As an accredited Waste Wise School, our sustainability focus continues to grow and develop through the implementation of Waste Wise practises from K-6.
Our Waste Wise programs and initiatives:
Nude Food Tuesday
Nude Food Tuesday remains a focus of our Waste Wise activities with classes encouraged to promote and display weekly targets and results of how many students are waste free each week. Nude Food dockets were re-introduced in Term Four and weekly prizes provided for two students each week to re-invigorate interest.
A valuable train the trainer program exists with Year 2 – 5 students training the next group of students for compost collection and worm farm. This requires students to give clear, comprehensive instructions and promotes leadership, responsibility and peer tutoring amongst the year levels.
Chantelle Crupi a Fine Arts student from Curtin University volunteered her time and expertise to design and paint two unique blackboards for the DUG.
Garden Grub Club
During term two and three approximately 60 interested students in Years 1 – 6 participated in a range of after-school organised and directed activities that included, establishing new garden areas, harvesting of produce and general garden maintenance; weeding and tidying of the DUG area.
2016 IGA Perth Royal Show
Dalmain PS competed in the Garden Produce Competition section of the 2016 IGA Perth Royal Show. Our Year Six monitors helped to create and present an impressive wheelbarrow of produce from the DUG. Dalmain received a Participation certificate for our entry.
Class Pop-Up Markets
A number of class pop up markets were held over the year with students involved in promoting their market and selling their produce to the school community.
DUG Sign Competition
Students from K-6 were invited to participate in a whole school DUG sign competition. An artwork from the entries that best depicted activities in the DUG will feature on a professional sign to be made in 2017.