Clean Up Australia Day!

At St. Luke’s we always try to keep our school environment clean and litter free. Our student Environment team held a special ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ last Friday. The whole school dressed up in costumes or ‘cleaning up’ clothes. After lunch we were allocated an area to clean up. All the rubbish we found went into special bags. We were very happy to see that there was not a lot of rubbish found around our school.

On Sunday many communities worked together to clean up around their streets, rivers, parks and beaches. We are raising awareness of the importance of keeping Australia clean and caring for our environment.

Thank you to our Environment team and Ms. Scott for all your hard work!

Here are the Preps ready for action!

Why is it important to look after the environment and keep it rubbish free?

We went to the Gould League!

Last week the Preps went to the Gould League to learn about the importance of recycling, reusing and composting to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill.
Thank you to Trish from the Gould League who made our day so interesting and informative.
Thank you also to our wonderful parent helpers who were able to attend.

We made many new discoveries and have shared some of our learning below.

We learnt that there are different trucks. One is for cans, one is for boxes and there are separate boxes for recycling. Alexander
We learnt about rubbish. We should put stuff in the right bin. Nicholas
Scraps and rubbish go in the rubbish. Paper goes into the recycling bin. Daniel
I learnt that worms have a saddle where the babies come from. Anouk
Glass is made from sand and aluminium comes from rocks. Bianca
We learnt about picking up rubbish. Madeleine K
I learnt that you have to put the rubbish in the right bin because your earth can get destroyed. Ruby
We played games – fishing, recycle relay and catch the right food for the worms. Ryan
I didn’t know that tea bags can be put in the compost. Scarlett
We learnt about which foods we could put in the compost. Eve
Tin cans can be recycled to make new cans. Nathan
Rocks and sand and oil can make glass and plastic. Tara
Worms are really slimy and they are good for the soil because they poo to help the soil. Erin
We did a play about helping our environment called Kid Can. It was about recycling. Madeleine W

I learnt that if a worm has its tail cut off it can grow a new one. Joshua D
I learnt that worms like to eat apple and pear. Tegan
Paper comes from the bark on trees. Celia
We looked for treasure and found pictures of cans and sand and rocks. Yar
We went inside the compost bin and we saw a spider and lettuce and slugs. Victoria
I learnt that if you put things in the wrong bin it won’t be recycled. Oscar
Spiders live in the compost bin. Samuel
Metal is made out of rock. Joshua S
I learnt that there is actually a place where the rubbish goes called landfill. Sophie
When the worms are pregnant they have a band around them called a saddle. Georgie
Apples and banana peels go in the compost. Paper goes in the recycling bin. Rubbish goes in the the rubbish Bin. Tilly
I learnt that trees give us paper and air. Vanessa
Sophie found a big white bug in the garden and we found out it was a beetle grub. Max K
We shouldn’t cut down trees because trees make our air clean. Jake
The compost makes the grass healthy and helps it to grow. Stella

Share with your family all the things the you learnt at the Gould League.
Parents, please use the photos and discoveries as prompts to discuss the excursion with your child.
We would love to see some comments from you.