Walk Safely to School – Friday 18 May

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Foundation, Sustainability, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on May 13, 2018

On Friday 18 May it is Walk Safely to School Day
We are promoting our three Active Travel paths as a way of travelling to school safely.
Staff members will be meeting students at 8:20am at each of the three Active Paths starting points and walk with them back to school
The three starting points are:
1. Westleigh Gardens (Geelong Rd) – Mrs Wembridge, Mrs Pettigrew
2. Rushford Lane Car Park (Synnott St) – Miss Scarrott, Mrs Lacy
3. Soldiers Reserve (College Rd) – Mr Reichenbach, Gina/Riley O’Keefe, Mr Anglim

We understand that some people live too far to allow their children to walk or ride all the way, however dropping children off down the road and allowing them to walk/ride part of the way is still “getting active”!

And the Winners Are……..

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Foundation, Sustainability, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on May 1, 2018

ALKIRA Energy Mascot                                 AKUNA Water Mascot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BINOWEE Waste Mascot                    BUNDALEER Biodiversity Mascot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank to all the students for entering the competition. We had over 100 entries.

If you would like your original drawing back, please collect it from Room 6.

Sustainability MASCOT finalists

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Art, Foundation, Student leadership, Sustainability, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on April 4, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENERGY – ALKIRA

 

 

 

 

 

WATER – AKUNA


 

 

 

 

 

BIODIVERSITY – BUNDALEER


 

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE – BINOWEE

Sustainability Mascots Competition

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Student leadership, Sustainability | Posted on March 10, 2018

As mentioned at assembly, the Sustainability Student Leaders have organized a competition to design mascots for each of the four Sustainability areas – Energy, Water, Waste and Biodiversity. Each will have an Aboriginal name.

Alkira means bright and sunny and will be the name of the Energy mascot.

Binowee means green place and will be the name of the Waste mascot.

Bundaleer means among the trees and will be the name of Biodiversity mascot.

Akuna means flowing water and will be the name of the Water mascot.

Entries need to be given to Mrs Wembridge, Room 6 by Wednesday 28 March.

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Nude Food, Sustainability | Posted on March 7, 2018

Litterless Lunch

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on March 2, 2018

#1 Victorian Energy School of the Year 2017

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability, Whole School Celebrations | Posted on October 16, 2017

We won the ResourceSmart Energy School of the Year!!
Werribee PS is the #1 Energy school in Victoria!

Love Your Locals Day – Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Student leadership, Sustainability, Year 5 | Posted on September 23, 2017


We became Extinction Fighters at the “Love Your Locals” day at Werribee Open Range Zoo on Thursday 7 Sep. We were one of 11 schools participating. We gave one of the new EBBs (Eastern Barred Bandicoot) a new name. We chose ‘Cherish’ because we love the EBBs. We have had the opportunity to name 3 other bandicoots over previous years – Cooryong, CoCo and Crash. The Zoo currently has 30 EBBs in their breeding pens, as well as Maremma dogs in training to protect the EBBs.

 

TAKE 2 PLEDGE

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability, Take a stand together, Thankyou | Posted on September 3, 2017

Werribee Primary School is making a TAKE2 pledge, which is a promise to take action on climate change.

There are a lot of single-use plastic products many of us use without thinking.
You can choose to refuse plastic by selecting one of these actions:

1. Take a reusable cup for a takeaway coffee

2. Say ‘no thanks’ to plastic straws
3. Fill your own reusable bottle with water and take it with you.

4. Take a reusable container to get your takeaway.

5. Use reusable bags when grocery shopping!

Our Profile page is: https://www.take2.vic.gov.au/pledges/?profileid=612c20a2-ec6c-e711-8108-1458d05a586c

Do you have any spare change?

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Student leadership, Sustainability | Posted on May 27, 2017

The Common Cents challenge is to collect 300 – 5cent pieces. Classes have been given a poster to mark off the coins collected. Money raised will support the Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Threatened Species Program for the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Werribee Primary School has supported the Love Your Locals program for several years.


Money will be collected on Thursday 8th June.

Each completed 5 cent poster is enough money to care for an Eastern Barred Bandicoot for one month.

Active Travel Launch – March 17, 2017

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on March 21, 2017

BE ACTIVE AND SAFE

As part of the Active Travel program, Werribee Primary School has had Active Travel markers installed to show where to travel safely and actively to school. Three Active Travel paths have been installed – Kelly Path, Soldiers Path and River Path. Students and their families, teachers, and representatives from Wyndham City Council and Bicycle Network met at one of the designated path starting points to walk to school together.
 
We had over 80 families walk on the day. The weather was perfect.
Will you be walking more often?

Lunchtime Gardening

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on March 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the students who have been joining Mrs Wembridge for Lunchtime Gardening on Thursdays. They have been very busy weeding and digging the vegie patch in the Secret Garden and have also planted new plants in the raised beds in front of Rooms 1 & 2.

Clean Up Australia Day – March 2017

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on March 21, 2017

Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day. Clean Up Australia demonstrates that people are willing to do something to help protect and care for their environment.


Thank you

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on December 14, 2016

Thank you to Evie, Ethan and Hayley for helping the Werribee Open Range Zoo. These three students were part of a photo shoot on Tuesday to create an informative document to tell others about what to expect when visiting the zoo.
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Walktober Begins on Monday

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on October 1, 2016

Walking is good for children: Walking is a great social activity where children spend time with family and friends. 

Walking is good for schools: More children walking to school means less traffic around the scenergy-sustainability21056hool and improved safety for the children.

Walking is good for the environment: Walking is a non-polluting way to travel

Walking saves money: Walking is free.

 

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