The E Team
An E team (environment team) was established in 2007. They meet as a separate roll call group each morning with a dedicated teacher.
2012 brings the third year of the Environment Team at Engadine High School. The Eteam comprises of students from years 7-10 who are involved in the implementation of environmental initiatives throughout the year such as Clean Up Australia Day, The Earth Hour Challenge, National Plant a Tree Day.
The Eteam have also established 2 vegetable gardens with tomatoes, beetroots, basil, parsley, strawberries, watermelon which are used in the Food Technology classes and the canteen.
Paper recycling occurs weekly in every classroom saving kilos of paper from entering landfill. Compost is also collected from staffrooms and the canteen weekly.
Students meet fortnightly, leadership and teamwork are emphasised and together, students promote and educate the school community about environmental practices.
The E team advisor meets regularly with regional schools and ties between these schools are strengthening. This year Engadine high School students will be involved in the COSOTP Sustainability Camp where they will pass on their environmental expertise to the primary school students. Our environment team continues its highly valued link with Loftus Public School through combined projects and a joint Zoosnooze at Taronga Zoo.
In 2010 and 2011 Engadine High School participated in the Climate Clever Program and received grants to install energy saving light globes in class rooms. This program required students to use our Moodle website, conduct audits, record findings and create a proposal based on these findings in an effort to reduce energy usage in the school.
In 2012 the Eteam will continue to promote and educate students to consider the environment because each of us can make a difference.