TERM 4 UPCOMING EVENTS
16 October World Food Day
17-23 October National Water Week
19 October National Ride 2 Work Day
22-28 October National Enviroweek
27 October Enviroservice
7-13 November National Recycling Week
21 November World Fisheries Day
We are excited to announce the arrival of our "Eddie Coin" mould and first production of "Eddie Coin" last week.
In alignment with our Sustainability goals and in a bid to transition from a linear economy to a circular economy, with the introduction of our Polymer Reforming Plant in the Applied Learning Centre, the idea of a more sustainable approach to using food vouchers was incepted by Lauren Sedgman, posing the notion of using recycled plastic tokens as an alternative to paper vouchers each term.
After collaboration regarding images that encapsulate the “Edmund Rice spirit”, the design with an SJC Logo and the Mt Sion Water feature statue on the flip side was incepted.
Injection mould designer Taylor Hay (The Old Alaska) was enlisted to produce a mould to fit our CR Clarke Injection Moulding machine and on Thursday 6 October the first “coins” were created.
Each Eddie Coin holds a value of $5 and may be utilized as a currency at the canteen or VCafe.
Moving forward, it is envisaged that house-coloured tokens could also be introduced to showcase the number of house points earned by students across each house at each stage throughout the year.
“Eddie Coin” will be brought into circulation once approximately 100 coins have been created. We aim to achieve this over the coming fortnight. The date for “Eddie Coin” to commence circulation will be announced via the student bulletin.
In order to keep the production line running, we are calling on all members of our community to assist in the collection of raw materials needed - Number 2 and 4 recycled plastics!
Common items made of Number 2 and 4 plastic include; Sauce bottles, Milk bottles and plastic bottle lids. Please ensure donated items are washed before donating. Items may be delivered to Reception at either campus.
In support of our circular economy endeavours with reformed plastics, Year 7 students are currently participating in a class competition collecting numbers 2 and 4 plastic items. This competition will run throughout the month of October. The class with the greatest number of items collected will receive a pizza lunch!
On Monday 17 October, several of our recycling initiatives will be re-instated for junior levels and some will be introduced to Mt Sion levels for the first time. We will recommence paper and cardboard recycling using the blue Paper Ecobins situated in classrooms and offices REDcycling bins will be introduced to Mt Sion homerooms for the purpose of recycling soft plastic wrappers. White compost buckets will be distributed throughout all eating areas around the college grounds for the collection of all food waste.
To minimise waste being brought into the College necessitating subsequent recycling, we implore all families to adopt our CUT THE WRAP approach to making lunches by bringing plastic “wrap free” lunches to school and reusable drink container.
As it is every individual’s responsibility to recycle their waste in an appropriate manner, all students are required to familiarise themselves with the new regime. Access relevant information on the Sustainability page on the St Joseph’s College Website.
We are calling all students to collect one or two plastic items with sentiment from home, to send to UK Artist Jane Perkins, to help create an inspired upcycled artwork in alignment with our Laudato Si goals, encapsulating an image representative our faith and identity.
Our new image designed by Year 9 students; Harris H, Kade H, Jhayferson J and Calan P, will feature images of Edmund Rice, Bunjil Eagle, You Yangs, Corio Bay, Barwon River, Mt Sion and our Touchstones images.
Students may wish to select an item from their childhood animal collection, or include something sentimental from their achievement in younger years. As we aim for the artwork to be colourful, items may be any colour.
Please forward items to the Reception of either Campus by Tuesday 18 October.
Year 7 students are currently participating in a class competition regarding the collection of these items. Please note that the Year 7 competition concludes on Friday 14 October. The class with the greatest number of items collected will receive an icy-pole for each student.
During the end of Term 3, Mondo Power in collaboration with RACV Solar, installed Ubi software devices to existing solar installations at three locations across both campuses including; Edmund Rice Campus (D and F Block - 89.1 kW installation) the Trade Training Centre (11kW installation) and Westcourt (85.4kW installation), enabling simultaneous real time “capture” of energy production and consumption across each campus. Community members may access the portal to view energy production using the following Logon: [email protected] and password: ubisjc2022
We will be adding this link to the Sustainability page on our website so our community can view the College energy production.