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Pre-Primary News

3R's of Sustainability

The Pre-Primary boys are 'Going Green' this term. We have been inquiring into the 3R's of sustainability - Reuse, Reduce and Recycle through the unit of inquiry, 'Sharing the Planet'.

The boys have been instrumental in reminding their parents to reduce and reuse materials in the home. The boys have taken action by naming specific bins and reminding their parents to bring their reuseable bags when they go shopping. They have also taken advocacy in cleaning up the playground by picking up rubbish and reminding each other to use the correct recycling bins.

The boys have also been inquiring into human, animal and plant resources. They have discovered facts about finite and infinite resources and now have a strong understanding of how humans impact the environment in a variety of ways, and they are not all good.

It has been wonderful to see and hear the boys take 'action' and take a big leap forward into becoming future custodians of the earth.

Mrs Sue Phillips
Pre-Primary Teacher