ResourceSmart School Awards

2020: People and the planet

The ResourceSmart Schools Awards celebrates Victorian schools’ leadership on sustainability and the active role they play as champions for the environment in their wider communities.

Our theme for 2020 is 'people and the planet', celebrating how we use our humanity – our knowledge, care and passion – to look after the environment, and how looking after the planet contributes to our wellbeing in return.

We will celebrate the early adopters: the schools taking the lead and embracing innovative ways to make sustainability a meaningful part of everyday life and learning.

2020 finalists announced

Thank you and congratulations to all who entered the 2020 awards. Across these categories, our finalists showcase incredible efforts of principals, teachers, students, parents and volunteers, and spotlight the impactful and inspiring work of Victorian schools to care for the environment.

ResourceSmart School of the Year

  • Eastwood Primary School and Deaf Facility, Ringwood East
  • Mount Waverley Primary School, Mount Waverley
  • St Martin de Porres School, Avondale Heights
  • Warrnambool East Primary School, Warrnambool

Campus Infrastructure and Operations School of the Year

  • Mentone Primary School, Mentone
  • Rosebud Secondary College, Rosebud
  • St Louis de Montfort’s, Aspendale
  • Whitefriars Catholic College, Donvale

Teacher of the Year (Primary)

  • Karen Michell, Tate Street Primary School, East Geelong
  • Meg Moore, Eastwood Primary School and Deaf Facility, Ringwood East
  • Stephanie Young, St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood
  • Sue Constable and Kellie Clark, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Ocean Grove

Teacher of the Year (Secondary)

  • Jacqui Godfrey, Ringwood Secondary School, Ringwood
  • Judith Stewart, Lowanna College, Newborough
  • Paula McIntosh, Melbourne Girls College, Richmond
  • Venkata Kalva, Brentwood Secondary College, Glen Waverley

Student Action Team of the Year (Primary)

  • Coburg North Primary School, Coburg
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Ocean Grove
  • St. Brigid's Catholic Learning Community, Gisborne
  • Yarragon Primary School, Yarragon

Student Action Team of the Year (Secondary)

  • Brentwood Secondary College, Glen Waverley
  • Ringwood Secondary College, Ringwood
  • Viewbank College, Rosanna

Community Leadership School of the Year (Primary)

  • Carrum Primary School, Carrum
  • Point Cook College P-9, Point Cook
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Ocean Grove
  • Winters Flat Primary School, Winters Flat

Community Leadership School of the Year (Secondary)

  • Braybrook College, Braybrook
  • MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Werribee
  • Melbourne Girls College, Richmond

Curriculum Leadership School of the Year (Primary)

  • Cornish College, Bangholme
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Ocean Grove
  • Tatura Primary School, Tatura
  • Winters Flat Primary School, Winters Flat

Curriculum Leadership School of the Year (Secondary)

  • Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy
  • Cornish College, Bangholme
  • Footscray High School, Footscray
  • MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Werribee

School Volunteer of the Year

  • Kathryn Allen, Malmsbury Primary School, Malmsbury
  • Michelle Vernieux, Aireys Inlet Primary School, Aireys Inlet
  • Owen Gemmill and Eric Allderdice, Wooragee Primary School, Wooragee
  • St Columba’s Green Team, St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood

Award categories

The award categories have been designed to reflect the inclusive and collaborative approach of the ResourceSmart Schools program. The categories for 2020 are:

Sponsors

Thanks to our proud sponsors of the ResourceSmart Schools Awards.

Category sponsors

Teacher of the Year – Primary and Secondary

Bank First website

Community Leadership School of the Year – Primary and Secondary

Greener Government Buildings Program - Victorian School Building Authority website

Event sponsors

Officeworks positive difference plan

Upcoming dates

  • Awards ceremony – Friday 5 June 2020

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Sponsor the awards

If you would like to sponsor the ResourceSmart Schools awards program, contact claire.ruedin@sustainability.vic.gov.au.

Past winners

Find out who won in 2019.

2019 Awards Booklet

Download

Read the stories behind the schools in this beautiful booklet.

Want to know more? Get in touch with:

ResourceSmart Schools Awards, Sustainability Victoria

03 8626 8747

resourcesmartawards@sustainability.vic.gov.au