Green Team


The Green Team provides further opportunities for student leadership across the school.
The Green Team enhances the environmentally friendly processes and procedures
Kaleen Primary already has in place. The program supports student understanding of
environmental issues affecting their lives at school, home and across the world.

Two students serve as elected representatives for a period of one term for each class from
Years 1-6 (Kindergarten students join during Semester Two. Year 6 students remain as
representatives for a year in duration). While holding their position, students attend weekly
meetings on Friday lunchtimes in the library and help coordinate whole school environmental
events and activities including observation of a school wide 'Earth Hour' and participation in
'Clean Up Australia Day'. They also increase student awareness of waste management and
environmental issues.

Rationale:

2022 Green Team Leaders


Transforming Tyres at Floriade

Students from the Green Team were very fortunate to have a  fun‘spray painting’ experience.
Under the expert supervision of Geoff Filmer of Graffik Paint, students from Kindy to Year 6,
donned air masks and oversized shirts and with spray paint cans in hand transformed sets of tyres
which will now be planted with flowers and later appear at the upcoming Floriade.

Kaleen Primary was one of four schools across the ACT invited to take part and we remain
indebted to Geoff, head gardener of Floriade, Andrew Foster and Executive Producer of
Floriade, Vickii Cotter for allowing us this unique opportunity.