St Therese’s Primary School
Engage, Connect, Grow – Team Therese
We will have waste free lunches and reduce our waste to landfill.
Each day of Enviroweek, students, staff and parents from St Therese Primary School at Mascot are focusing upon a different aspect of waste reduction:- Monster Monday - Making 3D models out of upcycled materials Tally Tuesday - Conducting a rubbish audit Wrapper Free Wednesday - Parents try hard to exclude food wrapped in plastic or foil; in their child's lunch boxes Thirsty Thursday- Children bring a reusable drink bottle to school "Flick it" Friday - We will collect all human produced and food waste in clear bags and analyse the waste at Friday's school assembly. The SRC are facilitating an initiative of providing free labelling of lunch boxes and drink bottles to ensure that children can track their lunch time items if they are misplaced. Three recent school newsletter have promoted Enviroweek - August 19, August 26 and September 9. This has been an important way of engaging and connecting parents, staff and students with the waste reduction message and of growing our school wide commitment to waste reduction. Incentive prizes (in the form of reusable lunchboxes and drink bottles) are being awarded to students across the school who are demonstrating a discernible commitment to waste reduction.
Our Gardening Club members will be selling food produce from our gardens...this week, Kale and passion fruit.
In Term 1 2015, St Therese School ran student competitions to design a poster and a sticker that would prompt teachers and children to turn off unused power sources. The winning entries were commercially produced and are now featured in every room in the school. A review of our power bill during Enviroweek shows a 19% reduction in electricity usage at this School between August 2015 and August 2016.
Our Year 6 students wrote, rehearsed and performed a 'Rubbish Wrap' to kick off Enviroweek. Here's how it starts! Hey, listen up all you dudes out there, We’ve got a mission, if you dare. Our planet Earth is in a bad way, And certainly has seen a much better day. A rubbish reduced school environment, a rubbish reduced school environment
By reducing individual waste, we were able to achieve excellent collective results across a large school community comprising more than 700 people.
WE ARE CELEBRATING ENVIROWEEK
We had a daily focus for each day of Enviro Week (see 'Actions'). There were incentive prizes for students who displayed changes in their waste reduction habits.