effort, team work, initiative, resilience, positive attitude and amazing teaching, you are now a certified 3 star ResourceSmart School.”
We should be so proud of our little school because everyone has contributed to the sustainability efforts of our school. Our Parents Association, School Advisory Council, Student Council, students, staff and families have all contributed to the education, processes and great habits we have developed as a ResourceSmart School.
Thanks everyone for helping us achieve our 3rd Star.
Our senior students have come up with a more streamlined process for dealing with the soft plastics waste we currently collect and take to REDcycle collection point at Coles at the end of term.
From now on we are asking students and families who go to Hamilton during the week, to collect a bag of REDcycle plastic and drop it off at Coles or Woolies. Students or parents can collect the small plastic bags from our REDcycle black plastic bin in the Hub.
Here’s a photo of our enthusiastic LGB students demonstrating how easy it is to collect a bag to take to REDcycle.
If you have any single-use plastic bags you want to get rid off please bring them in so we can use them for our REDCycle process. To drop off the RedCycle plastic, look out for the REDcycle sign at the door in Coles or Woolies.
Our senior students have shared why they think “Nude Food” is important, for a Nude Food Grant we want to win. Here’s what they think.
Nude food is important because
Plastic Free July has finished for another year and students have excitedly shared all the wonderful things you have been doing at home and in the community. Well done everyone!
We really are following St Francis of Assisi’s motto,
“Start doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible”
Remember we’re still doing Nude Food every day in Term 3 and collecting plastic bottle tops and bread tags so they go to a good cause and don’t end up in Landfill.
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.