Year 8 student Isabella Luchko has gone above and beyond in applying her learning from the Geography classroom to the real world. Throughout Terms 2 and 3, Isabella worked on an individual student project (ISP) as part of the GATEWAY (Gifted and Talented Education) Program with the goal of analysing, evaluating and recommending improvements to water usage at RPCS. With 100% of NSW being classified as suffering from drought, she thought it would be useful to consider how we here at RPCS could make a difference by conserving water for the long-term future of Sydney. Her research involved taking regular water meter readings, analysing past RPCS water bills and doing school tours with Mr Morrow (Property Manager) to discover how water is stored and used at RPCS. On Friday 26th October, she presented these findings to Mr Barnard (Principal), Mrs Denholm (Head of Secondary), Mr Ping (Head of Primary) and Mr Morrow in the hope of the school installing various water saving devices and beginning a “waterwise” behavioural program that encourages students to think about water efficiency. Isabella wishes to thank Mr Morrow for his willingness to be involved in the project and for sharing his knowledge of the RPCS property.
I wish to congratulate Isabella on her outstanding presentation and effort throughout this project. She has demonstrated what it means to be a good steward of God’s creation.