MWPS Green Survey Winner

MWPS Green Survey Winner

Thank you to all of the families that responded to the first ever MWPS Green Survey. We had some interesting responses and all of the questions will be answered in the coming newsletters and on the SUSTAINABILITY BLOG. The winner of the hamper for the Green Survey is……

Mitchell from 3C.

We hope that you and your family enjoy your prize!.

TREE PLANTING DAY COLOURING COMPETITION WINNERS

TREE PLANTING DAY COLOURING COMPETITION WINNERS

This year’s Tree Planting Day was a great success and we planted 400 new shrubs in the school. We also have some great new fences to protect the gardens! We also had a great response to the colouring competition and Mr Saunders and Mrs Copeland had a hard time judging all of the entries and deciding on the winners. Everyone who entered will receive a small prize for effort.

All of the winning entries can be seen in the new Environment Noticeboard outside Mr Saunders Office. So….congratulations to the following students that were judged the best in their year level. They have received their fantastic prizes at Assembly today!

From

Prep E Kellan

Prep F Sarah

1/2Y Gisele

1B Eldrick

2A Alannah

2A Sam

3C Jeremy

3D Daisy

3/4Y Jenna

4A William

5A Minsug

5A Vickie

6B Georgette

6C Nathan

And the teacher’s Prize goes to…… Mrs Bailey

     The fabulous student prize pack.

 

Eldrick and the winning entries. Well done to everyone that entered.

RUBBISH FREE LUNCH WINNERS

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 6 Term 3

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning prep class was PE with 100% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning junior class was 2C 96% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning middle school class was 4B with 89% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning senior class was 6B with 91% 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

70%

1C

81%

3B

No result

5B

81%

PB

70%

1D

86%

3C

80%

5C

83%

PC

85%

½Y

78%

3D

56%

5D

79%

PD

No result

2A

No result

3/4Y

No result

5E

83%

PE

100%

2B

No result

4A

No result

6A

No result

PF

44%

2C

96%

4B

89%

6B

91%

1A

No result

2D

No result

4C

74%

6C

62%

1B

65%

3A

No result

5A

86%

6D

84%

 

TARGET TUESDAY

TARGET TUESDAY

Each fortnight we stop lunch early and clean up the yard for Target Tuesday. The rubbish is brought to the basketball court and placed on the large target tarp. The teachers come out to help the students as well. When there is only enough rubbish to cover the smallest circle of the target, the whole school is rewarded with a treat! This is an important part of our Environmental Sustainability Programs and the children are performing a community service. This is our effort this week:

 Our effort this week!

 Mr Keleher is in charge of the target.

Mr Saunders even picks up rubbish to help out the planet!

 Everyone lends a hand to get the target over to the skip.

Please remember……if you don’t send rubbish to school, we won’t need to have Target Tuesdays! That is a WIN WIN situation!

 

ORANG-UTAN DAY

HAPPY ORANG-UTAN DAY

Melbourne Zoo marks World Orang-utan Day

Updated    Mon 19 Aug 2013, 1:15pm AEST

Orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo celebrated the inaugural World Orang-utan Day with a picnic.

Two-year-old Dewi and his father Santan gobbled up fruit and sustainable palm fronds grown at the zoo in a special event to highlight the threat posed to their habitat by the African oil palm.

In Borneo and Sumatra, orang-utan habitat is being ripped up to  plant the oil palm, which is used to make food and oil used in cooking.

Labelling laws allow manufacturers to describe palm oil as vegetable oil, which is found in about half of all packaged foods including cooking oil.

Activists want consumers to have a choice about buying food that comes from non-sustainable palm oil.

The zoo recently opened a display in the orang-utan sanctuary to try and educate consumers about making smart choices when they buy oil products.

WHAT IS MWPS DOING TO HELP THE ORANG-UTANS?

Each year MWPS Environment Team raises funds to help support the Orang-Utan Project. We sponsor an orang-utan called Monty and help to protect up to one hundred hectares of rainforest in Borneo so that Monti will have a home to be released into when he is old enough.

Monti

Rehabilitation Centre: Orangutan Emergency Centre, Ketapang, West Kalimantan Arrival Date: November 2009 Approximate Date of Birth: September 2009 Sex: Female Physical Condition: Healthy

Bio

Monti is one of the younger members of the center’s orangutan family. She arrived at the centre at the end of November 2009. It had taken our rescue team several days to track her down after forestry officers had alerted us to her existence.

We were told that Monti was being kept by a family in a remote rural location. When we found them they claimed that the tiny orangutan had been found alone in the jungle and they had taken her in: but in reality we know that an orangutan baby is never left alone by its mother and some one must have killed Monti’s mother to get to her.

At first Monti was so young that she needed round-the-clock care like a human baby: she drank lots of milk and slept a great deal. Eventually though she was ready to leave the side of her guardian, and join in the games of the other young orangutans. After weeks of watching her friends indulge in some real rough and tumble, finally Monti was big and strong enough to join in all the fun and games with the others.

She quickly developed into quite a fearless climber with a great sense of adventure. Monti is very sweet and inquisitive. She is also always eager to make friends with new volunteers when they are finding their feet at the centre. Monti is known for having the thickest and shiniest coat of the whole bunch. No wonder she’s always having her photo taken!

For more information about Monti and his friends and if you would like to help go to:

http://www.orangutan.org.au/index.htm

 

RUBBISH FREE LUNCH WINNERS

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 5 Term 3

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning prep class was PA with 84% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning junior class was 2D 91% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning middle school class was 4B with 96% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning senior class was 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

85%

1C

No

3B

60%

5B

86%

PB

80%

1D

78%

3C

83%

5C

78%

PC

86%

½Y

 

3D

5D

70%

PD

85%

2A

76%

3/4Y

5E

82%

PE

94%

2B

80%

4A

6A

86%

PF

2C

91%

4B

96%

6B

82%

1A

2D

4C

81%

6C

82%

1B

3A

76%

5A

77%

6D

79%

 

CLASS GARDENING PROGRAM

CLASS GARDENING PROGRAM

Many parents have suggested, via the Green Survey,  that there be a class gardeing program at MWPS. Well, there is and it has been running since Term 4 2012. Here is an example of what one class did during their allotted time.

GREENFINGER GARDEN GNOMES

                       

Last Friday afternoon 4B collected some tools from the green gardening shed and set about cleaning up the school. In half an hour the students had achieved a great deal of satisfaction in doing their community service for that week! Here are some photos and quotes from the students:

Maria, Melinda and Casey sweep the paths.

Cara, Anna and Amina collect rubbish.

James sweeps.

Dimi, Yong Feng and Raymond hard at work.

Sharatt puts the sand back in the sandpit.

Helena sweeps.

Morgan, Niki, Mineth, Anthony and Jacob collect rubbish.

Andy locking the shed.

WHAT THE STUDENTS SAID ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE:

It’s fun sweeping the yard. James

I really liked how it felt like everyone was helping out to make the school better. Sophia

We shouldn’t put rubbish in the garden. Niki

I think it is easier to play on a clean playground now that it is clean. When you team up you can accomplish big things. Dimitri

The school looks cleaner when all help. Anthony.

Gardening is good exercise. Melinda

It felt good to be cleaning the environment. Chanuth

We you see what you have done you feel happy with what you have achieved. Maria

It was good to work in groups to get the job done. Morgan

 

RUBBISH FREE LUNCH WINNERS Wk 4 T3

Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 4 Term 3

Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning prep class was PA with 84% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning junior class was 2D 91% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning middle school class was 4B with 96% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning senior class was 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

84%

1C

69%

3B

45%

5B

81%

PB

72%

1D

78%

3C

No result

5C

66%

PC

75%

½Y

No result

3D

No result

5D

No result

PD

75%

2A

88%

3/4Y

No result

5E

95%

PE

No result

2B

No result

4A

81%

6A

86%

PF

64%

2C

87%

4B

96%

6B

82%

1A

76%

2D

91%

4C

82%

6C

52%

1B

70%

3A

79%

5A

73%

6D

68%

 

WORKING BEE UPDATE

 On Saturday August 10th, three enthusiastic teachers and a principal arrived very early in the morning to set up for a Working Bee. At 9am, some happy, smiling parents arrved to help the enthusiastic teachers clean up the school and build some new fences for the gardens. Paths were swept, sand was put back into the sandpit, gardens were weeded, bins were cleaned and fences were built. A huge THANK YOU to the following people:

Bradford Rooks, Nick Barraclough, Trevor Saunders, Danielle Bonacci, Ingrid Noblett and Sue Pugliese (staff) for giving up their time to help the school.

Leo Cirona and Peter Alexander for being our onsite electricians and tool men.

Paul Amery, Emily Shaw, The Paterson family, Bill Speirs, Dominic Lucarelli, Kathy Rintoul, Jack and Lucy Davis, the Psevdoikonomou family, the Birch family, The Ritlewski family, The Laurin family, the Jasmin family and the Darlington family…….and anyone that didn’t sign in but helped as well.

All of your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Check out these fantastic photos!

 Digging the holes for the posts.

 Weeding the garden.

 Washing bins.

Moving cement bags.

 Poles are cemented into holes.

Wheeling wheelbarrows.

 Mrs Noblett weeding.

Ms Bonacci shovelling sand.

 Mr Saunders blowing leaves around.

 Working hard!

 Fences are finished!

Loretta Leary

Environment Co-ordinator