Welcome back to Term 4!
We know it has been a big and busy year for all our dedicated school staff. We are here to support you and celebrate all that you have achieved!
Look what’s happening at schools in the Mid West
Lancelin Primary School
Lancelin Primary School have been hard at work in their school garden. Their new greenhouse is being planned and built with the help of students, providing those students with the opportunity for hands-on practical application of their numeracy skills. They also have plans in place for a revamp of their chicken coop and Noongar seasonal gardens.
St. Lawrence’s Primary School
St. Lawrence’s Primary School are taking a whole school approach to sustainability. Each year level has their own area of responsibility, ensuring the load is shared evenly across the school. The students collect fruit and veg waste, and with the help of the school gardener, this is processed through their four worm farms. The leachate and castings are then used on the school gardens, replacing the need for commercial fertilisers.
Northampton District High School
The students at Northampton District High School have been incorporating sustainability into their farm studies. With worm farms, a chicken coop, garden beds and greenhouses all made from repurposed and recycled materials the students are seeing first-hand how waste is a resource that can be utilised.
Kalbarri District High School
Kalbarri District High schools have been taking things to the next level! With their new bin stations up and running in staff and student areas, there isn’t much left for landfill. They collect and compost their food scraps; eligible containers are refunded through Containers for Change; they utilise a selection of free Terracyle collection boxes for hard to recycle items; and their canteen avoids single-use items where they can. Thanks to the hard work of their dedicated staff and students, Kalbarri District High School are leading the way in what can be achieved by a school in a regional area.
If you have stories of your own that you would like to share, get in touch at email@example.com
Congratulations to the following schools for achieving 5 years of accreditation as a WasteSorted School this year!
Aspiri Primary School
Gosnells Primary School
Gwynne Park Primary School
Honeywood Primary School
Kennedy Baptist College
Maida Vale Primary School
Margaret River Independent School
North Mandurah Primary School
St Andrew's Catholic Primary School
Congratulations to the following schools for achieving 10 years of accreditation as a WasteSorted School this year!
Aranmore Catholic Primary School
Chrysalis Montessori School
Clifton Hills Primary School
Cooinda Primary School
Cooloongup Primary School
Eden Hill Primary School
Emmanuel Catholic College
Excelsior Primary School
Joondalup Education Support Centre
Osborne Primary School
Pioneer Village School
Poseidon Primary School
Secret Harbour Primary School
Somerly Primary School
South Lake Primary School
Woodlands Primary School
WasteSorted Schools Curriculum Workshop
Date: Tuesday 7th November
Time: 9:30am – 3pm
Venue: The Wetlands Centre, Cockburn
Join the team from WasteSorted Schools for a hands-on look at how waste avoidance and resource recovery can be integrated across the curriculum.
WasteSorted Schools Planning for 2024 Workshop
Date: Tuesday 28th November
Time: 9:30am – 3pm
Venue: Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Winthrop
Join the WasteSorted Schools team to discuss and assist with the planning of waste reduction projects at your school in 2024.
Sustainable Schools WA South Metro Meeting
Date: Tuesday 31st October
Time: 3:45pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Beeliar Primary School, 86 The Grange, Beeliar, WA
SSWA meetings are open to all teachers, school staff and general sustainability champions and are a way to learn and network! At this meeting there will be presentations about OzHarvests FEAST Program, Climate Clever at Lynwood SHS and a tour of Beeliar Primary Schools initiatives.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WasteSorted Award Winners 2023
Congratulations to South Coogee Primary School, winners of the WasteSorted Awards 2023 - Schools Award.
South Coogee Primary follows a whole-school approach, implementing sustainable initiatives and promoting awareness of the impact communities have on their local and global environments. As part of the school’s Sustainable Action Plan, its current goal is to further decrease waste to landfill, increase paper and carbon recycling, and continue to teach students about waste avoidance, correct disposal and how sustainable actions need to be a way of life.
Congratulations also to Somerly Primary School, who were highly commended in this category.
Well done to Eaton Primary School and Kingston Primary School, who were also both finalists.
It’s great to see schools being recognised for the wonderful contribution they are making towards waste avoidance and resource recovery.
We asked and you answered!
We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the respondents who completed our communication survey earlier this year. We were delighted so many of you took the time to let us know how best to keep you up to date with all that is happening at WasteSorted Schools. Your information enables us to continually improve the WasteSorted Schools program!
New Green Canteen Video
If you are looking to take steps towards becoming a Green Canteen, we have just what you need. Hear from Penny, the canteen manager and Lianne, a volunteer, about how Lake Gwelup Primary School made the switch to be a Green Canteen. This video is packed full of helpful tips and tricks from people who know how to make it work.
National Recycling Week is one of Planet Ark’s flagship campaigns that aims to educate and empower people to do the right thing when they’re at the bin.
The Schools Recycle Right Challenge runs from 9th October - 17th November 2023 and offers a wide range of recycling themed activities, lesson plans and event ideas that have been developed specifically for Australian schools.
Register your school and access resources by following the link below:
Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to inspire and celebrate outdoor play and learning, at home and at school. You can register your school event here: Sign up to Outdoor Classroom Day Australia – Get Involved
Why not use an activity from one of our WasteSorted Schools curriculum guides to engage your students with some fun, hands-on, outdoor activities on the day.
New High School FEAST Program
OzHarvest’s free education program FEAST is now available to all year 7 & year 8 students!
FEAST (Food Education and Sustainability Training) is a curriculum-aligned program which explores the issue of food waste and its environmental impact, healthy eating and easy classroom cooking.
For more information and to register your interest, visit education.ozharvest.org or email email@example.com
School Recycling Hubs
This year MobileMuster celebrates 25 years of providing a free, environmentally responsible, and sustainable recycling program for mobile phones and their accessories to all Australians. Register your school to become a collection point and when you are ready, book in a free pick-up to arrange collection. For more information and to sign up for your free school kit, follow the link: Join us – MobileMuster
Glad Food Care Recycling Program
TerraCycle have partnered with Glad to provide the Glad Food Care free recycling program. To participate in this program, you need to create a TerraCycle account, collect the used products, then download and print the free shipping label whenever you are ready to send them back. For more information, please follow the link: GLAD® Food Care Recycling Program · TerraCycle
Just for fun
Saw a clock in the bin the other day - Can't believe people are wasting time!
For more information about the items in this newsletter or for any questions about the WasteSorted Schools Program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.