School Strike for Climate Change

On 24 March, 2022, our school had a “Sit-In” for “School Strike for Climate Change Australia.” Students gathered on The Terrace and shared many ideas for caring for the planet. Friday May 6 is another day for “School Strike for Climate Change Australia.”

Everyone can make a difference on any day, to support Planet Earth. Below are some ideas shared with our students for May 6.

  • To find out more about “School Strike for Climate Change,” click the link in the table below.
  • It is Meat Free May, so you might like to try a meal or two without meat: see links below.
  • You might like to collect some containers to recycle via Containers for Change: see more information below.
  • An election is coming. The Vote Compass link below helps voters choose politicians based on their policies, such as climate change. Maybe share this link with those you know who will be voting.
  • Laudato si’ Week si coming up from May 22 to 29. AHS will be promoting some climate actions relating to this week. See link below.
  • The AHS Eco Justice group is always working on Climate Actions and meets weekly….(details were provided to students).
  School Strike for Climate Change    Home | School Strike 4 Climate Australia
Laudato si’ Week May 22 to 29Launching of Laudato si’ Week 2022 – Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development    
Containers for change  The trailer in the Dodge Lane car park drop-off zone is a collection point for household containers. If you choose to take your own containers to a depot and wish to donate to AHS charities, use the code: C10204625 Home | Containers for Change   Remember, no containers that have had wine or milk in them   It is fine to put in Popper style containers; get 10c each back. See what else you can return at How it works | Containers for Change  
Meat Free May Meat Free May Welcome   Plant-Based Recipes, a Comprehensive Archive | Forks Over Knives  
Talk to the voters in your household about the coming election and climate change. The link on the right lets voters check the policies of politicians, including climate change  Vote Compass 2022 – Australia Votes – Australian Federal Election Policies & Political Parties – ABC News    
Free online Climate Game The Climate Game — Can you reach net zero? (  

Some happy news: most AHS buildings are being covered in solar panels (if permitted – some can’t have solar panels due to Heritage listing). Below is Claver Theatre being covered in solar panels taken on 22 April 2022 😊

Thank you for all your climate protection actions.

Sustainable food unit Year 7

Term Long Unit – 22 lessons, each about 45 minutes long.

Assessment is creation of 2D and then 3D sustainable garden design. Main task is creation of video pitch uploaded to flipgrid with student narration. Some images below from one student video, created using screenshots and screencast in powerpoint, then saved as video and uploaded to flipgrid. Sun setting at the end was effective. Flipgrid facilitates class sharing of videos, peer review and student self reflection.

Student Sustainable Garden Pitch built to approx. scale in school location.

Sample 1 Anon:

Student Sample 2 Niamh:

Teaching sustainability and food especially for Years 7 and 8: additional resources

ContentAccess Point
Food gardenFood gardens | Sustainable Schools NSW
Food Garden 5, 6Design project: Kitchen garden – ABOVE | The Australian Curriculum
QLD sustainable resourcesCool Australia (
General resourcesTeaching Resources | Getting Started with Sustainability in Schools
Energy, food etc lessonsFlipside Science | California Academy of Sciences (
Climate changeClimate change | Sustainable Schools NSW
Sustainable House daySustainable House Day – Environmentally Progressive Homes in Australia
Sanctuary MagazineSanctuary magazine – Renew
20402040 Documentary | Join the Regeneration (
Buy Nothing NewBuy Nothing New Month
CospacesBuilding sustainable communities with CoSpaces Edu | by Tamara Koehler | AR & VR in the classroom
Minecraft Sustainability CityMinecraft Sustainability City | Minecraft Education Edition
Good site for research on differences of food produced by these methodsIndustrial vs. Organic – Sustainable Table
TLF-IDS1982 Learning areas: Studies of Society and Environment; Technologies Year levels 6; 7; 8; 9  Updated18/11/2021 This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore the costs and benefits of environmentally-responsible food choices, and to understand the impact of these choices on the environment, and on their own health and wellbeing. Students will deploy social inquiry research and working technologically to draw on a range …  Eating green: building values TLF-IDS1982 from Scootle
Download school garden design.Sustainable Garden – Alexandra Primary School
Spring 2014 School Kitchen Gardens: Cultivating a Child’ s Nutritional Habits, Environmental Knowledge, and Sustainability Practices Jeffrey Meltzer SIT Study Abroad: questions at end may be good fro survey design. More theoreticalSchool Kitchen Gardens: Cultivating a Child’s Nutritional Habits, Environmental Knowledge, and Sustainability Practices (
Building your school garden together: a unitMicrosoft Word – Building Your School Garden Togethe1.docx (
Kitchen Gardens: resourcesKitchen gardens (
Setting up and continuing school garden. American. CSYSG page has very large PowerPoint as why need food gardenSustainability | School Garden Resources (
Videos from Bunnings on setting up gardenGardening know-how | Life Education QLD
A whole school case study: Arthur Phillip High School Sustainable GardenBuilding a garden | Getting Started with Sustainability in Schools
Food issues teaching resources from Saskatchewa. Download PDFCurrent Food Issues | Sustainability Classroom Resources at Resources for Rethinking (
Australian, Y 10 Unit. 5 Lessons. Good questions.Sustainable Food Systems | Agriculture Lessons (
Good resources on food sustainability.Resources – Sustainability-based lesson plans for teachers (
Teaching Kids Sustainable Food Practices By Sher Warkentin in Helping Hands School resourcesTeaching Kids Sustainable Food Practices (
Ozharvest and other resources  
Audit school food literacy and activities
Our Hungry Planet: Food for a Growing Population: good videos and activitiesOur Hungry Planet: Food for a Growing Population | Flipside Science (
Useful resources including videos and worksheets for schoolsSustainability Victoria | ResourceSmart Schools
Year 10 Sustainable Food Systems- some resources suitable for younger year levels such as how to make a healthy meal deal, and “what can be done” activityYear-10-SOURCE-Sustainable-Food-Systems-2020.pdf (
Variety of good resources about what can be done, packaging, where to shop etcAll Things Ethical Eating – Sustainable Table

Drone Lesson Ideas

Year 6 Disaster Unit

Don’t Spoil the Endgame Year 8 Activity

Curriculum Links

Great Drone and Mapping Resources for Teachers

Samsung Gear 360 & Google Expeditions

360 Video with Samsung Gear 360
Connect the Samsung Gear 360 to the iPhone iOS and
Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera shoots in 4K and works with iPhones
New Samsung Gear Review
Tim Gentle’s
Google Expeditions kits
Google Expeditions in class
6 Apps for Virtual Reality Field Trips Including Google Expeditions

360 videos with phone & Google Street View

Instructions with pics

1. Open the Google Street View app .
2. Tap Create +.
3. In the bottom right, tap Camera .
4. Take a series of photos, with the circle matching the yellow dot each time. Elbows in. Look up and down to find dot.
5. At the bottom, tap Done when the tick at the bottom goes green. Make sure to look up and down to get enough images.
6. Your 360 photo is stitched together and saved in the “Private” tab on your phone. The photo is also saved on your phone (unless you turned this setting off).

• Save to Album to your phone or RoundMe app or or
• Can make public or private
• Can blur faces within app but only in the Private tab

Publish 360

• More instructions
• Bit older instructions
Reflector app is good for teaching: shows what is on phone or PC – not free