Bankstown Girls High School
The whole school is getting involved in a range of Enviroweek actions.
Bankstown girls high School is joining Enviroweek celebrating our positive everyday impact for our school community. Our school is working towards reducing the rubbish in our School playground and classrooms. We introduced the bin it green slip to encourage students to collect their rubbish in order to receive a bin it green slip from teachers and win a weekly canteen voucher organised by our team. We also fund-raised and bought new bird-proof bins to stop birds from invading our bins. Students are reminded and encouraged every week during assembly and in the school newsletter to reduce packaging in their lunch boxes and put their rubbish in the bins provided. We also collect papers from all faculties and front office using special recycling bins to be recycled every term . We are always working towards reducing, reusing and recycling.
We established the garden around the hall area to increase the green area around the school. We are watering, weeding and planting new shrubs and trees to provide shade and increase the amount of oxygen in the air. On Friday, the 29th July, our school celebrated the School Tree Day partnering with Noble Toyota . Our team planted new trees and native plants in the garden and other areas around the school. We added potting mixture and fertilizer to help the plants to grow. Our aim is to work outdoor and develop healthy habits While working in the nature and creating a beautiful environment. We are working on encouraging all students to join us and work outdoors while celebrating the positive environmental actions by delivering speeches during school assembly, advertising in the BUZZ school newsletter and displaying posters around the school.From now to September 17th we will be joining Enviroweek by working in the garden and creating our online profile to share ideas with other schools.
We <em>realised</em> that the School is spending more money on electrical energy than on computers and textbooks combined. We designed save energy stickers which are pasted near every single power point in the school. We also displayed posters to encourage students to turn the light off when is not needed. Students and staff are working towards saving electricity every day by switching power and electronic devices off when not needed.
We are creating a relaxing and beautiful garden around the hall area for students to sit and enjoy the sun and the natural light. We are still working on Mrs Webb's garden to make it more enjoyable for students to visit during recess, lunch or before school. Students may use it for studying or simply chatting in groups in the beautiful sunny and shady environment. While celebrating Enviroweek, Our team is also working on creating a new green area behind the art rooms to add lovely green environment for art students to use while composing their artwork. During the School Tree Day, we will be working on these areas adding soil and creating grass areas for teachers and students to enjoy while working or during their recess or lunch breaks.Teachers are also running outdoor activities such as jump up rope for heart day, basketball play during recess and lunch, gardening days, creating vegetable garden in TAS etc to encourage students to be active while enjoying been out in the nature.
In a single year, a tree can absorb 8.9 kg of CO2e. Plant tress and help them thrive!
WE ARE CELEBRATING ENVIROWEEK
Making a special newsletter with all our Enviroweek work to share.