- Boo Collective findraiser
- Recycle your oral care products
- Boomerang Bags Ballarat
- Busy in the St Columba's garden
- Collect seeds with the Herald Sun
The Boo Collective fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who supported our Sustainability fundraiser!
Orders are now closed and will be delivered to the eldest child in your family when they arrive.
Boomerang Bags Ballarat
Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make reusable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. The bags are given away to friends, family, colleagues, bagless strangers and so on, as a plastic bag alternative that can be used and reused, or passed on to others in need. The bags create a platform to start conversations, make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality.
To get involved, find out about upcoming sewing bees or donate fabric, join the Boomerang Bags Ballarat Facebook page or speak to Erica or Nicky. We will also have a Boomerang Bags display at the upcoming Arts Festival for you to see what it’s all about!
Recycle your oral care products at St Columba’s!
Our school is competing in the Colgate Community Garden Challenge. By recycling oral care waste, we’re in the running to win a recycled community garden set! Put your used (clean) oral care products in the collection box at the office.
During the competition period, schools will earn Garden Points by sending oral care waste to TerraCycle for recycling, and by earning online votes from the community.
1 unit of oral care waste = 10 Garden Points
1 online vote = 1 Garden Point
Vote for our school! You can vote once per day! https://www.terracycle.com.au/en-AU/contests/colgategardenvoting
Students have been busy in the garden this term with National Tree Day and recess gardening activities taking place every second Thursday (when it’s not raining!). Special thank you to the Webber family for donating bricks for our garden beds, Joel from Landcare Australia and Melissa our wonderful school gardener!
Whether it’s running a gardening clinic with students, helping to construct a scarecrow for the Arts Festivals or helping Melissa in the garden on a Tuesday or Thursday, volunteers are always appreciated! Contact the office to arrange a time.
Start collecting seeds with The Herald Sun this weekend! Experience the joy of raising seeds with your children and if you run out of room in your own garden, bring them to school!
“Growing vegetables in a garden can help plant the seeds for a happy, healthy life for kids” Lesley Hunter-Nolan, The Sunday Mail (Qld), August 20, 2018:
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