Schools Environment Network North Sydney

Initially, the Schools Environment Network North Sydney (SENNS) was for teachers, and environmental school committees, to link these professionals and exchange information.

Then in 2014, it became focused on and run by students. It now aims to engage students in leadership, and mentor in sustainability. This then is supported by the educators and their environmental committees.

SENNS is an open and welcoming network that encourages students and educators to share, learn and work together on sustainability projects in a fun and exciting way!

We have a great mix of primary and secondary schools, involving teachers, parents and students from most of the schools in our local government area.

 

2018 Meetings

We will focus on hands-on, practical, nature-based activities and learning.

We will run a minimum of one network meeting per term.

Further details will be posted here, online and through the email list.

To join SENNS email list, please email Jordan Moy, jordan.moy@northsydney.nsw.gov.au or call 9936 8398.

 

Term 4 Meeting

Further details to be listed soon

Term 3 Meeting

No meeting scheduled

Term 2 Meeting

  • Microplastic research activity at Sydney Institute of Marine Science
  • Student led research on the origins of microplastic, the kinds and types collected, how and why the plastic ended up in Sydney Harbour
  • Local based solutions for schools and teachers/students to consider implementing at their school
  • Hands-on collection of materials in Chowder Bay, followed by laboratory analysis with scientific microscopes
  • Discussion with leading research scientists on microplastics

Term 1 Meeting 2018

Wednesday 28 March, 3.30-5pm.

  • Guest Speakers: Amelia Tsang from School Infrastructure NSW to discuss installing solar pv in public schools.
  • Local North Sydney schools to discuss their experience of installing solar in their school.
  • Time for networking, sharing ideas and catching up on who's doing what for our first meeting of the year.

     SENNS seeks to offer:

  • An informal forum where students (and some teachers) can discuss environmental initiatives and projects.
  • Easy to understand information about government grants, rebates and programs.
  • An opportunity to share learning and experiences relating to sustainability and environmental education.
  • Efficient ways to seek resources.
  • Partnership opportunities between schools and other organisations.
  • Leadership and mentoring opportunities for students.
  • A great way to celebrate achievements.
And for educators specifically:
  • Professional development opportunities relating to environment and sustainability education.
  • Practical ideas to integrate environmental education into the curriculum.

SENNS Member Schools