Green Schools Award write-up

On 11 Nov 2017, ITE College East received the Green Schools @ South East 2017 – Sustained Excellence Award from Grassroot Advisor Mr Lee Yi Shyan during the South East Clean & Green Singapore Carnival that was held at Heartbeat@Bedok. This is the 3rd Sustained Excellence Award received by ITE College East and we will continue to work towards Sustained Excellence Honorary Award in 2 years time.

Mr Lim Teck Lee, Deputy Principal (Academic), ITE College East, receiving the Green Schools@South East 2017 – Sustained Excellence Award

The Green Schools @ South East programme was launched in July 2010 and is part of the South East GreenPlan to encourage schools to carry out projects to protect and sustain the environment.

The Green Schools @ South East Award aims to recognise and honour Primary and Secondary schools, International Schools and Tertiary institutions in the South East District for their contributions and efforts in reaching out to their students and/or the community on environmental issues.

Some of the activities that the Environmental Club from ITE College East have organized

The Bright Spots activities were extended to all the academic schools in the college, together with the Environmental Club, to take charge of campus and its neighborhood cleanliness throughout the year. Once every two months, the school in-charge of the cleaning activities will plan and activate at least 200 students to pick up litters in the campus and at areas surrounding the campus.  To-date, ITE College East have organised 13 Bright Spots activities involving 3000 students and staff since the initiative was started in May 2016.

On the 4 Mar 2017, ITE supported PUB in the organizing of the Official Opening of the Singapore World Water Day 2017 held at Marina Barrage. ITE team, consist of 70 students and staff, supported PUB to manage the Water Conservation Exhibitions and Game Booths. They helped to promote home water conservation and the message that every Singaporean has a part to play in Singapore water conservation effort. Student volunteers also distributed water conservation “passport” to visitors and encourage visitors to participate in water conservation games and encouraged visitors to pledge to save water.

On 11 Mar 2017, 25 ITE students and staff conducted House-to-House Awareness Program to 50 HDB dwellers in residential area in Simei, to further spread the message of Water Conservation. On 13 Mar 2017, another 60 ITE students also participated in the Amazing Race at Newater Visitor Centre to learn water recycling through interactive games and activities.

The main Singapore World Water Day 2017 celebration for College East was held on the 15 Mar 2017, in conjunction with the opening of the College’s newly constructed rain garden.  About 200 students participated in the event