The Central Coast Environmental Education Network is challenging schools to reduce single use plastic and champion plastic free canteens. Schools that can demonstrate change can win a $50 voucher and will be presented with a plaque for their canteen to show they are the winning school for the term.
Schools can choose what steps they can take, from replacing plastic cutlery with re-usable (or compostable) cutlery, phasing out plastic straws, talking to their suppliers about reducing unnecessary plastic packaging or other alternative plastic reduction actions.
New schools can get involved by completing the online Green Canteen survey (on Rumbalara EEC’s website) and will receive a gift of wooden cutlery or paper straws.
Schools that have already been involved can choose a new action and tell us what you have changed by sending us a photo of the change along with a photo of your actions poster. Please send us an email to inform us of your schools involvement.
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1. All schools will receive a “How Green is your Canteen?” poster. Hang your poster near your canteen to show your support.
2. New schools that take the challenge should fill in the survey on the Rumbalara website and will receive free sustainable cutlery or straws.
3. Make some sustainable changes to your canteen and school and tick off the changes on the “Steps to A Green Canteen’ poster.
4. By the end of Term 3 tell us what you have changed by sending us a photo of the change along with a photo of your actions poster and email to
5. A panel will review each schools submission and advise the winner.
Green Canteen project is supported by Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre, Kariong Eco Garden, Community Environment Network, Central Coast Council, Australian Take3 and Cleanaway.
In the modern environment, where processed foods are plentiful and screens are surplus, families are faced with many challenges when reinforcing healthy habits for life. Nurturing children’s health is a community effort. Parents and carers are pivotal, but who supports the families?
We do! Our Service works within different community settings to make it easier for healthy choices to be easier choices.
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Fantastic free Fruit & Veg Month 2019 resources are being delivered to registered schools now!
Register now so that you don’t miss out on receiving:
This year’s theme, The Adventures of Captain Fruit N Veg!, is all about making eating fruit and vegetables fun. How? By linking them with good times, superheroes, superpowers and adventures!
Registration is free, quick and easy. Just fill out the simple online form. But don’t leave it too late as stocks of hardcopy resources are strictly limited!
Central Coast Health Promotion would like to invite you to our next PDHPE Network workshop.
The workshop will be held at Niagara Park Public School on Tuesday 12th of November 2019 starting at 4:00pm.
At this terms workshop Bring it on Sports founder Paul Manera will be presenting a practical workshop focusing on how you can help your students and school achieve the requirements of the Sport and Physical Activity Policy by demonstrating games that you can introduce to your students.
Bring it on Sports are dedicated to providing a high standard of sport coaching and recreational activities for all ages and abilities .
Registration opens at 3:30pm and a light afternoon tea will be provided.
This workshop will be perfect for teachers who are looking to learn new skills or expand their existing knowledge base.
Through this terms workshop you will: