TREE PLANTING DAY 2013

TREE PLANTING DAY 2013

Last Friday, 26th July, 2013, we held our 13th Annual MWPS Tree Planting Day. With the help of Mr Rooks, The Senior Environment Team and Francis T Dragon, the day ran very smoothly. Each class came out to the planting site and buddied up with another class. They then helped to plant 400 new native shrubs. The weather threatened to soak everyone, but the sun finally came out and a lovely day was had by all. After lunch the Senior Environment Team planted the remaining plants around the BER Hall/Gym. Now we just need all parents and children to

 PLEASE STAY OFF THE GARDENS

so that our new plants can survive!

Loretta Leary

Environment Co-ordinator

 

RUBBISH FREE LUNCH WINNERS T3 Wk 2

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 2 Term 3

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning prep class was PE with 90% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning junior class was 2A with 92% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning middle school classes were 4B and 4C with 88% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning senior class was 6B with 100% rubbish free lunches in their class.  Our winning classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations!

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

PA

85%

1C

86%

3B

67%

5B

82%

PB

66%

1D

83%

3C

56%

5C

76%

PC

72%

½Y

78%

3D

72%

5D

60%

PD

83%

2A

92%

3/4Y

64%

5E

84%

PE

90%

2B

No result

4A

81%

6A

78%

PF

68%

2C

79%

4B

88%

6B

100%

1A

No result

2D

86%

4C

88%

6C

70%

1B

63%

3A

79%

5A

82%

6D

90%

 

ANNUAL TREE PLANTING DAY

MWPS’ 13TH ANNUAL TREE

PLANTING DAY

 

Schools Tree Day, held on the last Friday of July (next Friday 26th July), is a special day for Australia’s school children. As budding environmentalists they are doing their bit for our country by planting native trees and shrubs and beautifying our school grounds. Over 250,000 school children were involved in last year’s event. Tree Day shows us how easy and fun it is to help our environment and connect with nature.

 

“Planting native trees in our school is a great way to ensure that plenty of habitat is provided for our native wildlife,” says Earnest Eco-Earth. “It’s also an important way that we can contribute to the environment and help fight climate change at a community level.”

 

This year 400 plants will be planted around the back of the Senior Learning Centre and along the beds near the oval with the aim of making the gardens look better and to provide a place for our local wildlife to eat and live safely. This will be our 13th Annual Tree Planting Day at MWPS and will go towards our school maintaining its BIODIVERSITY Star as part of the AUSSI Resource Smart Schools Program.

 

If any parents or school community members would be interested in helping to dig the 400 holes please let Ms Leary know as soon as possible. Even if you can just dig 6 inch holes for an hour would be a HUGE help. Hole diggers will be provided. The holes need to be dug next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Also a colouring competition is being held again this year with fabulous environmentally themed prizes on offer. Colouring sheets can be obtained from classroom teachers or print the WORD document below. All entries must have the child’s name and grade on the front and can be given to Ms Leary (room 31) or left at the office. The competition closes on Friday August 9th. No late entries will be accepted.

 

TREE PLANTING DAY

COLOURING COMPETITION

Click on the  link to open the WORD document and print it out. Colour it and hand it in to be in the running to win some fabulous prizes.

tree day comp 2013

LATEST GARDEN UPDATE

BUILDING OF THE NEW GARDEN FENCE!

 

Thanks to Mr Rooks, Mr Barraclough and Grade 6 boys Jordan, Finn, Divya and Carlos we are well on our way to having the new fences built for our gardens. They spent a sunny winters day constructing the first section of the new fence and it is WONDERFUL!!!! This will help to keep our plants safe and stop the mulch from leaving the garden beds. Well done….it was a fantastic effort and we look forward to the next phase of construction!!!

  Hard at work!

 All finished!

 Smile boys!

 Where the next fence will be built.

RUBBISH FREE LUNCH WINNERS T2 Wk 11

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 11 Term 2

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning junior class was PE with 94% rubbish free lunches in their class and the winning senior classes were 4B and 5E with 95% rubbish free lunches in their class. Our winning classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations!

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

CLASS

SCORE

PA

80%

1C

73%

3B

72%

5B

84%

PB

70%

1D

No score

3C

No score

5C

80%

PC

83%

½Y

No score

3D

52%

5D

81%

PD

66%

2A

81%

3/4Y

77%

5E

95%

PE

94%

2B

No score

4A

86%

6A

91%

PF

No score

2C

No score

4B

95%

6B

90%

1A

No score

2D

80%

4C

No score

6C

60%

1B

77%

3A

80%

5A

85%

6D

79%