Sustainability at Albion PS

Albion Primary School signed up to become a ResourceSmart School in July 2019 aiming to achieve 5 stars and hold a 5-star rating. 


The ResourceSmart Schools program has five modules:

  1. The Core module sets the groundwork for our school's sustainability journey and assists us to evaluate where we are, where we want to get to, and how it will get there.
  2. The Biodiversity module helps us to protect and improve the land (school grounds and surrounds), the local ecosystem, and plant and animal habitats.
  3. The Waste Module helps our school to minimise waste sent to landfill through the operational practices of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’. In addition to saving money, there are many social and environmental advantages to reducing waste. consumption, such as minimising our impact on the environment. At our school, the majority of waste is made up of food, paper and packaging, as well as plastic.

  4. The Energy module helps our school reduce energy use and save on bills. Schools work on energy conservation, energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gases and improving air quality.
  5. The Water Module assists our school to reduce water use and save on bills. Schools can improve water use on school grounds and through partnering with their community on river health, waterway protection and coastal care projects.


Schools must accomplish a set number of actions to complete a Module to receive a certificate valid for four years. It is recommended that the Core Module is completed first to develop a whole-school environmental management plan. 


The modules can be completed in any order, or at the same time. Each module includes a minimum number of actions for completion.


You will find reports, policies and other infomation in the boxes below. 


We have just found out that we have received our fourth star, having just had our Water module verified. Well done everyone! We are working hard to get the final energy module completed so that we can be a 5-star school.


In 2022, we were a finalist for the Emerging School of the Year in the ResourceSmart Sustainability Victoria Awards. Our school house captains represented the school at this event.



Core Module

Sustainability Report



Sustainability Updates 2021


Sustainability Updates 2022


Sustainability Updates 2023




Policies - Sustainability and Green Purchasing


Core Module Star and Certificate



Biodiversity Module

2023 Biodiversity Audit Report



Biodiversity Star and Certificate


Waste Module

Can it be Recycled?


Recycling at Albion

T2 2023 Waste Audit

Waste Goals and Targets


Waste Star and Certificate


Water Module



T2 2023 Water Audit


River Detectives Program


River Detectives Updates 2022


Energy Module


T2 2023 Energy Audit








Grant Information

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant



School Improvement

School environment improvements


Sustainablility Competition

Final scoreboard - we won!


ResourceSmart Sustainability Victoria Awards

Emerging School of the Year finalist