Padua College is excited to announce that it has joined forces with the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation (MPKC) group to address the problem of koala habitat loss on the Mornington Peninsula.

Habitat loss is the key threat to koala survival as there is only 18% of native vegetation left on the Peninsula. By restoring the Indigenous vegetation, our community can provide the correct habitat and food needed to encourage koalas away from urban threats with a safe passage to healthy habitats, which can sustain a healthy koala population on the Peninsula for future generations.

Padua College, in conjunction with Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation (MPKC), will be hosting a

Tree Planting Day
Saturday 25 May, 10am – 2pm
Tyabb Campus


You are invited to come and plant an Indigenous tree at the Tyabb Campus to help safeguard our precious koala population.

Rug up and enjoy a coffee, and sausage sizzle at our inaugural Padua College Koala Habitat Project tree planting event. Together, we can help protect the Peninsula’s koala population by restoring and enhancing existing vegetation and connecting remaining koala habitats.

Students of all ages are invited to enter our Koala Habitat Project Colouring Competition to win a prize. To enter, simply download a colouring sheet via the link below, and bring your entry to the Tree Planting Day. Winners will be announced and notified by the College in the week following the event.

Laudato Si’ Week

Every year the Catholic Church marks the anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Si’, during the week 19 – 26 May, we celebrate what is means to care for our common home. Laudato Si’ Week invites us to come together as a community to contemplate and nurture seeds of hope. Our commitment stems from the conviction that, even in times of ecological and climatic crises, each of us has the power to make a difference and contribute to building a more sustainable future.

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