Education for Sustainability

The importance of enhancing our understanding of the environment with a view to its protection and nurture is increasingly acknowledged across all levels of society.

St John’s Lutheran School proudly supports the Sustainability Education Program which not only educates our students and staff, but has links to a wide range of sustainable schools programs and initiatives.

This program has provided professional development and customised consultancy to Victorian schools to assist us to become more sustainable by increasing biodiversity in the local area and dramatically reducing water use, greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste output.

St John’s Lutheran School has completed the Core, Waste and Energy modules and is working towards the 5 Star Sustainability certification with AuSSI (Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative)

Our School is  demonstrating continuous improvement against benchmarks set in the areas of planning, biodiversity, energy, waste and water. This program aims to help our School integrate sustainability into our planning and strategic process as well as develop ways to improve resource management, embed sustainability practices into the School operations, teaching and learning and encourage community engagement.

The program has enabled our School to establish a whole school focus on Education for Sustainability that permeates throughout the curriculum in  all key learning areas and levels.

Students have been empowered to form our ‘SAS’ team (Students Acting Sustainably) to ensure continued support.