Congratulations to our newly appointed Sustainability Captains for 2013 Sophie Monisse and Kieran Panizza. They are very keen to promote sustainability within the College. They will make wonderful role models for our young students. Already they have started work planning for next year; we wish them both every success in their new role this coming year.

National Recycling Week runs from 12th - 18th of November 2012

Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week in 1996, to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its 17th year, this established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behavior change, by:

  • Promoting kerb-side, industrial and community recycling initiatives
  • Giving people the tools to minimize waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school

Recycling reduces the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill, resulting in a healthier, more sustainable environment. We at John XXIII College are celebrating National Recycling Week this year by promoting our many Recycling campaigns,

  • Battery Recycling in the Administration building
  • Electronics Recycling in the Library
  • Paper Recycling in all classrooms
  • Composting in the staffroom and Canteen
  • Drinks Containers through the 'Cash for Containers' Campaign

'Cash for Containers'

Starting the 12th November for two weeks, we will be collecting empty drink containers. They will be taken to Cottesloe on the 25th November and exchanged for ten cent each. Not only will these containers be recycled but we will also be raising funds for the school's sustainability program.

In the Primary School, there will be a competition and prizes awarded for the class that collects the most containers. In the Secondary School there will be specially marked bins located around the campus.

Containers Include:

  • Cartons e.g. flavoured milks
  • Plastic bottles e.g. fruit juices/soft drinks/water bottles
  • Cans e.g. soft drinks/juice

Thank you and start collecting!

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