2012 Sandringham House Environment Report
Sandy House has continued its dedication to protecting the environment in
2012. This year we have been doing some environmental outreach with lots
of kids getting more actively involved with the Bayside Environment
Friends Network and participating in Bayside EnviroKids events, like frog
counting in local parks and tree planting at Black Rock.
We held a special Environment Week at school from 21-24 August with a
jam-packed week of fun environment activities. We ran a special screening
of the movie ‘The Lorax’ which lots of kids enjoyed. We set
up a special environmental scavenger hunt with prizes for finding things
in the playground, cleaning up rubbish, and doing environmental research.
Ms Yeh also set up a campaign to organize proper recycling of batteries
through the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation.
We have also been working hard to improve our sustainability rating, with
a big focus this year on waste management. Everyone has been making good
use of all the new different coloured bins we put around the school
earlier in the year, and making sure they separate their paper, organic
waste and recyclables from the rubbish that will go into landfill.
We have had a big focus on ‘Nude Food’ this year, asking all families to
try and reduce waste from packaging and to bring in lunches and
snacks in reusable containers. The Environment Captains of each year level
have been doing ‘trash counts’ and we are impressed that people are trying
to make sure that their lunches are healthy for the environment as well as
for their bodies. We held a poster competition to promote nude food with
several winners, and congratulations to Class 3B who won some plants and a
special trophy for their great commitment to Nude Food lunches during
The veggie patch is also going strong, with lots of help from the class
Environment Captains and some very generous parents. This spring we are
running a fun tomato growing competition for each class, so you might see
some kids down there, whispering to their plant to grow bigger.
So a big thanks to everyone at Sandy House for continuing to look after
the environment and helping to protect our future!