Our junior students did an amazing job making the garden beds for our new Indonesian Kitchen Garden. These garden beds were purchased using the Language Grant money that Bu McElgunn received They worked as a team to join the sides with screws. They measured the length, width and height of the beds so we could work out the volume and order the compost. Well done!
Great news,! We can now recycle pens, markers, textas and highlighters, white-out and pen lids for FREE!
TERRACYCLE has a new recycle program that we have joined. For every 1 kg of markers we will receive $1 for
our school. So clean out your cupboards and drawers over the holidays and bring in any pens, markers, textas
and highlighters, white-out and pen lids. Make sure you tell your family and friends about it. Put your items in the box in the office. Here’s what can be recycled.
Our fantastic parents joined with us to make 39 more Beeswax Wraps to sell at the Twilight Fair this year. Shannyn and William also packaged the 20 Beeswax Wraps we made last workshop. It was a great effort! If you couldn’t make it to learn how to make these great alternatives to plastic wrap, we will have one more workshop next term.
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.
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.