Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Water in the Landscape Photo Competition run by Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils - WSROC - prompted an interest in all things 'watery' in schools in the Parramatta Diocese. Some photos were entered into the competition and some were simply used to stimulate conversation!
St Patrick's Primary Blacktown won first prize in the Schools category for the 'Pumpkin' photo and St Michael's Primary Blacktown South, won third prize, for the 'Bubble' photo ... congratulations!
Alive! is an Environmental Youth Engagement Project that is unique to the Hawkesbury Region. It is an opportunity for students from Stages 3-6 to engage with their school, community and local businesses in taking action on local environmental issues in innovative ways which are linked to the school curriculum.
Schools were invited to participate in a planning day at the University of Western Sydney on 5 June 2012 (UWS is a project partner). Students heard from environmental experts (Catchment Management Authority, Hawkesbury City Council, National Parks and Wildlife and more) on local government issues in the Hawkesbury Region. On this planning day students were guided through creating an action plan addressing an environmental issue based on an Action Learning model.
Students involved in their environmental project will present their work at the Hawkesbury Youth Conference in April 2013 at the University of Western Sydney.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Write to: Hawkesbury Environment Network Inc. PO Box 126 Windsor 2756
Monday, August 6, 2012
Corpus Christi Primary
86–92 Andromeda Drive
Cranebrook NSW 2749
Phone: 4729 0696
You are invited to attend:
‘Parramatta Learning Community for Sustainability’ meeting
Wednesday 22 August from 1.30-3.30pm
Sr Mary-Ann Casanova - Project Officer and Assistant to the Director - Catholic Earthcare Australia will be in attendance, along with Zhan Patterson – Project Manager (WSROC).
Damien Feneley - WRS QT Consultant will be the guest speaker.
The students from Corpus Christi Primary will showcase their garden and participants will be invited to share ways in which schools can involve staff and the wider community in the Sustainability/Kitchen Garden initiative.
‘Afternoon Tea’ will be available and Kitchen Garden Resources will be on display
Please RSVP – Friday 10 August 2012 to