Students will be the leaders of change across the school and will be focusing on waste refusal and reduction across the whole school community. In each classroom, students will set up mini waste management centres complete with recycling, compost and waste components. Both students and teachers will reuse single-sided, printed paper as notepads or drawing/ideas paper. Computer printing settings will be changed to double-sided printing as a default and printing will be mindfully minimised by only printing when necessary. Compost bins in each classroom will be used for food scraps and transferred to outdoor compost bins near the Harvest Kitchen Garden. We aim to construct indoor worm farms in each level area to encourage little helpers for our veggie garden. A rubbish free lunch challenge will take place across the school, with lunch box waste collected before and during the event with results celebrated and shared.


Throughout the week, staff will be taking classes outside to engage with outdoors. Nature treasure hunts, leaf rubbing collections and vista framing will be activities available during lunch times, as will outdoor dancing and construction. Photos will be included in the newsletter. Students will be reflecting on their favourite outdoor places to ‘be’ in the school ground and beyond to – visit, sit, play and relax – and will be displayed in classrooms and corridors. We will be heading out to record animals seen in our school yard with results being communicated in the newsletter and website.


A packaged lunch box contains three pieces of waste. In a year that fills a 240-litre wheelie bin. We make a lot of waste!


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