ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools
benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do. From minimising waste, saving energy and water to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the program is all about encouraging our communities to reduce costs and give students a broad range of opportunities to learn about sustainability in realistic environments.
The efforts made by ResourceSmart Schools runs hand-in-hand with what we aim to achieve here at the DRI – to create positive behaviour in schools and an appreciation as to why it is so essential for young people to have an understanding and appreciation for the environments around us. The take-home knowledge students gain from this program in terms of sustainable living is supported by the Australian Curriculum and in recognition of their involvement and efforts, schools are presented with rewards.
This year, ResourceSmart Schools held Victoria’s largest sustainability awards ceremony held on the 11th of November at the IMAX Theatre in the Melbourne Museum. In celebration with ResourceSmart, this year we are proud to announce that six of our schools actively involved with ‘i sea, i care’ have been rewarded for their wonderful engagement. A huge congratulations to the following finalists and winners!
Community Leadership Primary School of the Year –
Moorabbin Primary School
St Louis De Montforts Primary School (finalist)
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Crib Point (finalist)
Water School of the Year (Primary) –
St Louis De Montforts Primary School
Waste Primary School of the Year –
Mentone Primary School (finalist)
St Macartans Parish Primary School (finalist)
Teacher of the Year (Primary) –
Maree Bailey, Mentone Primary School
Sandra Surace, St Catherine’s Primary School (finalist)