Hi we’re here to talk about our sustainability certificate. Recently we were awarded our first star on our way to becoming a Resource Smart AuSSI Vic school. We have been working hard to achieve this. Here are some ways we helped, the hungry bin worm farms, our turn off lights policy and lunchtime monitors, gardening and revegetation, Nude Food days on Tuesday, layer day announcements and our involvement in borrow and bring back a bag. Just to name a few!
Our first star means we’re on our way to becoming a five star school. Lets keep working hard to help our environment!
Remember that Enviro week is coming up August 30th to September 5 with lots of exciting activities during the week at school.
Calum, Jack and Sam
Students in 3C spent Tuesday afternoon taking part in some re-vegetation out the front of the music room with the help of Mr Haslam. They worked hard to dig and plant grasses then added mulch to the garden. We’re looking forward to seeing this grow over the coming months.
Borrow and bring back Bag – To help our oceans
Barwon Heads Primary School is working with our local plastic bag free program to help prevent plastic bags entering our ocean. Plastic bags are a major problem because they harm the sea and hurt the sea creatures that live in it. They are one of the most common types of marine debris. To help further reduce the amount of plastic bags used in the community we are helping introduce borrow and bring back bags. The shopping bags are reusable and made out of recycled materials. They will be available at places such as IGA so that when people forget their bags, they can borrow a bag and bring it back next time they go shopping.
On the 7th of August between 9am and 11:30 we will be having a sewing bee for parents to come and work with students to help make some of these bags. Already around 100 have been made by volunteers with an aim of getting 200 to start the program with.
So if you have a sewing machine or just enjoy sewing we would really appreciate it if you could come and help out on the day. All fabric will be supplied. A plastic free morning tea will be provided. If you are free could you please let Mr Burdess or Mr Harris know by sending a note, email or just dropping in and letting them know.
By Nelly, Jarrah, Eva and Bella.
Grade 3’s are writing information reports this term. We have been looking at orangutans and how they are threatened by farming for palm oil. Here are two links to some really interesting stories about this issue.
Term 3 means music and singing with Mrs Robertson! Looking forward to lots of fun at music every Thursday.