This Friday is World Environment Day and our P&C have organised a variety of activities to support and celebrate this event.
On Friday, students may come dressed in green and are asked to pack ‘nude’ foods (unpackaged – in take home containers, no plastic wrap).
There will be compost buckets for each class to collect their food scraps from the day and weigh to see how much rubbish will be saved going to the tip.
At lunchtime there will be art activities taking place in the playground involving yarn and chalk. If you have spare wool at home you can donate this to the office anytime until Thursday.
Looking forward to a great day!
Students presented their wonderful creations to the class this week and explained the designing and constructing process involved with this task.
These dioramas are currently on display in the upper hall.
Never fear, the OC is here! Last week, students went on an excursion to the Wetlands Centre to participate in a program called Planet Savers- where they did just that. The program involved a variety of hands-on workshops where students worked with students from the GATs class at Waratah Callaghan Technology Campus. Some of the highlights were planting trees, conducting water testing and learning about ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
This week students in the OC participated in the Take 3 Marine Debris program. This involved conducting a litter audit of our playground (thank goodness for the gloves and tongs) and recording the different types of litter and the areas it was found. The next stage of the program will involve the students designing a school campaign to help address the issue of marine debris.
This term students in the OC took part in the Styx/Throsby Creek competition which involved designing a brochure that promoted the message of keeping our waterways clean.
Allan and Mitch have made a stopmotion film of students showing their brochures. The brochures will be judged at the end of this week so fingers crossed OC! The winner will receive some great prizes and also have their brochure published and distributed to the school community.
Today students in the OC received a visit from Environmental Officer Amanda Gregory to introduce the Throsby/Styx Creek brochure design competition. The competition allows students to help Waterwatch and Hunter Water teach the community about water pollution. The winner of the competition will have their brochure published, printed and distributed to Tighes Hill students and the community. During the visit today students learned all about the ways to keep waterways clean and the affects pollution and illegal dumping have on catchments and ecosystems. A huge thank you to Amanda for visiting us today and inspiring our students to take care of the environment. I can’t wait to see their fantastic brochures when they’re finished!
Below are some links to websites you may be interested in for further reading.