The principles of sustainability are embedded within our Catholic Tradition. As partners in Catholic education and open to God’s presence, we pursue fullness of life for all. This is achieved in collaboration and dialogue with all of humanity. “Good education plants seeds when we are young, and these continue to bear fruit though out life.” (Pope Francis. Laudato Si’ para 213)
The dominion over creation given to humanity (Gen 1-28) is one of stewardship, caring for and handing on in partnership with God. “Care for creation is not a new component of our Catholic identity. It is as old as Genesis, and is woven into the very fabric of Catholic mission.”
As co-creators with God, we will promote and demonstrate respect for Earth, respect for people and respect for distribution. We will live justly in our World, in relationship with each other and I harmony with God’s creation.
Respect for Earth: Cultivation of the sense of the Sacred and r which recognises and responds to God’s presence.
Respect for People: Every human person is created in god’s image and likeness and therefore is vulnerable and worthy of respect.
Respectful Distribution: Stewarding of the resources available for the common good of all creation.
We are currently working towards increasing our sustainability Smart Resource status.
We are focusing on our water usage and reducing the volume of waste in our school.
Each classroom has been provided with a green waste caddie for food scraps and we have purchased a new compost bin system.
We are also seeking grants to install water tanks to supply fresh drinking water to our bubble taps.
Year 3/4 conducted a waste audit and we will be purchasing new bins to encourage more responsible recycling practices.