Get2School Cool Challenge
On Wednesday 16th of March, Hartwell Primary children took part in the Boroondara Get2School Cool Challenge. The sustainability crew were very impressed with the enthusiasm from both students and parents. 99% of Hartwell children particpated in this event! Overall we saved 91Kg of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere. The children collectively walked 379km. Congratulations to J1/2K, who were our star Get2School class and recieved the boot trophy. J1/2K went from the highest percentage of vehicle use to the lowest percentage! Great work!
We will soon begin our second year of collecting mobile phones for the Mobile Muster program. In 2011, Hartwell collected a total of 14kg of old mobile phones and accessories. This was a great achievement and is one step in the right direction for creating a more sustainable society. The recycled mobile phones are turned into stainless steel, plastic fence posts and batteries. So start collecting your old and used mobile phones.
For more information click the link: www.mobilemuster.com.au
What We're Doing In The School Grounds...
Have you seen what we have been doing outside the new Senior Learning Centre (BER building)!! We have planted two magnificant new planter boxes and painted them to tie in with the colours of the building. Below are some pictures of students assistanting Mr Lee and Miss Guild with the planting. Soon to be added are picture of some magnificant flowers that have just begun to bloom and some wonderful new herbs that have sprouted and will soon be used in the canteen for student lunches.
The recent rains have filled all the water tanks and bladders under the prep rooms so that we now have ample water for flushing of the internal toilets and to supply the dipper systems in the garden beds.
Vegetable and Herb Garden
Some lovely Grade 5 children along with the help of Mr Lee have planted a vegetable and herb garden in the planter boxes outside the art room. The garden has flourished with the recent rains and the addition of compost and worm tailings from our compost bins and worm farm. Harvesting of lettuce and spinach leaves has begun and are now appearing in the wraps from the canteen.