“In this modern day, taking care of the environment has become more important than ever”

Here at St. Peter’s College, we understand the environment is vital and requires care. In this modern day, taking care of the environment has become more important than ever. The Environment Club has been aiming to educate and lead the students in order to become an environmentally sustainable school.

St. Peter’s College is committed to making our environment the best it possibly can be.

Each year, our College Community is led by our College Environment Captain, not only in our Environment Week activities, where numerous activities and initiatives highlights the need for change and respect for our environment, but throughout the year and into years to come with student led initiatives.

Students with their Houses, compete each Semester for our Environment Trophy, by undertaking day to day environmental activities with the focus on litter, sustainable gardening, energy conservation, and support of third world neighbouring countries with collection of unwanted school text and stationery supplies.

Our focus is to highlight the effects of climate change and the impacts it has on people around the globe, as well as to show what we as individuals can do.

Our Clyde North Campus has a long tradition of a student led Environment Club and continue to achieve great things. Students from a range of Year levels and Houses attend meeting to promote and discuss the House Environment Shield competitions. At these meetings, the Enviro Club also discussed how we could put an end to balloons being released on the Year 12 final day. This was in line with the Zoos Victoria campaign: “When balloons fly, seabirds die”. With St Peter’s College being so close to two coasts, staff and students alike wanted to be part of the solution.

Our 2019 Cranbourne Campus, Environment Captain, Samara Yazbek, had this to say:

“As is tradition, on our last morning at the College the Year 12 Plaque and Tree is unveiled and as students depart from St. Peter’s College, they leave behind a tree as a gift to the College. The significance of this gift is to give thanks to all the teachers, staff, parents and peers that pushed them to keep on going, and to never give up on their dreams”.

“Much like this tree, Year 12 students, will grow and branch out to follow their own paths. And as they continue to grow, fall and make mistakes, the Graduating Class Tree remains at the College, to grow and thrive, symbolising  growth, legacy and accomplishment of 6 years of schooling, like this tree I hope that we stay grounded, keep growing, know when to turn over a new leaf and enjoy our unique natural beauty.

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