Professional Development Day: Waste & Sustainability in Schools. Friday 20th September 2024

Whether you have been engaged with sustainability at your school for some time or are just beginning to engage in the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, there will be plenty on offer for all to engage further and learn from each other.

Come and join us on this unique day to make our schools more sustainable. Our aim is to support students and teachers to appreciate that sustainability embraces social and economic sustainability – as well as environmental sustainability – and to engage with concepts of social justice, fairness, sharing, democracy and active citizenship.

We advocate for a shared and collaborative approach in this professional development day, which will allow educators to build confidence in integrating sustainability into their school’s everyday activities and key learning areas; learn from case studies from other schools; hear from guest speakers who can support your programs in biodiversity and water saving productive gardening; provide guidance on setting up effective systems at your school to minimise and manage waste; and access to a whole host of resources to take back to your school to educate other staff member in your school’s professional development sessions.

What will participants learn and what skills will be gained?

  • one-day elective professional learning program that meets education standards and provides educators with the knowledge and practical skills to integrate waste and sustainability into their programs in a curriculum relevant way
  • hands on activities; case studies from local schools; curriculum supported education resources
  • morning tea and light lunch provided
  • lucky door prizes and goodie bag

Check out this post from our very successful 2023 event.

Bookings are essential. To book immediately & receive an invoice/receipt for your credit card payment, go to this booking page. Book Now to fill in your details and proceed to the checkout. If you prefer an invoice to be sent to your Centre, click ‘Contact Event Organiser’ and send us a request. We will send you the Booking Form to complete and return to us with your Purchase Order. An invoice will be issued and your place will be held pending payment.

If you need any more encouragement to book check out this feedback:

“Meeting people and hearing their sustainability journey”.
“The day gave a fantastic dip into lots of topics”.
“Connecting with other like-minded educators”.
“Loved seeing how a small space can be transformed into a beautiful oasis”.
“Everything was a highlight!”.