2012 ResourceSmart Schools Awards

Winners of the 2012 ResourceSmart Schools Awards were announced on Friday 16 November in front of more than 300 students and teachers at a special event held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Congratulations to Epping Views Primary School for receiving the top accolade of ResourceSmart School of the Year. They were recognised for their whole-school approach to sustainability and outstanding achievements across waste, water, biodiversity and energy.

Winners and finalists share more than $40,000 in cash and prizes to support their sustainability initiatives.
Congratulations to this year's winners and a big thank you to every entrant for sharing your achievements across the various award categories.

2012 ResourceSmart Schools Award winner case studies

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2012 ResourceSmart Schools Awards winners and finalists

Category Winners and finalists
ResourceSmart School of the Year

Winner: Epping Views Primary School

Newcomer of the Year

Winner: Ashwood School

Finalists: Kaniva College, and St Peter's Primary School, Epping

Biodiversity Smart School of the Year

Primary school

Winner: Bentleigh West Primary School

Finalists: Epping Views Primary School, and St Macartan's Primary School, Mornington

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Case Study: Biodiversity Bentleigh West Primary School 2012

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Case Study: Biodiversity Bentleigh West Primary School 2012

Secondary school

Winner: Bentleigh Secondary College

Finalists: Melbourne Girls' College, Richmond, and Portland Secondary College

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Case Study: Biodiversity Bentleigh Secondary College 2012

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Case Study: Biodiversity Bentleigh Secondary College 2012

Community Leadership School of the Year

Primary school

Winner: Port Fairy Consolidated School

Finalists: Bentleigh West Primary School and Carrum Primary School

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Case Study: Community Leadership Port Fairy Consolidated School 2012

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Case Study: Community Leadership Port Fairy Consolidated School 2012

Secondary school

Winner: Emmanuel College, Warrnambool

Finalists: Ashwood School, and Melbourne Girls' College, Richmond

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Case Study: Community Leadership Emmanuel College 2012

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Case Study: Community Leadership Emmanuel College 2012

Energy School of the Year

Primary school

Winner: St Macartan's Primary School, Mornington

Finalists: Carrum Primary School, and Manchester Primary School, Mooroolbark

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Case Study: Energy St Macartans Primary School 2012

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Case Study: Energy St Macartans Primary School 2012

Secondary school

Winner: St Joseph's College, Echuca

Finalists: Bentleigh Secondary College, and Melbourne Girls' College, Richmond

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Case Study: Energy St Josephs College Echuca 2012

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Case Study: Energy St Josephs College Echuca 2012

Waste School of the Year

Primary school

Winner: Epping Views Primary School

Finalists: Port Fairy Consolidated School and Solway Primary School

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Case Study: Waste Epping Views Primary School 2012

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Case Study: Waste Epping Views Primary School 2012

Secondary school

Winner: Kaniva College

Finalists: Clonard College and Warrnambool Special Developmental School

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Case Study: Waste Kaniva College 2012

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Case Study: Waste Kaniva College 2012

Water School of the Year

Primary school

Winner: Epping Views Primary School

Finalists: Manchester Primary School, Mooroolbark, and St Macartan's Primary School, Mornington

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Case Study: Water Epping Views Primary School 2012

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Case Study: Water Epping Views Primary School 2012

Secondary school

Winner: Bentleigh Secondary College

Finalists: Ashwood School and Braybrook College

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Case Study: Water Bentleigh Secondary College 2012

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Case Study: Water Bentleigh Secondary College 2012

Student Action Team of the Year

Primary school

Winner: Manchester Primary School, Mooroolbark

Finalists: Mildura West Primary School, St Macartan's Primary School, Mornington, and St Raphael's Primary School, Preston West

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Case Study: Student Action Team Manchester Primary School 2012

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Case Study: Student Action Team Manchester Primary School 2012

Secondary school

Winner: Mount Eliza Secondary College

Finalists: Clonard College, Geelong West, and McClelland College, Frankston

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Case Study: Student Action Team Mount Eliza Secondary College 2012

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Case Study: Student Action Team Mount Eliza Secondary College 2012

Student of the Year

Primary school

Winner: Mia from Brighton Secondary College (former student at Bentleigh West Primary School)

Finalist: Abbey from Manchester Primary School, Mooroolbark

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Case Study: Student of the Year Mia 2012

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Case Study: Student of the Year Mia 2012

Secondary school

Winner: Mim from Melbourne Girls' College, Richmond

Finalist: Joanna from Canterbury Girls Secondary College and Darcie from Mill Park Secondary College, Epping

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Case Study: Student of the Year Mim 2012

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Case Study: Student of the Year Mim 2012

Teacher of the Year

Primary school

Winner: Jan Hare - Epping Views Primary School

Finalists: Leonie Brown from Bentleigh West Primary School and Marion Vorwerk from Mildura West Primary School

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Case Study: Teacher of the Year Jan Hare 2012

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Case Study: Teacher of the Year Jan Hare 2012

Secondary school

Winner: Bill Thomas - Bentleigh Secondary College

Finalists: Stephanie Searls from Alkira Secondary College, Cranbourne North, and Jenny Edwards from Clonard College, Geelong West

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Case Study: Teacher of the Year Bill Thomas 2012

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Case Study: Teacher of the Year Bill Thomas 2012

We value the support and contributions of our major sponsors and supporters listed below as they help us reward and recognise the outstanding efforts of our school entrants.

Major sponsors

Sponsor Category

United Energy and Multinet Gas

ResourceSmart Energy School of the Year - primary and secondary schools

Department of Sustainability and Environment

ResourceSmart Water School of the Year - secondary schools

Publishers National Environment Bureau

ResourceSmart Waste School of the Year - primary schools

MobileMuster

ResourceSmart Waste Smart School of the Year - secondary schools

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

ResourceSmart Student Action Team of the Year - primary and secondary schools

Catholic Education Office Melbourne

ResourceSmart Student of the Year - primary and secondary schools

Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank

ResourceSmart Teacher of the Year - secondary schools

Supporter sponsors

Fruit Growers Victoria

Fuji Xerox

Ikea

Original Foods Sustainable Catering

Polariod

Regional Express

Tupperware

Vega Press

Further information

To find out more contact Primary Communication which is acting on behalf of Sustainability Victoria.
Phone: 1300 061 565 (Monday - Friday: 8.30 am - 5 pm)
Email: resourcesmart@primary-pr.com (email enquiries received out of hours will be responded to on the next business day).