“In this modern day, taking care of the environment has become more important than ever.”
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. In 2017 it was decided to formally initiate an Enviro Club at the Cranbourne Campus. 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.
In 2017 Members of the Enviro Club also attended a Sustainability Summit at Nossal High School in September. St Peter’s College students had the opportunity to hear guest speakers and work with students from other schools in the area to discuss strategies to combat climate change.