Wednesday, June 15, 2011

World Ocean Day - 8 June 2011

The fifth 'Parramata Learning Community for Sustainability' meeting was held on Wednesday 8 June at St Patrick's Primary, Blacktown where students took great pride in showing visitors around the Kitchen Garden and telling them the story of how it has grown!
Representatives from nine schools, Catholic Education Office personnel and one Parish Priest, enjoyed some delicious treats before gathering to reflect on 'The Parable of the Growing Seed'.
A powerpoint presentation told the story of St Pat's Kitchen garden and guests were invited to share what is happening in their schools, regarding 'A Naturalistic Approach to Language' ... however small! Ideas included Cooking with Comprehension, Numeracy with Nutrition and Early Settlement Gardens!
Luke Edwards, Acting National Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia, presented - 'What is a Sustainable Community?' ... one which has a Spiritual, Social, Ecological and Economical focus.
An imovie, featuring John Denver's 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy', which covered the Language Groups trip to the Hawkesbury Show, added to the joyful spirit of the afternoon!
Packets of Yates snow peas and dwarf and climbing beans were available for collection, thanks to the generosity of a SAP (St Andrew's Primary, Marayong) parent!
The Term Three meeting will be hosted by St Nicholas of Myra Primary, Penrith on Wednesday 31 August, 2 - 4pm ... all welcome!



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