ResourceSmart Schools Awards – 2023 Finalists

Last updated: 9 May 2023
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For the 14th edition of the ResourceSmart Schools Awards, we're celebrating everyone who has been working so hard at achieving great things – no action is too small.

Tomorrow’s leaders have arrived. Our young people and schools are already leading the way on sustainability, creating real impact for Victorian communities beyond the school gate.

We celebrate everyone in our ResourceSmart Schools community who has worked to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum over the past year and everyone who entered this year’s Awards.

Emerging School of the Year

A category that celebrates a school that has recently joined RSS and has already started to embed sustainability in everything they do.

Community Leadership School of the Year

This category recognises schools that best demonstrate a commitment to community leadership through the encouragement of innovative sustainability practices and action on climate change.



Curriculum Leadership School of the Year

This category recognises teaching and learning of sustainability through the Victorian curriculum, and the creative and innovative approaches to addressing sustainability in lesson plans, units of work or school-wide curriculum.



Teacher of the Year

This category recognises teachers who best demonstrate leadership in sustainability.



Student Action Team of the Year

Celebrating student teams that best demonstrate environmental leadership.



Volunteer of the Year

Celebrating a volunteer or volunteer group who supports the implementation of sustainability activities by contributing their time and expertise.

Campus infrastructure and Operations School of the Year

Celebrating the school that best demonstrates their commitment to environmental sustainability.

ResourceSmart School of the Year

This category recognises outstanding sustainability achievement in Victorian primary and secondary schools through:

  • positive impact and innovation
  • addressing sustainability as a cross-curriculum priority in the Victorian Curriculum
  • engaging the broader community
  • improvements to campus operations and/ infrastructure
  • sustainability leadership in the education sector/other schools.