Edgewater Primary School places great importance on sustainable processes and practices within our school and the local community.
Our aim is to raise our students' awareness of environmental issues and empower them to make a difference as good global citizens. As a result, the school has implemented a number of initiatives and programmes in order to make a real impact on our environment.
To help drive the school towards a culture of sustainability, a team consisisting of parents, staff, student leaders and our gardener has been established. For the first time, a student leadership team has been assembled which consists of six Year Six students. This presents them with opportunties to work within the school and community, allowing them to have their student voice heard. The Sustainability Team is working hard to create a more ecologically and environmentally friendly school and wider community.
General Paper Recycling
Purpose built paper recycling mini wheelie bins have been placed in each classroom and cardboard recycling bins are next to each printer. These are regularly emptied into our bulk paper recycling bin.
Water Wise and Waste Wise
Edgewater Primary School is an accredited Water Wise and Waste Wise school. As such we provide teaching and learning experiences to educate our students about water conservation and reducing the waste going to landfill as part of our respect and care for our environment.
There are over 90 solar PV panels installed on the roof of the Early Childhood Centre to reduce our reliance on
grid power and provide opportunities for students to monitor the
electricity that is generated, and then compare with the total electricity used by the school. During 2023 these will be upgraded to a much larger system that will assist with minimising the cost of energy.
Small Battery Recycling
Together with the City of Joondalup, we collect for recycling, small domestic batteries. They can be sent to the office in a ziplock bag for easy disposal.
Edgewater Primary School has partnered with Scouts WA in order to effectively recycle any cans or cartons. Scouts WA recycle the cans through Containers for Change, which provide the school with a portion of the 10c per can. This money is then utilised to fund future sustainable projects throughout the school and community.
Coffee Cup Recycling
We have also partnered with 7-Eleven to participate in the Cup Rescue Community Program. This program aims to reduce the millions of coffee cups that end up in landfill each year. To get involved, all you need to do is place your used paper coffee cup in one of the recycling units that can be located around the school. These can be found in the undercover area and near the library. So, "Flip, Tip and Sip" so that we can do our part to prevent these cups going to waste!
We aim to raise awareness, knowledge and promote further education about all areas of sustainability via school-wide events. Such events include Walk and Ride Safely to School Day, Waste Free Lunch Days and celebrating World Environment Day. Through these events we hope to instill the importance of a sustainable way of living. Please keep an eye on SchoolStar, Connect, the school newsletter and any other forms of communication for when these events may arise.