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School Name
  Sweet Valley Primary School
Rationale / Mission
  At Sweet Valley Primary School our vision is to actively engage our learners and staff to become agents for positive change and to inspire them to give and to grow in service to their greater community.
Vision
  We want to become a more sustainable school because we believe in the value of preserving our environment and serving our community to ensure a sustainable future.
Initiatives
  Our schools current initiatives include energy saving, environmental awareness clubs, charity work, recycling, water saving and vegetable gardening.
Existing School Focus Areas
 

  • Biodiversity Network
  • Community & Social Responsibility
  • Production, Consumption & Waste
  • Energy & Climate Action
  • Water & Sanitation

Establish An Adult Action Team & A Learner Action Team / Eco-club
 

  • We have an Adult Action team
  • We have a Learner Action team / Eco-club

Upload Team List
 

Action Team Member List
 

Name of staff/parent/community member Grade/role/task assigned
Mrs Ruth Koopman Eco-schools Co-ordinator and Leader of Grade 5 Eco-club
Ms Ashleigh Kent and Ms Mandi Jonker Leaders of Grade 6 and 7 Eco-club
Mrs Tania Johnstone Admin
Mrs Nobahle Nakana Leader of Grade 4 Eco-club
Ms Michelle Jonker Leader of Grade 3 Eco-club

Year One Focus Area
 

Focus Area Details
Biodiversity Network
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Target 1
Increase planting of vegetable in our vegetable garden. Make use of the upgraded planting boxes. Learners to make use of the garden for experiential learning. Grade 4 learners to plant and track progress of what they have planted.
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Plant vegetables Planted by Grade 4 Vegetable Garden Grade 4 teachers to coordinate Seedlings and seeds, compost Grade 4 Nov 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
Learners and parents of Grade 4s to provide seeds and seedlings School
Target 2 (Optional)
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Water & Sanitation
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To increase awareness of water scarcity and the need to preserve water. Grade 3 learners focus on water and water saving. They learn about the water cycle as part of the curriculum.
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Increase awareness Grade 3 Whole school Grade 3 teachers to coordinate Grade 3 water project and posters Grade 3s End of Term 3
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 2 (Optional)
Target 2: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Collect rainwater Rian water tanks to collect rainwater Various suitable areas around the school Tanks have been installed Water Tanks, Pipes Ground Staff Team Ongoing
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Target 3 (Optional)
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Name of partner Type of Partner
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Focus Area Details
Energy & Climate Action
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To reduce the school's consumption of electricity. To increase awareness of electricity saving methods. To use alternative sources of energy e.g. solar panels.
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Installation of Solar Panels Installation of Solar Panels On roof of main buidling and pre-primary From budget approval to completion of installation Solar panels SGB, Head and Building Improvements Team July 2022
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
Broadleaf School
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Production, Consumption & Waste
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To revive our recycling programme.
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Revive recycling programme Encourage recycling in classrooms Whole School Recycling bin in each classroom Recycling bins Class Teacher and Cleaning Staff Year round
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 2 (Optional)
Include the collection of bread tags and plastic bottle tops for Bread Tags for Wheelchairs Charity Organisation.
Target 2: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Collect Bread Tags and Plastic Bottle Tops Create Awareness of new campaign Collection Point at Front Gate Posters, Collection containers, posters Containers Mrs Koopman Year round
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
School
Target 3 (Optional)
Target 3: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Paper bins in each classroom Paper bin audit every classroom Determine how many new bins are required Paper bins Paper Bin Monitors (to be appointed from Ecoclub) End of 2022
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Name of partner Type of Partner
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Focus Area Details
Community & Social Responsibility
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Target 1
To ensure that each grade has chosen a charity to support and has determined how they can be most effective in helping their charity. Also, to arrange a variety of whole school collections for charity.
Target 1: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Grade: Compile list of Grade Charities Update list of Grade Charities Each Grade By each Grade Leader Karri App to collect donations Grade Leaders End of the Year
School: Compile list of school charities Add to calendar Whole school Outreach Team to coordinate Various Outreach Team headed by Mrs Koopman End of the Year
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
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Target 2 (Optional)
Whole school involvement in collections for various charities
Target 2: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
67 Blankets for Mandela Day: Collection of knitted squares Encourage participation throughout school Collection points at entrances and in hall Notify school and ecnourage participation. Arrange knitting meetings. Communication poster to be sent via Communicator Mrs Koopman and Outreach Team End July 2022
Slipper Day: Collect donations for Slipper Day Encourage participation Karri App and Class Teachers to collect money Notify school using communication networks Communicator Mrs Kleinhans and Outreach Coordinators 6 May
JAG Foundation donations R15 per ticket sold at Total Ninja via SVPS donation Total Ninja Inform school Communication to all sports teams Ms Ashleigh Kent and Mr Jaco Stofberg All year
Animal Rescue: Collect newspapers for Animal Rescue Organisation Encourage participation Collection bin at front gate Frequent reminders via newsletter Newsletter Mrs Koopman All year
Heathfield: Create vegetable garden for Heathfield Primary Source what is needed Heathfield Primary School Source containers, soil, seeds Container, seeds, soil, help of our gardening expert Mrs Koopman and team End of year
Potential Partners
Name of partner Type of Partner
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Target 3 (Optional)
Continue Grade Charity work. Each Grade has a selected charity and they are responsible for finding effective ways to contribute meaningfully to their chosen charity. Grade Charities include: Beautiful Gate, TEARS, Learning in Reach, Starting Chance, CANSA, Ithemba Primary School, SA Guide Dog Association and Future Sparks.
Target 3: Goals
Goal Identified Action Identified Location/Area within School Implementation steps Resources needed Who is responsible? Deadline
Support Learning in Reach Collect food, books and games Grade R Inform parents of goals Collection Point, Delivery of goods to charity, posters to be sent to parents Grade R Teachers End of each term
Support Hannah’s Place of Safety Collect stationery and other urgent items Grade 1 Inform parents and class Munchie Market donations towards charity Grade 1 Teachers End of year
Support Starting Chance Collect items needed for various schools Grade 2 Inform parents and class Money from Civvies Day and Munchie market Grade 2 Teachers End of year
Support TEARS Collect coins, cans of food, blankets, toys etc to donate Grade 3 Inform class and parents Collection point, Money from Civvies Day and Munchie Market Grade 3 Teachers End of each term
Support SA Guide Dog Association Collect money Grade 4 Inform class and parents Money from Civvies Day and Blind Challenge (Sponsorship) Grade 4 Teachers End of Term 4
Support CANSA for Kids Collect toys and games Grade 5 Inform parents and class Collection Point Grade 5 Teachers End of Term 3
Support Beautiful Gate Collect groceries and raise money Grade 6 Inform class and parents Collection Point Grade 6 Teachers End of Term 3
Support Zoe Project Collect baby products Grade 7 Inform class Collection Point Grade 7 Teachers End of Term 2
Support Future Sparks Collect stationery and school shoes Grade 7 Inform class Collection point Grade 7 Teachers End of Term 4
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Year Two Focus Area
 

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Year Three Focus Area
 

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