Our World Environment Day event this year was held in the gym during recess time and lesson 2 on Wednesday 2nd of June. The aim of the event was to showcase our commitment to being a UN Global Peace School and our value of Sustainability.

The event showcased a range of student work in the areas of environmental awareness and sustainability. Students from 15 classes and 31 staff members came together to make the event happen. During the event, students presented presentations, led activities and shared their ideas with each other on how to recycle right, reduce plastic waste, grow a vegetable garden, recycle and up-cycle clothing and the importance of recycling items containing precious metals such as batteries and e-waste.

Students also participated in activities such as investigating oil spills and their effect on bird life in an interactive display, and took flight at the STEM Club drone flying area, showing the connections between science, its role in collecting important data on animal populations, and linking the importance of healthy ecosystems and sustainability.

In the Library during the week, students could view Desert Finches, local native frogs and stick insects. On Wednesday at lunch time, lucky students were able to touch ring-tailed possums and listen to the Education Officer from the Nature Education Centre, who discussed the importance of habitat for these beautiful creatures. Also in the Library, SACE Stage 2 Peace Studies presented their infographics about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) to other students, following on from the SDG competition hosted in the library to raise awareness and understanding of these important goals.

The Sustainability Tour, highlighting the good things we do around the college for sustainability, started at the front of the Library, with its newest addition - our own Street Library. This is a place where staff and students can take, borrow or swap a book. This is UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 (responsible consumption and production) in action.

Thank you to Farmer Mal who brought in several vegetable seedlings to give away and discussed how to grow a successful vegetable garden at home. Another thank you to the Rotaract team who promoted their club, and through a jumble sale of second-hand clothing on the day, raised $25 for the Tina Lawton fund.

Well done and thank you to all students and staff involved! We look forward to doing it all again in 2022.
  • AuthorKate de Ruyter
  • Date16-Jun-21
  • CategoriesTerm2