Learning and Teaching
World Environment Day
Last Sunday, June 5th, was World Environment Day. The theme for this year was ‘Only One Earth’. World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.
World Environment aims to shine a spotlight on climate action, nature action and pollution action while encouraging everyone, everywhere to live sustainably. While our individual consumption choices do make a difference, it is collective action that will create the transformative environmental change we need, so we can advance to a more sustainable and just Earth, where everyone can flourish.
At Home Ideas
There are many things you can do at home to discuss and learn about World Environment day. Some fun activities are crafts made with eco friendly materials such as bird feeders, wind turbine, bee hotel, and an egg carton ocean. This site lists how to make them - https://www.careforkids.com.au/child-care-provider-articles/article/926/5-eco-crafts-to-celebrate-world-environment-day
Terms 3 and 4
Over Terms 3 and/or 4, each Learning Community will have a focus around the big idea of Sustainability. They will learn that human activity has had positive and negative effects on our environment. We need to be aware of the current environmental issues and the ways we can protect, care for and manage the earth and its resources.
Mary Mackillop, whose charism guides our teaching, stated that ‘we must teach more by example than by word’. Over the next semester, this will guide our school community as we learn more about Sustainability and how we can do more for the Earth.
Director of Learning and Teaching