From The Junior Secondary
Head of Department
With Gerard Clark
The Junior Environmental committee have been meeting each week to continue their ongoing sustainability projects. The students still continue to collect and maintain our schools Containers for Change recycling program and ask that students remember to please only place empty drink bottles and cans in our brightly coloured bins. The students have been maintaining some vegetable seedlings and are patiently waiting for them to grow enough so they can be transferred into new vegetable patch. They have also worked together to construct a new worm farm and excited to roll out a new composting project in Term 4. Next term, the committee is also excited to see our native bee hive put into place and learn about their ecosystem.
In week 9 this term, some of our awesome junior environmental committee members planted some native plants provided to the school through Gladstone Regional Council’s initiative Ecofest. The school was also provided plants from the Toondoon Botanical Gardens for National Tree Planting Day which was earlier on in the term. Toolooa is very appreciative for the ongoing opportunities we have to access these resources to enhance our school grounds and educate our students around sustainability.
We would also like to give a huge shout out to our school’s long term gardener Scotty Mercer who took the time out of his busy schedule to show our students some gardening basics and has been working hard in the background, along with other key staff to bring the students ideas to fruition. We are excited about the ongoing projects in our school and look forward to continue them next term.