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Energising schools to combat climate change

February 5, 2016,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Written by Jane Burns CERES Education Outreach Manager Energy consumption is Victorian schools’ greatest impact on the environment and a significant contributor to climate change. With the current Victorian Government committed to addressing climate change issues, now is a good time to talk about how schools can make an impact for our global future. Click here to […]

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Our Say: When I go on holidays, so do my sustainable habits

February 4, 2016,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

By Michelle Sanahon Outreach Communications Manager If what you’re after is a relaxing holiday, it’s fair to say that most of us can’t achieve this being at home. You spend the whole time thinking about all the odd jobs that need doing. When you finally think it’s all done and dusted and you’re sitting comfortably […]

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Cranbourne East Primary School kick off their sustainability year with a CERES Incursion

February 3, 2016,    By: CERES Education – Incursions Team

Starting the year off with a whole school incursion with the CERES team.

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Environmental Education Course

February 2, 2016,    By: CERES Education – Training Team

Thursday 28 April – 16 June 2016 8 sessions from 10:00am – 4:00pm Interested in creating change for sustainability through education and communication? CERES has been in the business of educating students and the community in sustainability for over 30 years. Our experienced educators will take you through experiential approaches to environmental education and effective […]

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Anthony Mangelsdorf

February 1, 2016,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

CERES Education Interview with Anthony Mangelsdorf The Environmental & Sustainability 2014 Educator of the Year ResourceSmart Schools Coordinator for the Barwon South West region Outdoor Environmental Education Lecturer at Federation University February 2016 1. How did you first become interested in environmental issues? It all began when I was fifteen years old and my father […]

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VISY Waste Excursion and Education

December 16, 2015,    By: Narre Warren South P-12 College

Students visit VISY Recycling Centre   30 students across years 7 – 10 visited the VISY Recycling Centre in Dandenong on 12th November 2015.  These students will become recycling ambassadors for the college as we implement a stronger focus on recycling and reducing next year. Students learned to identify which plastics can be recycled and […]

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Mount Martha Sewage Plant

December 15, 2015,    By: Narre Warren South P-12 College

Year 10 students visit to the Mt Martha Sewage Treatment Plant   Year 10 Humanities students visited the South East Water Sewage Treatment Plant in Mt Martha. This excursion provided a valuable learning opportunity as it supported student learning about caring for our coasts and the infrastructure required to support living in cities. Students were […]

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Don’t Palm Us Off Presentation

December 14, 2015,    By: Moreland Primary School

One of our grade 5/6 students delivered a presentation on the importance of not purchasing products which contain palm oil, and the negative impacts it has on the orangutans and their habitat. Our school has a focus on Indonesian Studies and this issue is very important to us. As a whole school, we are trying […]

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Climate Change Mock Election Case Study

December 11, 2015,    By: St. Monica’s College

In 2013, a group of 6 yr9 EnviroFriends students attended a 3 day conference called Power Shift. This conference, run by AYCC, outlined many of the issues surrounding climate change, including government policy and the then, upcoming elections. This inspired these students to run a mock election back at school. This was a perfect opportunity […]

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Article for the CEM website

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

The 2015 ISIC Ambassadors, Erin, Daniel, Claudia and Osgar will feature on the CEM (Catholic Education Melbourne) website with an article they wrote: This year, St Catherine’s Primary in Moorabbin was jointly awarded the ‘I sea I care (ISIC) School of the Year, 2015’, together with Mentone Primary, Mentone.  This program is a chance to […]

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Nude Food comes to St Catherine’s

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

On Wednesday 18th November, we began our Nude Food introduction. We have encouraged and taught the students about Nude Food through SRC presentation and class work.  We will be working to support this every Wednesday for the rest of the year and look to continue it in 2016 All classes will be doing a tally of the amount of […]

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Things of Bintrest

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

As part of growing as a sustainable community, the staff and students and St Catherine’s will now increase recycling at school to include other items – not just paper.  A great step in supporting a reduction in waste to landfill. The students throughout the school also have the opportunity of participating in the ‘Things of […]

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St Catherine’s awarded 2015 School of the Year by Kingston Council

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

St Catherine’s is proud to announce it is a joint recipient of the 2015 ‘i sea, i care’ award for School of the Year!  We were named together with Mentone Primary, Mentone for our work towards sustainability and teaching in schools.  To top this off, our ISIC Ambassador Teacher, Mrs Sandra Surace was named ISIC […]

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Delicious and Fresh Garden Produce

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

We are so proud of the way our garden is growing.  Plenty of produce to sell and to use for class cooking.   

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Walk to School in October

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

Monday 5th October officially launched the beginning of the Walk to School month Council Initiative. It was great to see so many families walking and getting on board to improve their health and wellbeing and reduce the impact of pollution on our local environment.  The launch began with a ‘Wacky Walk’ around the oval, which […]

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Year 3 learn about Australian history at CERES

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

The Year 3 students visited the Aboriginal Cultural Centre at CERES, Brunswick.  It was a great day out with lots of learning.  The students enjoyed lessons on Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal art work and even had a turn at using a boomerang! It helped us to understand our country Australia and the Aboriginal people much better. […]

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Cooking classes going well!

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

Cooking from our garden program continues with much delight in the tasting! The Year 5/6 made a delicious bok choy and feta triangles: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/20307/bok+choy+and+feta+triangles        …and the preps enjoyed a kitchen experience making sweet peas green pancakes: http://www.buonapappa.net/sweet-peas-green-pancakes/   To create these recipes are home, please visit the above links. YUM!

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ISIC Ambassadors teach us

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

The ISIC Ambassadors visited Mordialloc beach and participated in a number of workshops during the course of the day.  Although it was wet and windy, they worked hard planting, weeding, collecting litter and learning about the indigenous ancestry of Australian land.  This experience has enabled them to understand all the hard work that goes on […]

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We have adopted a dolphin!

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

We are very happy to announce that the St Catherine’s school community have raised $98, which is enough money to Adopt-a-Dolphin!  The money raised goes to the Dolphin Research Institute Research department, Marine Education and influencing programs.    This work is crucial in the support of care, education and research in protecting our beautiful Bay dolphins.  […]

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New! Cooking from the garden EACH week!

December 10, 2015,    By: St Catherine's Primary School

On Thursday afternoons starting in term 3, 2015, each class will be involved in a cooking class using the produce from our garden.  At the moment we have a great crop of cauliflower, bok choy, peas, spring onion and silverbeet that we will be turning in scrumptious delights! The grade 3s enjoyed some cauliflower fritters […]

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