Kids Teaching Kids Conference

On Wednesday 6th September the Carranballac P-9 College Student Environment Leaders hosted the 6th Annual Western Metro Region Kids Teaching Kids Conference. It was an absolutely amazing event involving more than 100 Carranballac students, as well as students from local surrounding schools. We were lucky enough to have the conference attended and opened by Aaron Wood, Deputy Mayor of Melbourne and Director of Kids Teaching Kids.

Our students, and those from other schools, presented a various number of engaging workshops regarding a variety of environmental issues such as the health of our local Cheetham Wetlands. Students shared the ways they have been investigating the health of our Cheetham Creek wetlands, and demonstrated how to conduct water tests such as pH, electrical conductivity, salinity, reactive phosphorus and turbidity. Students taught about how to establish if your local waterways are in the right condition to provide a healthy home for its inhabitants. The group will be presenting this workshop again next month at the Melbourne Water Conference and are excited to have a chance to share this information with others across the region.

On the 7th September, the ‘Love Your Locals’ day workshop was conducted at the Werribee Open Range Zoo where students from 10 Wyndham schools participated in activities and workshops dedicated to saving local wildlife and sharing ideas on how to create a smarter and greener Wyndham, as well as saving local endangered species such as the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.


Our ‘Extinction Fighters’ made us proud once again with their amazing presentation, and also got the opportunity to take part in an adventure around the Werrribee Open Range Zoo. They met the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot, explored the Habitat Haven and the native grasslands and attended an anti littering workshop. We also got the proud opportunity to name our baby bandicoot ‘Bila’ (meaning river) which we named in relation to the rivers and other wetlands around our Point Cook and Wyndham areas. Our Year 3/4 Environment Leader’s students made us very proud indeed. Well Done!


Carranballac College thanks Holcim Werribee for their generous funding towards the cost of our environmental science programs.

Congratulations also goes to Carranballac P-9 College students who have been announced as winners of the Love Your Locals, Keep Wyndham Clean Poster Competition!  Congratulations goes out to Carranballac and Manor Lakes Colleges and Thomas Chirnside and Manorvale Primary Schools, designs by your students were excellent.

- Ms Kompa, Ms Lycke and Ms Pathak












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