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School Projects


Athol Road P.S- Energy Journey

December 16, 2014,    By: Athol Road Primary School

Staff and students at Athol Road P.S began their journey to reducing energy use in the school this year in conjunction with the energy module. 12 months on we start to see the savings and the positive actions of the whole school community.

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‘Connecting the Dots’ at our Partner Brunch

December 4, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

The CERES Education Outreach team held their twice-yearly Partner Brunch for their wonderful Partner organisations on Nov 27th, which included ‘Eating the Dots’ as well as ‘Connecting the Dots’!

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How our partners are Connecting the Dots for ResourceSmart Schools

December 4, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Check out our infographic showing how our Partners are ‘Connecting the Dots’ for our ResourceSmart Schools

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So why do we need to worry about food waste – doesn’t it break down?

December 3, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

It is true that food waste breaks down, as do all organic materials that were once living things. But unfortunately most of our food waste is thrown into our daily garbage bins as Australians throw as much as 20 per cent of food away – which equates to 1 out of 5 bags of groceries we buy!

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Authentic learning and helping CERES – a perfect match

December 3, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Training Team

One of CERES largest veggie beds was in danger of dying over summer; in full sun with no irrigation and minimal staff on deck it really had no hope. But now thanks to some keen VCAL students we’re planting with confidence.

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CERES Excursions on the road

December 3, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Excursions Team

On Nov 22nd 2014, four CERES teachers set out on the road to Maryborough, central Vic, for one of the largest science, technology and education events for schools in AUS, the RACV Energy Breakthrough.


What Inspires Me – Interview with Colleen Filippa

December 2, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

We interview Colleen Filippa, Director of Fifteen Trees who are helping schools visiting CERES reduce their excursions travel carbon emissions.


Adopting an orangutan

November 21, 2014,    By: Doncaster Gardens Primary School
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Calculating our Ecological Footprint

November 14, 2014,    By: Sherbrooke Community School

Students at Sherbrooke Community School have been calculating their Ecological Footprint A measure of the impact humans have on the environment is called an ecological footprint. A country’s ecological footprint is the sum of all the cropland, grazing land, forest and fishing grounds required to produce the food, fibre and timber it consumes, to absorb [...]


Sustainability Progress

November 14, 2014,    By: Plenty Parklands Primary

On Friday November 14, 2014 the Sustainability committee met for another meeting. We worked hard on several policies and continued to work on the Core Module. We examimed feedback from staff and school council and added this into our School Environment Management Plan. This document will provide the framework for what we need to do [...]


Say NO to Palm Oil!

November 11, 2014,    By: Lyndhurst Primary School

Lyndhurst Primary School is saying NO to Palm Oil!       How did this all begin?    During a class meeting, the students in 3/4C discussed the devastating effects that palm oil production was having on the animals in Indonesia, Malaysia and the surrounding areas. There was a little confusion of what palm oil was and [...]


2014 Year Book – Sherbrooke Community School

November 11, 2014,    By: Sherbrooke Community School

Here’s a snapshot of what students at Sherbrooke Community School have been up to in 2014! (You may need to click on the images to be able to read them)                


Spreading the word

October 30, 2014,    By: Solway Primary School

Solway\’s been sharing the message about sustainability and the importance of drinking tap water far and wide. This week the Progress Leader ran a story about our upcoming sustainable fair, where water will only be for sale in reusable bottles sporting the phrase \’tap water in use\’. Hopefully we can inspire others to do the [...]

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Beautiful benches at CERES in memory of Eric Bottomley

October 29, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Launch at CERES of our newly refurbished African Hut and benches to commemorate Eric Bottomley’s legacy.

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Thomas King

October 28, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

This month we feature Thomas King, an inspiring 18 year old student from Ringwood Secondary College and founder of, and 2015 Victorian Young Australian of the Year.

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From CERES to Maccas… a step forward?

October 28, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Training Team

For one young student it was. Nick started a Cert II in Hospitality with us early this year. His teachers now describe it as the turning point in his life.


Reduce your excursions travel carbon emissions with Fifteen Trees

October 28, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Excursions Team

CERES and Fifteen Trees have teamed up to make your excursion a sustainable one. Just two trees ($5.00/each) will collect the carbon emissions of your bus trip to and from CERES!

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Sustainability, Asia and Art

October 24, 2014,    By: Heatherwood School

Making a difference for students and endangered species Year 9 students at Heatherwood School have combined learning about Asian art with finding out about endangered animals and what they can do to help. Their project was to create a book using visuals influenced by Asian art styles and the environment. They also had to demonstrate [...]


2014 Learning Story

October 22, 2014,    By: St Columba's

St. Columba’s Learning Story INTRODUCTION A brief description of your school and school community St Columba’s Primary School is located in the heart of Bayside’s Elwood village. Officially opened in 1918, the school facilities have been developed over the years and today accommodate a student population of 154 guided by 24 teaching and education support [...]


St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School wins Premier’s Education sustainability award

October 21, 2014,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School in Aspendale has won the Education Award in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their program – ‘St Louis de Montfort’s Leaders in Sustainable Education’.