The children at St Joseph’s are very proud to again have been a part of a local initaive cleaning up our community through participation in Well Waters Day. The purpose of the day was to educate students about caring for our waterways and using our precious resource of water sustainably.
2018 - Well Waters
Our focus throughout the program was cleaning up the Elster Creek catchment area to ensure that any waste did not flow from local streets and into Port Phillip Bay. Each year level set out on a clean up journey with their own grid of Elsternwick to clean. We were amazed at how much litter and trash we were able to collect and felt proud that we had stopped this from entering the waterways.
The Year Six leaders made their way all the way to Elwood Beach and followed the canal back to school, they saw first hand the litter and trash that had already managed to get into to creek and were inspired and energised by the clean up to make a difference.
As a result of our hard work and commitment to the program we have managed to dontate a total of 845 hours towards cleaning up our local community. This has meant that once again due to the partnership with the Port Phillip Eco Centre we have been able to intall a 11000l tank in the rear playground. This tank will supply our garden with recycled rain water and significantly reduce the amount of mains water that the school will use.
Thank you to Reiko from the Port Phillip Eco Centre and PJT Green Plumbing for working with our school to improve our community and install a sustainable and eco friendly water tank.