Palm Oil Persuasion

Friday 22 June, was World Rainforest Day, which was all about a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to save one of Earth’s most precious resources… our rainforests. A major environmental issue is the unsustainable production of palm oil. Health Ministers from each state and territory met last week to make decisions about whether there should be laws about labelling palm oil in our food. Our class wrote letters to our minister to persuade him to make this mandatory. At our assembly. our top 3 most persuasive letters were shared by Archie, Will and Emma. Congratulations to Emma, whose letter was voted as most persuasive. You can read our letters below.

Amie   Amira   Annabelle   Archie   Chelsea   Dexter   Emma   Fin   Hamish Mon   Henry   Jules   Noah   Norah   Will   Zali

Emma & Mr Rang-Rang

Water Catchers!

Last term, students from the OC entered the Hunter Water – Water Catchers competition which involved writing a script and storyboard for a short film about water conservation.

Congratulations to Louis and Nelson, who were selected to have their entry made into a film!

A film crew will be visiting us at school on Monday from 1-5pm to make our film and teach us some of the tricks of the trade. Thanks to Lachlan, Dan and Max who are going to be our actors.

Looking forward to a great day!


Water Wise!

During the past fortnight, students in the OC have been working on storyboards and scripts for the Hunter Water – Water Catchers competition. The competition is all about raising awareness of being water wise and the best entry will receive $10 000 for an environmental project at their school and have their script turned into a short film. Well done to our students who completed an entry and fingers crossed!


World Environment Day

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!


Planet Savers!

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.

MsArmstrong's planet savers album on Photobucket


Take 3 Marine Debris Program

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.