Sustainability at St Anne's
Subpod & Modbed Program
Grant and competition winners 2023
In 2023 Bank First awarded our school with a $2000 grant to go towards our sustainability efforts. In conjunction with a community won prize, Modbeds and Subpods were purchased to establish a composting system and students add recess and lunch scraps to feed the worms.
Greater Western Water competition 2023
This competition provided students with an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and understanding of the importance of water in our environment.
Congratulations to the students who entered the National Water Week Competition. We are so proud!
2023 City winners
Tidy Towns Awards
The St Anne's environmental team was awarded in recognition of their work in protecting, preventing and restoring the natural environment.
The Pollinator's Corridor project has taken 3 years of collective efforts including planting natives and constructing the insect hotel seen above.
Royal Melbourne Show
Chicken winners 2023
St Anne's was awarded second prize for the poster competition at the Melbourne Show. Congratulations to Kerry and her crew of students who take care of our chickens throughout the year.
2023 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant
Composting for Climate Change
Students were responsible for installing composting stations around the school in 8 junior classrooms and educating and encouraging a change of habit as a school community.
See this site for more information!
Victorian State Government Initiative
Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant
Delivered through Landcare Australia’s Junior Landcare program, the grants provide young people with the opportunity to engage in outdoor, hands-on biodiversity focused projects or learning activities that encourage them to value and actively care for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment.
We are using our $5,500 grant for our Pollinator’s Corridor project.
Greater Western Water Poster Competition
Congratulations to all students who entered the Greater Western Water, 2022 National Water Week Competition. St. Anne's is very proud of their achievements.
Students enter this competition with their own initiative to create a poster that represents environmental themes related to water conservation.
Grant in 2021- update!
We are using the $5000 grant to beautify the dry river bed area and enhance the levels of biodiversity within the school. Plumbing has already been installed, ready to accommodate irrigation. We have prepared the ground, spread mulch, and started planting many different native species of plants. Plant species have been chosen to attract pollinators such as butterflies, native bees and to provide a food source for our already healthy population of native birds.
Grant in 2021
Our school was awarded a grant to develop this area to increase the level of Biodiversity within the school and educate students about the importance of biodiversity.
Using this grant, students have been able to participate in incursions and assist with developing this area.