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Papermaking: This has been very successful. We have used this as a lunchtime activity for all students. The paper is then made into party invitations,notepads and scrapbooking paper. It is very easy to do and the kids love to get involved.We have sold our recycled paper products in the front office at our school. The money we have raised from this we have used to buy recycling books for our library and to plant a native garden out the front of our school.We also put up a paper graph to show how much paper is being used monthly through the photocopier.

Waterless urinals: Our school applied for a grant through Waterwise Schools and were successful. We used this grant to install waterless urinals in our junior and upper primary boys toilets. We are the first school in the Territory to do so.I would urge all schools to think about installing these urinals. It was a very easy process to change to.Anyone wanting information on this please email me at
We also had enough money to install three dual flush toilets in the staff room.

From the Grant money we received from Waste in Schools challenge we purchased a paper shredder for paper making, three worm farms for years two and three.We were also purchased two compost bins and small scrap bins for each class level. This was a year six initiative.

Our school participated in Alice Big Waste Day Out. Year five students paraded their wearable arts and six children from year two read poems they had written about the environment. As part of the day each school got to showcase something they were doing at their school. We had 'Hands On' paper making and each child was able to take a piece of recycled paper with them.

We participated in Territory Tidy Towns competition.Results out today. Fingers crossed !

We were involved in th Alice Solar City and have agrant for $50,000 from the National Solar Schools Program.The year five and six students had a competition where they had to come up with ideas on how to save energy around their house and at school. The winning entrant was awarded a certificate from Minister Peter Garrett at the launching of Alice Solar City.