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Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2016

On Thursday 20 Oct 2016, we dressed up in our best suits and frocks to attend the awards ceremony of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards as a finalist. Unfortunately we weren’t winners on the night, but we were proud to be there amongst a room full Read more...
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What Inspires Me – Lyndon Galea

This month we interview Lyndon Galea, founder of Eat Up, a not-for-profit organisation helping feed hungry school kids. This collaborative program brings together organisations across the food value chain to address food insecurity in school aged children. In Read more...
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ResourceSmart School Awards 2016 winners…

This year, the prestigious ResourceSmart School of the Year was awarded to Banyule Primary School! A huge congratulations to all finalist schools, centres and teachers – thank you for sharing your amazing achievements. 16 of the 43 finalists are Read more...
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Our Say – Hey Randy, why so trashy?

As a ResourceSmart Schools facilitator, I am constantly asked by schools to recommend sustainability projects they can undertake. There are so many great sustainability initiatives around but one that caught my attention a few years ago was the Trash Read more...
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CERES Incursions – New Biodiversity Programs

Our new Biodiversity Land Incursion programs are now ready for bookings and feature activities available to students from Prep to Year 12. New activities include how to designing and starting a school kitchen garden, constructing new outdoor spaces and Read more...
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CERES Training – Sustainability for Organisations

Our new ‘Sustainability for Organisations’ section of the Hub has been created for learn local organisations to support embedding sustainability into their education and training and organisational practices. Visit the page now to access resources Read more...
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Introducing the compost council

2nd December 2016

Read about our composting !

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Walk To School Day 2016

29th November 2016

Well it was that time of year again when our school seriously starts talking about walking! Not only is walking a wonderful way to get you where you want to be, but it also gets your health – and your

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Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference 2017

25th November 2016

Event date : October 23, 2017

When: TBC (during week October 23 – 27, 2017) What: This event will allow students from Melbourne and regional Victorian schools to look at whole of catchment issues. Students will bring local stories

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Kids Teaching Kids 2017

25th November 2016

Event date : September 4, 2017

When: September 4 – 7, 2017 Where: Your school or at a local event What: Kids Teaching Kids Week is a free, national, inquiry based, peer teaching program that uses the environment as a theme and focus

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Nature Play Week 2017

25th November 2016

Event date : April 12, 2017

When: April 12 – 23, 2017 What: Nature play is a term used to describe the creation of simple play opportunities in the natural environment. Nature play encourages kids and parents to see the natural

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CERES attends inaugural #SEASummit 2016

22nd November 2016

Earlier this month CERES attended the inaugural #SEASummit 2016. Organised by Sports Environment Alliance (SEA), the summit aimed to further raise awareness of how the sporting industry can limit its impact

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Our Say: No better time to be outside

22nd November 2016

By Alex Hoffman Outreach Educator “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts… There is something infinitely healing in the repeated

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Whole school CERES incursions a hit!

22nd November 2016

If your school is considering a CERES Incursion in 2017,  booking a whole school incursion may be the way to go. We’ve had a number of whole school bookings this year, and they are a hit! A great

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Clean up of beach cast plastic on remote Discovery Bay.

21st November 2016

The Senior Student Leadership Group meets fortnightly with the Senior Student Leadership Team Mentor, Principal and Yr 12 Manager at Portland Secondary College. The group targets projects that students

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The story of the Eels.

21st November 2016

Shire-wide major art project. “Song of the Eels” A major community project for the 2016 upwelling festival.   “The life-cycle of the Short-finned Eel is fascinating” said Jenny Ellis, director

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Bee world at CERES

20th November 2016

We are very excited to announce our new Bee world display is almost fully finished!! Here is Kat adding some beautiful artwork to the new shelter in the farm.   Students doing farm, food and bee activities

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Lyndon Galea

18th November 2016

This month we interview Lyndon Galea, founder of Eat Up, a not-for-profit organisation helping feed hungry school kids. This collaborative program brings together organisations across the food value chain

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Tomorrow’s Leaders for Sustainability

17th November 2016

Year 6 Students created this powerpoint and presented it to a Campus Assembly to show some of the work they had covered in the course run by Port Phillip Eco Centre

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ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016

17th November 2016

  The ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016, Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program, was held on Friday Nov 11th in the IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum. As always, Sustainability

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Broad beans at Mother Teresa Primary School

16th November 2016

This week at Mother Teresa we harvested over 2kg of Broad beans to use in our kitchen garden program. The bumper crop was due to a cooler winter and addition of weekly worm tea to the plants.  

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Tomorrow’s Leaders for Sustainability

14th November 2016

24 students have been selected to participate in the TLFS program for 2016. Angela Andrews the program leader educated the students about the local flora and fauna that inhabits our area. The students

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Bee hotel at Mother Teresa Primary School

10th November 2016

All the students of Mother Teresa are investigating Biodiversity in Term 4 and the F-4 students in particular are examining Mini Beasts. With the generosity of Weleeda we were donated a Bee B and B hotel.

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New Swale at Mother Teresa Primary School

10th November 2016

The Swale was established this year to increase biodiversity in the school. The plant species planted includes Kangaroo paw, Pigface succulents, native grasses and aquatics grass.  Students have been

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Dolphin Research Institute Day 3 Report

10th November 2016

By Imogen Miller, parent We met several other bayside schools at the Large drain behind Elsternwick Primary. This drain carries all the storm waters from the near lying areas of bayside out into the bay. 

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Soft plastic collection campaign

10th November 2016

In second term, the Student Sustainability Team created receptacles for all staff and students to place their used soft plastic. At assembly they announced the new plan and showed everyone the types of

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