About the Greenscape sub-committee
Greenscape is a student-led sub-committee started in late 2018 with the goal of promoting environmental consciousness in the BSHS community. Our slogan, “Make State High Green Again”, captures our vision: a more sustainable, eco-friendly State High.
Inspired by the ABC program War on Waste, Greenscape introduced the Containers 4 Change program. Over the past year, lower campus has been transformed into a “Recycling Zone”, with a 3 bin system designed to
reduce State High’s contributions to landfill.
With the help of a small cohort of dedicated staff (Ms Haffner, Ms Flottman, Mrs Magub and Mrs Collins) and the support of the P&C, the students are gaining momentum. We have learnt that the process of building school sustainability spirit from the ground up will be a difficult one, requiring a long term approach to education and awareness. Looking to the future, our plans for Greenscape are to run awareness campaigns to encourage a paradigm shift in every State High Student.
Our vision is for BSHS to be known as a ‘green school’ – recognised not only for its academic, cultural and sporting excellence, but for innovation, sustainability, and global citizenship. With the coorporation of staff, students and the P&C, we hope to make State High’s ecological imprint a positive one for years to come.
Meet the subcommittee
From left to right: Ms Flottman; Holly Skordou(Y10); Bria Skordou (Y12); Jai Adams(Y12)
Our other hardworking student members: Cindy Lian(Y10); Hayley Corry(Y10), Maddy Orr(Y12)
Students can get involved by attending fortnightly meetings (held Tuesday lunchtimes in the Innovation Space – dates announced on assembly and in student notices), or by volunteering to clear bins (currently scheduled fortnightly on Friday afternoons). For more information, students can contact our communications leader Maddy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or join the Greenscape student Showbie group (code: 4M8LZ).
Ms Deanne Haffner
Ms Melissa Buirchell