Sustainabilitiy

Sustainability

A History of Sustainability at Manchester: Manchester Primary School is in Mooroolbark and has a long history of being an environmentally friendly school. Native trees that were planted over 20 years ago are now providing food and shelter to lots of native birds and wildlife as well as shade for our 350 students.  Read more…

WINNER – ResourceSmart School of the Year 2014
(from ‘ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014’ by Sustainability Victoria)

IMG_0518IMG_1337Manchester Primary School is a leader in environmental education and is ensuring the student leaders of today are the educators of tomorrow.

Manchester encourages students to be leaders in reducing energy both at home and school – data is collected year-on-year and used in class work.  This data is used by teachers in other areas of teaching such as science and mathematics.  Read more…

WINNER – Energy Primary School of the Year 2014
(from ‘ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014’ by Sustainability Victoria)

IMG_1594IMG_1533Manchester Primary School encourages students to be leaders in reducing energy both at home and school.  An energy audit was read more…

WINNER – Waste Primary School of the Year 2014
(from ‘ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014’ by Sustainability Victoria)

IMG_1347IMG_1344Manchester Primary has an innovative and commercial approach to minimising its waste.

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FINALISTS – Primary Student-led Action Team of the Year 2014
(from ‘ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014’ by Sustainability Victoria)

IMG_1318Manchester’s Young Environment Protectors (YEP) are student leaders read more…

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FINALISTS – Water Primary School of the Year 2014
(from ‘ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2014’ by Sustainability Victoria)

SAM_1027The school hosted and organised Kids Teaching Kids day, involving five neighbouring schools to participate in a variety of environmental activities.  The water session, delivered by Manchester students, focused on waterway testing for the health of local rivers and creeks.  It was a great success.

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