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Victorian Schools Show Their Sustainability Credentials

11 November 2016

Victoria’s most environmentally sustainable schools have been recognised at this year’s Resource Smart Schools Awards.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio announced the winners at a special ceremony at the Melbourne Museum today, including Resource Smart School of the Year, Banyule Primary School, which was recognised for its comprehensive environmental sustainability program.

Teacher of the Year (primary) is Maree Bailey from Mentone Primary School. She shares that honour with Warracknabeal Secondary College teacher, Kate Morgan.

Other award winners include:

  • Biodiversity School of the Year: The Patch Primary School and Damascus College (Ballarat)
  • Community Leadership School of the Year: Moorabbin Primary School and Catholic Regional College (St. Albans)
  • Energy School of the Year: St Joseph’s Primary School (Elsternwick) and Brentwood Secondary College (Glen Waverley)
  • Water School of the Year: St Louis De Montforts (Aspendale) and Williamstown High School
  • Student Action Team of the Year: Glengarry Primary School and Naranga Special School (Frankston)
  • Early Childhood Service of the Year: Goodstart Early Learning Centre (Morwell).

For a full list of finalists and winners visit: Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“Engaging children and students in ways to live more sustainably will help us build communities that are resilient to climate change and have the capability to stop its advance.”

“The ResourceSmart Schools Awards demonstrates the incredible talent and innovation of our schools which are leading the charge towards a more sustainable way of living in Victoria.”

“These awards are a tribute to the work of teachers, staff, parents and, of course, the students who, will ultimately be living in cities, towns and communities improved by their actions.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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