NHSPA Earth Festival 2013

Theme: ‘Greenfleet’
‘More trees’ = Less CO2 = Less Climate Change'

It's that special time again where our community at NHSPA blends its performing arts talents with that of environmental awareness and sustainability. Our annual 'NHSPA Earth Festival' will be held on Friday 8th March 2013.

There will be a student leadership conference held from 11am-12:30pm where students will present various sustainability project ideas planned/implemented at their school.

The whole school festival will then start from 1pm-3:30pm.

There will be various food, drink, environmental and novelty stalls at the festival as well opportunities for students to have a look at the various sustainability initiatives implemented at NHSPA.
$1 tokens will be sold on the day for purchases from the stalls.

Funds raised from the event will go towards ‘Greenfleet’ who will plant a native tree on behalf of the school for $3 per tree. We hope to raise enough for a whole new native forest!

'More trees = Less CO2 = Less Climate Change'.

If you are interested in attending please email Mr Branimir Lazendic (blazendic@gmail.com) the following by Friday 1st March 2013;

Name of your school;
Name of teacher/s attending;
Number of students attending;

It should be a great day and we hope to see you there.

NHSPA Earth Festival 2012

Theme: 'Strive for Less'
'Less electricity = Less CO2 = Less Climate Change'

It's that special time again where our community at NHSPA blends its performing arts talents with that of environmental awareness and sustainability. Our annual 'NHSPA Earth Festival' will be held on Friday 9/March 2012.

There will be a student leadership conference held from 11am-1:00pm where students will present various sustainability project ideas planned/implemented at their school and where Mr Branimir Lazendic will also present the findings of his 2011 'NSW Premier Teacher Scholarship' conducted on leading European 'Eco-Schools'.

The whole school festival will then start from 1pm-3:30pm.

There will be various food, drink, environmental and novelty stalls at the festival as well opportunities for students to have a look at the various sustainability initiatives implemented at NHSPA. $1 tokens will be sold on the day for purchases from the stalls.

There will also be a student poster competition under the theme of 'Strive for Less' 'Less electricity = Less CO2 = Less Climate Change' where all students will be encouraged to create a poster on what they do at home to reduce their energy consumption. The most creative posters will be awarded the following prizes;
1st prize is $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $25 and all will be judged on the day by a panel of three teachers.
All school's environmental committee/club student representatives are invited to enter the competition and with their teacher/s to attend the event.

If you are interested in attending please email Mr Branimir Lazendic (blazendic@gmail.com) the following;

Name of your school;
Name of teacher/s attending;
Number of students attending;
by Friday 2/March 2012.

It should be a great day and we hope to see you there.

NHSPA World Earth Day 2010

In coordination with NHSPA Environmental Committee and NHSPA P&C, NHSPA hosted its second annual World Earth Day festival on Friday 5 March 2010, with the theme ‘Simple Steps to Sustainability’.

The festival featured various sustainability and multicultural stalls and workshops, along with high quality drama and music performances. There was also a variety of food options available for purchase on the day.

NHSPA Sustainable Schools student conference was held before the afternoon festivities where invited schools and their environmental committee representatives discussed school environment management plans (SEMPs). This was followed by an eco-tour of NHSPA’s recently installed extensive rainwater and solar harvesting systems.

The ‘Simple Steps to Sustainability’ competition, aimed at promoting ecological sustainability, encouraged students from all participating schools to develop creative and practical educational resources like posters, poems, fact sheets etc.

Over 180 tickets were sold to parents and community members attending on the day and the 6 schools that attended each brought 30 students. Altogether, we raised $3,500.

NHSPA performance

Climate Clever Energy Savers

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The Climate Clever Energy Savers program is part of NSW government schools energy efficiency program for 2010 the Year of Learning for Sustainability. Students were challenged to create practical proposals for energy and greenhouse gas reduction, with the best project ideas in each region gaining funding. All six proposals submitted by NHSPA students have gained funding.

  1. Timer switches on zip hot water systems by Energy Savers
  2. Environmental Committee Song to be played over school PA system to all the teachers staff rooms, telling them that they should turn off most appliances over the school holidays when nobody is here by Rose & Beatrice
  3. Signs to present environmental messages by Sharon & Venessa
  4. Water heater timer switches by Water Heaters Groups No 4 and No 5
  5. Digital Timers on hot water systems by the Green Peas
  6. Replace all of the library light fittings with newer energy saving fittings by the Green Teens Climate Crew

NHSPA Clean Up Day

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Clean Up Day

An initiative of the NHSPA Environmental Committee, held on Friday 30 July 2010, was ‘NHSPA Clean Up Day’, as part of Planet Ark’s ‘Breathe Easy Day’ and ‘Clean up your School Day’.

By arrangement, there was no cleaning of the external areas of NHSPA for the school week prior so that all students could observe and gain an appreciation of the volume of rubbish produced in less than a week and how it impacted on their local environment.

All volunteering teachers and their classes were provided with gloves, rubbish bags and other cleaning utensils at set times through the day.

A risk assessment of the day was conducted prior and communicated to participating teachers. Participants were asked not to collect any sharp objects. Parents gave permission for Year 10 students to leave school grounds as appropriate.

The end result was two skip bins full of rubbish. Recyclable waste was also collected and separated where possible.