Green School - St John the Baptist, Freshwater
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Green School

St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School is conscientiously promoting school community awareness on caring for the environment and reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. We are a GREEN school.

All children and families are encouraged to consider the impact they have on energy consumption and waste. Each student and parent in the St John the Baptist community is expected to proactively participate as a GREEN school member.

St John the Baptist is proactively GREEN through;

Electronic Newsletters: Parents receive the school’s newsletter via email.

Electronic Forms and Permission Notes: All forms and permission notes are emailed to parents and are also available through the Parent site.

Parent Calendar and Events: All school and class events throughout the year are available to all parents through the school’s Compass Parent Portal which is downloaded onto parents’ phones and electronic devices (and desktop). All parents receive their own personal login upon starting at SJB.

Waste Reduction Program: Children are expected to bring their fruit break, recess and lunch to school in recyclable packaging ie washable containers and water in reusable drink bottles.  All packaging sent to school with your child will be brought back home daily.

Garden Club: The school’s weekly Garden Club is available to all students who are interested in creating, caring and maintaining the school’s children’s garden. Students grow a variety of vegetables and herbs, recycle and feed the worm farm. The garden is also used as a focus for class lessons on healthy eating and sustainable practices.

St John the Baptist encourages all parents/carers to support your child’s ‘go green’ activities and future school initiatives and, in doing so, learn to care for the environment as part of everyday life.

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