7-13 November National Recycling Week
21 November World Fisheries Day
As we celebrate Recycling Week across the nation this week, I wish to acknowledge the efforts of our Sustainability leaders who have been industrious in their endeavours, introducing stickers at many of the drink stations throughout the College (to ensure taps are turned off) and counting hundreds of plastic items collected during the month of October for the Year 7 Plastic Collection competitions.
In alignment with the re-introduction of compost buckets and REDcycle bins, our Year 7 Recycling Responsibilities Initiative has also been recommenced, as a means to reinforce recycling techniques to students. Over the past two weeks, students from 7H have been diligent in their efforts to manage the compost and REDcycling from the staffroom, incorporating the use of our worm farm and bokashi bins to compost food waste. 7H will continue this duty throughout National Recycling Week and 7B will commence the duty next week.
It is a timely reminder for all families to reconsider their waste management at home and take the time to establish new opportunities for recycling. If you could find an extra minute in your day, please consider saving and washing your plastic items with numbers 2 or 4 to donate to reception for our recycling endeavours including the new Eddie Coin.
For further information regarding our recycling regime visit the sustainability page on the school website.
I would like to congratulate students, family members and the broader community, that have engaged in the collection of number 2 and 4 plastics and sentimental plastic items over the past month, for the purpose of providing raw material for both our new Eddie Coin and for our commissioned artwork by UK artist Jane Perkins.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of each Year 7 competition:
Number 2 and 4 Plastic Collection
Jane Perkins Sentimental Plastic Item
Icy – pole each
On Thursday 3 November, 12 student volunteers participated in Enviroservice after school, fulfilling part of their Service Learning requirements. Commencing at the Gate 5 entrance, the boys applied themselves in an industrious manner planting 87 native She-oak species commonly known as Cousin It (Casuarina Glauca). This was followed by maintaining the entrance and garden beds outside the gate. The afternoon concluded with a revamp of the Reconciliation Garden and education regarding the use of the indigenous flora species by the First Nations people.
CALLING FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO COLLECT PLASTIC ITEMS (NUMBERS 2 AND 4 ONLY)
In order to keep the production line running, we are still calling for all members of our community to assist in the collection of raw materials needed - Number 4 plastics!
Common items made of Number 4 plastic include; Sauce bottles, Milk bottles and plastic bottle lids. Please ensure donated items are washed and dried before donating and tops are removed from containers. Items may be delivered to Reception at either Campus.