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2014 Learning Story

October 22, 2014,    By: St Columba's
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St. Columba’s Learning Story INTRODUCTION A brief description of your school and school community St Columba’s Primary School is located in the heart of Bayside’s Elwood village. Officially opened in 1918, the school facilities have been developed over the years and today accommodate a student population of 154 guided by 24 teaching and education support [...]

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St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School wins Premier’s Education sustainability award

October 21, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School in Aspendale has won the Education Award in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their program – ‘St Louis de Montfort’s Leaders in Sustainable Education’.

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Seedlings’ project wins Premier’s Community sustainability award

October 21, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

A joint project by five local councils introducing sustainability to our youngest Victorians has won the Community Award in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

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CERES Fair Food’s Crowdfunding Campaign

October 16, 2014,    By: CERES Fair Food

CERES Fair Food have started a crowdfunding campaign to support local farmers, asylum seekers & CERES by making it easy for anyone to get Fair Food.

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St. Monica’s College Wetlands Development

October 12, 2014,    By: St. Monica’s College

  Since 2008 when $50,000 worth of grants were obtained to create a wetlands on our Dalton Road Campus, the wetlands has really developed over the last 6 years. Each years students from our school and from St. Peters Primary School, plant at least 200 indigenous plants around the wetlands and surrounding areas. Each year [...]

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St. Monica’s College Receives Whittlesea Council Grant

October 12, 2014,    By: St. Monica’s College

In 2013 we received a $5000 community grant to work with local primary schools to establish or further develop an indigenous garden and/or vegetable garden. Students from St. Monica’s helped to pass on the knowledge they gained through helping out with our school vegetable gardens and indigenous planting regimes. The primary schools enjoyed setting up [...]

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St. Monica’s College uses Recycled Paper

October 12, 2014,    By: St. Monica’s College

Since 2012 when we undertook the Waste Module, we have been using 100% recycled paper in toilets and a biodegradable hand soap. This decision initially met with some concern as the soap dispensers had been damaged in the past and occasionally the toilet paper had been used for purposes other than what it was designed [...]

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Ride2School Award

October 11, 2014,    By: Solway Primary School

Every year Solway participates in National Ride2School Day which is organised by the Bicycle Network of Australia. In Term Two Solway won a bike rack because we had a huge number of students ride, walk or scoot to school on that day! Graham Watt, our local member of parliament, came to assembly to present us [...]

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Tap water in use

October 11, 2014,    By: Solway Primary School

Problem: For our school fair in November we need to sell water, but don’t want to add to landfill. Solution? Getting these refillable water bottles made, which will be pre-filled with tap water and available for sale on the day. They have the Solway logo and say “Tap water in use” on both sides.

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Malcolm Dow

October 8, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team
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Each month, CERES Education features sustainability educators to find out about what inspires them. This month we interview Malcolm Dow, Assistant Principal at Armadale Primary School.

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Energy Efficiency Grant – Successful schools 2014 announced

September 23, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Successful schools who applied for the Energy Efficiency Grants Program in 2014 have been announced.

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Zayed Global High Schools

September 19, 2014,    By: Coburg Senior High School

Zayed Global High School Video Submission Below is our submission for an international energy grant from the UAE. 1. CSHS 2. Sustainable energy, ecology and education 3.We propose to create a sustainable energy research, development and manufacturing laboratory called the “Future Factory”. Based on the Romney shed (UK), the laboratory will be locally designed and [...]

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Wind Turbine Installation

September 19, 2014,    By: Coburg Senior High School

In April 2013, sustainability at CSHS took a turn for the better. Teachers Anthony Carter and Theo Hartman were notified of the AUSSI grant through Tiff Bollhorn of CERES. With the award of the AuSSI grant they then applied for and were awarded the DEECD Energy Efficiency Grant.

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ResourceSmart School Awards 2014 Winners are…

September 11, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

The ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014 was held on Monday Sept 8th at the Melbourne Convention Centre, and like previous years, the CERES Education Outreach team was there to cheer on these great schools!

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CERES Short Courses before the end of 2014

September 11, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Training Team

CERES short courses invites you to explore and discover the world of permaculture, urban farming and sustainable gardening. Get your hands dirty and connect with your community.

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Sustainability – Prep and Grade 1

September 10, 2014,    By: St Andrews Christian College

This year at St Andrews Christian College, we have developed a new subject, titled Sustainability, for the Preps and Grade 1s. The students have been looking at themes such as water, energy and waste. The students have been learning that they can make a difference in the world they live in by the choices they [...]

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Congratulations Nathalia & District Preschool – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

September 9, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Nathalia & District Preschool has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their project Nathalia & District Preschool’s Sustainable Journey, focussing on sustainability awareness raising, behaviour change and education of the whole child.

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Congratulations St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

September 9, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School in Aspendale has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Leaders in Sustainable Education program, emphasising sustainability around their site and local area as part of their curriculum.

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Congratulations St Macartan’s Primary School – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

September 9, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team
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St Macartan’s Primary School in Mornington has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their project Education for Sustainability.

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Worm Farm

September 8, 2014,    By: St Andrews Christian College

The year two’s have continued their sustainability unit with introducing a worm farm to the school. The incursion involved looking at worms under a microscope and understanding how they lived. They also looked at the environments worms love best and how to care for a worm farm. Our bin has up to 1000 worms in [...]

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