Telopea Park School

Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra

An ACT Public School


ACT public schools pupil free from 24 March 2020 to school holidays


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9th Apr 2020 - Term 1 ends

10th Apr 2020 - Good Friday

12th Apr 2020 - Easter Sunday

13th Apr 2020 - Easter Monday

25th Apr 2020 - ANZAC Day

28th Apr 2020 - Term 2 starts

1st Jun 2020 - Reconciliation Day

8th Jun 2020 - Queen’s Birthday

3rd Jul 2020 - Term 2 ends

20th Jul 2020 - Term 3 - starts

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Recycling Hub Excursion - Year 4

At the beginning of week 9, students from the three Year 4 classes visited the Canberra Recycling Center to learn more about this theme in their program this school year.

On arrival, they were greeted by the center's employees.

They went around on the bus of the various installations (landfill site, methane power plant, water treatment center, "Green Shed" secondhand shop…)

They witnessed the sorting of manual and automated waste through cameras that could take 10 photos per second of waste before a wind tunnel drops them into a bin according to their composition. They learned that only four types of plastics out of seven are recyclable, the rest going landfill into the nearby hill.

A few students were able to reproduce the gestures of efficient sorting with a virtual reality headset.

Students also had the opportunity to have a “hands on” moment and they explored how mechanical and physical properties of materials are used to sort and separate products.

Year 4 students were able to reinforce the need and the importance of properly sorting and reusing as much objects as possible because resources on our Earth are not inexhaustible.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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