CERES ResourceSmart Schools Delivery in 2017

What a year it has been for ResourceSmart Schools! We\’ve enjoyed working with schools in the Northern, Southern and Eastern metro regions through their modules and Stars to progress through to 5Star status. This year we worked with a total of 378 schools and centres, with 80 receiving certification in a module and/or Star.

To further support schools through the program, we ran 13 regional Progress workshops throughout the year in the Northern, Southern and Eastern metro regions, which were attended by a total of 252 teachers. Thanks to the following schools for hosting these events –

  • Athol Road Primary School
  • Auburn South Primary School
  • Banyule Primary School
  • Cornish College, Bangholme
  • Croydon Hills Primary School
  • Glen Waverley South Primary School
  • Harvest Home Primary School
  • Mount Eliza Primary School
  • Nossal High School, Berwick
  • Patterson River Secondary College
  • St. Monica\’s College, Epping
  • St. Peter\’s School, Epping
  • Whitefriars College, Donvale

Financially, schools in the 3 regions kicked goals with a saving of $1,608,063 in 2017 as a result of some impressive environmental savings.

At this year\’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards, 19 schools in the Northern, Southern and Eastern metro regions were up as finalists, with 6 schools taking out awards in 8 categories. Huge congratulations to the following schools:

Biodiversity School of the Year Primary – Firbank Grammar (Sandringham)
Waste School of the Year Primary – Manchester Primary School (Mooroolbark)
Waste School of the Year Secondary – Nossal High School (Berwick)
Student Action Team of the Year Secondary – Cheltenham Secondary College (Cheltenham)
Teacher of the Year Primary – Mount Waverley Primary School (Mt Waverley) – Loretta Leary
School of the Decade, Leadership School of the Year, and Community Leadership School of the Year – St. Louis de Montfort\’s Primary School

Here’s an overview of CERES’ delivery of ResourceSmart Schools in 2017:

Certification in 2017

CERES ResourceSmart Schools per region

Services delivered to schools

Progress workshops

Schools signing up to ResourceSmart Schools

Financial Savings 2017

Environmental Savings 2017

Congratulations to all schools for achieving these amazing results this year! We look forward to continuing our work with you in 2018 in helping you to progress further towards achieving 5Star status!

– CERES Education Outreach team

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