The staff and students of St Therese have made many good links with local community and government groups over the past few years.
This year we have worked with the Friends of Jan Juc mulching and planting along Jan Juc Creek. We have also worked with Torquay Landcare restoring local coastal areas by mulching and planting native species.
On Friday 29th of October two hundred of our students travelled out to Southside, next to iconic Bells Beach, to do more of this important work. Our students were involved in planting approximately 700 native plants, shrubs and trees to help rejuvinate the area. The students worked with representatives from Parks Victoria and Torquay Landcare who were very appreciative of our help.
As a staff, we have found the links we have made between the children, local community groups and the local environment very beneficial to the children’s understandings about caring for the environment. They can see that they are making a real difference with their actions and they are learning about local plant life and the animals which rely on them.
I would highly recommend alll schools to search out these groups in your local area. The benefits for the students, teachers and the areas you live in a numerous.