Members Statement-Mount Waverley Primary School and Holmesglen Tafe

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (10:05): I rise to recognise the incredible work being done by the students and teachers at Mount Waverley Primary School, who are waging a war on waste and leading the way in sustainability and recycling within both their school and our wider Mount Waverley community. Last Friday we welcomed the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change to the school, where we met with principal Greg Paine, fabulous students and their dedicated educators. Sustainability captains Sophie, Swasti, Saachi, Gargi and Mathvin led us on a tour of the campus, showing the many innovative ways their school is leading the way in sustainability, solar, permaculture and recycling. With their own national park, worm farm, permaculture garden, sustainability hub, chicken coop—where they are having a democratic ballot for the names of the chickens, by the way, and I am voting for Debbie—butterfly gardens, community recycling bins and classroom recycling set-up, Mount Waverley Primary School were deserving winners of the 2020 ResourceSmart School of the Year for their commitment to sustainability, waste reduction and biodiversity conservation.