John XXIII College Sustainability Awards

We are launching a new sustainability awards program in the College next week.

This initiative is to promote sustainability and enrich the natural beauty of our campus.

We want our students to use their creative Juices to enhance our College environment. Students can make a collage/sculpture or grow a mini herb garden/floral arrangement, using only recycled materials in their project.

Great prizes up for grabs! More information next week…

Litter Update!

There is a noticeable improvement in the amount of little around our campus this term. Well done to everyone who is taking responsibility for their own litter.

A big thank you to our Year 8 students who are very proactive and taking the lead in combatting the litter issue. Each morning two students from each year 8 homeroom clean up their house area before the school day starts. We are hoping that other students will notice how clean their area is at the start of the day and will keep it that way for the remainder of the day.

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Bayley Horne and Caitlin Hackett the Ward Year 8 leaders taking their turn at the morning clean up!

Litter Facts:

  • Australians generate 32 million tonnes of rubbish each year.
  • There were about 23,200 items of litter recorded across Australia.
  • An average of 63 items of litter was found per square kilometre surveyed.
  • Western Australia was responsible for 24% of this litter.
  • About 7 billion cigarette butts end up in our waterways, streets and parklands each year.
  • 80 million plastic bags are dumped each year, creating a serious threat to precious marine life.
  • 51 % of littering occurs within eight metres of a bin!

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