- Sustainability Update
- Upcoming Dates
- Lunch Box Tip
Over the holidays, I was lucky enough to visit Vietnam. It was naturally stunning and oh so warm! The people were some of the kindest and most welcoming I have ever met. They don’t have much at all but they seem very happy, are generous and have great senses of humour. This was my first experience in Asia and it made me feel extremely grateful for all that we have here in Australia. One thing that really hit me was the waste. There was rubbish everywhere we went; cities, beaches, highways….At night, once the shops started to close, many people lit fires to burn their rubbish, including plastics. And the amount of water bottles being used (mainly by tourists avoiding tap water, including us) nearly made me cry! We really are so fortunate and have a wonderful opportunity here in Australia to raise our children to make changes in the future, so that we can take better care of our planet.
Term 3 dates
July 29- Tree Day. Last term, there was also Arbour Day (another version of tree day I suppose) and at this time the Ballarat Council kindly offered to give a native tree or shrub to each child in our school who wanted one. Hopefully these will arrive by Tree Day so that you can plant them at home. The council are also planting new trees around the outside of our school this winter.
September 10-16- The “Little Green Van” for environmental education is visiting our school for Enviro Week.
Reminder- wrappers are now coming home in lunch boxes.
A big thank you to the children who are so quickly getting into the routine of leaving their lunch wrappers in their lunch boxes. This only needs to be landfill waste, as we have compost and recycling at school.
Lunchbox Tip #3
During the winter months, use a thermos! Left overs from last night’s tea, soups and other winter warmers are delicious and exciting. It is also a great chance to boost your child’s vegetable intake (children should eat about 5 serves day).
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