Earth Hour

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Posted by ecanning | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 26, 2015

 

We had to turn the lights, the computers and the interactive white boards off because Earth Hour means that we use no energy or power throughout the school on a specific day. Around the world everyone turns off their power to raise awareness about Global Warming. By Danielle and Jacinta (Year 6)

Here are some Energy Saving Tips for your home:

1. Wear the right clothes Dress for the temperature. Layering clothes and wearing wool helps keep you warm in winter, and means you can turn your heater down.

2. Shut doors and close curtains Shut doors to areas you are not using and only heat or cool the rooms you spend the most time in.

3. Set your thermostat In winter heating can account for over 30% of your bill. Set your thermostat between 18 and 20 degrees.

4. Turn heaters and coolers off when you don’t need them Turn off when you leave the room, or go to bed.

5. Wash clothes using cold water You can save around $115 per year by washing clothes in cold water.

6. Run your fridge efficiently Make sure the door seal is tight and free from gaps so cold air can’t escape. An ideal fridge temperature is 4 or 5 degrees and an ideal freezer temperature is minus 15 to minus 18 degrees Celsius.

7. Insulate your roof An insulated ceiling makes a big difference to your power bills.

8. Stop standby power waste Did you know your phone charger is still using energy even when your phone is not attached? Up to 10% of your electricity could be used by gadgets and appliances that are on standby.

9. Save energy in the kitchen If you use the stove, keep lids on your pots to reduce cooking time. Use the economy cycle on your dishwasher and only run it when it’s full.

10. Use energy-efficient light globes Replace old incandescent and halogen light globes with energy-efficient globes.

 

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Kids Teaching Kids Week 2015

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Posted by ecanning | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 22, 2015

Kids Teaching Kids Week 2015

St Peter’s is excited to announce that they will once again participate in Target Kids Teaching Kids Week in 2015. All students will participate in a variety of environmental activities as well as our whole school Green Day. Our year 4 students will also begin working on their very own KTK presentations in the near future. These will also be presented on Green Day. This will take place in the first week of September.

 

 

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4CS learns about cooking

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Posted by ecanning | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 17, 2015

In our Stephanie Alexander session today, 4CS worked in the classroom to develop their knowledge of various types of food that they may come across in the program. The students completed a sorting activity and then made posters to share thier knowledge.

 

4ML Planting

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Posted by ecanning | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 17, 2015

 

 

During the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program today 4ML worked with our community volunteer, Frank, in the garden area. They planted lots of seedlings including lettuce, brocolli, celery and silverbeet.

Thanks to the Borg family for your kind donation of a number of new seedlings for our autumn/winter planting.

 

IMG_2801[1] IMG_2804[1] IMG_2806[1]During the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program today 4ML worked with our community volunteer, Frank, in the garden area. They planted lots of seedlings including lettuce, brocolli, celery and silverbeet.

Thanks to the Borg family for your kind donation of a number of new seedlings for our autumn/winter planting.

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Resource Smart Update

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Posted by ecanning | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 15, 2015

Resource Smart Update:
We are very excited to announce that St Peter’s has been successful in gaining certification of the BIODIVERSITY module in the Resource Smart Aussi Vic Program. This is now the fourth module that we have completed (in addition to the core, energy and waste modules), and has been achieved based on the dedication and actions of our whole school community. There were many actions we needed to complete and maintain to get this award. Some of these have included:
*Developing our kitchen garden
*Participation in National Tree Day and assisting the council in establishing reserves in Mernda/South Morang
*Working with Melbourne Zoo to assist in breeding the critically endangered Lorde Howe Island stick insects
*Auditing the current habitat quality of our school.
Well done to all of our students, families and staff who have assisted us in getting to where we are.
The next module that we will explore as a whole school will be the water module.
To learn more about this program please visit:
http://www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au/about/

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