A ResourceSmart School
Newham Primary School is committed to the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic initiative, which helps schools achieve environmental and financial benefits by embedding sustainability in everything they do.
As part of signing-on to the ResourceSmart program, the school received a $10,000 grant to improve energy efficiency and make energy savings. We have used the funds to conduct an energy audit, fit self-closing doors, upgrade equipment in the kitchen and fit blinds on windows.
In addition to the benefits to the school, focusing on sustainability will help to improve our community by equipping students with the knowledge and the tools that they need to be sustainable in their own homes and in their future lives.
Recently, Newham Primary School became a ‘5-Star ResourceSmart’, meaning that we have transformed our practice with regards to waste management, energy and water conservation, and biodiversity to the point where we are leading the way in terms of best practice in these areas.
Of course we must work to continuously improve and maintain our successes, but this is a real pat on the back for the whole school community and partners who have worked together to attain this achievement.