Catholic Education South Australia

St Joseph Catholic School

Environmental Charter

In Laudato Si, Pope Francis asks us "What kind of world do we want to leave for those who come after us?"

At St Joseph's School we have a wonderful example of how to care for the world and for others in Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods.

Fr Julian knew that Science helps us understand all of creation and that we can find happiness through living in harmony with nature.

Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of Joseph lived in harmony and in community and were always mindful of the needs of others.

The students of St Joseph's proudly carry on the tradition of our founders in this Environmental Charter where they have some excellent ideas of their own.

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At St Joseph's School Murray Bridge we:

Respect God's creation, the environment and our community by:

Learning from the church about to care for God's creation.

Respecting our school.

Keeping our classrooms and yard tidy.

Caring for plants, trees, other people, animals, the world, and the air.

Taking car of living creatures and leaving nature as it is.

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At St Joseph's School Murray Bridge we:

Reduce our use of water, power and other resources by:

Trying not to waste water.

Saving water by turning off taps.

Turning off lights.

Using both sides of the paper.

Using recyclable bags.

Having solar panels to generate electricity.

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At St Joseph's School Murray Bridge we:

Are mindful of our actions to help reduce waster by:

Sorting our rubbish into bins (paper, mixed and lanfill).

Trying to use containers instead of cling wrap.

Bringing a drink bottle instead of using drink taps.

Bringing our own coffee cups (teachers).

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At St Joseph's School Murray Bridge we:

Educate others on a sustainable future for the planet by:

Setting an example for others to follow.

Sharing our learning about the environment with the community.

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At St Joseph's School Murray Bridge we:

Learn from the Ngarrendjeri people about the local environment by:

Listening to local creation stories and respecting connection to land.

Protecting cultural sites.