The sustainability committee are very excited to welcome 'Hotrock' to John XXIII College to work with our SOSE and Science students. We are one of fifteen WA schools working on the 'Seed2Tree' project.

John XXIII College started this project at the end of 2012, we received training and with the help and support from Hotrock staff we ran a native seed germination day in November.

This week brings us to the 'Pricking out' stage, the Hotrock team were back and spent the day with our students. Teaching them how to 'Prick out' seedlings into pots. These seedlings will grow on and will be monitored by our students in our new green house.

The final stage of our project is an overnight excursion to the wheat belt where our students will plant their native trees.

Seed2Tree gives students the opportunity to:

  • Learn skills in propagating native seeds
  • Raise native seedlings
  • Experience overnight field trips planting their seedlings in degraded environments
  • Value their role in restoring the health of the natural world
  • Enhance environmental knowledge with skills and values

This is a very exciting project which will potentially have John XXIII College students planting up to 5,000 trees in the wheat belt this year.

Clean Up Australia Day

Reminder that Clean Up Australia Day is on March 1st this year. The day will be led by our Sustainability Captains and Year 10 leaders. We are encouraging all our students to clean up the John XXIII College campus and to take pride in their beautiful campus.

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 Reilly (Kiernan)
Sustainability Coordinator