The ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014 was held on Monday Sept 8th at the Melbourne Convention Centre, and like previous years, the CERES Education Outreach team was there to cheer on these great schools!
There was an excited buzz as students and teachers slowly filled the venue, anticipating the ceremony and whether their school would take home an award this year.
CERES and our consortia are currently working with 259 schools as part of the ResourceSmart Schools initiative. 14 of our schools were up as finalists this year, with 7 taking home the prize. Watching our schools get acknowledged for all the hard work they’ve put into their sustainability projects is always a proud moment for us! Congratulations again to all finalists and winners of this year’s awards.
Here are the winners of the ResourecSmart Schools Awards 2014…
ResourceSmart School of the Year 2014 – Manchester Primary School
School Newcomer of the Year – Commercial Road Primary School
Early Childhood Service of the Year – Dunkeld Kindergarten and Poowong Kindergarten
Biodiversity Primary School of the Year – The Patch Primary School
Biodiversity Secondary School of the Year – McClelland College
Energy Primary School of the Year – Manchester Primary School
Waste Primary School of the Year – Manchester Primary School
Waste Secondary School of the Year – Woorabinda Camp, Somers School Camp
Water Primary School of the Year – St. Louis de Montfort’s Primary School
Water Secondary School of the Year – Warrnambool Special Developmental School
Community Leadership Primary School of the Year – East Bentleigh Primary School
Community Leadership Secondary School of the Year – Melbourne Girls’ College
Primary Student-Led Action Team of the Year – Collingwood College
Secondary Student-Led Action Team of the Year – Melbourne Girls’ College
Primary Teacher of the Year – Julie Wynne, St. Louis de Montfort’s Primary School
Secondary Teacher of the Year – Kerry Archer, McClelland College
For a summary about each of the winning schools, visit the Sustainability Victoria ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014 webpage.
Sustainability Victoria have also produced a ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014 Booklet with exciting sustainability stories from the winners and all finalists.