Congratulations Mildura West



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 PupilsIMG_4734 IMG_4715

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

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Keep Victoria Beautiful

IMG_4726IMG_4728After 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!


Dame Phyllis Frost Award: Marion Vorwerk

Check out the link to Sunraysia Daily!


KABV Judge arrives at Mildura West.

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.

6C seated on the new seat installed at Johnson’s Bend.

Cameron sharing about native plants






Exploring Rio Vista Park

Lilli sharing her charcoal drawing with the KABV Judge

Recreation Management Team and the KABV JudgeThe 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!


Students ‘walk the walk’ on environment by Toni Brient


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.


Keep Australia Beautiful

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.

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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.

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.



Mr. Ron Williamson KABV Judge visits Mildura West

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!