For this year's Clean Up Australia Day many of our schools took on board the challenge of "Step Up To Clean Up" and participated in a number of Clean Up events, joining thousands of people across Australia in caring for their local environment.
The strong engagement in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day just goes to show that Australians everywhere are worried about the environment, and that it’s time to tackle the surge in single-use disposable items.
At Corpus Christi Oak Flats, the school held a house-based competition at lunchtime with each of the four school houses cleaning up as much rubbish as they could, earning points for their House Cup. In total, the students removed 7.7kg of rubbish from the school playground in one lunchtime.
At St Thomas More Ruse the school community once again joined in to do their bit to "care for our common home" with the whole school community coming together to clean up their local area.
At St Clare's Narellan Vale there was a whole school clean up of the school grounds and nearby oval, as well as whole-school education regarding the impact of rubbish pollution on our environment. Their PB4L focus was "I can be a steward of God's Creation" and they also held a nude food week.