Sustainable Schools NSW (SS NSW) is managed by the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter.
Sustainable Schools NSW supports a whole school approach to sustainability, incorporating three key elements: campus, curriculum and culture:
- Campus: monitoring and meeting targets, grounds and infrastructure, operations.
- Curriculum: cross curricula priority, outdoor learning and sense of place, connection to country, student centred action learning.
- Culture: leadership and collaborative decision making, professional development, partnerships, celebrating the journey
We connect school communities through:
- programs, professional development, resources and delivery providers to support sustainable practices.
- state and regional sustainability networks to build capacity, share learnings and celebrate achievements.
- a collaborative sustainability education directory between educators, organisations, businesses and government entities to foster environmental stewardship across NSW.
Thousands of schools and teachers throughout New South Wales are members of the growing Sustainable Schools NSW network. Join Sustainable Schools NSW.
Sustainable Schools NSW supports the sustainability cross-curriculum priority for the NSW Syllabus and Australian curriculum. Search our website for sustainability focussed learning resources and curriculum audit tools.
Sustainable Schools NSW is part of the national Australian Sustainable Schools initiative (AuSSI).
Partner with us
Sustainable Schools NSW is in an exciting time of growth. We’re looking for aligned partners who can go with us on the journey of enabling all schools in NSW to connect, collaborate and inspire a sustainable future for all! Contact us to find out more and request a copy of our Partnership Prospectus.
Sustainable Schools NSW is partnering with MIDWASTE Regional Waste Forum to deliver Green Leaders, a student-led waste education program with students and teachers on the mid-north coast NSW. Green Leaders provides real-world learning opportunities for students and educators to take action to reduce their waste and improve their school environment.
Blacktown Council Stormwater Education
In partnership with Blacktown City Council Sustainable Schools NSW has developed a Stage 4 stormwater teaching resource. This resource is aligned with Stage 4: Humanities and social sciences/geography, science, mathematics and English K-10 Australian and NSW syllabuses as well as cross curriculum priorities. It supports teachers, students and schools in Blacktown City to understand local stormwater systems and contribute to improving their local catchment health.
Sustainability Connect is a collaborative sustainability education directory between educators, organisations, businesses and government to foster environmental stewardship across NSW. The directory is developed and managed by Sustainable Schools NSW and the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW and aims to:
- support cross-pollination and collaboration between services and providers across sectors (e.g. schools and community) and geographic regions.
- promote, raise the profile and increase the accessibility of services and products supporting sustainability education outcomes. For example, consultants running training courses.
Businesses that support environmental, sustainability and wellbeing outcomes in NSW are encouraged to join our community and join up to Sustainability Connect.
- Read the Environmental Education policy for all NSW government schools
- Discover links in the Australian Curriculum, Sustainability - Cross-curriculum priority (ACARA)
- Find a collection of useful curriculum mapping and audit tools here
- Read the Sustainability curriculum framework
- Find out more in the research report: Education for Sustainability and the Australian Curriculum (AESA)
- For Catholic schools, visit Catholic Earthcare Australia
- Connect, share and learn with other teachers and schools across the state
- Be part of the Australian Association for Environmental Education