Walker Students’ Newsletter Term 3 Week 6

Recycle bins drawn by TN


Our Oceans and how it Impacts the Welfare of Marine Life

The distribution of Plastic debris and toxic/general waste has a majorly detrimental effect on the marine species of the Deep Blue. Over last decades it has been a severely chronic issue, most specifically towards the health of sea mammals, turtles (or testudines), fish, sea birds, sharks etc., to the point where it has got to the extreme situation of massive decreases in numbers of a lot of fish due to lack awareness of people when eating  takeaway meals, or food resources and supplies from the supermarkets.

Most of what we don’t think about using is discarded in inappropriate and careless ways, which is putting multiple sea and marine life at risk of survival. This has been advertised worldwide to inform individuals in our dysfunctional society that the wasted  money spent, is distributed into plastic bags and then dumped in the trash, which is one of the major reasons why Australia has rather excessive landfill rates.

 In the ABC program “War on Wastes Stories “, Series 1 Eps 2,the host expresses that the expenses associated with packaging and overconsumption year after year are adding up and  impacting on our economy, leading towards it  going into overdrive.  People are purchasing items and not using them for their original purpose, instead  theyare frequently hoarding more and more items, which is leading to more fatalities of our sea and marine life. Therefore Woolworths are trying to encourage consumers to use recyclable bags and put the REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE into practice and to reduce the effect of littering near the ocean floor, by using different environmental strategies to turn the leaf on saving the marine life for conservational purposes.


On the Ward

Masterchef: Tempura veges with chips

Saturday Breakfast:  Maple bacon with pancakes

Baking group: Cheesecake

Sports: Volley ball, indoor soccer, softball

Outing: Lasertag

In the Learning Centre

We have had another great week in the learning centre with individual students working hard and helping each other.  Here are a few photos of some beautiful origami and bookmarks made by some of our talented students.


Joke of the week

Q: What did the ocean say to the beach?

A: Nothing it just waved.

(Provided by TN)

Quote of the week

“mistakes are proof that you’re trying.”

Word of the week

equinox – The time or date at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length.