Green Week 2023
Sustainability is one of three cross-curricular priorities for the Australian Curriculum, and such an important value for every person on the planet. We all at AISM are committed to educating, engaging, discussing and recognising our place in the interdependence and dynamic nature of planetary systems.
Cross-curriculum learning such as this is fundamental to:
Understanding the ways social, economic and environmental systems interact to support and maintain human life
Appreciating and respecting the diversity of views and values that influence sustainable development
Participating critically and acting creatively in determining more sustainable ways of living.
This year we built bird nesting sites through upcycling of other reusable materials. These will offer safe environments at school and at home for wildlife. We raised RM2,479.50 to support the continuing transition of our green school grounds to more sustainable environments, inclusive of gardening edible areas, composting sites, energy conservation, education of arboreal ecosystems and waste reduction practices.
Thanks to everyone who wore Green or Environmental outfits in celebration. Mr Epetahui hosted multiple lessons throughout the week, ranging from composting, to recycling, to ecosystem restoration. Ayra Aaqilah Akmal Hakim was the overwhelming winner of our school wide Green Week Competition, creatively reshaping multiple recyclable materials into a cuddle toy. Thanks to Nicole Bong and Cherish Le Yi Wang who managed and advocated for this opportunity for our creative and innovating community to shine.
The powerful debates led by our year 12 debating champion, Yao Ming Lee, on the final day of Green Week celebrations were emphatically delivered, highlighting the depth of talent at AISM for conservation and awareness of the continuing issues across complex global and local forums. Annabelle Au, Ryan Tan and Grace Boam took the title with beautifully crafted words, proclaimed with thorough research. Equally reverent, Jayden Yew, Pui Yee Chuah and Kai Ter Huggel valiantly argued for the motion, illustrating the need for everyone to do their part to contribute to a brighter future. Those who attended were embroiled in a complex dialogue about the validity of AISM delivering a zero-plastic policy. Adjudicator's Ethan Lee, Ms Boam and Ms Malkani were challenged to evaluate between the debaters, identifying sound points and rebuttals for and against.
Special thanks to Ms Jaes Kaur, Mr Christian Ogle, Ms Ida Mohd Ariff, Ms Hafizah Najwa Abbas and Mr Azizul Ali, who lent a helping hand to organise and prepare many of the events cross the whole school with the help of the student Green team and the JS SRC. The “Living Campus” movement at AISM is alive and thriving with such passionate advocates across the students and staff.
PTC Eco-School 2023 Survey
“School Sustainability means being kind to your campus environment and not depleting natural resources around school grounds. Schools around the country are making sustainability a top priority with district-wide committees and daily efforts to tackle everything from air quality to consumption and waste."
– Horton, J.
weareteachers.com, 7 Smart Ways to Be More Sustainable on School Grounds, April 1, 2022
Below is the link to the short survey form:
Thank you to all the parents and guardians who have responded already. Please complete the survey, using your AISM email address before Friday 2 June 2023.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has"
– Margaret Mead
Thank you so much and have a great week ahead!