KEEP VICTORIA BEAUTIFUL FINALISTS 2016
Active Schools, Balnarring Community Sustainability Fair
Beechworth Secondary College, Montessori Adolescent ProgramBSC Montessori Students
BJC Active School, Adele Jones and Travel Ambassadors
Active Schools, Dimboola Memorial Secondary College Teachers and Pupils
Community Gardening Initiative, Horsham Lutheran Primary School Year 4/5/6 Students
App: Lake Ranfurly Birds and Plants, Mildura West Primary School Enviro Team 2015-2016 27 students, BirdLife Mildura, Melbourne Museum, Mildura Rural City Council, Teachers: Marion Vorwerk and Darrel Branson, Leading Mentors Amanda Blakney and Steve Alden and Local Photographers
‘Making our mark in the school and the community; creating a win for the environment!’ Mildura West Environmental Leaders: Sustainability Ambassadors, Environmental Leaders, Enviro Team and SRC in conjunction with Community mentors.
Recycling Rocks at St Mary’s, St Mary’s Primary School
Wooragee Primary School – Bush Fire Recovery Program, Wooragee Primary School Community
After the Judge was welcomed we tried to persuade the Judge that we are environmentally friendly. I let the Judge know we have Rubbish Free Wednesdays every week and every class has a folder with their class on it. Before school the Environmental Leaders pick up their folder and then take it to their class and collect the data.
These are the questions:
- Who is rubbish free for snack?
- Who is rubbish free for lunch?
- Who is rubbish free for snack and lunch?
- Who is rubbish free every day?
- How many people in the class today?
After the folders are returned with the data my job is to calculate the percentages to see who wins the rubbish free trophy for the week!
The winner is announced at the Assembly on Friday mornings.
The Judge was very impressed!
Check out the link to Sunraysia Daily!
Mr. Terry O’Brien Keep Australia Beautiful Judge was impressed by the Enviro Team chatting about the school’s entry, ‘Talk the Talk + Walk the Walk = Student Action in the Community.
6C seated on the new seat installed at Johnson’s Bend.
The Judge was very impressed with the sophistication of language used by the students to describe the community projects. He was also impressed by the impromptu answers when he asked some tricky questions.
Great job Enviro Team!
STATE AWARD 2014
Active Schools Mildura West result Highly Commended
Sunraysia Daily Nov. 5, 2014, 3:30 a.m.
Link to Sunrasyia Daily
A STATEWIDE environment award judge has applauded Mildura West Primary School students for their “knowledge and
applauded: Mildura West students Caleb Ernst, Amilea McKerrow, Jakeb Donohue and Jorja Jessup. Picture: Toni Brient
The school was highly commended at last month’s Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria (KABV) Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.
While Myrrhee Primary School in the state’s north-east took out the Active Schools division, Mildura West and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Beechworth were also recognised.
Mildura West received a glowing report from KABV’s Robbie Rae, who visited the region in June.
Ms Rae said she was “absolutely exhausted with excitement” when she left the school.
“Next time, if I have the privilege to visit your school, I will ask for a longer time to spend with you,” she told students.
We have won a Regional KABV award for our Community Project Rio Vista/Johnson’s Bend and Lake Ranfurly. We work together with MRCC. Many of us have been to all the sites and helped to make a difference. We have made it to the State KABV finals and we will know in October who has won. The category we enetered is Active Schools.
Students take the lead Sunrayisa Daily <!– –>
MILDURA West Primary School is again in the spotlight for environmental action, this time as a finalist in a statewide sustainability campaign.
Proud of their efforts: Mildura West Primary School sustainability ambassadors Chloe Costa, Jonah Logan and Jade King with Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria’s Gary Mogford, who presented the school with a plaque for its nomination. Winners will be announced in October.
The school’s student environment team program has been acknowledged as a front-runner in the Active Schools section of the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria’s Tidy Towns and Sustainable Communities awards.
The program includes student sustainability ambassadors and environmental leaders who drive initiatives within the school, including rubbish-free Wednesdays and the Walking School Bus.
Thank you to everyone involved presenting to the Judge. You all worked very hard to put across your point of view. In the end as Mr. Williamson said,’in this school you all make sure the environment is the wiinner!’
Well done everyone!