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    Artists in Schools grant

    St John’s School, Clifton Hill, received $10,000 from the Victorian Government as part of the Artists-in-Schools grants. St John’s proposed project is (Y)OUR PLACE, past and present, a collaborative project with Aboriginal visual artist Maree Clarke. Students in Years 4–6 created a sculptural dome draped in possum skins and textiles, which was decorated with visual representations of personal stories from the school’s culturally diverse community.

    Victorian Schools Garden Awards

    On 26 November 2015, St Joseph the Worker Primary School, Reservoir, was awarded the ‘biggest prize’ at the 2015 Victorian Schools Garden Awards, the Turf Award, ($4,500 worth of turf donated by Turf Victoria).

    The following Catholic schools were also awarded Victorian Schools Garden Awards Grants:

    • Stella Maris School, Beaumaris – Most Sustainable Gardening in the Community (Plus Plants)
    • St Joseph's Primary School, Beechworth – Regional Award Winner. 

    Chelsea Fringe Festival

    As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival in London and now in Australia, students at St John Vianney's School, Parkdale East, created a garden that was put on display at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Working in partnership with Catholic Education Melbourne, the garden was created to tell a story of the land, the Boon Wurrung people, and the coastal flora and the flora of Parkdale. 

    Working as one community, parents, teachers and students all helped in the making of the new garden. Clay and wire fish, Aboriginal paintings on sandstone, totem poles, dragonflies, and birds were formed and the students all agreed that it looked great.

    Students from St Louis de Montfort’s School, Aspendale,
    in their award-winning garden



    ResourceSmart Education Awards 

    On the 14 October 2015, representatives from St Peter’s Primary School, Epping, went to the city to attend the ResourceSmart Education Awards. St Peter’s teacher, Mrs Canning, was in the running for Environmental Teacher of the year and St Peter’s were the winners of the Community Leadership School of the Year award.

    Read more about their work on the St Peter’s Epping Sustainability Blog.

    Winners of the Community Leadership School of the Year award

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