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:
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.
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.
Sustainability Updates 2021
Sustainability Updates 2022
Sustainability Updates 2023
Policies - Sustainability and Green Purchasing
Core Module Star and Certificate
2023 Biodiversity Audit Report
Biodiversity Star and Certificate
Can it be Recycled?
Recycling at Albion
T2 2023 Waste Audit
Waste Goals and Targets
Waste Star and Certificate
T2 2023 Water Audit
River Detectives Program
River Detectives Updates 2022
T2 2023 Energy Audit
Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant
School environment improvements
Final scoreboard - we won!
ResourceSmart Sustainability Victoria Awards
Emerging School of the Year finalist