Last Friday was Clean up Australia Day. Our day got off to a wonderful start with a visit from Captain Clean Up, our environmental super hero. He arrived in his ultra-sustainable car. He walked around the campus speaking to students, spreading his contagious passion for litter prevention and sharing the good word that 'Binners r Winners'. He then performed a show for our junior primary students, teaching them in a fun way. through song and play how to look after their environment and not to litter. There was a great atmosphere around our campus and everyone enjoyed his visit.

Clean up Australia Day is all about taking pride in your environment and taking responsibility for your own litter. The big clean-up work of the day was carried out by our very enthusiastic Year 10 students. After lunch all house groups got together to take on the challenge of cleaning the whole campus. Each house raced around gathering as much litter as they could find and the house with the most litter collected won. Congratulations to Loreto for winning best overall house on the day… Thank you to Mr Owen and all the Year 10's for making this year's Clean up Australia such a wonderful success.

This Friday is the launch of our Battery Recycling Campaign. Did you know that batteries are the most common form of hazardous waste disposed of by Australian households? Fortunately, up to 95% of a battery can be recycled. From the 9th of March John XXIII College will have a dedicated recycling bin for household batteries. Students are encouraged to collect used household batteries from their families and friends and bring them to school for recycling.

If you 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