Earth hour 2015


Our Environmental Sustainability policy encourages all members of the school community to be active and responsible in their actions towards the global environment. The overarching theme of our whole school curriculum is: It’s Our Choice! In an effort to minimise our ecological footprint, MWPS has chosen to implement regular Earth Hours at school and asks the school community to support this event at home and even, if possible, at work.

This event has been created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming. All you need to do is turn off all of your lights for one hour. Easy!

We supported this program at school again on Friday, May 1st by switching off all of the lights in the school and any unnecessary electrical equipment in each classroom for one hour between 2.30 and 3.30pm. As the official Schools Earth Hour Day was on the last day of Term 1 it was decided that we would postpone it to tomorrow. Throughout the year, there will be many more Earth Hours celebrated in our school in an effort to make a difference and to making Earth Hour part of our everyday lives at school, home and at work.

Classes dedicated an hour to doing an activity that highlighted the necessity of giving the planet “a break” for one hour.

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5C Spending Earth Hour moving mountains of Earth.

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mobile muster gorillaThe Senior Environment Team have undertaken a challenge to CHANGE THE WORLD IN 5 MINUTES. This can easily be achieved by taking small actions towards making our community a more sustainable place to in which to live. Next week the challenge is to recycle as many mobile phones and mobile phone accessories as possible.

We ask that students please bring to school any old phones and accessories for recycling. Students, parents and friends may bring in these things any time from today. Each class will have a small collection box. During Week 3 the Senior Environment Team will call for a five minute collection of all mobile phones and parts for recycling. These will then be collected by Mobile Muster as part of our commitment to Zoos Victoria to help save endangered gorillas in the wild. For more information on this program go to