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Sue Higgins

30/04/17

Telstra Grant

Great news! Telstra Kids Grant We are delighted to announce our success in applying for a $1,200 grant from Telstra. Telstra Kids helps children thrive in their connected world. Our Telstra Kids grant will be used to provide natural shade in our Enchanted Garden!  Huge thanks to Steve Bauer, from Telstra, who is Elly’s Dad, for applying for the […]

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Sue Higgins

26/03/17

Ride2School Day

Ride2School day was a huge success. Matt Pike and Anabel Herr coordinated the event. CoPP Councillor Tim Baxter, spoke enthusiastically to many children about the benefits of travelling to school via any means other than a car. Renee (CoPP) arrived bright and early to help the large team of staff prepare a healthy breakfast for […]

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Sue Higgins

26/03/17

Decreasing our Water Usage

Decreasing our water usage at St Kilda Primary is a major focus at our school. We have 5 rainwater tanks to water our oval and service some of our toilets, have a drip system installed at the productive garden and water the oval during the night to decrease evaporation. Last year we also became involved […]

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Sue Higgins

09/02/17

Our Magnificent New Compost Bins

Reducing and reusing green waste is a main focus at our school. Late last year we purchased a worm farm and 3 chickens to help us with all the green waste children and staff leave behind, but that was not enough, as there is only so much 3 chooks and worms can devour. Fortunately, the Port Phillip […]

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Sue Higgins

24/11/16

Sustainability Expo

Our Year 6 cherubs have been learning about the elements of sustainable design and have designed, built and presented models of  sustainable houses at our recent Grand Sustainable Design Expo! The children confidently explained the different elements of their houses from insulation to rainwater and grey water tanks. The positioning of the houses on the land, the clever use of windows, glass […]

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Sustainability

11/11/16

Winners of Resource Smart Awards!!!!

What an exciting day for St Kilda Primary School. Our two sustainability captains Amber and Emily, Anabel Norbury and Laura Keays got to accept the award of ‘Waste Primary School of the Year Award’ at the Resource Smart Awards. Resource Smart received 206 applications from schools right across Victoria and our hearts filled with pride […]

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Jo O'Malley

03/11/16

National Recycling Week begins next week!

Our school is excited to be a finalist in the Resourcesmart Waste Primary School of the Year awards (for the second year running!). The awards ceremony is on Friday 11th November and we have our fingers crossed for success this year. To manage our waste here at school we have taken a number of actions […]

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Sue Higgins

14/10/16

Nature Club

This week Nature Club travelled to the Banyule Rethink Education Centre to learn as much as they could about recycling and how it all works. Nature Club has great ambitions to make St Kilda Primary the best recyclers in the universe!  It was a very exciting day and the they learnt a lot about the […]

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Sustainability

12/10/16

Finalists in the Resource Smart School Awards 2016

Finalist Announcement: Resource Smart Schools Awards 2016 We could not be more excited to share the news that we are officially finalists in the very prestigious Resource Smart School Awards, for the category of Waste School of the Year. The success of our application is due to the hard work of our school community, our […]

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Sustainability

03/10/16

We are officially a 3 STAR school!

Dear everyone, Some incredibly news, we have just been officially certified as being a 3 star Resource Smart School. This is extraordinary and demonstrates to ourselves, the community and other schools across Victoria our outstanding efforts and leadership in sustainability. These stars represent our leadership across the state for waste, biodiversity and energy. We are […]

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