Each team meets during the college day at some point in the week to plan their activities. However, the actual action will take place after college or at weekends. It is expected that students having signed up to Enviroschools make a commitment and turn up, in the same way that they do for sports fixtures and college productions.
Enviroschools is led by two Year 13 students. They are supported by students who lead each team and by several staff members. Communication within the group is through meetings, via the College LMS and a Facebook group
All students take part in Weedbusting; a flying squad that visits locations in the Botany area infested with Moth Plant to pull up the plants and dispose of them.
From time to time there may be beach cleanups or tree planting sessions at other local venues.
Testing the water in the creek for chemicals and invertebrates, tree planting, monitoring the growth of native trees planted along the creek, conducting the annual garden bird survey, picking up rubbish, pest tracking.
Working with our neighbouring kindergarten and teaching the children about the environment.
Collecting and recycling paper, plastics and cans.
Investigating the use of solar power, running a beehive.
Turning organic waste into useful worm tea and castings.