Clean Up Australia Day
A successful Clean Up Australia Day done and dusted! On Friday, 1st March, Primary and Secondary students put on their hats and gloves to clean the school grounds and surrounding areas. Year 5 and 6 students went out to Kingsland road and Regents street and even picked up a dirty diaper! We learnt just how important it is to keep our streets clean so that the waste does not end up in our waterways. Our school and surrounding streets were spotless by the end of the day. The full bags of rubbish collected were testament to the students’ display of good stewardship. It was especially encouraging to watch primary and secondary students serve our community with such enthusiasm. A big thank you to all teachers, parents and students who participated and a special thank you to Mr Hammonds who organised our school’s first ever Clean Up Australia Day.
Stage 2 teacher
Clean Up Australia RPSC Secondary
On Friday 1st March students from all grades participated in a Clean Up Australia Day event. The idea for school participation in the event arose from the Tribe of Joseph’s (Rams) focus value of stewardship. While primary school students focused on cleaning the school grounds and the footpaths on Amy Street and Regent Street adjoining the school, volunteers and teachers from the secondary ranged in work gangs throughout Guilfoyle Park from the area next to the station and Regents Park library in the south to the northern boundary of the parkland. In doing so we were able to collect several large garbage bags worth of rubbish that had accumulated in the park. We were fortunate to enjoy lovely weather during the clean-up and experience a satisfying end to the school week. It is hoped that this activity will become an annual event, and that participation in the event will engender in students’ a greater appreciation for the environment and the importance for everyone one of us in keeping it clean.
Mr. M. Hammonds