Staff and students at St Therese Primary School are committed to looking after our environment, both locally and globally. We strongly believe in living as sustainably as we can and always look for ways to lessen our impact on the earth’s resources.
St Therese is part of the Sustainability Victoria - ResourceSmart Schools Program, an award-winning Victorian Government program that assists schools to embed sustainability in everything they do.
As part of this program, St Therese takes action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and takes action on climate change to benefit our school and the wider community.
We work hard to reduce resource use, make cost savings, integrate sustainability into the curriculum and share learnings beyond the school gate.
St Therese has been recognised as a 5 Star Sustainable School by Sustainability Victoria, and as of 2018, makes us one of only 50 such schools in the entire state.
At St Therese sustainability is incorporated into daily school life through areas such as student action teams, inquiry investigations, the Out and About Program, technology, guest speakers and engaging with local environmental groups.
We encourage families to be involved by considering things such as sending nude food lunches to school or making informed purchasing choices around packaged foods at the supermarket.