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Awesome presentations this morning at assembly for Enviro Week. Really happy to see how much the kids are learning about sustainability at school.
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Free Workshops! Take Control of your Energy Bills!
Poowong Consolidated School Wednesday April 29th Time - 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Contact Jason Horton 5659 2356
Understanding your bill Tips to reduce your energy use Getting the electricity retailers best deal Demo of ‘Powermate’ Demo of ‘My Power Planner’
The school will make their Powermate available for loan for those who wish take action at home.
There are now 17 Energy Retailers now operating in Victoria, so trying to sort out which electricity offer may be best for you is quite a task. To assist in this task there is now a Victorian Gov independent price comparator designed to make the task a lot easier.
Along with some other independent community organisations, the Baw Baw Sustainability Group (BBSN) has received a small grant to explain how this works. We are doing this with a number of 1.5 hour workshops in country centres in West Gippsland.
We will also give you some background to the Electricity Industry and help you to get some useful information from your Smart meter.
These workshops will build on the Domestic Energy workshops we have been running for the past 3 years and we will also update you on methods to reduce your energy use.
We will be presenting a workshop to your community in association with Poowong Consolidated School on Wednesday 29th of April 2015 from 7.00 to 8:30pm.
Please bring along your latest electricity bill.
If you would like to join us for a workshop please phone Jason Horton on 5659 2356
We are excited to announce today that the school has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $2500 to build a chicken yard complete with chicken coop, fruit trees, herbs and other elements to create a mini food web from which children can learn.
For those of you who don’t know what crowd funding is, it is when lots of people give a little to make a BIG difference! Check out our page and video here www.pozible.com/ahomeforthechickens
So why take a crowdfunding approach? It’s something a bit different that we are keen to try out and it presents a new opportunity to enhance learning at the school by demonstrating to students how communities can work together to achieve something that benefits many people. By discussing with your children how crowdfunding works and whether your family would like to give to the project you can help teach them the power of one person’s contribution – that they can be a part of positive change. Crowdfunding also gives us an opportunity to communicate with the broader public and showcase the school.
‘A Home for the Chickens’ is part of our bigger Pathways to Possibilities garden project which will encompass outdoor environments built around Food Production, Adventure and Exploration, Art and Creativity, and Rest and Relaxation. All these new outdoor environments will be treated just like a regular classroom where children can learn about art, numeracy, literacy, science and sustainability. Research shows that nature-based outdoor lessons and free play better engages students who learn through practical kinesthetic activities, it improves student behaviour and attendance, and promotes connectedness and a sense of belonging.
Get excited about our crowdfunding campaign and have a think about how you can spread the word and invite others to contribute too. A flyer has been attached that you might like forward with this email. Some key things to keep in mind about our campaign are:
If we don’t reach our target of $2500 we don’t get anything at all.
If we achieve our target we can set a stretch goal to try and achieve funds for an additional aspect of our Pathways to Possibilities project, such as a pizza oven.
If you give a little, others will give too.
Your contribution is made online from our campaign page (it can be anonymous). You will need to sign in to Pozible which is very easy, especially if you have a facebook account.
Pozible will hold your details and not deduct anything from your account until we reach our target.
All funds are collected through the Pozible Credit/Debit Card Merchant facility.
Each gift receives a little reward from us to say thank you ☺ but you can choose not to receive this if you prefer.
The campaign ends 12pm Sunday 28th September.
Regards, Philip Beggs Acting Principal, Poowong Consolidated School
Poowong Consolidated School proudly serves our local community. We cater for children from Prep to Grade 6. We pride ourselves on our connection to the community and the experiences we offer. These currently include music (classroom and instrumental), visual and performing arts, an annual CD production, school garden, sustainability program and a variety of sporting programs.
You can follow the journey the school has taken towards providing a sustainable education, establishing a sustainable school site and educating the students in being more sustainable and responsible in their choices by reading and following the school blog http://greenerpcs.blogspot.com.au
The school has committed to participation in the ResourceSmart Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative Victoria (AuSSI Vic). With the help of Lisa Benn the school has began completing the Core Module of the 5 module program. The Core Module is the foundation for establishing and documenting the sustainability practices undertaken at the school.