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Our Say – Sustainable Schools: In the beginning

Over 1,200 Victorian schools have worked through ResourceSmart Schools, reaching approximately 439,000 students and teachers statewide. It’s a well known and successful program today, but like most things, it started off small …     Read more...
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What Inspires Me – Interview with Tom Reddington

This month we feature Tom Reddington, National Schools Program Coordinator at AYCC. Before joining the team at AYCC, Tom worked for a grassroots child rights NGO in Ghana and it was experience here which inspired him to pursue a career in environmental Read more...
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CERES Excursions – Early Childhood programs are back!

CERES Early Childhood Excursions offer a range of activities suitable for 4 and 5 year old Kinder students. Each activity can be tailored to suit your learning outcomes, and activities can also be combined. Each activity relates to the Early Years Read more...
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CERES Training – The Complete Urban Chef Course

Sustainable food and mastering the art of wholesome cooking! Complete Urban Chef is a unique cooking course where participants explore sustainable food systems, community food projects, sourcing local organic food, seasonal ingredients, bread making, Read more...
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CERES Outreach – ResourceSmart in Early Childhood

CERES is delivering ResourceSmart to three early childhood services as part of a pilot for Sustainability Victoria to explore how the framework can be undertaken in the early years. Check out what the centres are achieving as part of ResourceSmart. Read more...
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Chicken Project

19th June 2015

FIRBANK GRAMMAR, Sandringham Campus What came first? In the spirit of authenticity we decided our chooks should take their first breath at Sandringham House. In a lot of schools, students learn about life

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Sustainability Reflections

18th June 2015

As part of our CBL students are looking at Sustainability (Waste, Energy, Water, Biodiversity). We asked a couple of students to write a short piece about Sustainability and what it means to them. Over

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Calico Bag Day

18th June 2015

At 2.30 grades F-4 will be making a Calico Bag to take to the shops to reduce the use of plastic bags. Grade 5/6 will be doing it on Thursday

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2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards Education Winner – St Louis de Montfort’s – urges others to enter this year

9th June 2015

St Louis de Montfort's Primary School in Aspendale won the Education Award in the 2014 Premier's Sustainability Awards for their work creating a one-of-a-kind educational precinct that supports their whole

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Worm Farming

9th June 2015

This week we watered our radish plants with worm juice from our worm farm. This will help our radish plants to grow strong and healthy when we put them back into the sunshine! Fun in the SMART ROOM THIS

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Share your Stories

9th June 2015

Hello students and teachers! Hopefully you have received my email with the link to this blog and have joined this blog. Please contribute blog posts to this page. This can include content from the conference,

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The Green Team Report

31st May 2015

Did you know that every single class have their own recycling bin at our school?! The entire school had a competition organised by the Green Team to come up with great designs for each class’ recycling

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Middle S has planted a vegetable garden!

31st May 2015

Dirty hands, chatting, digging, measuring – it was all happening yesterday! We planted cauliflower, broccoli, leeks, lettuces, beetroot, peas and carrots in our garden. Maths was part of the job as the

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The CERES Complete Urban Chef course

31st May 2015

Sustainable food and mastering the art of wholesome cooking

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Cert II in Horticulture at CERES

31st May 2015

Have you noticed the teams of young people wearing fluro tops working around CERES? They're learning on the job, contributing to their VCAL/VCE and gaining units towards their Cert II in Horticulture.

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Tom Reddington

31st May 2015

Tom Reddington from AYCC shares how he started in environmental education, and talks about their program, Switched on Schools.

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Biodiversity at Currawong Bush Park

28th May 2015

Year 3 Park Orchards Primary School students took part in a sustainability day at Currawong Bush Park run by Manningham Council. The Year 6  Sustainability leaders also joined them for a great day of

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Interview about Waste

24th May 2015

Recently, two of our Senior Students conducted an interview with Lisa Loulier from the Knox Council. Lisa has provided much advice and assistance over the past 8-12 months so it was decided interviewing

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Clean Up Day

18th May 2015

CLEAN UP DAY As part of the school’s Sustainability Education Program, the Year 8 students were involved in a “Clean Up” activity on Thursday, 26th February 2015. The objective of the activity was

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Energy Audit

18th May 2015

ENERGY AUDIT On the 17th of May two group of year 4’s, 5’s & 6’s came around the classrooms and took some readings about electricity. Those readings along with some other information will help

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Nude Food Day

18th May 2015

On Wednesday 25th April Plenty Parklands PS held their first \”Nude Food Day.\” The term \”nude food\” refers to food that does not come in wrappers and packaging. By choosing \”nude

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Worm Farm

13th May 2015

Thanks to a group of parents, who have been gardening with our students, the worm farm is now ready for action.

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Osborne’s Kitchen Garden

13th May 2015

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program has successfully been running at Osborne for over 3 years. In the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program children across years 3 to 4 spend a minimum

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Green Team Earth Day Energy Audit

8th May 2015

On Earth Day (Wednesday 22nd April) some of the Green Team members conducted an energy audit with Mark from Planet Savers. To find out more, read: Green Team Energy Audit Newsletter.

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ResourceSmart in Early Childhood

4th May 2015

CERES Outreach Education is increasing its reach in the Early Childhood sector following on from a successful pilot for Sustainability Victoria in 2013-14.

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