Last Friday we had a team from Earth Carers WA in the College to work with our Year 3 classes in the lead up to National Composting Awareness week.

Earth Carers are a very enthusiastic group, who love to share their passion for sustainability with kids. They encouraged our students to connect with the journey of their waste and to take responsibility for it. The Year 3's experienced a fun filled morning, with hands on learning, with a clear message to 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'. This was an enjoyable day for all involved.

Thank you to The WA Earth Carers, our Year 3 teachers and our ever so helpful parent volunteers.

The photos above show the WA Earth Carers teaching our Year 3's about composing, waste management and much more, through many fun games and activities…

National composting awareness week runs from May 7 - 11th

Did you know that about half of what we throw into the garbage bin is food and garden waste, which can all be composted to benefit your garden? Please see attached document for some easy to follow steps to great compost and a quick fix it guide. Go on give composting a go!

Composting Flyer

Lost and found

Has your child lost or misplaced part of their school uniform or is there an item of sports gear, shoes, pencil case for example, that has mysteriously disappeared? Well if so come and check the 'Lost and Found' at student reception. There is a substantial amount of lost property that needs to be claimed. Your child's lost item may well be there, it is worth having a look soon as we will be doing a clear out this term.

Name it! Can all student property be labelled so that it is easily identifiable and can be returned to its rightful owner, please.

Recycling programs

Our recycling programs were a big success in term 1 hopefully we can continue this into term 2. If you have any used household batteries we can recycle them for you, the bin is located in the main administration building. Also the electronics recycling bin is in the library; there you can recycle old phones, cameras, ink cartridges, i-pods etc.

Let's get recycling!

If can contribute some sustainable ideas or suggestions for the College please feel free to email me

Let's work together to make a noticeable improvement in the area of sustainability at John XXIII College.

Linda Kiernan
Sustainability Coordinator

John XXIII College