Sustainability

Neil van Herk - Sustainability Coordinator

Tree-Planting at John XXIII College Sacred Labyrinth
A number of Year 8 students worked happily and efficiently to plant some natives around the newly built John XXIII College Sacred Labyrinth near the staff car-park up in 'A' block on Friday 15 May. They should be commended for volunteering their lunch time to do this great service for the college environment.
Dr M. Yoon & Mrs L. Reilly

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Green tip: Have you considered planting some native plants in your garden or on your balcony? Local native varieties need less maintenance and watering and attract wildlife. Collections of wildlife friendly gardens across cities and towns can act as habitat corridors by acting as stepping-stones, enabling wildlife to move through the landscape. If you are interested in attracting the widest range and largest numbers of wildlife to your garden, a range of plants of different heights is required, including low (less than 2m), medium (2 - 8m) and tall (over 8m), to mimic what would be found naturally. Your local native plant nursery can provide advice about which plant species are native to your area. Including birdbaths, ponds or water features in the garden will provide water. Whilst piles of rocks, logs and leaf litter will create shelter for lizards, insects and frogs. If you are really keen, nest boxes in trees will create shelter for birds, gliders, and possums, with the added benefit of keeping them out of your roof.